The San Diego Pain Summit is a continuing education pain science conference. This event was founded by Rajam Roose and formed in a spur of the moment idea. Back in 2014, she organized a continuing education workshop for manual therapists. During one of the breaks, she overheard the instructor asking a couple the students (who had recently graduated from a physical therapy program) if they had learned anything about pain science in school. And if they were familiar with pain research experts such as Patrick Wall, David Butler, Lorimer Moseley, etc.
The students nodded their heads, yes, and then one spoke out and replied: "Yes, we were taught about pain science at my school but I have no idea how to apply it into my practice."
A flash of an idea and the Summit was born. The San Diego Pain Summit aims to connect clinical practice and pain research together under one roof in an interdisciplinary gathering.
The San Diego Pain Summit conference format is linear, affording each participant access to all of the presentations available without having to choose between equally relevant and important topics.
The sense of community is another key reason people attend the Summit, and the value of community is fostered and strengthened throughout the Summit through the casual Networking Event, during breaks, and in the hands-on workshops.
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Rajam Roose is the CEO & Founder of the San Diego Pain Summit, LLC. She was a massage therapist for 16 years and ran a digital consulting business for massage business owners for five years. Rajam has also published a memoir, Travels With A Road Dog: Hitchhiking Along The Roads Of The Americas, a travel narrative documenting 4.5 years she lived hitchhiking and vagabonding in four countries.