Newsletter December 2016

In this edition you will find:

  • Continuation of Irene’s report from the IASP conference held in Tokyo. The report is titled

    NEUROBIOLOGICAL BASIS FOR PAIN VULNERABILITY: WHY ME by Stephen McMahon, Kings College London
    The report looks at the variation of pain between different people and attempts to answer the “Why Me” question.

  • Report from Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, and Sydney Group Meetings
  • Dates for meeting for the remainder of 2016 and early 2017
  • Please note that annual subscriptions for 2017 are now due -click here to down load the membership form.

 

Newsletter November 2016

Highlights from Novembers Newsletter include:

  • Irene’s notes from the IASP Conference including:
    • The Gut Microbiota: A Key Regulator of Visceral Pain
      Presenter: John Cryan -Professor, Dept. of Anatomy and Neuroscience, University College Cork
    • A role of Gut Microbiota in Chronic Visceral Pain Syndromes?
      Emeran Mayer, MD, PhD, UCLA SUA
  • Group Minutes from
    • Melbourne
    • Sunshine Coast
    • Brisbane
    • Gold Coast
    • Sydney
  • Future Meeting dates

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Newsletter – September 2016

The September 2016 Newsletter has been sent to all financial members of TNA as part of their membership benefits. To get your own copy please join the association. It is only through on-going support of members can we continue to publish the newsletter. The newsletter is available in both printed and electronic versions.

The September Newsletter contains the following:

  • Tributes to Frank Martin
  • Head/ Facial Pain and possible causes
  • Group Meetings
    • Adelaide
    • Sydney
    • Brisbane
    • Melbourne

Newsletter – August 2016

The August 2016 Newsletter has been sent to all financial members of TNA as part of their membership benefits. To get your own copy please join the association. It is only through on-going support of members can we continue to publish the newsletter. The newsletter is available in both printed and electronic versions.

The August Newsletter contains the following:

  • Overview of TN new classification and diagnostic grading for practice and research
  • Minutes from recent Support Group Meetings including participants history,  experience with TN and how they handle their condition including drug regimen and other medical procedures.
    • Gold Coast Support Group – 23rd July 2016
    • Brisbane Support Group – June 11th 2016
    • Sunshine Coast Support Group – 16th July 2016
  • Request for interest in re-starting the Hobart Support Group and tentative date and contact for first meeting
  • Microvascular Decompression by Dr. Mark Dexter. Overview of the presentation given by Dr. Dexter at the AGM meeting held in Sydney in July. Details include:
    • History of the procedure
    • Rate of success or otherwise
    • Possible complications
    • Summary

Newsletter – July 2016

The July 2016 Newsletter of the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association Australia has been emailed to our members.

This edition contained:

  • A message urging for the continuation of the TNAA, supported by a committee President and Secretary when the current caretaker roles conclude.
  • The minutes of the TNAA Annual General Meeting held on 4th June 2016 in Sydney.
  • Details of a memorial donation to the TNAA.
  • Report summary – TN Differential Diagnosis / Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalgias by Associate Professor Arun Aggarwal.
  • A report from our Mackay, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Melbourne support group meetings. This contained a summary of the symptoms, challenges and remedies of attendees.

AGM 4 June 2016

The Annual General Meeting of Trigeminal Neuralgia Association Australia Inc was held on 4 June 2016 at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts – Mitchell Theatre at Level One, 280 Pitt St, Sydney.

The following members will serve on the TNAA committee for the next 12 months.

President – Irene Wood
Vice president – Kathy Meredith
Treasurer – Angelo Trovato
Secretary – Mary Milanovic
Committee Member – Suat Cheng Lee
Committee Member – John Pickup

Newsletter – June 2016

The June 2016 Newsletter of the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association Australia has been emailed to our members.

This edition contained:

  • A special message by the outgoing president of the TNAA, Irene Wood, reflecting on support the association has provided to people touched by trigeminal neuralgia.
  • Details of the discounts available in the Entertainment Book, a fundraising initiative of the TNAA.
  • Report summary – Bacteria, Gut Organisms Linked To Health, Autism, Schizophrenia, Depression, Diabetes, Allergies And Obesity by Xavier La Canna
  • Report summary – Opening paths to novel analgesics: the role of potassium channels in chronic pain by Christoforos Tsantoulasemail, Stephen B. McMahon
  • A report from our regional conference in Adelaide with summaries of the presentations:
    • Dr Tom Wilkinson – The Overlap Of Symptoms Between Trigeminal Neuralgia And TMD And How To
      Make A Differential Diagnosis.
    • Prof Paul Rolan: Clinical Pharmacologist; Consultant Physician; Medicines Developer; Pain Physician
    • Dr Andrew Zacest: Neurosurgeon – Surgical Option Of Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Dr Michael Conlon: Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO Food & Nutrition – Gut Microbes and Human Health: How Your Diet Affects Your Microbes
  • A report from our Sydney support group meeting. This contained a summary of the symptoms, challenges and remedies of attendees.