30 October 2014

TNA Conference secures international speakers

Cromwell Foundation grant recipient, the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association Australia (TNA Australia), continues to make good progress on planning for its sixth bi-annual national conference to be held next year with a number of internationally- renowned experts in pain management now confirmed to speak.

The conference, which is aimed at patients of Trigeminal Neuralgia, their families and anyone interested in pain relief, was made possible by a $50,000 grant from the Cromwell Foundation.

The grant will ensure TNA Australia can offer free attendance and accommodation at the conference to TNA members – usually patients and their caregivers.

The conference will allow members to will learn more about the condition, new and improved treatment options and medication. It is also a valuable opportunity for Trigeminal Neuralgia sufferers to meet.

Trigeminal Neuralgia is a rare and painful condition known as the suicide disease due to the extreme pain it causes on the face, scalp and jaws.

With financial support for the conference now in place, TNA Australia has been able to focus its efforts and resources in other areas and recently celebrated the launch of a chapter on the Gold Coast.

The conference theme is ‘The Sanctuary from pain lies truly in the brain’ and will be held at the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort from August 14-16, 2015. Early-bird registration for the conference has already opened and the organisation is hoping to achieve largest record attendance.

A range of international experts have now been confirmed to speak at the conference including Professors from King’s College in London and Stanford University in the United States.

The TNA Australia grant from Cromwell Foundation was one of two that was awarded by the philanthropic organisation when it launched in June 2014. The other $50,000 grant was donated to Parkinson’s NSW.