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April 1986


Arch Neurol. 1986;43(4):318-320. doi:10.1001/archneur.1986.00520040008008

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National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference on Pain Management.  —A Consensus Development Conference titled "The Integrated Approach to the Management of Pain" will be held May 19-21, 1986, at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Md. This conference is sponsored by the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center and the NIH Office of Medical Applications of Research; it is cosponsored by the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke, and the National Institute of Dental Research.Health professionals and patients alike are concerned with the optimal approach to pain management. Contemporary perspectives on pain management combine pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions, and are planned and implemented in a multidisciplinary effort. This conference will focus on such interventions and explore types of professional collaboration designed to provide significant benefit to patients.The conference will emphasize a broad approach to the challenge of pain management and

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