• September 2015 – Pecha-Kucha talk on chronic pain (Biddeford, Maine)
    Guest Speaker
  • September 2015 – "Chronic Pain Knows No Bounds" ... a seminar on chronic pain awareness at University of New England (Biddeford, Maine)
    Presenting Speaker
  • September 2015 – Oh, I See... A Discussion on Opioid-Induced Constipation at PAINWeek (Las Vegas, NV)
    Panel Participant
  • August 2015 – Real Hope, Real Heroes Gala: A celebration of real-life heroes (Parsippany, NJ)
    Welcome Speech
  • April 2014 – Health Revolution Radio with Dr. Peter Abaci (iHeartRadio Show)
    Guest Speaker
  • March 2014 – Opioid Induced Constipation Public Service Announcement (taped PSA)
  • March 2014 – Aches and Gains with Dr. Paul Christo (Sirius XM Radio Show)
    Guest Speaker
  • March 2014 – Take Control Of Your Pain day (Phoenix, AZ)
  • February 2014 – Allied Arts Guild Auxiliary Group Meeting (Menlo Park, CA)
    Presenting Speaker
  • October 2013 – Take Control Of Your Pain day (Menlo Park, CA)
  • October 2013 – INvisible Project Launch Party (Menlo Park, CA)
    Welcome Speech & Presenter
  • September 2013 – Kansas City Pain Awareness Event (Kansas City, MO)
    Speaker – My Story and How I Became an Empowered Advocate
  • June 2012 – Mallinckrodt (St. Louis, MO)
  • April 2012 – Spring Lupus Mini-Conference (Redwood City, CA)
    Speaker – The Implications of Step Therapy/Fail First on Health Care Access
  • October 2010 – INvisible Project Viewing Party (Westport, CT)
  • September 2010 – INvisible Project Launch Party (New York City, NY)
  • August 2010 – Living with Hope with host Trudy Thomas (BlogTalkRadio show)
    Guest Speaker
  • June 2010 – Coach Marla (radio show)
    Guest Speaker
  • May 2010 – Triumph Over Pain Run/Walk/Roll (McKinney, TX)
    Opening Remarks
  • April 2010 – Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley Monthly Meeting (Alamo, CA)
  • February 2010 – Living with Hope with host Trudy Thomas (BlogTalkRadio show)
    Guest Speaker
  • September 2006 – Advanced Neuromodulation Systems (Plano, TX)
  • March 2006 – National Pain Foundation, Triumph Dinner (San Francisco, CA)
    Presenter – Pioneers of Medicine Award
  • October 2005 – Opioid Pain Management: the Good, the Bad, the Facts (Salt Lake City, UT)
    Speaker – Pain Every Day: A Person with Chronic Pain Speaks Out on the Importance of Pain Awareness
  • February 2005 – American Academy of Pain Medicine 21st Annual Meeting (Palm Springs, CA)
  • September 2004 – National Pain Foundation, Triumph Dinner (San Francisco, CA)
    Presenter – Celina Field Award
  • April 2002 – Nikken North America Convention (St. Louis, MO)
  • February 2002 – National Pain Awareness Week (San Francisco CA)
    Speaker – The Dramatic Under-treatment of Pain

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nicole’s speaking objectives:

  • Discuss the daily impact of pain on the quality of life for chronic pain persons
  • List helpful tips on how to empower, treat, and care for chronic pain persons
  • Identify challenges of persons in pain
  • Recognize the need to incorporate complementary therapies with Western Medicine
  • Instill the importance of keeping hope alive by encouraging persons in pain to continue searching for answers