Pain Summit

Hi All,

The For Grace organization began in 2002 and was started by Cynthia Toussaint, who dealt with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and uses a Wheelchair.  She wrote a book called,

Battle for Grace: A Memoir of Pain, Redemption and Impossible Love.

This is their 10th Annual Conference–let’s not miss it.  For Grace’s main goal is to increase awareness and promote education of the gender disparity women experience in the assessment and treatment of their pain.  The Conference will focus on Integrative Care and the National Institutes of Health’s National Pain Strategy.  Click on the Term to learn more.  The conference is for Women & Men.
You may call the Number on the Flyer below at (818) 760-7635 and speak with John Garrett.
Pamela A. Inaba

The Office of Women’s Health thought that you might be interested in this upcoming conference which is being presented by the For Grace non-profit organization. Please share this email with your contacts, clients and colleagues who might be interested in attending.

For Grace’s Change Agent Pain Summit: Part One
“Your Voice, Your Solutions for Improving Pain Care in California”

On behalf of For Grace, I invite you to a uniquely empowering event for people living with chronic pain and their caregivers.

It’s our Change Agent Pain Summit: Part One to be hosted on Friday, September 22, 2017 at The California Endowment – Center for Healthy Communities in downtown Los Angeles.

For Grace is thrilled to be hosting a new event this year, one that will give women (and men) with chronic pain a voice in improving pain care for the six to seven million people in California challenged by daily, persistent pain.

During this exciting day of storytelling and discovery, you’ll have the opportunity to share with us the barriers you face when getting quality pain care – and what is working for you. Together we’ll uncover best practices and better solutions that will be shared with healthcare leaders in California during our Part Two event in June 2018.

Also, we’ll dive deep into the National Institutes of Health’s National Pain Strategy, the most hopeful development in years for finally putting chronic pain on the map as a serious public health problem in the US. We’ll look at the Strategy’s groundbreaking recommendations and how to get it rolling here in California.

Join us on September 22nd – and speak up and loud about what keeps you from getting the best care you deserve. Also the day will provide an excellent chance to network and find community with others going through the same hardships and triumphs you are!

Among the day’s highlights will be an award-winning art gallery by Woman In Pain Radene Marie Cook. A live webcast by will be available for those who are unable to join us in person.

Were honored that Dr. Susan Samueli, founder of the UC Irvine Center for Integrative Medicine, will be this year’s recipient of our Patron of Womens Rights Award.

All ticket purchases include full-day conference admission, meals, parking and tote bag.


Name: For Grace’s Change Agent Pain Summit: Part One
Date: Friday, September 22rd, 2017
Time: 8:30AM – 4:00PM
Location: Center for Healthy Communities

1000 N. Alameda Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Close to Union Station)

Cost: People In Pain & Caregivers: $20.00

Become a Change Agent for millions of individuals in the Golden State going through the same challenges you are. Be their inspiration and hope. We look forward to seeing you on a day sure to empower, inspire, enlighten and educate – For Grace’s Change Agent Pain Summit: Part One!

John Garrett
Director, For Grace


Denise Pacheco

Special Projects Assistant

L.A. County Department of Public Health

Office of Women’s Health

3400 Aerojet Avenue, Third Floor

El Monte, CA 91731

626-312-1192 Tel.

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