Event Details

This interdisciplinary panel will present and discuss best practices for chronic pain management in older adults from the medical, rehabilitation, and psychology perspectives. Participants will learn strategies and techniques for screening, assessing, communicating with, and addressing chronic pain. Please register now for this unique opportunity!

This event is FREE and open to all.

Two CE credits are offered to Illinois nurses, social workers, and professional counselors.


8:30 AM - 9 AM
Multidisciplinary Pain Management
Presentation and Q/A time
9 AM - 9:30 AM
Encouraging Movement
Presentation and Q/A time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
The Role of Psychology in Pain Management
Presentation and Q/A time


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    Shannon La Penna, PT, DPT

    Physical Therapist at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

    Shannon La Penna earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northwestern University. Dr. La Penna is a member of an interdisciplinary team at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Pain Management Center. She is passionate about collaborating with people living with pain in order to help them to learn and integrate self-management skills to engage in meaningful activities of life. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Dr. La Penna developed strong communication and active listening skills through teaching Spanish to middle school students.

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  • Shana Margolis, MD (Attending Physician at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab)

    Shana Margolis, MD

    Attending Physician at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab


    Dr. Margolis has been practicing at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab since finishing fellowship in 2008. Her primary clinical work is in sports medicine, musculoskeletal medicine, and chronic pain management. She also specializes in spasticity management. Dr. Margolis serves as an oral board examiner proctor and oral board exam vignette writer for the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She serves as a reviewer for various rehabilitation and pain journals.

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  • Patricia Merriman, PhD (Assistant Professor at Rush University Medical Center)

    Patricia Merriman, PhD

    Assistant Professor at Rush University Medical Center


    Assistant Professor
    Department of Anesthesiology, Rush Medical College

    PhD, University of Notre Dame
    Residency, Psychiatric Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago

    Areas of Expertise
    Pain management, complex regional pain syndrome, health psychology, mood disorders

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6/15/21 Addressing Chronic Pain

Webinar Presentation 8:30 AM

This is a free event which includes 2.0 CE Credits

Standard Price Free