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Educational Presentations

Facebook Live with David Dickerson, MD and Denis Patterson, MD

  • View the replay of our Facebook Live with David Dickerson, MD and Denis Patterson, MD (Abbott’s Faculty Experts) from Thursday, June 17, 2021 here on the RSDSA Facebook Page.
  • David Dickerson, MD is section chief for pain medicine at the NorthShore University HealthSystem and clinical associate professor at the University of Chicago. Dr. Dickerson serves as chairman of the American Society of Anesthiologist’s Pain Medicine Committee, as an advisory board member for the National Rx and Drug Abuse Summit and as a member of the AMA opioid and pain task force. He is an active researcher, educator, and advocate in neurostimulation, pain stewardship, and the taxonomy of pain.
  • Dr. Denis Patterson is a Board Certified Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician. He is the founder and owner of Nevada Advanced Pain Specialists in Reno,Nevada. He was nominated as one of the top 25 physicians in Northern Nevada by Nevada Business Magazine in 2012 and 2013. In 2013, under the leadership of Dr. Patterson, Northern Nevada Medical Center’s Pain Center is the first (and only) center in the nation to achieve JCAHO’s Gold Seal of Approval for lower back pain.
  • Click here to view the presentation.

Facebook Live with Dr. Wayne Jonas

  • View the replay of our Facebook Live with Dr. Wayne Jonas from Wednesday, June 9, 2021 here on the RSDSA Facebook Page.
  • Dr. Jonas is a practicing family physician, an expert in integrative health and health care delivery, and a widely published scientific investigator. He is the Executive Director of Integrative Health Programs for the Samueli Foundation.Additionally, Dr. Jonas is a retired Lieutenant ker-nel in the Medical Corps of the United States Army. From 2001-2016, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Samueli Institute, a non-profit medical research organization supporting the scientific investigation of healing in the areas of stress, pain and resilience. His work at the Samueli Institute set the bar for evidence-based research in the areas of pain, stress and human performance.He has led and participated in hundreds of research studies beginning with his time as Director of the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Alternative Medicine. His research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Nature Medicine, and the Journal of Family Practice.
  • Click here to view Dr. Jonas’ presentation.

Facebook Live with the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab Pain Management Center

  • View the replay of our Facebook Live with the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab Pain Management Center from Thursday, May 13, 2021 here on the RSDSA Facebook Page.
  • Read the full bios of the clinicians here.
  • Click here to view Ability Lab’s presentation.

Facebook Live with Dr. Brandon Yuenger, PT, DPT, CIDN

  • View the replay of our Facebook Live with Dr. Brandon Yuenger, PT, DPT, CIDN from Thursday, April 22, 2021 here on the RSDSA Facebook Page.
  • In 2012 Dr. Yuenger graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Shortly thereafter while working with a local rehab hospital to rehabilitate pediatric chronic pain and head injuries, he developed a taste for neurologically-based manual therapies and found excellent results with both children and adults alike. From there, Dr. Yuenger entered the complicated world of chronic pain. Using a combination of mentoring and intuition, he has developed a system of rehabilitation that is based on the understanding that we as people are not a collection of individual parts, but one integrated unit of being. He is excited to share his passion through both practice and education.

Facebook Live with Dr. Katinka van der Merwe

  • View the replay of our Facebook Live with Dr. Katinka van der Merwe from Thursday, April 8, 2021 here on the RSDSA Facebook Page.
  • Dr. Katinka is the founder and CEO of The Spero Clinic in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She has treated patients from 47 US states and 34 countries to date. She has gained a world-wide reputation for her significant success in treating non-retractable pain syndromes and chronic pain.

Facebook Live with Dr. Steven Richeimer

  • View the replay of our Facebook Live with Dr. Steven Richeimer from Wednesday, March 24, 2021 here on the RSDSA Facebook Page.
  • Dr. Steven Richeimer holds the academic position of Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles where he is Director of the USC Masters Degree and Certificate programs in Pain Medicine. These online programs are available to all clinicians. In addition, Dr. Richeimer is Chief, Division of Pain Medicine at USC and Director of the Norris Cancer Hospital Pain Management. He is triple board-certified in the fields of anesthesiology, psychiatry, and pain medicine.

Facebook Live with Dr. Jason Hao

  • View the replay of our Facebook Live with Dr. Jason Hao from Thursday, March 4, 2021 here on the RSDSA Facebook Page.
  • Dr. Hao specializes in neuro-acupuncture for the treatment of stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury, spinal injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, complex regional pain, phantom pain, and ataxia. He has taught neuro-acupuncture seminars sponsored by UCLA and Stanford for twelve years. In 2006 Dr. Hao gave a neuro-acupuncture seminar at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington DC where he successfully demonstrated neuro-acupuncture treatment of phantom limb pain for veterans.

Facebook Live with Dr. Kurt Heitman

  • View the replay of our Facebook Live with Dr. Kurt Heitman from Thursday, February 4, 2021 here on the RSDSA Facebook Page.
  • Dr. Heitman is in private practice and is a partner in Southern Eye Associates located in Greenville, SC. He practices comprehensive ophthalmology and is an Associate Clinical Professor at The University of South Carolina School of Medicine.
  • Click here to view Dr. Heitman’s presentation.

Facebook Live with Philip Getson, D.O.:

  • View the replay of our Facebook Live with Philip Getson, D.O. from Wednesday, September 16, 2020 here on the RSDSA Facebook Page.
  • Dr. Philip Getson is a family physician in practice since 1976 in New Jersey. He is a locally, nationally, and internationally recognized expert in the diagnosis and treatment of RSD / CRPS and has lectured extensively on the subject.⁣
  • Click here to view Dr. Getson’s presentation.
  • We have also linked to additional resources on ketamine and multiple sclerosis that Dr. Getson mentioned during the presentation.

Facebook Live with Anita Davis, PT, DPT:

  • View the replay of our Facebook Live with Anita Davis, PT, DPT from Thursday, September 10, 2020 here on the RSDSA Facebook Page.
  • Dr. Davis has focused her career on treating people with chronic pain conditions. She developed and managed the rehabilitation program for the Brooks Rehabilitation Comprehensive Pain Rehabilitation Program for 30 years. She is sought out by local physicians for her ability to treat a difficult population. She is also an active member of the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) and serves as an officer in the Telehealth and Technology Special Interest Group.⁣
  • Click here to view Dr. Davis’ presentation.

Facebook Live with Heather Caudle and Christy Thiel:

  • View the replay of our Facebook Live with Heather Caudle and Christy Thiel from Thursday, August 20, 2020 here on the RSDSA Facebook Page.
  • Heather has been a CRPS warrior since December 2017 following surgery for a Morton’s neuroma and previous surgery 6 months prior on the same foot for a Lis Franc injury. CRPS is a terrifying diagnosis, but Heather admits she was more afraid of a lifetime of taking opiates like oxycodone than she was afraid of living with a beast of a disease like CRPS. She knew CRPS would not kill her, but the opiates could. Christy Thiel is a Master Nutrition Therapist and specializes in endocannabinoid health and hemp CBD supplementation. Christy is the Director of Education at Seed2System and helps people and businesses understand the opportunities that are available with supplementation, lifestyle and partnering.
  • Click here to view Heather and Christy’s presentation.

Facebook Live with Liesha Getson, BCTT, HHC:

  • View the replay of our Facebook Live with Liesha Getson, BCTT, HHC from Thursday, August 13, 2020 here on the RSDSA Facebook Page.
  • Liesha Getson is a Board Certified Thermographic Technician who has been actively involved with Thermographic Testing since 2004. She is an Integrative Health Coach having received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Liesha has a Bachelors Degree in Parapsychic Sciences from the American Institute of Holistic Theology and is also a Reiki Master.
  • Click here to view Liesha’s presentation.

Facebook Live with Jim Doulgeris:

  • View the replay of our Facebook Live with CRPS Warrior Jim Doulgeris from Thursday, July 29, 2020 here on the RSDSA Facebook Page.
  • Since retiring after 35 years in CEO roles for healthcare providers from hospitals to accountable care organizations, Jim is applying his extensive healthcare industry, scientific and medical knowledge on advising healthcare companies as a member of corporate and advisory boards. Having been a popular speaker on healthcare subjects from population health to using healthcare analytics, he is also widely published, interviewed and an advisor to two U.S. House of Representatives members as a thought-leader on health care issues. Already award winning novelists for “The Dyodyne Experiment,” he is hard at work with his writing partner, V. Michael Santoro, on its sequel – “The Dyodyne Experiment – Sentience” and an episodic series of 1940’s detective noir stories called “The Billy Hatcher Mysteries.” These titles and others including puzzle and cryptogram books are all exclusively available through Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Kindle Unlimited and Amazon Publishing. Jim had to retire in June of 2019 when his whole-body CRPS entered an acute stage. He continues with his advisory work and writing as effective therapeutic activities while his condition is managed by a CRPS expert, who is fortunately local, and a team of specialists.

Facebook Live with Dr. Michael Cooney:

  • View the replay of our Facebook Live with Dr. Michael Cooney from Thursday, July 16, 2020 here on the RSDSA Facebook Page.
  • Dr. Michael Cooney has been a leading provider of Calmare Therapy since 2011. He has successfully treated more than 1,000 patients from 20 countries. He is one of seven Certified Calmare Therapy providers in the U.S.  Dr. Cooney specializes in treating early and late stage CRPS, fibromyalgia, shingles (PHN), post-surgical pain and pain after chemotherapy (CIPN) in children teens, adults and seniors.

Facebook Live with Louis Siegelman, DDS:

  • View the replay of our Facebook Live with Dr. Louis Siegelman from Thursday, July 2, 2020 here on the RSDSA Facebook Page.
  • Dr. Louis Siegelman is a Dentist Anesthesiologist with a dental practice in NYC focused on the treatment of dental anxiety. In addition to maintaining a private practice, Dr. Siegelman is involved in teaching, resident training, and education. Dr. Siegelman is Assistant Director of the Dental Anesthesiology Residency Program at NYU Langone Medical Center and Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU College of Dentistry. His practice and career as a dentist is devoted to helping people with dental phobia and special needs.
  • Click here to view Dr. Siegelman’s presentation.

Facebook Live with Dr. Stephen Bruehl:

  • View the replay of our Facebook Live with Dr. Stephen Bruehl from Wednesday, June 18, 2020 here on the RSDSA Facebook Page.
  • Dr. Bruehl is a Professor of Anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. He was also the co-director of the international team that developed and validated the “Budapest Criteria” for CRPS, which is now the official worldwide standard for CRPS diagnosis.
  • Click here to view Dr. Buehl’s presentation.
  • Also check out this comprehensive review article on CRPS by Dr. Bruehl

Facebook Live with Dr. Tom Scott, Dr. Jonathan Fass, and CRPS Warrior Brendan Pitcairn:

  • View the replay of our Facebook Live with Dr. Tom Scott, Dr. Jonathan Fass, and CRPS Warrior Brendan Pitcairn from Wednesday, June 3, 2020 here on the RSDSA Facebook Page.
  • Dr. Tom Scott is the founder of the Scott Integrated Pain Management Center (scottpain.com) in Philadelphia. Dr. Jonathan Fass is currently a clinical specialist in the rehabilitation of orthopedic pain conditions at Excel Physical Therapy (excelphysicaltherapy.com) in Jenkintown, PA. Brendan shared his medical journey with Dr. Scott and Dr. Fass and highlighted trauma, diagnosis, pain management, and more.

Facebook Live with Peter Abaci, MD:

  • View the replay of our Facebook Live with Peter Abaci, from Thursday, May 21, 2020 here on the RSDSA Facebook Page.
  • Dr. Abaci is a board-certified anesthesiologist and integrative medicine physician. He is a co-founder of the Bay Area Pain and Wellness Center, a premier functional restoration program in northern California. Click here to view Dr. Abaci’s presentation.

Facebook Live with Melanie Levine, PhD:

  • View the replay of our Facebook Live with Melanie Levine, Ph.D, from Thursday, May 7, 2020 here on the RSDSA Facebook Page.
  • Dr. Levine is a CRPS Warrior and an NYC-based clinical psychologist with an expertise in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Click here to view Dr. Levine’s presentation.

Podcasts:

  • Please view this recent podcast of the Nursing Show that was recorded on March 24, 2017 with Jim Broatch, RSDSA’s Executive Vice President, Director and Beth Seickel, RN, a volunteer for RSDSA and a person with CRPS discussing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

Integrated Solutions to CRPS | Treating the Whole Person: Optimizing Wellness Conferences

Integrated Solutions to CRPS and Treating the Whole Person: Optimizing Wellness Conferences were created for people just like you. Individuals with CRPS, friends, family, and caregivers of the CRPS community are invited to attend. The RSDSA, along with the help from generous sponsors, has assembled a friendly forum where you and experts in the CRPS field will spend the day sharing valuable information and exploring new solutions to help manage CRPS.  You will have the opportunity to talk to and network with others who experience what you do, day after day.

Treating the Whole Person: Optimizing Wellness
Denver, CO | October 26, 2019

Treating the Whole Person: Optimizing Wellness
Houston, TX | May 18, 2019

Treating the Whole Person: Optimizing Wellness
Charlotte, NC,  | September 29, 2018

Treating the Whole Person: Optimizing Wellness
San Jose, CA | March 24, 2018

Treating the Whole Person: Optimizing Wellness
Greenwich, CT, December 8, 2017

Treating the Whole Person: Optimizing Wellness
Fayetteville, AR | April 30, 2017

  • Presented by Katinka van der Merwe, DC, Neurologic Relief Center, Fayetteville, AR
  • Presented by Attendees at RSDSA’s recent Treating the Whole Person: Achieving Wellness Conference in Fayetteville discuss their experience and the value of attending one of RSDSA’s conferences.

Treating the Whole Person: Optimizing Wellness
Nashville, TN | April 8, 2017

Treating the Whole Person: Optimizing Wellness
La Jolla, CA | November 6, 2016

  • Heather Gilmore, Ph.D. Scholar, Individual with CRPS, US Pain Foundation Ambassador, Palm Desert, CA
  • Taylor Mullen, Individual with CRPS and Advocate, Author
  • Bronner Handwerger, MD, Founder and medical Director of Integrative Health Solution, La Jolla, CA
  • Kerry Hussey, Individual with CRPS / Support Leader, coach and Personal Trainer, South Hadley, MA

Treating the Whole Person: Optimizing Wellness
Chicago, IL | October 23, 2016

CRPS/RSD Educational Conference: Learning to Live Well with Chronic Pain
Long Beach, CA | February 26-28, 2016

  • Presented by Shalini Shah, MD, Director, Pediatric Pain Services, Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care University of California, Irvine
  • Presented by Troyce Thome, Tai Chi for Health, San Clemente, CA

Integrated Solutions for CRPS
Cherry Hill, NJ | September 11, 2015

Integrated Solutions for CRPS
Denver, CO | June 14, 2015