A few weeks ago I gave a presentation to the American Academy of Orofacial Pain at their annual meeting in Las Vegas. My husband Allen, also gave a presentation based upon his research utilizing systems approaches in hypertension research as an example of how this approach can be applied to TM disorders. It was a rather intense meeting with some very interesting presentations and a nice opportunity to interact with the participants and attendees. Many of the presenters were not in the TMJ area but in research of other comorbid pain conditions and disciplines.
I have just gone over my written presentation and did my best to recall and add the “adlibbing” so that you would get the full flavor of what I said.
Know that I am very honored to represent TMJ patients and hope that I appropriately reflect our needs and concerns.
Terrie Cowley, President & Co-founder