Two Free Upcoming Expos

Check out these two free upcoming expos.

Chronic Pain Expo

Sept. 7
In honor of September’s status as chronic pain awareness month, Arizona Pain will sponsor a free Chronic Pain Awareness Expo on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. Ideal for caregivers and those living with chronic pain, the event will be an opportunity to learn how to cope with pain and improve both physical and mental health. Expect the expo to highlight chronic pain topics, such as alternative therapies, interventional treatments, mental health and cutting-edge studies. And local local health and wellness vendors will be present to provide product samples and vital information on pharmacology, nutrition, rehabilitation, wellness programs, unique therapies, lifestyle products and home care. Representatives from local support groups will also be on hand to talk with expo attendees.

“Arizona Pain wanted to extend additional chronic pain resources to the public, so that perhaps someone out there who is suffering can get help that they never knew existed right here in their local community,” says Kristen Wesley, publicelations representative at Arizona Pain.

The Chronic Pain Awareness Expo will take place at the J.W. Marriott from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For the most up-to-date details, keep checking Arizonapain.com, and the Arizona Pain social media channels on Facebook and Twitter (@Arizonapain). You can also contact Kristenw@arizonapain.com with questions or to RSVP.

Latina Power Expo

Sept. 26-27
The Hispanic Women’s Corporation (HWC) invites you to support the professional leadership empowerment of Latina women, youth and scholars through its Professional, Executive and Youth Leadership Institutes. The HWC hosts the largest gathering of Latinas in the United States, and this is not an event to miss.

The big event kicks off Sept. 26, 2013, and runs through the following day. It’s held at The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, conveniently located just north of East Van Buren at 340 N. Third St. More than 3,000 attendees and sponsors from across the country will show up to support the 501 c(3) nonprofit corporation.

The Latina Power Expo will be open to the general public. During the event, the emphasis will be on career resources, a health care fair and going green for environmental sustainability. There will also be demonstrations and a family resources area. Additionally, Arizona Pain’ marketing team member Petra Fimbres will chair the HWC Health and Wellness 2013.

Please come out and support HWC & Arizona Pain in this extraordinary event. For additional information please call 602-954-7995 or visit Hispanicwomen.org.

Did you know?

More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.

Unrelieved pain can result in decreased ability to function fully, lost income or loss of employment, inability to participate in social and recreational activities.

Pain places tremendous burdens on our country in the form of health care costs, rehabilitation and lost worker productivity, as well as the emotional and financial burdens it places on the patients themselves and their own families.

Pain is a significant public health problem costing society at least $560 billion to $635 billion annually — an amount equal to about $2,000 per person living in the U.S.

–From the American Academy of Pain Medicine