We are so excited about the conference on April 15th! Along with our morning keynote speaker Mike Denton, Jim Ryser has agreed to be our AFTERNOON Keynote Speaker! Two great talks by two incredible professionals making great changes in the care of patients.
Jim Ryser, MA, LMHC, LCAC, is the Program Manager of the Chronic Pain and Chemical Dependence Programs at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital.
Having had a successful music career both as a solo artist and a guitarist/violinist with John Mellencamp in the 90's, it took a turn. A lifetime of pain, compromised health, and pain management in the liberal opioid style of the '80's and '90's led to pain rehabilitation in 1991. Jim decided almost immediately that his experience from the pain of over 50 surgeries might have value, so he left music to pursue his education.
Jim will share his experience, strength, and hope along with his most recent expertise resulting from the prescription drug epidemic in the state of Indiana. He currently works with Attorney General Greg Zoeller as an advisor for the AG’s Prescription Drug Task Force. He is active with the DEA helping to reduce pill mills in the state of Indiana. His pain rehabilitation program focuses on helping his patient population learn to manage pain without mood altering medications, with a focus on the 12 steps. He has recently developed an adolescent program for at-risk and addicted teens.
He has spoken nationally about the perils of addiction and chronic pain both clinically and as an entertainer, with a focus on recovery as a lifestyle.
So please join us on April 15th at the Bloomington Convention Center. For full information, click here!