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Los Angeles, CA, United States, 2009/09/16 - Gender Matters Conference on September 18, 2009 to explore gender inequality in diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain.
Patricia Wynn-Jones, MD, Olympia Medical Center, will be one of the featured speakers at the 2nd Annual CME Women in Pain conference presented by For Grace, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring the ethical and equal treatment of women in pain, and Healthy African American Families. The 2nd annual CME Women In Pain Conference: Gender Matters – Building Bridges to Optimum Health will be held September 18, 2009, at the California Science Center in downtown Los Angeles, and will focus on giving women of all walks of life power over pain. The event will be open to the public with free admission.
More than 76 million people in the United States suffer from chronic pain; Most women and minorities go undiagnosed or never receive proper treatment.
At the Women in Pain Conference: Gender Matters, women of all ages and ethnicities will come together to seek out the latest information from health care professionals on chronic pain, discuss the importance of gender differences, review current pain management practices, discover alternative therapies for pain control, provide group support and much more.
More than 500 women in pain, caregivers and healthcare providers will attend the conference. Conference speakers will include:
• Diane Hoffman: Co-Author of “The Girl Who Cried Pain”
• Dr. Patricia Wynn-Jones, Olympia Medical Center
• Cheryl England: Editor-in-Chief, Southern California Physician Magazine
• Denise Dador: Health Specialist, KABC7 TV.
About Olympia Medical Center
Olympia Medical Center (olympiamc.com) is located in the heart of Los Angeles and has been providing medical care to its community since 1948. Services at the 204-bed acute care hospital include comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services and a 24-hour emergency room. The hospital is dedicated to clinical excellence and delivering health care services in a patient-centered, community focused environment. Services include the California Digestive Diseases Institute, the Los Angeles Center for Spine Care and Research, the Southern California Sports Medicine Institute, the center for Wound Management and Hyperbaric Medicine, the Continent Ostomy Center, the Center for Geriatric Health, Reflections and the Memory Institute. Olympia Medical Center is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.