One of the primary issues facing Americans today is chronic pain management, our 2018 symposium will be
featuring a series of speakers who are leaders in the field of pain management in integrative medicine.
Symposium 2018 will focus on proactive solutions to both the management of chronic pain and alternatives to
highly addictive opiates.
Learn how integrative and alternative approaches complement conventional medicine in the
treatment of chronic pain through insightful, informative panels and presentations.
Come enjoy breakfast, lunch and one-on-one experiences with our exhibitors and learn from local Integrative and
Alternative Practitioners through interactive discussions.
Topics to be discussed: Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Osteopathy, Homeopathy, Yoga, Qigong,
Medical Cannabis and the relationship between Cancer and PTSD to Chronic Pain.
8:00 – 8:45 Registration, Breakfast, Networking & Visit Exhibitors
(Exhibitors will be available all day)
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome address by USM President, Glenn Cummings and
Introduction by CWL Executive Director, Alban Maino
9:15 – 09:45
The multidisciplinary approach to chronic pain – An overview of the neuroscience of pain.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Steven Hull, Mercy Hospital Pain Center
From Fibromyalgia to Headaches, IBS to Low Back Pain, chronic pain is present in the everyday lives of most of us.
We have all heard about opioid use and the crisis they have created which is now a primary concern in our state,
but what are the alternatives to using opioids for chronic pain?
9:45 – 10:45 The Integrative Approach to Chronic Pain through the Lens of Alternative Modalities
Moderated Panel Discussion (Deb Grant, Moderator)
Speakers: Jason Ames (QiGong Center), Dr. Julianne Forbes (MAND), Jane Frederick (Baylight Homeopathy), Sophia Maamouri (Ayurvedic Practitioner).
Yoga, Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Bodywork, Qigong…An array of alternative modalities are available to deal with chonic pain.
What are they and what is the efficacy of these methods?
10:45 – 11:10 Break
11:10 – 11:45 Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture as a treatment for Chronic Pain.
Speaker: Daniel KATZ, PT, LAc, MSOM, Founder of Wildwood Medicine
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine work together to bring the meridian and organ systems back into
balance allowing the body to generate life and health, which can help alleviate chronic pain symptoms.
11:45 – 12:30 Can Medical Cannabis help with the treatment of Chronic Pain and Opiates?
Panel Discussion moderated by Patricia Rosi, CEO of Wellness Connection of Maine
. A published medical study presentation: «Chronic pain patients’ perspectives of medical cannabis»
Speaker: Brian Piper, Behavioral Neuroscientist.
Brian has varied research interests including psychopharmacology and cognitive neuroscience.
He led the CWL research in 2015 and will present the results of the study.
. Medical Cannabis as a substitute for Opioids. Speaker Dr M. Eng.
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch Break, Networking & Visit Exhibitors
1:30 – 2:15 Cancer and PTSD, two diseases that can induce chronic pain
Panel Discussion: Molly Stewart from the Cancer Community Center, Nicole Petit from Southern Maine Society on Aging, Dr Shotz from Maine Integrative and Rudolph Skowronski from the Island Institute for Trauma recovery.
From expanded complementary therapies to nutrition and meditation, there are many ways to deal with the
symptoms of Cancer and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The speakers will present some of the alternative therapies
used to deal with Chronic Pain management and some case studies.
2:15 – 4:00 “HEAL” A Documentary Directed by Kelly Noonan Gores
HEAL takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that by changing one’s thoughts, emotions,
and perceptions, the human body can heal itself from any dis-ease.
HEAL not only taps into the brilliant minds of leading scientists and teachers like Dr. Deepak Chopra,
Dr. Joe Dispenza, Anita Moorjani, Bruce Lipton, Marianne Williamson (and many more), but follows real people
on actual high stakes healing journeys.
4:00 – 4:30 Visit Exhibitors – Conference End
Tickets only $75*
All day ticket includes a healthy continental breakfast,
lunch & admission to all presentations and the HEAL film showing
*Tickets also available for HEAL Film Showing only
The 2018 CWL Symposium is dedicated to the late Dr Nevens, CWL Board member, chair of the Chronic Pain symposium and pioneer in the Integrative treatment of Chronic pain. Through his work Dr Nevens was blending acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, psychology and technology to ease the suffering of people affected by PTSD and chronic pain.
Our pilot Tv program, Good Health is Wealth, interviewed him in 2017 and we are happy to share the first draft with you.
Thank you to the following Sponsors!
Recreational and Leisure Studies at University of Southern Maine
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