Integrative Pain Management Virtual Conference Online Course

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

The course is based on a conference hosted by UVM Integrative Health on May 7, 2021. Conference attendees have access to the conference recording and continuing education credits.

Those who did not attend the live conference can purchase the recording for continuing education credit.

Conference Highlights

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

Topics Include:

  • Relationship between trauma and pain
  • Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches to pain management
  • Pain neuroscience
  • Opioid tapering
  • Integrative approaches to specific pain conditions
  • Patient engagement, and more
  • Keynote Speakers

    Wayne Jonas, MD, Executive Director, Samueli Integrative Health Programs

    How Healing Works:  Implications for Providers

    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.

    Helene Langevin, MD, Director, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

    Reconnecting the Brain with the Rest of the Body in Pain Research

    Helene Langevin, M.D., was sworn in as director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) on November 26, 2018. Prior to her arrival, she worked at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, jointly based at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston. Dr. Langevin served as director of the Osher Center and professor-in-residence of medicine at Harvard Medical School since 2012. She also previously served as a professor of neurological sciences at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, Burlington.

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.

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.
  • Choose from 20 sessions to create a day that meets your needs.

For more information

Contact Cara Feldman-Hunt