Farmington – Franklin Memorial Hospital is hosting the 2nd annual New England Behavioral Medicine Symposium on Friday, May 12, in the Ben Franklin Education Center. This year’s program is focusing on clinical management of chronic pain and will explore a variety of mind-body applications.

The keynote speaker is Dennis Turk, Ph.D, professor of anesthesiology and pain research and director of the Fibromyalgia Research Center at the University of Washington. He is the author/editor of 12 volumes and more than 400 articles on pain and chronic illness. One of his more recent books, “The Pain Survival Guide,” is widely prescribed by clinicians as a workbook for their patients suffering from chronic pain.

Additional speakers include: Jonathon Herland, MD; John Guernelli, MD; and Jonathan Borkum, Ph.D; discussing such topics as neurophysiology of chronic pain, cortical sensitization/hyperalgesia, opioids vs. antineuropathic agents, surgical interventions, physiatric approaches and psychometric assessment of pain.

The program is designed for all professionals who deal with patients having chronic pain including physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, mid-level practitioners and physical therapists. CEUs/CMEs will be available.

Registration deadline is May 1. For additional information or to register call 779-2381.

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