April 21, 2011 — The Sixth Scientific Meeting of The TMJ Association, Comorbid Chronic Pain Conditions – Mechanisms, Diagnosis and Treatments, will be held June 5-7, 2011 at the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology (FASEB) in Bethesda, Md.
This meeting will build upon evidence from the five previous meetings demonstrating that temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are a complex family of conditions influenced by genetics, gender, environmental, and behavioral triggers mediating the vulnerability of patients to TMD and typically manifesting as more than jaw and muscle pain and jaw dysfunction.
The sixth meeting will focus on the pathophysiological processes underlying the chronic pain conditions which co-exist with TMD and constitute comorbid chronic pain conditions (CCPC). They include: chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic headache, endometriosis, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, interstitial cystitis, and vulvodynia.
Clinical and basic scientists, physicians, dentists, and other health professionals, federal agency officials, patients and loved ones, and patient advocates for the comorbid conditions are encouraged to participate. Learn more here.
Source: American Chiropractic Association, www.acatoday.org