2009: The War on Pain
In March 2009, the Caring Coalition, now numbering 35 partners, presented The War on Pain. The intent of this conference was to understand and discuss the rapidly evolving field of pain management. The keynotes of this event were nationally known pain management authorities Dr. Russell Portenoy and Dr. Perry Fine. Other speakers included nurses, physicians, clergy and family members with personal experiences. This conference was accredited for nurses, social workers, physicians and pharmacists, and drew more than 750 attendees.