Diabetic Nerve Pain Awareness

Kathy Sapp, CEO of The American Chronic Pain Association, a philanthropic organization, and Dr. David Armstrong, podiatric surgeon, and researcher with Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California discuss nerve damage caused by diabetes called diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) or diabetic nerve pain as it is most commonly called.   They also talk about an educational campaign called “Name That Pain” launched by Averitas Pharma,  the American Chronic Pain Association, and members of the medical and patient community to raise awareness and emphasize the importance of identifying symptoms of diabetic nerve pain and talking with a healthcare provider early in the treatment journey.   

Kathy Sapp is CEO of the American Chronic Pain Association, as well as the Co-founder of Patient Mind Inc. Kathy has worked for Marion Labs, Marion Merrell Dow, Hoechst Marion Roussel, Aventis, Pharmion Corporation, and Teva Pharmaceuticals. She was responsible for forming alliances with hundreds of national and international advocacy organizations and third parties to enact mutually beneficial strategies to meet business and patient needs. Kathy managed advisory boards on a global basis while building strong relationships with advocacy organizations and Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs). Her established relationships include rare diseases (Huntington’s, aplastic anemia, multiple myeloma), bipolar disorder, diabetes, CV, neurology (pain, migraine, MS, epilepsy, narcolepsy), and oncology. Kathy evaluated and supported thousands of medical and patient education grants and sponsorship requests. Kathy developed collaborative agreement opportunities and built strategic advocacy plans and budgets. As a health advocate, her sponsorship of innovative and award-winning programs supported millions of people globally… so patients could engage in their healthcare rights.

Kathy lives in Overland Park, Kansas and enjoys spending time with her family and cycling. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Avila University.

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