Michigan Disability Health Symposiums

Pain & Chronic Disease: New Perspectives

October 15, 2014
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
East Lansing, MI


Welcome & Opening Remarks
Annemarie Hodges, Project Coordinator, Michigan Arthritis Program
Candice Lee, Project Coordinator, Health Promotion for People with Disabilities

Health and Pain Care: Addressing the Unequal Burden Through Knowledge and Policy
Carmen Green, MD, Associate Vice President/Associate Dean for Health Equity & Inclusion, University of Michigan Health System

New Directions in Pain Management – A Local Perspective
Richard Tooker, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Allegan County

New Approaches for Improving Pain Patients’ Access to Self-Management Support
John Piette, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Center for Chronic Disease, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Pain in People with Communication Barriers
Diane Lindsay, EDS, Director of Clinical Operations, Macomb-Oakland Regional Center

Complementary Health Approaches and Chronic Pain: Making the Case for Yoga
Clare E. Collins, PhD, RN, FAAN – Certified Yoga Therapist & Teacher, Yoga Clarity (owner), Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University College of Nursing

Video Links
Morning video: The Best Advice for People Taking Opioid Medications
Afternoon video: 23 ½ Hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?