Pain Foundations launching January 2019
Online chronic pain course for health care providers
Pain Foundations is an online course designed for health care providers of all disciplines
to address the challenges faced when assessing and treating people living with chronic pain. This course will enable health care providers to:
- Identify and recognize the underlying symptoms of acute and chronic pain from a biopsychosocial perspective
- Use tools to monitor the biopsychosocial impact on the patient and to reassess their pain management plan
- Implement non-pharmacological strategies to create a holistic treatment plan for people living with pain
- Learn to empower the patient to self-manage their pain
Course launch date: January 7, 2019
Cost: FREE for health care providers who pre-register before December 31, 2018
Canadian Academy of Health Sciences: Annual Forum
Sep 13, 2018 in Vancouver
The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
(CAHS) will hold its Annual Forum in Vancouver on September 13th
. The CAHS forum will discuss the need for a national strategy that would usher in a new era of chronic pain prevention, primary care and specialist treatment and prevention in Canada.
Patients, clinicians, scientists and innovators will present on drug discovery, new goals in non-pharmacological pain interventions, new ways to involve patients and better methods to deliver care. Pain BC Executive Director, Maria Hudspith, will be among the keynote speakers.
Fort Spike Classic: Charity roundnet tournament for Pain BC
Sep 16, 2018 in Langley
Fort Sport and Family Physio
are hosting their 1st annual charity roundnet tournament on September 16, 2018 in Langley. Those attending will be able to play either recreationally or competitively. Tickets are by donation and all proceeds will benefit Pain BC.
Request for feedback: Review of pain medication for inclusion in Pharmacare
Accepting patient and caregiver feedback until Sep 19, 2018
The Ministry of Health is in the process of considering tapentadol hydrochloride (Nucynta® Extended Release) for coverage as a pain medication under Pharmacare and are requesting input from people in pain and caregivers as part of their review. Feedback will be accepted until September 19, 2018.
Request for feedback: Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP)
New network seeking feedback to improve how child pain is managed
Invitation to join research study: Parenting with chronic pain
Virtual learning session for health professionals: How do I help my patient who has chronic pain and is using opioids?
Sep 21, 2018
Dr. Rob Tanguay and colleagues from Alberta Health Services
are hosting a virtual learning session on September 21, 2018 to discuss how health care providers can best support patients using opioids for chronic pain relief. Those interested can register here
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Upcoming webinars: In partnership with WWDPI
The Costs and Benefits of Recruiting and Retaining People with Mental Illness
In this webinar, participants will explore the business case for hiring, accommodating and supporting employees with mental illness.
Sustained Employability of Cancer Patients and Survivors: Are We Getting Any Closer?
Learn about the adverse work outcomes experienced by cancer patients and survivors during the whole cancer care continuum.
Strategies for Supporting Smoking Cessation Among Indigenous Fathers: Results of a Participatory Design Project
Join researchers as they discuss their findings from consultations with Indigenous fathers and stakeholders, which have been used to develop a smoking cessation program for fathers.
Employers' Management of Employees Affected by Cancer
This webinar will explore the current evidence on the factors that likely to influence an employers' management of employees recovering from cancer
Work Outcomes in Self-Employed Cancer Survivors
Details coming soon.
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
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.
Pain BC Webinar | myoActivation Treatment in a Primary Care Setting
Join Barb Eddy, Family Nurse Practitioner as she gives her perspective on providing myoActivation treatment for chronic pain in her practice at the Downtown Community Health Centre in Vancouver.
Interdisciplinary Pain Education Day: Current Topics in Pain Management
Pain BC is parterning with Providence Health
to deliver this fantastic day of pain talks on topics including: Managing Pain and Addiction, Pain and Ethics, The Cannabis Question, Resilience, Prescription Opioids and Pain, and Soundscapes, Music and Pain.
Pain BC Webinar | Acupuncture and Chronic Pain
In this webinar, Dr. Teresa Clarke, staff physician in the Complex Chronic Diseases Program at BC Women’s Hospital will present on her work providing acupuncture treatment to people living with chronic pain.