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Managing Pain Through Technology

January 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Managing Pain Through Technology
Speaker: Gerry Stanley, MD, Medical Director, Harvard MEDTech
Date: January 27, 2021
Time: 5:30 Registration and Networking
6:00-7:00pm EST: Presentation
Cost: Free to all case managers.
CE: 1 contact hour for Nurses and Case Managers
To register go to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DzXiuFD8QX6PCQ98vLxFiw
Questions, email Anne Llewellyn at allewellyn48@gmail.com

Virtual Reality, pain management

About the Webinar: In the United States, roughly $600 billion is spent on pain management – usually in the form of addictive opioid drugs. Due to the dangers associated with long-term opiate-based pain medication, the development of additional strategies for chronic pain management is warranted. The advent of smartphones and associated technology has provided healthcare providers with a unique opportunity to provide pain management support. In this interactive online webinar, Dr. Gerry Stanley will discuss how the technology of virtual reality, combined with psychosocial treatment  can help an individual manage their pain without drugs. Dr. Stanley will share how virtual reality technology can help retrain the brain to better manage pain. 

 

Course objectives:

  • Provide learning about at-home Virtual Reality Therapy (VRT) as a non-medicative option for treating and managing chronic pain.
  • Show how the technology of virtual reality, combined with psychosocial treatment (for the hours the device cannot be worn), can help an individual manage their pain without drugs.
  • Explain how the brain works and why it’s so important to managing pain, and how virtual reality technology can help retrain the brain to better manage pain.

The webinar will provide both content learning and experiential learning and will provide course participants with information and understanding of how an at-home VRT program can be utilized in a physician-driven, patient-centric therapy program to treat and manage chronic pain. 

 

Speaker’s Bio: Gerry Stanley, M.D., P-CEO is the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Harvard MedTech and has a passion for healthcare transformation.  Dr. Stanley has a deep expertise in workers compensation, population health management, self-insured health plan management, medical consumerism and direct to employer network enablement. Dr. Stanley received his undergraduate degree from Creighton University studying Classical and Near Eastern Civilizations where he graduated magna cum laude.  He then attended the Creighton University School of Medicine where he served as class president for 3 years and graduated with clinical honors and received the university’s highest honor, the Spirit of Creighton Award.  Upon graduation he completed his residency at the Northern Colorado Family Medicine Program with a focus on rural and surgical family medicine.  He practiced medicine for over 10 years in a variety of practice settings and group/hospital leadership positions before attending the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and graduated from the Physician CEO program. We hope you will join us for this important webinar!  

Virtual reality

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January 27
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5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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