Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
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UNE Biddeford Campus Multi-Purpose Room 
11 Hills Beach Road
Biddeford, ME 04005

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Kathryn Randall 
Maine Hospice Council 

22nd Annual Maine Pain Symposium 

"Balancing Pain Management With The Opioid Crisis: Are We Making Progress?”

Presented by: Maine Hospice Council and Center for End-of-Life Care

Welcome From: Jane Carriero, Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine                                                                                                                             

 Robert Twillman, PhD, FACLP, Kansas University School of Medicine

Dr. Twillman has over 25 years experience in the field of pain management. Formerly the Executive Director at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management. Dr. Twillman is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Kansas.                                                                                                   

After Dr. Twillman’s presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of attending to pain, opioid use disorder, and other mental health conditions in order to address the opioid crisis
  • Describe the integrative model of pain care and its importance in  resolving the opioid crisis
  • List barriers preventing widespread adoption of the integrative model of pain care

Spotlight Speakers:

Steve D’Amato, RPh, BSPharm, Executive Director, New England Cancer Specialists

Tamara King, Associate Professor, UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine

Johanna Buzzell, information, Data Systems Manager and PMP Coordinator for Maine

 Along with the spotlight  speakers:, the event will also feature  “Challenges to Access: Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion “: Zoe Tenney, Northern Light Palliative Care; Bonita L Pothier, Regional                   Representative, US Senator Angus King;  Myra Ross DO, Hospice and Palliative Care Physician,           Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice; Pam Brown, VA Hospice and PC Coordinator; and Greg Marley, Clinical Director , NAMI Maine.

Thank you to our Generous Sponsors!

    Drs. James & Tricia VanKirk         

We are in hopes of offering (pending approval) continuing educational credits from: