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Nobel Prize 2021 recognises pain research!

The Nobel Committee has awarded this year’s prize in medicine to two scientists who have advanced our understanding of the detection process for “somatosensation,” the sense responsible for the perceptions of touch, temperature, vibration, pain and proprioception – the body’s ability to sense its own movements and position in space.

Pain Relief Ireland wants to congratulate the long-term work of David Julius, a professor of physiology at the University of California, San Francisco, and

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Chronic Pain Ireland & Pain Relief Ireland logos

It is my pleasure to have been invited to introduce this month’s e-zine for Chronic Pain Ireland. In 2013 I was invited by CPI to speak at a meeting in Croke Park where we discussed "Improving the future for chronic pain patient in Ireland". Eight years on the CPI has grown into a robust organisation presenting the issues, winning prizes and supporting the ambitions of those with chronic pain. Congratulations to the CPI staff and members, past and present, for making it the patient centred organization it is.

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Racz' lab virtual workshop

Dr. Gabor Racz’s lab attracts pain physicians from across the globe to learn from one of the best-known leaders in the field of interventional pain medicine. Lab instructors are selected from a palate of lifelong-earned career relationships and are matched to topics based on experience and practice. Topics focus on the treatment of cervical and thoracic pain, e.g. Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (also known as the Racz Procedure).

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