Optimizing Pain Management Topic of Upcoming Free Lecture on Aug. 13

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Aug. 5, 2009 – Chronic pain affects an estimated 86 million American adults to some degree. That is why Southeast Georgia Health System is sponsoring the lecture, “Optimizing Pain Management.” This presentation, part of the Health System’s ongoing series of free community lectures, is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. in the Linda S. Pinson Conference Center on the Brunswick Campus, 2415 Parkwood Drive, Brunswick.

The speaker for this event is anesthesiologist and pain management specialist Thomas Runyan, MD. Runyan, who is board certified in anesthesiology and pain management, graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed his residency in anesthesia with a sub-specialization in pain management at University Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

“In the United States, nearly one third of the population experience severe chronic pain at some point in life. It is currently the most common cause of long-term disability, which partially or totally disables upwards of 50 million people,” Runyan says. “Effective pain management utilizes a variety of modalities to improve function and quality of life.”

Following his lecture, Runyan will answer questions from the audience and light refreshments will be served.

Additional seminars scheduled for August are: “Hyperlipidemia: High Cholesterol & Triglyceride Levels Speed Up Hardening of the Arteries” on Thursday, Aug. 20, at the Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus, 2000 Dan Proctor Drive, St. Marys; “Plastic Surgery Procedures That May Be Covered by Insurance” on Thursday, Aug. 20, at the Brunswick Campus; and “What Have Your Kidneys Done For You Lately?” on Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Brunswick Campus. All seminars begin at 6 p.m.

To reserve a seat for this lecture or any other lecture in the series, please call 912-466-5160 or register online at www.sghs.com and click on the Calendar of Events.