Monday, January 22, 2018

AIPM Executive Director to Speak at Chronic Pain Seminar in April

AIPM’s Executive Director Bob Twillman, PhD, will be a speaker at a seminar entitled, “Natural Approaches to Chronic Pain: Effective Alternatives to Opioids,” on Saturday, April 29 from 8 am – 2 pm at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia.

Through a joint providership with the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Academy of Integrative Pain Management is designating this event for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 continuing education credits.  Licensed naturopathic doctors can earn up to 5.0 ND continuing education credits.

AIPM members receive $300 off registration! Just enter code AIPM at checkout. Early bird registration ($149) runs through February 28. Starting March 1, rates will increase to $249 so register soon.

Sessions will feature prominent integrative physicians as well as invited speakers from Congress and the federal agencies (e.g., the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health).  The goal is to provide insight into the ways that chronic pain can be alleviated through natural, non-toxic, non-invasive therapies as a needed, cost-effective alternative to opioids.

Specifically, the seminar will:
– Highlight the evidence basis for integrative therapies as an effective treatment for chronic pain
– Showcase the experience of integrative physicians in those treatments
– Build support for policy changes intended to reduce patients’ reliance on opioids

Other confirmed speakers include:
– Col. Chester (Trip) Buckenmaier III, MD, program director and principal investigator, Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management
– Klee Bethel, MD, medical director at SCNM’s Pain Relief Center
– Rob Kachko, ND, LAc, chair of the AANP Public Education and Media Affairs Committee
– Amy Rothenberg, ND, president, Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors
– Emily Telfair, ND, and Eliot Edwards, ND, FABNO, co-chairs of the AANP State Alliance
– Bill Walter, ND, primary care physician at the Federally Qualified Health Center

The hotel is a short ride from Reagan National Airport by taxi or Metrorail. The seminar will be immediately followed by AANP’s annual legislative conference, the DC FLI. Attendees can register for the latter at no additional charge.

Learn more and register here.


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The American Academy of Pain Management improves the lives of people with Pain by advancing a person-centered, integrative model of pain care through evidence-guided education, credentialing, and advocacy.