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A Worldview of Integrative Pain Management 

Faculty: Robert Bonakdar, MD

Get a global perspective on integrative pain management—with a special focus on the East—and how to incorporate their strategies into your own practice.

Learning Objectives
After completing this educational activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Assess the current state of pain management in the US including areas of need.
  2. Explain how the global approaches model of care can provide important solutions from a research perspective.
  3. Provide a global perspective of keys to optimizing pain care from an integrative standpoint.
  4. Identify US examples of optimized integrative pain care and how US practitioners can implement strategies to transform pain care.

This session will take place on November 9, 2018 as part of the Global Pain Clinician Summit 2018. Learn more and register here.

Robert Bonakdar, MD, FACN, is an AIPM past president, the director of pain management at the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in La Jolla, California, and a member of the Scripps Green Hospital Pain Management Committee. He also serves as assistant clinical professor (voluntary) at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Bonakdar completed a fellowship in integrative medicine at Scripps Clinic, focusing on integrative pain management. He also completed the UCLA Acupuncture Course for Physicians and a Richter Fellowship in southeast Asia, where he studied acupuncture, tai chi, and mind-body practices. His current clinical and research interests include novel approaches to pain management including dietary supplementation and biostimulation using microcurrent, laser, auricular, and acupuncture therapies.


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