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TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE: The Non-Pharmacological Approach to Pain / Clinician Well-Being

5th Annual Integrative Health Symposium

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Hilton Cleveland Downtown
100 Lakeside Avenue East
Cleveland, Ohio, 44114

The nation’s opioid crisis is a regular headline – many are pointing to excessive provider prescriptions as a driving culprit. At the same time, clinicians are facing crisis – levels of burnout due to increasingly complex patient needs, increased levels of chronic conditions and seemingly less time and fewer tools to deploy for supporting patients.



After attending this symposium participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the consequences of pharmacological treatment of pain including the opiate crisis
  • Delineate the core drivers for the transformation of healthcare and define the critical elements of a health care system that is designed to empower and equip people to optimize their health and well-being
  • Identify nonpharmacological tools for the treatment of pain
  • Discuss a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of pain
  • Recognize the mechanism and benefits of, and indications for, acupuncture, massage, mind-body therapies, music therapy and yoga
  • Discuss the impact of opiate prescription on addiction and overdose

Who Should Attend
This conference is intended for all healthcare providers with an interest in integrative medicine including, but not limited to, physicians, nurses, physician assistants, psychologists, social workers, acupuncturists, massage therapists, Reiki Masters and chiropractors.



7:15 am Registration opens

7:30 am Yoga

8:00 am Breakfast/Registration Continues

8:30 am
Welcome and Meditation
Francoise Adan, MD

8:45 – 9:30 am
The Radical Redesign of Healthcare: The Why, What and How
Tracy Gaudet, MD

9:30 – 10:15 am
Policy and Action in Integrative Health: Moving to Patient-Driven, Whole Person Care for All
Margaret Chesney, PhD

10:15 – 10:30 am Break

10:30 – 10:45 am
Patient Perspective

10:45 – 11:15 am
Overhauling our Pain Paradigms to Reduce Opiate Use in Primary Care
Jeffrey Janata, PhD

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Effectiveness of Integrative Medicine Interventions Provided to Hospitalized Patients on Their Pain
Jeffery Dusek, PhD

12:00 – 1:30 pm
Lunch/Visit Exhibitors/Services
Services to be offered at the Symposium:
Acupuncture, Massage, Yoga, Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Guided Imagery

1:00 – 1:30 am
Breakout Session: Ohio Law and UH Guidelines Update
Sean Hoynes, MD

1:30 – 3:15 pm
Services Continued

Manual Therapies: Effective Hands-On Treatments for Pain
David Vincent, DC

The Interventional Pain Referral
Ankit Maheshwari, MD

Interdisciplinary Pain Team Model
Seneca Block, MT-BC & Susan Ratay, DO, MEd

Acupuncture: A Pain Management Solution
Christine Kaiser, MS, LAc, LCH, FABORM

3:15 – 3:30 pm Break

3:30 – 4:15 pm
The Art of Compassion
Francoise Adan, MD

4:15 – 4:30 pm Closing Remarks / Conference Adjourns



Meeting Location
Hilton Cleveland Downtown, 100 Lakeside Avenue East Cleveland, Ohio | (216) 413-5000
The Hilton Cleveland Downtown is located in the heart of Cleveland’s vibrant downtown area. The conference will be held in the Superior Ballroom on the 5th level of the hotel. Persons with disabilities should inform Hilton staff of any special services required.

Valet parking is available at the Lakeside Avenue entrance to the Hilton and in various surface lots in the downtown area. You are responsible for your own parking charges.

A room block has been reserved at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown for the nights of Thursday and Friday, September 13 and 14. Our block is limited and expires August 16, 2018. Reservations can be made online at or by telephone (216-413-5000). Please identify yourself as being with the integrative Medicine Symposium for a rate of $239.00/night, plus tax.



Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association –MCE Program to offer continuing education for psychologists. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, provider #341645979, maintains responsibility for the program.

Nurses and Physician Assistants
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accept AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM toward recertification requirements.

Social Workers
Credit for social workers has been requested. Determination of credit is pending.


For more information contact the Case Western Reserve University CME program at 216-983-1239,, or visit



Registration includes tuition, educational materials, related meals and refreshments. Registrations are accepted on a space-available basis. Registration fees are refundable less a $25 fee if cancellation is made prior to September 5, 2018. No refunds will be made after September 5.

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Download program brochure PDF.