girl-on-fire-picErythromelalgia (or EM) is rare and can be a devastating condition.  It typically affects the feet or hands, or both and causes visible redness, as well as sensations of intense heat and burning pain.  Some have described this condition as having their “nerves on fire” or feeling like they’re “burning alive.” We’ll hear Diana Zak and Kate Conklin share their personal and quite amazing experiences of overcoming EM. Dr. Stephen Waxman, Director of Yale University’s Center of Neuroscience and Regeneration Research then provides insightful discussion about how the genetic revolution promises to offer unique treatments for this condition.