Why is pain such a crucial, but elusive topic? While everyone feels pain differently according to their genetic makeup and other factors, pain is often misunderstood. If pain is individualized, how do physicians treat pain effectively and consistently? How can we conquer pain and focus on healing? The WASHAA 7th Annual Meeting will focus on defining the many aspects of pain and how to heal. Join us for a day of learning, engaging with our WASHAA community and practicing techniques in an interactive and fun way.

Dr. David Hanscom will be holding a workshop “Creating A Safe Haven” from 2:45 – 3:45 p.m

Date and Time

Thu, October 17, 2019

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT


Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 Northeast 41st Street
Seattle, WA 98105

Price:  $25 – $55

Agenda Includes:

  •  What is Pain and How Do We Define It?
  •  Managing Pain During an Opioid Overdose Crisis
  •  The Language of Pain
  •  Integrative Strategies to Address Pain and Healing (Mind-Body, Diet, Cannabis)
  •  Creating A Safe Haven Workshop, Afternoon Experience Session

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • David Tauben, MD, Medical Student Education Director in Pain Medicine and Medical Director for UW TelePain
  • Steven Stanos, DO, Medical Director of Swedish Pain Services
  • Steve Overman, MD, MPH, Senior Advisor, KenSci and Professor of Clinical Medicine, UW
  • Brad Lichtenstein, ND, BCB, BCB-HRV, Physician, Writer, Educator, Associate Professor, Bastyr University
  • David Hansom, MD, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon and Founder, Vertus, Inc.
  • Sharna Prasad, DPT, physical therapist at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital

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