Join entertainer, best-selling author and patient advocate Naomi Judd on January 22 at 6 p.m. as she shares practical and innovative tools for recovery and health as well as her own triumphant story of finding a path to health. At the pinnacle of her career, Naomi learned she had contracted Hepatitis C, a potentially fatal chronic liver disease, from an infected needle when she worked as a registered nurse. This cut short her musical career and forced her into early retirement to battle the disease.
Now fully recovered from Hepatitis C, she is passionate about advocating for people with chronic conditions, including persistent pain. She knows how debilitating pain can be and how it can impact the whole person – body, mind and spirit – and the whole family. She has personally seen how it affected a dear friend who suffered excruciating pain from terminal pancreatic cancer. She also knows that managing pain effectively can change lives.
“That’s why I am speaking out – pain can and should be treated. For some people, pain may be inevitable, but suffering is optional,” says Naomi. “Untreated pain can interfere with everyday activities that most of us take for granted: going to work, driving a car, or even hugging your children or grandchildren.”
A book signing follows the seminar. Books will be available for sale. Early bird registration is $15 until January 15. Onsite registration is $20. The event will be held at the Paradise Point Resort in San Diego. For more information, or to register, call Scripps Conference Services and CME at 858-652-5400 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) project at Camp Pendleton.
Part of Scripps Health, Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine offers conventional and scientifically validated complementary medicine. Through clinical research, education, prevention and lifestyle changes, the center seeks to empower its patients to take charge of their health. More information about the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine and the conference can be found at scrippsintegrativemedicine.org.
Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Health is a $2 billion nonprofit community health system based in San Diego, Calif. Scripps treats a half-million patients annually through the dedication of 2,600 affiliated physicians and 12,700 employees among its five acute-care hospital campuses, home health care services, and an ambulatory care network of clinics, physician offices and outpatient centers. Recognized as a leader in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, Scripps is also at the forefront of clinical research and graduate medical education. More information can be found at www.scripps.org.