“For Women In Pain, By Women In Pain”
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Complete 2013 Women In Pain Conference Webcast Replay….
Part A - John Garrett, Director, For Grace (Introduction); Ed Coughlan, National Pain Report (Conference Welcome)
Part B - Cynthia Toussaint, Founder, For Grace (“My Hidden Truth”); Kevin Dobson, Actor (1st Theme Reading); Moderator: Heather Poupore-King, Ph.D., Stanford University Pain Management Division, Women In Pain Panelists: Britt Johnson, Sharon Wilkins & Lynne Popadak (“Coping Missteps & Pitfalls” Panel Session)
Part C - Kevin Dobson, Actor (2nd Theme Reading); Dr. Forest Tennant, Pain Management Specialist (“Positive Options for Moving Beyond the Pain”); Kevin Dobson, Actor (3rd Theme Reading)
Part D - Kristina Breen, Woman In Pain & Ordained Minister, Universal Church of the Master (“The Gift of Forgiveness”); Cynthia Toussaint & Mindy Meyer Present the 2013 Women In Pain
“Patron of Women’s Rights Award” to California State Senator Sheila Kuehl; Interactive Session Facilitators: Stefanie Elkins, Heather Grace & Mindy Meyer (“Pain, Forgiveness and
Strength” Interactive Coping Session)
Part E - Moderator: Dr. Susan Nyanzi, Women In Pain Panelists: Heather Grace, Simenona Martinez & Radene Marie Cook (Women In Pain Empowerment Panel — “Coping & Transformation”); Photography: Dana Gambill (Photo Essay Closing - “Reflections of the Day”)
2013 Women In Pain Conference Highlight Video
(Photos - Dana Gambill; Original Conference Art - Radene Marie Cook; Song Performance - 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 6th Annual Women in Pain Conference to be hosted on Friday, September 13, 2013 at the California Endowment’s Center for Healthy Communities in downtown Los Angeles.
This year’s theme, “Getting Real: Transforming Hidden Truths Into Positive Action”, will focus on Chronic Pain and Coping, with a special emphasis on Positive Actions and Forgiveness. We’ll have special interactive sessions that will address the full-spectrum of coping choices - and how these choices can lead to better wellness, pain control and quality of life!
The conference will include live performance and creative arts by women in pain about the women in pain experience - featuring a photo essay by Dana Gambill, an award-winning art gallery by Radene Marie Cook and a vocal performance by Cynthia Toussaint that will provide an inspiring reflection of the day.
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 are Dr. Heather Poupore-King, Pain Psychologist, Stanford Pain Management Center, Dr. Forest Tennant, Pain Management Specialist and Kristina Breen, ordained minister and woman in pain.
We’re honored that California State Senator Sheila Kuehl will be this year’s recipient of the Patron of Women’s Rights Award. Also, we’ll have special themed readings from award-winning actor Kevin Dobson (Knots Landing, House of Lies.)
Please scroll below to see our exciting program.
We look forward to seeing you on a day sure to empower, inspire, enlighten and educate - For Grace’s 6th Annual Women In Pain Conference!
Director, For Grace
6th Annual Women in Pain Conference
Friday, September 13th, 2013
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 90012
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 bag)
$45 - Non-CEU healthcare professionals (includes full-day conference, educational materials, meals and tote bag)
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 how maladaptive coping choices can negatively impact the chronic pain experience and inhibit 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 positive coping actions can move a pain patient forward in life re-orientation – and what those positive choices consist of.
4. Understand how forgiveness is an essential tool for discarding negative attitudes that inhibit pain control and personal growth.
5. Discuss how women in pain have made positive coping choices to regain their physical, mental and spiritual well-being despite the hardships and challenges of persistent pain.
Women who experience persistent pain, their caregivers and healthcare providers.
“Getting Real - Transforming Hidden Truths Into Positive Action”
8:15 – 9:00am
9:00 – 9:05
Conference Introduction - John Garrett, Director, For Grace
9:05 – 9:10
Welcome – Ed Coghlan, Reporter, National Pain Report
9:10 – 9:20
“My Hidden Truth” - Cynthia Toussaint, Founder & Spokesperson, For Grace, Author, Battle for Grace: A Memoir of Pain, Redemption and Impossible Love and Woman In Pain
9:20 – 9:25
Theme Reading - Kevin Dobson, Actor
9:25 – 10:25
“Coping Missteps and Pitfalls” – Presenter/Moderator: Heather Poupore-King, Ph.D., Pain Psychologist, Stanford Pain Management Center - Women In Pain Panelists: Lynne Popadak, Co-Organizer, USC’s Annual Quench the Fire Walk/Run, Britt Johnson, Founder, The Hurt Blogger and Sharon Wilkins, Healthcare Consultant
10:25 – 10:40
10:40 – 10:45
Theme Reading - Kevin Dobson, Actor
10:45 – 11:30
“Positive Options for Moving Beyond the Pain” – Forest Tennant, MD, Pain Management Specialist
11:30 – 11:35
Theme Reading - Kevin Dobson, Actor
11:35 – 12:15
“Forgiveness” – Kristina Breen, Ordained Minister, Universal Church of the Master, Senior Business Leader, Visa Inc. & Woman In Pain
12:10 – 12:20
Presentation of our WIP “Patron of Women’s Rights” Award - California Senator Sheila Kuehl
12:20 – 1:15
1:15 – 2:45
“Pain, Forgiveness and Strength” Interactive Coping Session – Facilitators: Stefanie Elkins, Program & Outreach Director, Leeza’s Care Connection, Heather Grace, Co-Director, Intractable Pain Patients United & Woman In Pain, Mindy Meyer, Facilitator/Mediator, Center for Collaborative Policy, California State University, Sacramento & Woman In Pain
2:45 - 3:00
3:00 – 3:45
Women In Pain Empowerment Panel—“Coping & Transformation”
Moderator – Dr. Susan Nyanzi, Chronic Disease & Wellness Specialist
Women In Pain Panelists – Radene Marie Cook, Co-Director, Intractable Pain Patients United, Heather Grace, Co-Director, Intractable Pain Patients United and Simenona Martinez, Singer-Actress.
3:45 – 3:55
Reflections, Affirmations & Closing Remarks
3:55 – 4:00
“Reflections of the Day” Photo Essay with Vocal Performance - Photographer & Woman In Pain, Dana Gambill with Cynthia Toussaint
THANK YOU to our generous sponsors!
Also, our deepest thanks to…
Kantor & Kantor LLP
Pain Pathways Magazine
SoyFood Association of North America
Trader Joe’s - Silver Lake
Trader Joe’s - Studio City
Wagz Pet Photography
Whole Foods Market - Sherman Oaks
Alliance for Lupus Research
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
Scleroderma Foundation - Southern California Chapter
US Pain Foundation - The INvisible Project
USC Occupational Therapy Practice
2013 Event Planning Committee Members
Radene Marie Cook
Dr. Beth Darnall
Dr. Susan Nyanzi
The 2013 WIP Conference Planning Committee extends a special thanks to…
Our Day-Of Volunteer Staff
Please view a highlight video of our 5th Annual Women In Pain Conference
(Original Conference Art by Radene Marie Cook - Song Performed by Cynthia Toussaint)