Chronic Pain Symposium: Interdisciplinary and Holistic Approach to addressing Chronic Pain in Refugee And Asylum Seeking Clients

Oct 7,  Thursday, October 7th 2021 from 9am to 1pm (via Zoom)
Nationalities Service Center
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Thursday, October 7th 2021 from 9am to 1pm (via Zoom)

Hosted by Nationalities Service Center 

This 4-hour Chronic Pain Symposium is a webinar designed for physicians, therapists, complementary and alternative medicine practitioners, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, case managers, community support services, and other direct and indirect service providers or students working with refugees, asylum seekers and other immigrant populations.

The focus of the symposium is addressing chronic pain through a holistic biopsychosocial lens.

This Symposium will include an international multi-disciplinary team of experts who will share their expertise in chronic pain management. In addition to our keynote speakers and expert panel members' presentations, a case study will be shared to demonstrate how a multidisciplinary team can address complex chronic pain. 

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9:00-9:15 AM: Welcome and Introduction

9:15-9:30 AM: Client Stories-Living with Chronic Pain

9:30-10:30 AM: Keynote Speaker 1, Dr. Gunisha Kaur, M.D. M.A.

Medical Director of the Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights, Director of the Anesthesiology Global Health Initiative, Program Director of Anesthesiology Global Health Fellowship Weill Cornell Medicine

10:30-11:30 AM: Keynote Speaker 2, Dr. Amanda C de C Williams, PhD

Professor of Clinical Health Psychology at University College London, Consultant Clinical Psychology at Pain Management Centre University College London Hospital, International Centre for Health and Human Rights, Section Editor for Psychology on Pain

10:45-11:45 AM: Panel Session 1, Complementary and Alternative Approaches

Vanessa Hazzard, Ellen Silver, Manuel Portillo, Gwen Soffer, Jenn Turner

12:00-1:00 PM: Panel Session 2, Physical, Occupational, Clinical Therapy Approaches

Natalia Alvarez-Figueroa, Rebecca Asch, Rebekka Dieterich-Hartwell, Stephen Kern, Chrissy Kubica, Todd O'Leary, Moumena Saradar


For Questions Contact: Gwen Soffer,

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