Integrative Approaches to Pain Management Pre-Conference

Join us on Sunday, April 29, 2018, for a special pre-conference event!

The Integrative Approaches to Pain Management Pre-Conference is an all-day learning experience open to all professions. The first half of the day will be didactic, followed by breakout experiential sessions in the afternoon.

Faculty will review treatment modalities including opioid addiction and MAT, dietary supplements, mind-body techniques, primal relax and response, music therapy, and yoga.

Sunday, April 29

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration / Breakfast on Your Own

Location:

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Welcome & Introduction to Cases

Presenter(s): Ann Marie Chiasson, Paula Gardiner, Sanford Newmark
Location: Commonwealth Ballroom

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Preventing Acute Pain from Becoming Chronic

Presenter(s): Robert Bonakdar
Location: Commonwealth Ballroom

9:15 AM - 9:20 AM
Speaker Transition

Location:

9:20 AM - 9:50 AM
Mind-Body Resources for Pain Management

Presenter(s): Ann Marie Chiasson
Location: Commonwealth Ballroom

9:50 AM - 10:00 AM
Speaker Transition

Location:

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Dietary Supplements for Pain Management
Dietary supplement approaches are theoretically an attractive option due to their ability to modulate pain through reducing deficiency, oxidative stress and inflammation. Unfortunately, the many options available as well as confusion regarding how to choose among them makes this an option one that is often sub-optimally utilized. This presentation will examine the current evidence behind supplements as well as how they can be incorporated with dietary modification to optimize pain.

Presenter(s): Robert Bonakdar
Location: Commonwealth Ballroom

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Tasting Break
Light Refreshment & Beverage Break

Location:

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Music Therapy for Pain
This session will introduce participants to the evidence-based practice of music therapy by first explaining some of the mechanisms underlying music therapy e.g., neuromatrix theory of pain, neurologic music therapy, and mind body medicine. Recent investigations of its efficacy and most effective clinical strategies will be presented, and invivo demonstrations with live music will enable participants to experience a sampling of music-facilitated stress and pain management techniques.

Presenter(s): Suzanne Hanser
Location: Commonwealth Ballroom

11:45 AM - 11:50 AM
Speaker Transition

Location:

11:50 AM - 12:35 PM
Opioid Addiction in Patients with Pain and Medications for Opioid Use Disorders
In this session the speaker will describe the epidemiologic overlap between pain and addiction. Review and describe the complexity of diagnosing opioid use disorder in patients taking opioids for chronic pain and the changes in pain perception in individuals with addiction. He will discuss how to manage acute and chronic pain in patients on medications to treat opioid use disorder.

Presenter(s): Dan Alford
Location: Commonwealth Ballroom

12:35 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch (on your own)

Location:

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Option A | Primal Reflex Release Technique (PRRT)
Participant will be able to identify facilitated muscles, immediately reduce trigger point/regions through manual means and discuss how primal reflexes can facilitate pain pathways.

Presenter(s): Chuck Renner
Location: Grand Ballroom C

Option B | Postural Techniques from Gohkale Method
This session will review and practice posture building blocks, employ shoulder roll technique to improve upper body posture, preform gentle neck lengthening techniques, and discuss several attributes of healthy "primal posture" as taught by the Gokhale Method.

Presenter(s): Quigley Raleigh
Location: Grand Ballroom D

Option C | Yoga & Posture for Pain Management
This session will review yoga meanings and uses that may be proven significantly helpful in chronic pain management. In the session attendees will develop self awareness through breathing and focusing techniques, using the breath as a focal point and learn to asses how to work with chronic pain, thus learning to tolerate discomfort in a relaxed/calm/peaceful way (no force) starting in the most gentle way and gradually building up to a more active practice (carefully sequenced) as the intensity of pain diminishes.

Presenter(s): Victoria Garcia Drago
Location: Grand Ballroom E

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Break

Location:

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Option A | Primal Reflex Release Technique (PRRT)
Participant will be able to identify facilitated muscles, immediately reduce trigger point/regions through manual means and discuss how primal reflexes can facilitate pain pathways.

Presenter(s): Chuck Renner
Location: Grand Ballroom C

Option B | Postural Techniques from Gohkale Method
This session will review and practice posture building blocks, employ shoulder roll technique to improve upper body posture, preform gentle neck lengthening techniques, and discuss several attributes of healthy "primal posture" as taught by the Gokhale Method.

Presenter(s): Quigley Raleigh
Location: Grand Ballroom D

Option C | Yoga & Posture for Pain Management
This session will review yoga meanings and uses that may be proven significantly helpful in chronic pain management. In the session attendees will develop self awareness through breathing and focusing techniques, using the breath as a focal point and learn to asses how to work with chronic pain, thus learning to tolerate discomfort in a relaxed/calm/peaceful way (no force) starting in the most gentle way and gradually building up to a more active practice (carefully sequenced) as the intensity of pain diminishes.

Presenter(s): Victoria Garcia Drago
Location: Grand Ballroom E

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Closing Case Remarks

Presenter(s): Ann Marie Chiasson, Paula Gardiner, Sanford Newmark
Location: Commonwealth Ballroom

Pricing

Regular pricing February 16, 2018- April 29, 2018 Price
Regular Registration $291

CE Accreditation

CME

This is a Directly Provided activity and has been awarded a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity is to be held on 2018/04/29.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine — Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine — Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing

Nursing Continuing Education Information: Up to 6.0 contact hours, including up to 3.5 pharmacy hours.
The UACON Continuing Professional Education Unit is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Continuing nursing education will be jointly provided by the University of Arizona Continuing Nursing Education and the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.

Dietetics

The Commission on Dietetic Registration has approved this activity for a maximum of 6.0 CPEUs.


Helpful Materials

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