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Foundation of Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy Spring Events

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The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy works to educate the public and healthcare professionals, provide state-of-the-art treatment for patients with peripheral neuropathy, and will be the catalyst for advancing innovative therapeutic developments and accelerating a cure for painful neuropathies. Please join us as we sponsor two spring patient seminars.

Free Admission

Peripheral Neuropathies:
From the Patient Perspective

Saturday, May 11, 2013

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
303 E. Superior St., Chicago
Driss

Hosted by the Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and Senda Ajroud-Driss, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Northwestern University.

Dr. Driss will present an overview of peripheral neuropathy, familiarizing you with the different types of neuropathies, including chemotherapy-induced neuropathy, with emphasis on both treatable and non-treatable symptoms. She will also explain multidisciplinary care and research in taking care of patients with peripheral neuropathy. Dr. Driss will answer your questions after her presentation, as time allows.

Bio: Dr Senda Ajroud-Driss received her medical degree from The Medical School of Tunis, Tunisia. She completed her Neurology Residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago and her Neuromuscular Fellowship at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is Board Certified in Neurology and in Neuromuscular Medicine. Currently an Assistant Professor in the department of Neurology at Northwestern University, she directs the Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship program and is the MD coordinator for the Peripheral Neuropathy Clinic.

**Discounted parking will be offered at the Huron/St Clair Parking Lot. The Research Center in one block east of the parking lot. Parking coupons, $7 per car, will be sold (cash, please) at Event Registration and are good for 24 hours.

Managing the Pain
of Peripheral Neuropathy

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wellness House
131 N. County Line Rd., Hinsdale
Driss

Hosted by Wellness House and Judith Paice, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director of the Cancer Pain Program in the Division of Hematology-Oncology, Research Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University

Sick or damaged nerves can occur as result of cancer and treatment. The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy works to educate the public and healthcare professionals, provide state-of-the-art treatment for patients with peripheral neuropathy, and advance innovative therapeutic developments for painful neuropathies. Join Dr. Judy Paice as she provides an overview of neuropathy, and discusses treatment options and strategies to manage pain and neuropathy.

Bio: Judith Paice, PhD, RN is the Director of the Cancer Pain Program in the Division of Hematology-Oncology and a Research Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University; Feinberg School of Medicine. She is also a full member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Paice served as President of the American Pain Society from 2006-2008 and is currently Secretary of the International Association for the Study of Pain. Much of Dr Paice's clinical work has been in the relief of pain associated with cancer and HIV disease. She has traveled within the People's Republic of China, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Taiwan, Tanzania, and Tajikistan to educate health care professionals regarding cancer pain relief and palliative care. Dr. Paice serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Pain, and serves on the editorial board of the Clinical Journal of Pain and the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management and is the author of more than 150 scientific manuscripts. She was one of the original consultants in the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) and has continued serving as a faculty member in this program.

Registration

You are welcome to register for both seminars. Register today by calling the Foundation at 847-883-9942 or by email to info@tffpn.org or use the registration form. If your call is answered by voice mail, please leave your name and phone number, indicate you want to register for a seminar, and specify the name and date of the seminar.

Please check the Meetings & Conferences page of our website for more information and updates at www.foundationforpn.org.