In honor of Pain Awareness Month, U.S. Pain is ramping up its online event offerings, with one event each week throughout the month of September. All of the events are free and open to the public. Some events require advance registration.
- U.S. Pain and The Mighty Facebook Live event. On Sept. 5 at 2 pm EST, U.S. Pain’s NIcole Hemmenway, Interim CEO, will host a 30-minute Facebook Live event in collaboration with The Mighty. Hemmenway, who is also author of the book “It’s not in my head: From wheelchair to marathon,” and Director of the INvisible Project, will talk about how she explains her pain to others and offer tips about sharing your pain story. Check The Mighty’s Facebook page for details.
- Understanding chronic pain syndrome. On Sept. 12 at 7 pm EST, Bruce Singer, PsyD, will present a Facebook Live event, “Chronic pain syndrome: What it is and how to overcome it.” Dr. Singer will talk about chronic pain syndrome and discuss how acceptance and commitment therapy can help reduce suffering where traditional medicine has failed. Dr. Singer is Chief Clinical Officer at the Urban Recovery Center in Brooklyn, NY, and author of “Black Duck Moments Every Day: Daily Affirmations for Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness,” Sign up here.
- Conquering the brain in pain. On Sept. 18 at 1 pm EST, Peter Abaci, MD, will present “Conquering the brain in pain: how pain affects your brain and what to do about it” during U.S. Pain’s bimonthly webinar series. Following an update on US Pain Foundation’s various efforts and causes,Dr. Abaci will discuss relationship between chronic pain conditions and brain plasticity. Dr. Abaci is cofounder and Medical Director of the nationally recognized Bay Area Pain and Wellness Center, located in Los Gatos, CA, and author of the book “Take Charge of Your Chronic Pain: The Latest Research, Cutting-Edge Tools, and Alternative Treatments for Feeling Better.” Advance registration is required; sign up here.
- Patient empowerment in clinical trials. On Sept. 25 at 12 pm EST, Lindsey Wahlstrom-Edwards, Director of Partnerships at Antidote, a digital health company, will present a webinar, “Patient empowerment in clinical trials: Moving from subject to stakeholder.” Wahlstrom-Edwards will cover clinical trial basics — from trial design, to finding new research opportunities — so that you can take control of your health. Advance registration is required; sign up here.
For a full listing of U.S. Pain events, visit our calendar.