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In this section, national initiatives which have been set up in Ireland can be found.

Faculty of Pain medicine Ireland

Chronic Pain – A disease in its own right

Ireland's Faculty of Pain medicine dedicated its annual meeting to the topic of "Chronic Pain - A disease in its own right and a major health care problem". Professor Michael Cousins from Australia and Professor Hans Kress from Austria were invited as keynote speakers during this meeting.

A recent study shows that almost one of every five European citizens has chronic pain, the economic costs is 300 billion a year.

The annual meeting of Ireland's Faculty of Pain medicine identified a range of ways in which the acknowledgement "Chronic Pain - A disease in its own right and a major health care problem" will be a benefit for patients, physicians and society.

Please find the full article on this annual meeting on the Irish Times website.

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