Integrative Pain Management Conference presented by UVM Integrative Health – May 7, 2021

Specifically designed to meet the needs of an interdisciplinary health care community, the Second Integrative Pain Management Conference was held on May 7, 2021, presented by UVM Integrative Health and hosted by the University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

In support of UVM’s mission, AACIPM was pleased to participate in this quality conference, both by providing scholarships to providers caring for the underserved and by participating in a plenary session related to the national landscape related to comprehensive integrative pain management.

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AACIPM Bolsters the Integrative Pain Workforce via Conference Scholarships

AACIPM was thrilled to collaborate with IM4US and UVM to provide scholarships to providers caring for the underserved, who would have been unable to attend without this support. To grow and strengthen the CIPM workforce, particularly in underserved communities, this collaboration resulted in scholarships for 30 diverse practitioners (e.g., physician, nurse, yoga therapist, massage therapist, acupuncturist, chiropractor) to attend and learn.  One of those scholarship recipients also participated in another AACIPM panel in September 2021 panel where she was able to share the quality care being provided to people who are underserved.

AACIPM Director and Advisory Committee Member Present on National Landscape of CIPM

The conference’s final plenary session explored the National Landscape in Comprehensive Integrative Pain Management with panelists: Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., a Professor in Musculoskeletal Research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute and Director of System Development and Coordination for Spine Health in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University and AACIPM Advisory Committee member, Amy Goldstein, M.S.W., AACIPM Director, and Samantha Simmons, M.P.H., President of the Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine and the Director of The Whole Health in the States Initiative.

You can view Amy’s slides here

Conference Summary

Wayne Jonas, MD gave an inspiring keynote examining How Healing Works. Plenaries included Helene Langevin, MD, Director of the NIH’s National Center of Complementary and Integrative Health, sharing exciting research progress, and Josh Plavin, MD, MPH, MBA, Medical Director at BC/BS of VT together with Jon Porter, MD, Medical Director of the VT Comprehensive Pain Program discussing lessons learned from their innovative payor/provider partnership at UVM. Numerous breakout sessions provided quality, practical information.

Watch to learn more about the UVM Medical Center Comprehensive Pain Program.


Watch to learn about the innovative real-life applications of CIPM explored through a partnership between Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont and the UVM Medical Center.