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Medicine In Our Backyard with Richard Harris, PhD, Shalini S. Shah, MD

Managing Pain: How Do I Know What's Right for Me?

Medicine in our Backyard

The Newport Beach Public Library Foundation in collaboration with UCI Health is pleased to present the 2022-2023 season of Medicine in Our Backyard featuring an extraordinary group of renowned doctors and researchers speaking on a wide range of topics. The UCI doctors present the latest studies and newest technologies in an engaging online forum. This series is funded in part by the generosity of long time Newport Beach Public Library Foundation members Mike and Polly Smith.


Richard HarrisManaging Pain: How Do I Know What's Right for Me?

Richard Harris, PhD
Samueli Endowed Chair, UCI Samueli Integrative Health Institute
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care
UCI School of Medicine



Shah Shalini

Shalini S. Shah, MD
Vice Chair Pain Management, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care
UCI Health





Monday, September 25, 2023, 7:00pm

Everyone has the right to a pain-free life, but managing pain can be confusing and controversial. The goal at UCI Health is to help people understand pain and the options that are available for safe pain management. Shalini Shah, Vice Chair, Pain Management for the department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care and Richard Harris, PhD, Samueli Endowed Chair of the UCI Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute will discuss the importance of how to talk to your doctor about your pain issues so that you can restore your quality of life.


For more information on the series: https://nbplf.foundation/programs/medicine-in-our-backyard/

 Event details and RSVP Information: 

  • Location: Friends Room - Newport Beach Public Library  
  • Doors open 6:30pm
  • Presentation followed by Q&A

 Questions? Contact Director of Programs Kunga Wangmo-Upshaw kupshaw@nbplf.foundation or 949-717-3818.

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