June 16th, 2018
Join Pain BC on June 16th, 2018 for our third annual MOVEment Day fundraiser. MOVEment Day encourages people in pain and their supporters to participate in any form of movement, while raising awareness and funds to provide better supports and resources to the 1 in 5 who live with pain in BC.
How can you get involved in MOVEment day this year?
- If you live with chronic pain, pledge to MOVE!
- Share your ideas, planned activities, photos, and videos for MOVEment Day 2018 on our social media channels using #PainBCMOVEment
- Donate to support a Movement Pledger or pledge to MOVE and fundraise!
- If you are part of a wellness-oriented business or organization, you can support MOVEment Day by donating or contacting firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a class or team event benefitting Pain BC.
Support Movement Day by signing up for a class at one of the following participating studios:
Attend any of the following CHANGEpain seminars:
Looking for some MOVEment ideas and tips? Check out the following articles:
Donations to MOVEment Day are tax-deductible and will directly support Pain BC’s mission to improve the lives of people in pain. Please join us!
Mindfulness and Self-Compassion with Sarah Jarvis
Pain Waves Podcast
Sarah Jarvis, Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), first began exploring self-compassion as a much needed practice in her personal life. In this episode, she discusses how mindfulness and self-compassion can help people in pain increase their overall wellbeing by decreasing any underlying anxiety, stress, suffering and harmful self-criticisms that may be associated with their pain.
Pain BC Webinar Series on myoActivation
The myoActivation System of Pain Care (Part 1)
Recording now available
In the first of Pain BC's two-part series on myoActivation, Dr. Greg Siren, BSc MD CCFP FCFP explained the myoActivation trigger point injection-based treatment modality being used for people living with chronic pain by clinicians at the myo Clinic, BC Children's Hospital, Downtown Eastside Community Health Centre and CHANGEpain clinic.
myoActivation: A Systematic Approach to Pediatric Complex Pain Care (Part 2)
Jun 14, 2018 from 12-1pm PST
In the second of Pain BC's two-part series of webinars on myoActivation, Dr. Gillian Lauder, MB BCh, FRCA, FRCPC, CPE will discuss myoActivation in the context of her complex pain practice at BC Children’s Hospital, using a case-based approach to highlight key differences in the utilization of myoActivation in children.
Chronic Pain Management for Chiropractors
Workshop available in Vancouver
This workshop is intended for chiropractors or chiropractic students interested in developing or enhancing sound clinical skills in the assessment and treatment of people living with complex and chronic pain. This innovative evidence-based session will explore the best practices of biopsychosocial chronic pain management in the context of real clinical case studies.
Note: register before Jun 30, 2018 to receive an additional $20 off the early-bird fee.
Update: CPSBC Standard on the Safe Prescribing of Opioids and Sedatives
Revised Standard published on Jun 4, 2018
Pain BC is encouraged to see the progress made in the revised Standard on the Safe Prescribing of Opioids and Sedatives, with the College
now recognizing that patients who are on, or asking for, opioids must not be discriminated against or abandoned by their doctors. If you're a person in pain with concerns about your care, we encourage you to bring the revised Standard to the attention of your primary care provider.
Request for Feedback: Primary Care Waitlist Survey
If you're a person in pain who has experienced difficulty in obtaining a family physician or nurse practitioner, the Ministry of Health
, Doctors of BC
and regional health authorities would like your input on how they can improve upon the current health care system in BC.
Those interested can participate in two ways:
- Participate in a 2-hour workshop in either: Victoria, Vancouver or Prince George (details below)
- Email email@example.com to be interviewed at a time convenient for you
Request for Feedback: Partnering on Pain Survey
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF), CHEO Research Institute, Sick Kids Hospital, Dalhousie University and Alberta Children's Hospital would like your help in identifying the top 10 research priorities for pediatric chronic pain across Canada through this short survey. The survey will remain open until July 2018.
Petition: Zero-rate Medical Cannabis from Tax
Available until Jun 15, 2018
The following petition, sponsored by Member of Parliament (MP) Don Davies
, seeks your support in asking the federal government to exempt medical cannabis from tax
. This practice is already adopted for all other prescription medications in Canada, and although research into the effectiveness of cannabis is limited, cannabis can be effective in the treatment and/or management of many health conditions, including those that involve chronic pain.
Key elements of the petition include:
- The federal government’s newly announced proposal to apply excise taxes to medical cannabis, in addition to the existing sales tax, will disadvantage Canadians seeking relief from symptoms including pain, seizures, and insomnia.
- Applying any tax to medically prescribed cannabis is inconsistent with the taxation of all other prescription medicines, which are zero-rated;
- Taxes applied to medical cannabis create financial barriers to health and well-being for patients, and discourage Canadians from accessing the regulated medical cannabis system;
- Patients already pay sales tax on medical cannabis and aren’t eligible for reimbursement under most insurance plans in Canada.
- A tax exemption would would provide an incentive for patients to obtain medical cannabis as part of an integrated and managed treatment program overseen by their physician. It would also encourage the development of cannabis-derived drugs of known quality, strength, and composition by federally licensed providers.
UPCOMING WEBINARS: IN PARTNERSHIP WITH WWDPI
PSYCHOSOCIAL WORK ENVIRONMENT AND RISK OF STROKE
Jun 26, 2018 - 8:30 am PT
This webinar will present what is known about established risk factors for stroke, as well as what has been found in recent research on the associations between psychosocial work environment and the risk for stroke.
EVIDENCE INFORMED TIPS FOR PHYSICIANS ADDRESSING SICK LEAVE, STAY AT WORK AND RETURN TO WORK
Jul 18, 2018 - 11:00 am PT
More details coming soon.
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND WORK: INDIVIDUAL FACTORS IMPACTING EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Jul 26, 2018 - 11:00 am PT
More details coming soon.
FACTORS AFFECTING RETURN TO WORK AFTER INJURY OR ILLNESS
Aug 9, 2018 - 11:00 am PT
This webinar will explore evidence from 56 systematic reviews on factors influencing return-to-work outcomes across health conditions.
Pain BC is a program partner for the Chronic Pain Webinar Series hosted by the Work Wellness and Disability Prevention Institute.
UPCOMING PAIN BC AND PARTNER EVENTS
WEBINAR | MYOACTIVATION: A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO PEDIATRIC COMPLEX PAIN CARE (PART 2)
Jun 14, 2018 - 12 pm PT
In this webinar, Dr. Gillian Lauder will discuss myoActivation in the context of her complex pain practice at BC Children’s Hospital, using a case-based approach to highlight key differences in the utilization of myoActivation in children.
WORKSHOP | CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT FOR CHIROPRACTORS
This workshop is intended for chiropractors or students of chiropractic interested in developing or enhancing sound clinical skills in the assessment and treatment of people living with complex and chronic pain.
WORKSHOP| CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT FOR REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPISTS
This workshop provides RMTs with an opportunity to learn how modifications of traditional massage therapy practices can increase success and improve outcomes for people in pain.