Panel and Q&A: Why Our #PainCounts

Join us on Wednesday, September 29 at 7 pm ET to hear from experts in the health care field and people with chronic pain as we discuss critical issues surrounding pain management and answer your questions.

Moderated by U.S. Pain Foundation CEO Nicole Hemmenway, this event will highlight what needs to change and how we can better support people with chronic pain.

Meet the Panelists: 

Amy Goldstein

Amy Goldstein, MSW, has been in the healthcare field for 25 years, advocating for the needs of people and families living with chronic conditions that include pain, cancer, multiple sclerosis, kidney failure, substance use disorder and more. Through her company, Healthcare Collaboratives, LLC, she developed and currently directs the grant-funded initiative Alliance to Advance Comprehensive Integrative Pain Management

Carmen Renee Green

Carmen Renee Green, MD, is the dean of the CUNY School of Medicine (CSOM) at The City College of New York. Among her many accomplishments, Dr. Green helped draft the National Pain Care Policy Act, incorporated in the Affordable Care Act. She was the also first to identify and write the foundational paper detailing racial disparities in hospital security standby requests on patients and visitors while also introducing security errors into the health inequities lexicon. An innovator, she often uses narrative medicine and photo voice techniques to promote empathy and healing.

Gwenn Herman

Gwenn Herman, LCSW, DCSW, has dedicated her career to offering much-needed hope to people with pain. Gwenn intimately understands their challenges, having lived with chronic pain for more than two decades as the result of a car accident. Frustrated by the lack of resources for people with pain, in 1999, she founded Pain Connection, a national network of chronic pain support groups, support group leader trainings, and more.