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

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Limited 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.

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 5.5 CE credits on the day of the conference, 12 credits for experiential workshops, and an additional 6 credits for online material (pending approval) for a multidisciplinary conference. Additional scholarships are available for the post-conference workshops. See the full agenda for more information.

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 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, 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?

For May 7, One Day Virtual Conference with Breakouts:

Thanks to this collaboration and co-investment, the UVM scholarship rate for providers working with the underserved has been reduced to $50.  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.

(Note that for those seeking CME/CE credit, the one-day conference typically costs $175 for non-physician and $225 for physicians. For those not seeking CME/CE credit, there is an available student rate for the one-day conference, which typically costs $75.)

For Your Information: Post-Conference Experiential Workshop Sessions:
In addition to the one-day conference, UVM is offering eight different post-conference experiential workshops that are $25 each. These are exciting options for those looking for more “hands-on” learning, albeit in a virtual manner this year (list can be found at bottom of page here). Important Note for Clarity: The demand for these workshops have exceeded our ability to provide more scholarship funding, but we hope that in offsetting the conference costs, you may be able to attend some of them at $25 each.

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 7, 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 I miss the scholarship deadline?

While scholarships are limited for the one-day conference and experiential workshops, we will maintain a rolling application process pertaining to the post-conference on-demand resources. We are also working on extending the scholarship opportunities through additional funding, so it’s important to apply to help us capture the interest and demand for more resources such as this one.

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.

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