"For Women In Pain, By Women In Pain"
—Women In Pain Conference Slogan

For Grace’s Change Agent Pain Summit

“Transforming California Pain Care for a Better Tomorrow”

Special Announcement: You can watch a Summit replay via For Grace’s Women In Pain Facebook page. Catch the whole event there – a day full of amazing speakers, pain care transforming ideas and a better tomorrow for millions challenged by chronic pain!

Friday, November 2nd, 2018 
9am – 3pm

California Endowment’s Center for Healthy Communities (Map & Directions)
1000 North Alameda Street (Near Union Station and next to Chinatown)
Los Angeles, California 90012

In Association With
California Endowment
Community Partners
Los Angeles County of Public Health — Office of Women’s Health
The Mighty
National Pain Report
Office of California Assembly Member Adrin Nazarian
Office of California Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
Office of California Senator Bob Hertzberg
Office of US Congressman Tony Cardenas
Samueli Integrative Health Programs

Summit Overview:
For Grace’s Change Agent Pain Summit: Part Two aims to convene California thought-leaders and luminaries (physicians, payers, administrators, policy makers, etc.)  from various healthcare sectors that have a stake in pain management. Utilizing a focus group format, the Summit’s goal is to share ideas and best practices on how to optimize key recommendations from the NIH’s National Pain Strategy in the Golden State. We strongly believe the National Pain Strategy provides a remarkable blueprint for optimal pain assessment, care and understanding going forward – and it is our hope that the Summit will provide the spark for its implementation in California and beyond.

Summit Background:
In 2010, the National Academy of Medicine (formerly known as the Institute of Medicine) called for “a cultural transformation in pain prevention, care, education, and research.” In response to this call to action experts from the public and private sectors, including healthcare professionals, payers, advocates, and patients came together and developed the National Pain Strategy (NPS) which has been described as “a roadmap toward achieving a system of care in which all people receive appropriate, high quality and evidence-based care for pain.” This Summit responds to that call of action. We will focus on developing concrete strategies in four of the six key areas identified by the NPS: Prevention and Care, Disparities, Service Delivery and Payment, and Medical Education.

Link to the National Pain Strategy:

Summit Objectives:

1)      Improve pain care for California’s six to seven million individuals challenged by chronic pain
2)      Implement core recommendations from the National Institutes of Health’s National Pain Strategy in the Golden State
3)      Promote the Integrative Pain Care model to decrease the burden of opioid use 

Summit Participants:
The Summit Planning Committee has identified 26 key healthcare sectors that have a stake in quality pain management. Our invited California-based Summit participants will be thought-leaders and decision-makers within these sectors who will provide input, share best practices, create solutions and “cross-pollenate” to forward deliverable actions to implement the National Pain Strategy’s key recommendations. Bottom line – they’ll be change agents who desire a better tomorrow for Californians impacted adversely by chronic pain.   

2018 Change Agent Pain Summit Save-The-Date

2018 Pain Summit Press Release

National Pain Report and For Grace Partner on Summit Poll: What Patients Want in a Pain Strategy

2018 Summit Design Team

Ed Coghlan
 Jessica Orellana
Diane Hoffmann Dr. Steven Richeimer
Nora Lynn   Dr. Bob Twillman
Mindy Meyer Cynthia Toussaint
Kate Nicholson Christin Veasley

 Target Audience

California healthcare luminaries who have a substantial stake in pain care.

Summit Program

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

8:15 – 9:00am Registration
9:00 – 9:15 Summit Welcome and Introduction – Cynthia Toussaint, Founder & Spokesperson, For Grace and  John Garrett, Executive Director, For Grace
9:15 – 9:25 Overview of the Day – Mindy Meyer, Lead Mediator/Facilitator, Consensus and Collaboration Program, CSU Sacramento
9:25 – 10:20 Summit KeynoteDr. Sean Mackey, Co-Chair, National Pain Strategy, Chief of Division of Pain Medicine, Stanford University and Christin Veasley, Oversight Panel Member, National Pain Strategy, Co-Founder & Director, Chronic Pain Research Alliance
10:20 – 10:35 Morning Break
10:35 – 11:45 National Pain Strategy Panel – Moderator: Christin Veasley; Panelists: Dr. Sean Mackey (Prevention and Care), Dr. Wayne Jonas, Executive Director, Samueli Integrative Health Programs (Service Delivery and Payment), Dr. Steven Richeimer, Chief of Pain Medicine, University of Southern California (Medical Education), Dr. Roger Fillingim, Professor and Director, University of Florida, Pain Research and Intervention Center (Disparaties) & Diane Hoffmann, JD, Director, Law and Health Care Program, University Of Maryland School of Law (Laws & Regulations)
11:45 – 12:00 For Grace’s 2018 “Patron of Women’s Rights” Award  – California State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
12:00 – 12:30pm Lunch
12:30 – 1:00 Lunch Speaker – Dr. Wayne Jonas, Executive Director, Samueli Integrative Health Programs 
1:00 – 1:10 Focus GroupOverview and Instructions
1:10 – 1:30 Focus Group – Round One
1:30 – 1:50 Focus Group – Round Two
1:50 – 2:05 Afternoon Break
2:05 – 2:30
 Focus Group – Report Out
2:30 –
 Focus Group – Gallery Walk
2:45 –
 Wrap-Up, Next Steps, Reflections and Gratitude

2018 Change Agent Pain Summit: Part Two Video Archive

Part One: Summit Introduction (Garrett, Toussaint & Meyer)

Part Two: Summit Keynote (Veasley & Mackey)

Part Three: Summit “National Pain Strategy” Panel (Veasley, Mackey, Jonas, Richeimer, Fillingim & Hoffmann)

Part Four: Summit Women In Pain Award (Toussaint & Senator Jackson)

Part Five: Summit Lunch Speaker (Jonas)

Part Six: Summit Group Exchange (Meyer & Summit Participants)

2018 Summit People In Pain Intro Video

2018 Summit Highlight Video