Pain and Treatment Across the Lifespan October 29-30; Elkhart Lake
Another successful conference has come and gone, providing a compassionate montage of healing techniques. Attendees overall rated Dr. Andrasik's science on the Biobehavioral Management of Headaches as ‘excellent’, as well as the multiple concurrent sessions that were truly dynamic and provided people with new skills. We also enjoyed the fine catering and beautiful surroundings of the Osthoff.
Our membership meeting provided the opportunity to highlight 2004's accomplishments: the creation of the BSW website and the new benefit to members of posting their professional information on the website. Retiring board members were honored: Dr Mark Marnocha, PhD for his three years serving in the position of President (and many years before as a board member.) Also retiring was Dr. Suzanne Marnocha, BSN, MSN, PhD, who introduced the nursing profession to our Society. New board member, Karen Rauen, MSN, BCIAC was cheerfully welcomed. Dr. Robert Hodes, PhD, expressed his appreciation for BSW and his commitment to taking on the BSW President position for 2004/2005. President-elect, Dr. Suzie Franklin PhD, brings her experience in treating children with headaches at Children's Hospital to BSW.
I am relieved to pass on the baton, and have grown and learned immensely with this past year's responsibilities. Some of you have suffered through my poetry, with tear filled eyes, and compassionate hearts. I am grateful I had it in me to give back to such a fine Society. BSW is doing well, thanks to the support of our members and the commitment of our board to providing quality continuing education for the development of biofeedback skills as well as Integrative Medicine. In closing, I would like to acknowledge our Administrative Assistant, Melissa Meyer, and our Webmaster, James Putzer, for bringing us into the new millennium. Here's to seeing you all in September 2005.
Past President of BSW