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Second Biannual Integrative Pain Management Conference: National Experts, Local Focus

May 7-8, 2021, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dudley H. Davis Center,
University of Vermont

Presented by UVM Integrative Health and hosted by the University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health Sciences, this conference is designed to meet the needs of an interdisciplinary health care community. All health care professionals are welcome.

In the context of the current opioid abuse/addiction epidemic and the chronic pain that underlies it, this conference will:

  • Help providers understand non-pharmacologic approaches to pain management, as well as non-opioid pharmacologic approaches.
  • Discuss best practices in team-based care from an interdisciplinary panel.
  • Keynote Speaker

    Wayne Jonas, M.D., executive director, Samueli Integrative Health Programs

    Dr. Jonas is a practicing family physician, an expert in integrative health and health care delivery, and a widely published scientific investigator. His book, How Healing Works, was published in 2018 by Ten Speed Press. From 2001-2016, he was Chief Executive Officer of Samueli Institute, a nonprofit medical research organization supporting the scientific investigation of healing processes in the areas of stress, pain and resilience. Dr. Jonas was Director of the Office of Alternative Medicine at the NIH from 1995-1999, and prior to that served as Director of the Medical Research Fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. His research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of the American Medical Association, Nature Medicine, Journal of Family Practice, Annals of Internal Medicine, and The Lancet.

An Integrative Approach to Chronic Pain

Plenary presentation on the UVM Medical Center Comprehensive Pain Program will address program design, case presentations, lessons learned and the role of primary care providers and other referrers.

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About the Conference

  • Hear keynote addresses from integrative pain management experts
  • Network with colleagues across disciplines and meet new cross-referral partners in your geographic area.
  • Learn what others are doing to get integrative care covered.
  • Learn how to help patients unlearn pain.
  • Receive or observe a demo of acupuncture, massage, yoga, and/or biofeedback.
  • Choose from over 20 sessions to create a day that meets your needs.

For more information

Contact Cara Feldman-Hunt.