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Burke Rehabilitation Center and Hospital for Special Surgery to Host Free Pain Management Seminar, Nov. 20

Published November 4, 2013

Burke Rehabilitation Center,in conjunction with Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City, the leader in orthopedics, will host a free pain management seminar from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 20, in the Rosedale Conference Room of the Billings Building on the Burke campus at 785 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains. 

The co-sponsored program will feature presentations by Mary F. Chisholm, M.D., assistant attending anesthesiologist at HSS as well as an assistant clinical professor in anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical College. She specializes in both palliative care and regional anesthesia with a sub-specialty in pain management. Her talk will discuss how pain manifests itself in our bodies and what it means.

Barbara Wukovits, R.N., BSNC, director of pain services in the Department of Anesthesiology at HSS will discuss taking control of your pain,your options,what to do and who to see.

The evening’s third presenter will be Wil Siegel, DPT, supervisor of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s Mamaroneck Outpatient Clinic. He will discuss the importance of staying active and how exercising can help reduce pain.

According to Mary Beth Walsh, M.D., CEO and executive medical director of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, “This free educational program being held jointly by Burke and the Hospital for Special Surgery demonstrates both organizations’ commitment to community education programs and reinforces the working relationship the two hospitals have shared for many years.”

For more information about the Pain Management Seminar or to register for the event, please call (914) 597-2848. Seating is limited and registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

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