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Wayne Jonas, MD, Executive Director, Samueli Integrative Health Programs, @DrWayneJonas
Lessons learned from the UVM Medical Center Comprehensive Pain Program
Jon Porter, MD, Medical Director, Comprehensive Pain Program, Josh Plavin MD, MPH, MB, Vice President, and Chief Medical Officer Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® of Vermont and Two Comprehensive Pain Program Participants will review the program design, barriers, lessons learned, payor perspective and participant perspective.
Breakout Session 1 (choose one)
Trauma and Pain: Matching the Type of Bodywork to a Client's Pain or Trauma; Janet Kahn, Ph.D., LMT
Description coming soon
About the Speaker:
Janet Kahn, Ph.D., LMT is a massage and craniosacral therapist at the UVMMC Comprehensive Pain Program, a research scientist whose interests include equitable health care delivery models and massage therapy for chronic pain, co-creator of the mobile app Mission Reconnect- Wellness Training for Veterans and Their Partners, and an advocate for sane health care policy, appointed by President Obama to the Advisory Board on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health.
PHARMACOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS: An Overview of Herbal Medicine in Pain Management, Katherine Elmer, Herbalist
Review the evidence, safety, and mechanisms of action of herbal medicines for the management of chronic pain. Introduce available dosing and delivery formats.
About the speaker:
Katherine Elmer grew up in the green hills of Central Vermont and revels in the opportunity to connect with clients around a shared love of place and nature through whole foods nutrition and herbal medicine via her clinical work at the Burlington Herb Clinic and her community education efforts at Spoonful Herbals (spoonfulherbals.org). Although Katherine welcomes clients of all genders, she specializes in supporting clients who identify as women to access their highest potential and quality of life through their healing journey. Katherine is co-founder of Burlington Herb Clinic and RAILYARD Apothecary (railyardapothecary.com). Katherine teaches Herbal Medicine and advises the Student Herbalism Club at the University of Vermont.
PAIN CONDITIONS: Integrative Approaches for Headaches, Allyson Bazarsky, DO, Katherine Wayman, MD
Review the types of headaches, acute and preventative treatment, and safe adjunct therapies.
About the speakers:
Dr. Allyson Bazarsky is a neurologist at the University of Vermont Medical Center and a clinical assistant professor at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM in Burlington, VT. She specializes in pediatric, adolescent, young adult, and adult headache, both acute and chronic, as well as concussion and post-traumatic headache. Her research interest includes the transition of care from pediatric to adult medicine.
Dr. Katherine Wayman is a neurologist at the University of Vermont Medical Center and a clinical assistant professor at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM in Burlington, VT.
PATIENT ENGAGEMENT: Pain Neuroscience: Understanding and Teaching People About Pain, Parminder Padgett, PT, DPT, NCS
Examine pain neuroscience and the complex interaction between tissues and neural structures. Discuss benefits of pain neuroscience education for patients in chronic pain and practice teaching pain neuroscience using stories, metaphors, and examples.
About the speaker
Parminder Padgett is a physical therapist at The Rehabilitation Therapy Center and Acute Therapy Center at UVM Medical Center. Padgett’s expertise includes the treatment of neurologic movement disorders and degenerative diseases. Specialty areas include vestibular rehabilitation and working with the geriatric population, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and stroke.
Breakout Session 2 (choose one)
TRAUMA & PAIN: Chronic Pain and Post Traumatic Stress: Clinical Neurology and the Need for Co-treatment with Manual Medicine, Sarah Paquette, DC
Investigate the overlapping neurology of chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder as complicated by traumatic brain injury and explore the role of manual medicine as a safe and effective treatment.
About the Speaker
Sarah Paquette, D.C., has advanced training in sports medicine and rehabilitation, ROCK Taping, veterans’ health, women’s health, pregnancy, pediatric care and soft tissue therapies. Paquette trains athletes, medical providers, agricultural workers, and corrections officers on occupational injury prevention.
PHARMACOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS: Opioid Tapering Context and Considerations, Jon Porter, MD
About the Speaker:
Dr. Jon Porter is the medical director and division chief of the Comprehensive Pain Program at the University of Vermont Medical Center and assistant professor at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM. In his work with individuals suffering from chronic pain conditions, Dr. Porter is aware that the experience of chronic pain affects every aspect of an individual's life. The work of the Comprehensive Pain Program is to understand each person's story as fully as possible and to use the expertise of traditional medical and integrative clinicians to support them in achieving optimal comfort, function, wellness, and empowerment in managing their condition.
PAIN CONDITIONS: Fibromyalgia: Opportunities for Healing, Andrea Fossati, MD
Explore an integrative approach in the workup and treatment of fibromyalgia patients, including the association with adverse childhood events, disruption of sleep wakes cycles, changes in the microbiome, the impact of exercise and movement, and targeted use of mind-body therapies.
About the Speaker:
Andréa Fossati, M.D., is an instructor at UVM Larner College of Medicine and College of Nursing and Health Sciences, with expertise in nutrition, stress management, resiliency training and herbal medicines. Fossati established UVM’s Integrative Medicine Consult service and sees patients at Appletree Bay Primary Care.
PATIENT ENGAGEMENT: Little Bites: Talking to Your Patients About Nutrition and Pain, Emily Clairmont, RD
Learn how to deliver the important message of nutritional health and its relationship to chronic pain and inflammation through storytelling, infographics, demonstration, and sensory experience.
About the Speaker:
Emily Clairmont, MS, RD, CD, is a Registered Dietitian with UVMMC working in Adult Primary Care and Family Medicine, the Comprehensive Pain Program and Culinary Medicine. Specific interests include relationship with food and eating, chronic pain and inflammation management, chronic disease management, auto-immune disorders, food allergies and irritable bowel.
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Helene Langevin, MD, Director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), @NCCIH_Director
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Breakout Session 3 (choose one)
Trauma and Pain Somatic Manifestations of Trauma in Rehabilitation, Marcus Kurek, PT, MA, SEP
Consider the effects of trauma on neurophysiology and how it impairs the delivery of manual therapeutic interventions. Learn techniques to identify these maladaptations to minimize retraumatization.
About the Speaker
A dynamic clinician with thirty-seven years of successful experience in blending state-of-the-art manual therapeutic methodologies, Neurotherapy, and psychological principles in the treatment of chronic/sustained pain, PTSD, traumatic stress, and substance abuse/addiction. One of the very few clinicians nationwide to simultaneously hold degrees in physical therapy and contemplative psychotherapy. Lectured nationally with Dr. Robert Scaer, author of "The Body Bears the Burden" and "The Trauma Spectrum", on the neurophysiological aspect of PTSD and traumatic stress.
PHARMACOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS: Cannabis - The Literature and Lessons Learned in the Field, Karen Lounsbury, PhD
This presentation provides information regarding the benefits, risks, and therapeutic potential associated with medical cannabis. Topics will include the history of medical uses for cannabis, the compounds and medicinal products derived from cannabis, the interactions of cannabinoids with the endogenous cannabinoid system, the evidence for therapeutic effects, and the associated risks of medical and adult use. The emphasis will be on the management of pain and movement disorders. Time for questions and open discussion will follow the interactive session.
About the Speaker
Dr. Lounsbury is a Professor of Pharmacology and the Director of the Foundations Curriculum for the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. She received her B.S. in Biochemistry from Penn State and her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lounsbury has an active cancer research lab and is also highly involved in undergraduate, graduate, and medical education. She instructs medical students in neuropharmacology topics including motor disorders, depressive disorders, opioid use for pain and treatment of substance use disorders. She is also a co-director for the Medical Cannabis course.
PAIN CONDITIONS: Intestinal Hyperpermeability, Inflammation, and Pain, Michael Stadtmauer, ND, Lac
Analyze pathological changes that occur in intestinal hyperpermeability (IH), or 'Leaky Gut.’ Learn to identify patients where IH may play a role in their pain and explore ways to present patients with options for improving intestinal wall function.
About the Speaker
Michael Stadtmauer, ND, LAc specializes in gastrointestinal disorders, thyroid and adrenal imbalance, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, auto-immune diseases, chronic skin conditions, metabolic and blood sugar issues, and insomnia. He focuses on uncovering the root causes of conditions and educating patients in preventive measures.
PATIENT ENGAGEMENT: At the end of the yellow brick road: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Align with Patients Suffering with Chronic Pain; Heather Finley, Ph.D.
Discuss empirical evidence supporting the efficacy of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to treat chronic pain. Observe how ACT is implemented at UVMCC’s Comprehensive Pain Program and learn to apply ACT to foster a greater alliance with patients.
About the Speaker
Heather Finley, Ph.D., is a counseling psychologist at UVM Medical Center and a professor at Larner College of Medicine. Finley’s treatment approaches include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, positive psychology, mindfulness, clinical hypnosis and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
Breakout Session 4 (choose one)
TRAUMA & PAIN: Treating Chronic Pain with EMDR, Naya Pyskacek, LICSW, LADC
Investigate basic neurobiological information about eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR. Discover how to provide psychoeducation and learn strategies using EMDR and Bilateral Stimulation to help patients manage their chronic pain.
About the Speaker
Naya Pyskacek, LICSW, LADC, LCS, provides eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and other trauma therapies for medical phobias, depression, anxiety, addiction, and chronic pain. Pyskacek’s expertise also includes psychotherapy and behavioral health for substance abuse disorder.
PHARMACOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS: Sleep Medications, Benefits, and Drawbacks, Clayton English, PharmD
Insomnia is a difficult clinical conundrum impacted by multiple conditions, including anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. Review the benefits, evidence, and risks of using sleep medications for the treatment of insomnia in patients with comorbid chronic pain.
About the Speaker
Clayton D. English, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPP, BCGP is an associate professor at Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, adjunct assistant professor at UVM Larner College of Medicine psychiatry department and a practicing psychiatric pharmacist at UVMMC.
PAIN CONDITIONS: Empowering our EDS and Chronic Pain Patients, Lesli Bell, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, Jennifer Simpson, PT, OCS
Ehlers Danlos Syndrome can be a confusing and frustrating diagnosis with many aspects contributing to pain. Discuss the role of exercise, support, bracing, and how postural control plays a role in pain control.
About the Speakers
Lesli Bell is a physical therapist specializing in orthopedics, cancer rehabilitation, swelling disorders and chronic pain. She enjoys working with patients who have diagnostic challenges including Ehlers Danlos Syndrome with special focus on self-management strategies. Bell owns Timberlane Physical Therapy in Winooski, Vermont.
Jennifer Simpson is a physical therapist at Timberlane Physical Therapy in Winooski, VT. Simpson’s expertise includes Ehlers Danlos Syndrome/hypermobility, chronic pain, acute and chronic orthopedic injuries, gait and postural dysfunction, bracing/orthotics/taping for function and support, and functional movement strategies and adaptations.
PATIENT ENGAGEMENT: The Importance of Diet and Lifestyle in Treating Pain: A Chinese Medicine Approach, Brendan Kelly, L.Ac., M.Ac., Herbalist, NCCAOM
Consider the direct connection between the smaller, microcosm issues of inflammation and pain and the larger, macrocosm issue of climate change, drawing knowledge from the Chinese medicine School of Heat tradition (Wen Bing Xue).
About the Speaker
Brendan Kelly, L.Ac., M.Ac., Herbalist, NCCAOM, is the author of The Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis, which examines climate change through the lens of Chinese medicine. Kelly co-founded and co-owns Jade Mountain Wellness, where he currently practices acupuncture and herbalism.
National Landscape in Comprehensive Pain Management
Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D. is a Professor in Musculoskeletal Research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute and Director of System Development and Coordination for Spine Health in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University. She is also CEO of the Spine Institute for Quality and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Formerly she was Vice-Chancellor of Research and Health Policy at Palmer College of Chiropractic. Dr. Goertz received her Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 1991 and her Ph.D. in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration from the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota in 1999. Her 30-year research career has focused on working with multi-disciplinary teams to increase knowledge regarding the effectiveness and cost of patient-centered, non-pharmacological treatments for spine-related disorders. Dr. Goertz has received nearly $32M in federal funding as either principal investigator or co-principal investigator and co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers. She currently serves as a Member of the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC), the CDC Opioid Workgroup and is Chairperson of the Board of Governors for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). @ChristineGoertz
Amy Goldstein, M.S.W., Amy Goldstein, MSW, has been in the healthcare field for more than 20 years, advocating for people living with kidney failure, cancer, chronic pain and multiple sclerosis. She has developed and is currently directing the grant-funded initiative and multi-stakeholder collaborative, Alliance to Advance Comprehensive Integrative Pain Management. Ms. Goldstein previously worked for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, as its first Director of State Pain Policy Advocacy Network and later Alliance Development Director. She was responsible for the creation, growth and sustainability of this national state-based and federal network to improve person-centered pain policy.
Prior to that role, Ms. Goldstein was Senior Director for the National MS Society Mid America Chapter where she oversaw Programs, Services & Advocacy initiatives for people affected by MS in the states of Kansas, Nebraska and Western Missouri. She also spent eight years at the American Cancer Society, beginning as the Director of Quality Hill Hope Lodge, a free lodging facility for people traveling for cancer treatment, and then overseeing Pain Initiatives for the New England Region. @aacipm
Samantha Simmons, M.P.H., President of the Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine and the Director of The Whole Health in the States Initiative. Ms. Simmons is an accomplished leader in the field of integrative medicine with an extensive background in many facets of driving transformation in healthcare through collaborative initiatives and strategic partnerships. She is passionate about health policy advocacy and driving utilization of models of whole-person care for underserved populations through innovative initiatives and partnerships. Ms. Simmons received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Health degrees from Portland State University and has dedicated her entire career to removing barriers to healthcare that is interprofessional and focused on a person's whole health and wellbeing. Her strategies towards these ends center around health policy advocacy and education, program development, interprofessional and inter-institutional collaboration, strategic planning, public speaking, fundraising, conferences/events, and marketing and outreach. Ms. Simmons serves on numerous committees, boards, and workgroups in partnership with organizations working towards the goal of healthcare that looks like health. @OregonCIM
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