We are delighted to share the dates and location of the next Pediatric Pain Warrior weekend retreat: May 24-26 at Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio, TX.
Morgan’s Wonderland is an ultra-accessible family fun park with rides and activities for kids of all ages and abilities. Like with the inaugural 2018 retreat, the weekend will bring together children with pain and their families for a weekend of education, support, and fun.
U.S. Pain Foundation hosted a Take Control of Your Pain education day on April 2 in partnership with the New York State Pain Society. The free event, which took place in West Harrison, New York, aimed to help individuals living with chronic pain become better educated regarding treatments, introduce them to the importance of advocating, and provide support resources.
Speakers included Nicole Hemmenway, vice president of U.S. Pain Foundation and director of the INvisible Project, who gave an overview of the organization; Allison Caruana, MD, of Northwell Health, who spoke about migraine disease and headaches; Gwenn Hermann, LCSW-C, DCSW, executive director and founder of U.S. Pain’s Pain Connection program, who led a meditation exercise; Wendy Foster, a senior U.S. Pain advocate, who shared her patient journey; Paul Gileno, founder and president of U.S. Pain, who spoke about over-the-counter medications; and finally, Yuriy Ivanov, DO, of the Montefiore Medical Center, who discussed medical marijuana.
On April 2, U.S. Pain Foundation and the New York State Pain Society (NYSPS) will host Take Control of Your Pain (TCOYP) in West Harrison, New York. A central program of the organization for the past five years, the intent of TCOYP is to empower individuals to become better educated regarding treatment options and the importance of advocating for one’s health.
According to Paul Gileno, founder and president of U.S. Pain, “These patient education events supply people with pain with the information, hope, and community support needed to better manage their pain.”