07 November 2017

AfBPM 2017 National Summit on Balanced Pain Management

If you will be in the Washington, D.C. area next week, join me for this important panel discussion on headache and migraine!  

As part of the program at the Annual National Summit on Balanced Pain Management, the Headache and Migraine Policy Forum is sponsoring a panel for a moderated discussion on the challenges facing patients with painful invisible diseases, such as headache and migraine, in accessing appropriate care.

The Stigma of Pain: Societal Burden of Invisible Disease

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Rotunda Room
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

The purpose of the panel is to:
  • Discuss the role of stigma in the treatment of headache and migraine and how it impacts pain management and policy.
  • Raise awareness about the need to change perceptions and increase knowledge and awareness about the personal and societal burden of headache and migraine.
Brian Kennedy, Executive Director, Alliance for Patient Access

Jan L. Brandes, M.D., Nashville Neuroscience Group
Penny Cowan, American Chronic Pain Association
Jaime Sanders, The Migraine Diva

Registration is still open! This is a free event and lunch will be provided.

National Summit on Balanced Pain Management

Tuesday, November 14
9:00AM – 3:00PM
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Rotunda Room
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
The 4th annual summit will highlight patient access barriers to balanced pain
management and develop a road map to address those barriers.
Abuse deterrent formulation technology
Integrative and complimentary approaches to pain management
Patient perspective on a balanced pain management approach
Ally Hilfiger - an artist, designer, and the daughter of fashion mogul and entrepreneur Tommy Hilfiger. In 2016 Ally wrote her memoir, “BITE ME: How Lyme Disease Stole My Childhood, Made Me Crazy and Almost Killed Me”.
Dr. Paul Christo - one of the world’s leading pain specialists and author of “Aches and Gaines, A Comprehensive Guide to Overcoming Your Pain”.  He’s an Associate Professor in the Division of Pain Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Congressman Tim Ryan is a relentless advocate for working families in Ohio’s 13th District, serving in his eight term.  Ryan sponsored the Veteran Wellness Act of 2017, which seeks to provide proven medical solutions to protect veterans and improve their quality of life. 
  • Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H, NIH Integrative and Complimentary Health Division
  • Dr. Eric Schoomaker, Department of Defense
  • Dr. Friedhelm Sandbrink, VA Health System
  • Dr. Douglas Throckmorton, FDA
  • Stephen Ziegler, PhD, JD Professor Emeritus of Public Policy at Purdue University
  • Penny Cowan, American Chronic Pain Association
  • Jaime Sanders, The Migraine Diva
  • Wayne Winegarten, PhD Pacific Research Institute

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