***An archive of the complete 2012 Women In Pain Conference webcast follows below - please view to re-live the magic of this enlightening and empowering event!
You can see a program agenda by scrolling down mid-page. Enjoy!***
Part One - For Grace Director John Garrett, KABC7 Health Specialist Denise Dador, Artist Radene Marie Cook, Comedianne Dea Vice, For Grace Founder & Spokesperson Cynthia Toussaint, Stanford University Pain Psychologist Dr. Beth Darnall
Part Two - UCLA Pediatric Pain Program Pain Psychologist Dr. Shelley Segal, Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center Director Dr. Donna Benton
Part Three - Caregiving Panel (Gail Williamson, Doug Cook & John Garrett), 3rd Annual Women In Pain Award (Jill Kinmont Boothe), Pet Therapy Breakout (Pain Specialist Dr. Patricia Harrison)
Part Four - Social Media - Building Communities Breakout (Amanda Greene & Jules Shapiro), Women In Pain Empowerment Panel (Kristina Breen, Tiiiu Leek-Jacobson, Heather Grace & Mindy Meyer), Photo Essay with “Kind and Generous” (Vocal Performance by Cynthia Toussaint)
On behalf of For Grace, I invite you to a uniquely empowering event for women in pain, their caregivers and the healthcare professionals who treat them.
It’s our 5th Annual Women in Pain Conference to be hosted on Friday, September 14, 2012 at the California Endowment’s Center for Healthy Communities in downtown Los Angeles.
This year’s theme, “Finding Your Tribe”, will focus on Chronic Pain and Relationships, with a special emphasis on caregiving. Also, self-care tools and the healing powers within ourselves will be highlighted as we explore alternative and complementary approaches, including gentle yoga, pet therapy and social networking, to help us understand how these techniques impact wellness and life force.
The conference will include live performance and creative arts by women in pain about the women in pain experience - featuring stand-up comedy by Dea Vise, a photo essay by Dana Gambill and an award-winning art gallery by Radene Marie Cook which will provide an inspiring reflection of the day. Also, we’ll debut a music video, Kind and Generous by For Grace founder, Cynthia Toussaint that will be dedicated to all of our caregivers!
Five (5) CEUs will be available for Registered Nurses in attendance and the event will be open to all via a live worldwide webcast by TVP Studios.
We’re proud to have assembled a distinguished roster of speakers and panelists for this innovative conference - included is Dr. Donna Benton, Director of the Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, Dr. Beth Darnall, Pain Psychologist with Stanford University’s School of Pain Medicine and Dr. Shelley Segal, Pain Psychologist with UCLA’s Pediatric Pain Program.
A welcome from KABC 7 Health Specialist Denise Dador will kick off the day - and the late Jill Kinmont Booth will be honored with our 3rd Annual Patron of Women’s Right’s Award. Please scroll below to see our entire exciting program.
We look forward to seeing you on a day sure to empower, inspire, enlighten and educate - For Grace’s 5th Annual Women In Pain Conference!
Director, For Grace
5th Annual Women in Pain Conference
Friday, September 14th, 2012
California Endowment’s Center for Healthy Communities (Map & Directions - Hotel Information)
1000 North Alameda Street (Across the street from Union Station and next to Chinatown)
Los Angeles, California
In Association With
Conference fees (Registration is now closed)
$20 - Women In Pain and caregivers (includes full-day conference, educational materials, meals and tote bag)
$65 - CEUs for California Registered Nurses (includes full-day conference, 5 CEUs, educational materials, meals and tote bags)
$45 - Non-CEU healthcare professionals (includes full-day conference, educational materials, meals and tote bags)
Continuing Education Units
This program meets qualifications for five (5) hours of continuing education credit for Registered Nurses as required by California Board of Registered Nursing. Provided by Holly Kiger, RN, MN. Provider #10957.
1. You must attend the entire program to receive 5 full credits.
2. You will be handed a post-test when you check in. This post-test must be turned in before you leave at the end of the program.
3. You must be licensed in the State of California.
Conference Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the conference, participants will be able to:
1. Understand what role relationships, both internal and external, play in impacting the chronic pain experience and enhance and/or challenge overall mental and physical wellness.
2. Identify tools and techniques that a woman in pain can utilize to enhance one’s natural healing powers
3. Describe how important family caregivers are in maintaining health and wellness of the chronically ill – and how caregivers of those in chronic pain sustain and thrive despite everyday challenges.
4. Understand how community building, diet, exercise and yoga can enhance pain control and wellness.
5. Discuss how women in pain positively manage personal relationships despite misunderstandings, unrealistic expectations and not being believed.
Women who experience persistent pain, their caregivers and healthcare providers.
“Finding Your Tribe”
8:15 – 9:00am
9:00 – 9:05
Conference Introduction - John Garrett, Director, For Grace
9:05 – 9:10
Welcome – Denise Dador, KABC 7 Health Specialist
9:10 - 9:15
Art Gallery Presentation - Radene Marie Cook, Resident Artist & Woman In Pain
9:15 – 9:25
Comedy Performance – Dea Vise, Comedianne & Women In Pain
9:25 – 9:40
“The Mirror Has Two Faces: Relationships & The Chronic Pain Experience” - Cynthia Toussaint, Founder & Spokesperson, For Grace
9:40 – 10:50
“The Impact of Inter-Personal Relationships on Pain and Wellness” – Dr. Beth Darnall, Pain Psychologist, Stanford University’s School of Pain Medicine & Dr. Shelley Segal, Pain Psychologist, UCLA’s Pediatric Pain Program
10:50 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:35
“Caregivers: Our Everyday, Overlooked Super Heroes” – Donna Benton, PhD, Psychologist and Director of the Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center
11: 35 – 12:10
Caregiving & The Chronic Pain Experience Panel
Moderator - Dr. Donna Benton, PhD
Panelists – Doug Cook, Winner of Shire’s 2011 “Brave” Award for Caregiving & 10 year Caregiver, John Garrett, Director of For Grace & 30 year Caregiver and Gail Williamson, Director of Down Syndrome in Arts & Media & 25+ year caregiver.
12:10 – 12:20
Presentation of WIP “Patron of Women’s Rights” Award - Jill Kinmont Boothe, 2012 Recipient
12:20 – 1:15
1:15 – 2:00
Social Media & Building Communities – Amanda Greene, Woman in Pain & Founder of LA Lupus Lady & Jules Shapiro, Woman In Pain & Founder of WhatTheJules.com and #ChronicallyAwesome
Gentle Yoga – Camille Dieterle, Associate Professor, USC Division of Occupational Therapy
Pet Therapy – Dr. Patricia Harrison, MD, Community Outreach Volunteer with Love on 4 Paws & Kaiser Permanente Pain Specialist
Diet & Nutrition - Susan Nyanzi, PhD, Chronic Disease & Wellness Specialist
2:00 – 2:45
(Same session as above)
2:45 - 3:00
3:00 – 3:45
Women In Pain Empowerment Panel—“Finding Your Tribe”
Moderator – Mindy Meyer, Woman in Pain and Facilitator, California State University Sacramento Center for Policy
Panelists – Heather Grace, Woman in Pain & Former Pain Advocate for the American Pain Foundation, Tiiu Leek, Woman in Pain & Former TV Anchor for KTLA & Kristina Breen, Woman in Pain and Senior Business Leader, Global Franchise Management, Visa Inc.
3:45 – 3:55
Reflections, Affirmations & Closing Remarks
3:55 – 4:00
Photo Essay with “Kind & Generous” – Dana Gambill & Cynthia Toussaint (“Kind and Generous”)
THANK YOU to our generous sponsors!
Arthritis Foundation Pacific Region
City of Los Angeles Department of Aging
Los Angeles County of Public Health - Office of Women’s Health
Power of Pain Foundation
USC Quench the Fire 5K Run for Pain Awareness
USC Occupational Therapy Practice
2012 Event Planning Committee Members
Radene Marie Cook
Dr. Beth Darnall
Dr. Susan Nyanzi
The 2012 WIP Conference Planning Committee extends a special thanks to…
Please view a highlight video of our 4th Annual Women In Pain Conference
(Photos by Dana Gambill - Original Conference Art by Radene Marie Cook - Song Performed by Cynthia Toussaint)