4th Annual Midwest Pain Treatment Education Expo

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Hilton Chicago/Northbrook

2855 North Milwaukee Avenue

Northbrook, IL 60062

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Gracie Gean Chronic Pain Advocacy & Consulting is excited to offer the 4th Annual Midwest Pain Treatment Education Expo in Northbrook, Illinois presented by OSKA Wellness. The goal of this event is to help you become better educated regarding treatments, how to utilize your voice with advocacy efforts and help you find local support.

We will have doctors and patients that will discuss the latest advances in pain management and complementary therapies. Local groups working to help the pain community will also be in attendance. This is an event you don't want to miss!

Registration is required to attend this event. Funds are used to support the Expo and GG Chronic Pain Foundation, a 501C3 Non-Profit. There is a live, commercial free online stream as well if you cannot attend in person. Although the live stream is free, registration is required for the live stream also. Online viewers will not have access to the exhibitors; only the speakers. In past years, attendees have had trouble deciding whether the speakers or the exhibitors were better! Many exhibitors offer free treatments right at the Expo! BE SURE TO BRING YOUR TICKET!

This Midwest event was inspired and created from the requests of the pain patients in the Midwest. We strive to house as many different pain treatment options in one location as possible. We want pain patients to see first hand that there are many options available to treat their pain, other than what they may hear about in their local clinic. We host local doctors as our speakers. This way our attendees may schedule appointments with these doctors after the conference if they so choose. This is our fourth annual event, and it just get better each year! Through our attendee feedback, we have made revisions and molded this into a patient-centered event that you won't want to miss!

We provide a full lunch consisting of a sandwich, wrap, or salad, an apple, a cookie, and choice of drinks.

Our schedule is extended this year in response to our survey requests!


8:00-6:00pm Exhibitors in exhibition hall

10:00-10:15am Welcome: Gracie Bagosy-Young, Gracie Gean Chronic Pain Advocacy & Consulting, GG Chronic Pain Foundation

10:15-11:00am Dr. Adam Young RUSH University Pain Clinic
“Chronic Pain: Is It In Your Genes?”

11:05-11:50am Dr. Tursha Hamilton & Dr. Fraser Smith, Naturopathic Clinicians National University of Health Sciences Whole Health Centers
"Naturopathic Approaches to Good Health and Reduction in Pain"

11:55-12:40pm Jeff Rabin Attorney, Law Offices of Rabin, Kodner & Brown
"Obtaining Disability for Chronic Pain"

12:40-1:10pm Lunch Live entertainment provided by Mai-Ling : Pioneering Alternative-Classical Pianist

12:50-1:10pm Dr. Ashraf Hanna, Florida Spine Institute, 10-day IV Ketamine Infusion Give-Away (Must be present to win) *Financial and Medical Qualifications Apply*

456.062 Advertisement by a health care practitioner of free or discounted services; required statement.—In any advertisement for a free, discounted fee, or reduced fee service, examination, or treatment by a health care practitioner licensed under chapter 458, chapter 459, chapter 460, chapter 461, chapter 462, chapter 463, chapter 464, chapter 465, chapter 466, chapter 467, chapter 478, chapter 483, part I of chapter 484, chapter 486, chapter 490, or chapter 491, shall appear in capital THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT.

1:15-2:00pm Dr. Leython Williams PT, ATHLETICO
"The Role of Physical Therapy in Chronic Pain"

2:02-2:50pm Mitch Meyers, IL Medical Cannabis Program, Nature's Care
"Implementing Medical Cannabis for Chronic Pain"

2:55-3:40pm Dr. Jay Joshi, Interventional Pain & Spine Physician National Pain Centers
"Regenerative Medicine"

3:45-4:15pm Speaker Panel- Q&A discussion

Exhibitors continue until 6:00pm


OSKA Wellness has generously donated 30 OSKA Pulse devices to be given away as door prizes!*
(Must be present to win)
*At 9am and 1pm the first 10 people in line at the OSKA Wellness booth will receive a FREE OSKA Pulse device! Additionally, we will give away 1 OSKA Pulse every hour all 10 hours of the Expo.

The Chicago Bears have made a wonderful donation that will be given away as a door prize!


Gracie Gean Chronic Pain Advocacy & Consulting
Florida Spine Institute
National Pain Centers
Vernon Square SurgiCenter
US Pain Foundation
Rabin, Kodner, & Brown Social Security Disability & SSI Advocacy
L Health Solutions

AVACEN Medical

Nature's Care

Spero Pain Relief Therapy of Illinois
Advance Sports Therapy
Bioness StimRouter
Alpine Health and Wellness
Be Well With Janel
TELA Medical
Enagic Kangen Water
Chicago Center for Myofascial Pain Relief
National University of Health Sciences

GG Chronic Pain Foundation
Lupus Society of Illinois
Missions On Fire
International Pain Foundation (iPain)
IL Women in Cannabis


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is plenty of free parking onsite. O'Hare airport is a 20 minute cab ride if you are flyig in.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

NO perfume or cologne! Many of us are sensitive to smells. Please bring a sweater or jacket. It is difficult to control the temperature in large conference rooms. Feel free to bring a blanket or pillow to prop up an arm or leg..whatever you need to make yourself comfortable! Service animals are always welcome at the Hilton Hotel!

Is the a hotel discount?

Yes! We have just negotiated a discount! Use this link or call and ask for group code. "GGPA"
*The discounted rate is $105. This rate is good ONLY if you book prior to July 22nd!*

How do I get the Live Stream link?

The link will be emailed to the address that you registered with on the day of the Expo.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Gracie Bagosy-Young

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Hilton Chicago/Northbrook

2855 North Milwaukee Avenue

Northbrook, IL 60062

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