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Empowered Relief: Improving access to interventions for pain relief and opioid reduction

About the event

Interested in opioid usage reduction? Then it doesn’t get much better than this!

We are SO excited to welcome, Stanford pain scientist, evidence-based psychologist, author and chronic pain suffer, Dr Beth Darnall to talk about the importance of patient-centered opioid prescribing and deprescribing. She will be looking at

  • The recent statistics around chronic pain and opioids.
  • A low or no-risk alternative to opioids.
  • The role of psychology in chronic pain.
  • The role of emotions in pain.
  • Why opioids are not a long-term strategy for pain.
  • Integrated strategies for pain-relief.

Beth will share insights into her published work as well as her ‘in-progress’ science on brief, digital, and home-based treatments for pain and opioid reduction.

This is going to be an incredible Le Pub Homebrew!

World Event Times

London – Wednesday 20 January 2021, 20:00:00 GMT

Amsterdam – Wednesday 20 January 2021, 21:00:00 CET

New York – Wednesday 20 January 2021, 15:00:00 EST

Adelaide – Thursday 21 January 2021, 06:30:00 ACDT

Beth Darnall, PhD

Beth Darnall, PhD, is a Stanford pain scientist, international speaker, evidence-based psychologist, and author.

Dr. Beth Darnall, PhD

Beth Darnall is Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Pain Medicine at Stanford University. A pain psychologist, she has treated patients with chronic pain for 15 years. She serves on the boards of directors for several national pain organizations, editorial boards, is a section editor for Pain Medicine, and served as the 2012 President of the Pain Society of Oregon.

Her research — conducted mainly on women with chronic pain — includes investigations of pain catastrophizing and its impact on neural functioning, the immune system, and sensory perception. She is focused on broadening access to low-cost, high-quality pain psychology treatments. She is currently studying how optimizing psychology prior to breast cancer surgery may improve pain and recovery in women.

She serves as the primary investigator on more than $5 million in NIH funding. She is currently investigating mechanisms of catastrophizing and the single-session catastrophizing treatment she developed.

She is Co-Chair of the American Academy of Pain Medicine’s Task Force on Pain Psychology, and in 2015 received a Presidential Commendation from the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

Her main passion is empowering people with chronic pain to harness the power of their mind-body connection to reduce symptoms and optimize health. She is author of Less Pain, Fewer Pills: Avoid the Dangers of Prescription Opioids and Gain Control Over Chronic Pain © 2014 and The Opioid-Free Pain Relief Kit © 2016.

Cancellation Terms

Places can be cancelled and refunded up to 48 hours before the start of the event. Within 48 hours of start time no refund.


Please note that Le Pub Home Brew is a LIVE EVENT. We are looking at options for giving access to recordings in the future, but right now, we are doing what we are best at – bringing you awesome live and interactive learning events!

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