Scholarship Form: UVM Integrative Pain Management Conference for Healthcare Providers Caring for the Underserved

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Scholarships Available for UVM Integrative Pain Management Conference for Healthcare Providers Caring for the Underserved

Do you, or others in your network, provide pain care to underserved populations?

If so, we have an exciting educational and scholarship opportunity to attend the UVM Integrative Pain Management Conference, helping you to hone your skills and contribute to the goal of increasing access to comprehensive integrative pain management for all persons.

Why is this a high-quality conference that I should attend?

The Comprehensive Pain Program at University of Vermont Medical Center is person-centered, interprofessional, and integrative in its approach to care—and includes a wider range of integrative providers than is often found in other clinics. The Comprehensive Pain Program was developed in partnership with BC/BS of Vermont, utilizing a value-based payment model to address the needs of people with chronic pain.

This conference will meet the needs of an interdisciplinary healthcare community in the following ways:

  1. Learn about integrative therapies and share best practices, research, and innovations in integrative approaches for chronic pain management.
  2. Understand national initiatives and innovative policies that increase access to high-quality, evidence-based, comprehensive pain treatments in the context of an opioid epidemic and a mental health crisis.
  3. Explore ways to provide integrative treatment of chronic pain to medically underserved populations.
  4. Provide attendees with information and techniques which can be effectively integrated into day-to-day clinical practice to enhance patient engagement.
  5. Demonstrate ways healthcare systems can support clinicians to prevent provider burnout and promote resiliency when working with the chronic pain population.

Attending this one-day conference will not only substantially add to your “toolbox” of pain management skills, but will help you to earn up to 6 CMIE credits for most professions. Learn more here.

Who is providing this scholarship and why? 

This scholarship opportunity came out of collaborative discussions between the Alliance to Advance Comprehensive Integrative Pain Management (AACIPM), Integrative Medicine for the Underserved (IM4US), and University of Vermont Osher Center for Integrative Health (UVM) as to how we could leverage collective resources to address our shared goal. This goal is to help prepare a team-centric integrative pain management workforce and promote a pipeline of clinicians ready to meet the demand for whole health pain management for people who are underserved.

Who does this scholarship target? 

Clinicians, such as acupuncturists, chiropractors, direct entry midwives, massage therapists, naturopathic physicians, medical physicians, social workers, psychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, yoga therapists, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, and more, that (1) provide pain care to underserved populations, and (2) do not have adequate budgets to attend this conference.

This will very often include those working in community health centers, safety net hospitals, county hospitals, county clinics, active-duty military or veterans’ clinics, and other clinics without sufficient budgets to pay for their staff to attend such a conference.

Consider applying if you are looking for:

  • Practical, experiential opportunities to more fully understand the breadth of person-centered, interprofessional and integrative pain management.
  • Continuing education related to interprofessional and integrative pain management teams focused on people living with chronic pain.
  • Networking and being part of a bigger network of caring, team-oriented clinicians providing multimodal, multidisciplinary pain management in clinical settings.
  • Access to enduring materials that you can watch later, or again, on demand.

What expenses will this scholarship cover?

Thanks to this collaboration and co-investment, the UVM scholarship rate for providers working with the underserved has been reduced to $50 (virtual) or $100 (in-person, including breakfast and lunch). This rate includes CME/CE credit for those who need it and qualify.

If this reduced rate is a barrier to attend, there are still full scholarships available to cover the cost. This collaboration is to support providers working with underserved to participate in this quality pain education. 

How do I apply for this scholarship and when will I be notified of the decision?

Please complete this form as soon as possible. With the conference right around the corner on May 5, we will inform scholarship recipients on a rolling basis.

If I am selected as a scholarship recipient, how do I register?  

When scholarship recipients are notified, the information will include a code for registration.

What if we have a group from one clinic who want to attend as a team?

We want to support team-based pain care, because this is so important. In the application form, please note your interest in sending a group by listing the others from your clinic, and be sure to include any matching funds available from your clinic to offset multiple scholarships.

What is the application deadline?

There is a rolling deadline for virtual applications which means you can apply up until the day of the conference, May 5.

If you are requesting an in-person scholarship, the deadline is not rolling and is April 21, 2023.

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