An important and under reported and under researched area is pediatric pain. Research continues to demonstrate evolving trends in the measurement and effective treatment of pain in children and that there are long-lasting effects of inadequate pain control during childhood.
The U.S. Pain Foundation—the largest pain advocacy group in the country—has opened registration for its “Pediatric Pain Warrior Retreat in San Antonio, Texas on May 24th through the 26th.
“Our goal is to bring young people living with pain and their families together, to educate them, and help them connect to other pain warriors and their families,” says Director of Pediatric Pain Warrior Program, Casey Cashman. Cashman continues saying, “Morgan’s Wonderland provides the perfect opportunity to our pain warriors to enjoy their weekend without the barriers they normally face.”
The weekend will kick off with a welcome dinner on Friday night. Saturday will consist of our Take Control of Your Pain educational day and Sunday will wrap the weekend up with a fun filled day at Morgan’s Wonderland. To learn more about Morgan’s Wonderland, click here.
Attendance is available on a first-come, first-serve basis of registration. The retreat includes lodging for three nights, food, and entrance to Morgan’s Wonderland. U.S. Pain Foundation will cover hotel expense, meals and theme park tickets for the weekend’s festivities. There will also be a limited amount of travel expense scholarships available for those that qualify.
To register, click here.
If you want to learn more about chronic pain, let us suggest The Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine. It was created several years ago, conceived by key leaders of acute and chronic pediatric pain medicine programs, who believed there was a need for a new society because of rapid advancement of highly specialized knowledge in the field, a great increase in the numbers of patients, and strong desire for collaboration and advocacy for infants, children, and adolescents with painful conditions.