Date(s) - 04/24/2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Please join us on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 1-2:30PM CST (2-3:30PM CST, 12-1:30PM MT, 11AM-12:30PM PST).
Many individuals living with sarcoidosis experience chronic pain and severe fatigue on a regular basis. The complicated nature of sarcoidosis and its different effects on the body make the explanation of these phenomena more difficult. Research has shown the pain decreasing effects of educating those living with chronic pain about the nature of this pain. Furthermore an understanding of how pain work provides those living with it to understand how and when to integrate other helpful tools for pain management. This presentation will discuss these explanations as well as provide useful information to help manage these significant aspects of living a life with sarcoidosis.
The three objectives of this presentation include
- Learn some of the basic causes of pain and fatigue in sarcoidosis.
- Learn active and valuable techniques to manage these symptoms.
- Have the opportunity to discuss their thoughts, concerns, and personal experiences with others related to pain and fatigue in their sarcoidosis journey.
About our Facilitator, Meghan Kennedy, PhD
Dr. Meghan Kennedy is a licensed clinical psychologist in the State of Illinois and works for the Edwards-Elmhurst Health System as a pain management psychologist. In her work, she strives to help patients understand the mechanisms of chronic pain and pain’s effects on emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, while also helping them accept and move forward with their pain in a manner that brings them towards their values and away from their suffering. In her free time, Dr. Kennedy enjoys open water swimming (when Chicago weather allows), bicycling, crocheting, and is on the executive committee for Illinois Miss Amazing.
Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim