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Take Control of Your Pain

When: November 10, 2018
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Where: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, Massachusetts  02115
United States
Contact: Academy of Integrative Pain Management

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Take Control of Your Pain patient-education days are for pain warriors and care champions to learn tools to empower them to take control of their personal pain and medical journeys. This free, daylong seminar offers people living with pain the chance to learn about the latest advances in treatment, research, and other helpful resources. This particular event will focus on more complementary approaches to management as well as learning how to best advocate for your care. We invite you to come for a day that is sure to be empowering and informative.  

  • Take Control of Your Pain is the namesake for all U.S. Pain patient-education days and summits. Geared toward care champions (caregivers) and those individuals enduring pain, the day focuses on obtaining knowledge, meeting others, sharing feelings and gaining relief and hope.
  • Take Control of Your Pain is not only educational, but also empowering. It is a unique opportunity to be in a room with others who fully understand the struggles and fears as well as the strength it takes to move forward another day. There is a connection that unites us all together.
  • Take Control Of Your Pain is an inspiring day of feeling recognized and understood while also becoming better educated on treatments available, advocacy efforts and obtaining support.
  • The day includes engaging speakers, time to connect with individuals enduring similar experiences, and the ability to meet organizations and groups dedicated to making a difference for the pain community 
Plus, we'll be raffling off five exciting prizes:
  • 2 Ergo21 seat cushions valued ($80 value each)
  • Quell device starter kit ($299 value)
  • Aloe MD basket
  • Oska Pulse device ($399 value)


Free Parking!
Garage address: 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115-5899.
Follow signs for Conference Center Parking.

9:00 - 10:00 AM
Registration on 3rd floor

10:00 - 10:10 AM
Welcome from the U.S. Pain Foundation

10:15 - 10:45 AM
Strategies for Communicating with Your Pain Care Team
Faculty: George Comerci, Jr., MD, FACP 
with George Comerci Jr., MD, FACP,  pain specialist at the University of New Mexico Pain

10:50 - 11:00 AM

11:00 - 12:00 PM
Managing Pain Symptoms using Virtual Reality with Celine Tien, CEO and founder of Tamadé

12:10 - 1:10 PM
Lunch with Virtual Reality Demonstrations
3rd Floor Rotunda
Lunch will be served

1:10 - 1:40 PM
How Integrative Medicine Helped: Experience from a Pain Patient with Lynn Crisci, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor and INvisible Project participan

1:45 - 2:15 PM
Physical Movement for Pain Control with John Garzione, PT, DPT, physical therapist and owner of Chenango Therapeutics.
Your mind and body are intimately connected.
And while your brain is the master control system for your body’s movement, the way you move can also affect the way you think and feel. This brief course will help people understand how movement positively impacts their health and reduces pain. Strategies for starting and continuing exercise programs will be discussed as well as the most common health benefits derived from exercise will be presented.

2:20 - 2:30 PM

2:30 - 3:00 PM
Overcoming Barriers to Integrative Pain Management with Bruce Singer, PsyD, a pain psychologist and book author.

3:05 - 3:35 PM
Guided Imagery for Pain Management with Bruce Singer, PsyD, a pain psychologist and book author.


Academy of Integrative Pain Management is not affiliated with Harvard University, nor is Academy of Integrative Pain Management a Harvard University program or activity.