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 WHEN: Ongoing

WHERE: Online

University of Saskatchewan Chronic Pain Dissertation Research

Researchers in the College of Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan are investigating chronic pain-related experiences and beliefs that contribute to whether or not they engage in phsyical actuvity, which is a proven chronic pain management strategy.

Can you take part in our study? Yes - if you are at least 18 years of age, had pain for at least six months, and you have tried to exercise at least once since your pain started. You do not have to be exercising right now to particioate., The study consists of three online surveys and the first survey will take about 30-45 minutes to do. Doing the surveys would be of great help to us!

Our study has been reviewed and approved by the Behavioural Research Ethics Board, University of Saskatchewan (BEH# 16-381).

If you are interested in volunteering, please follow this link:

https://fluidsurveys.usask.ca/s/ChronicPain/

Questions? Please email Miranda Cary: miranda.cary@usask.ca


WHEN: Ongoing

WHERE: Online


Pallium Canada Online Module

Pallium Canada is now offering a *NEW* online module titled Taking Ownership that encourages healthcare professionals to make primary-level palliative care a part of their daily work.

The learning objectives are:

  • Define "palliative care" and the "palliative care approach"
  • Identify patients who could benefit from a palliative care approach earlier in the illness
  • Activate a palliative care approach earlier in the illness trajectory
  • Expand your role in providing a palliative care approach in your setting(s)

The module outline is as follows:

  • When would a patient benefit from a palliative care approach?
  • Identifying patients early
  • Changing the culture
  • Who provides palliative care?
  • Quiz/Conclusion

To access the module CLICK HERE

About Pallium Canada:

Pallium Canada is a national organization created to improve the quality of hospice and palliative care services through the development and dissemination of peer-reviewed education, resources and clinical decision-making tools for interprofessional health care providers. Since 2001, Pallium Canada has been the sole national organization supporting continuing interprofessional palliative care education across Canada.

WHEN: Ongoing

WHERE: Online

Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain:
Using the Canadian Guideline in Your Practice

This teaching module explores each of the five clusters of the Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain, highlighting treatment recommendations through case presentations and summaries, and includes many useful tools to help manage, assess, and monitor patients using opioid therapy for chronic non-cancer pain.

To better understand and be able to implement the recommendations in the Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain, after completing this module the learner will be able to:

  • Identify patients with chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) who may benefit from a trial of opioid therapy.
  • Discuss the decision process involved when considering a trial of opioid therapy.
  • Describe the potential risks associated with opioids such as side effects, long term medical complications and addiction.
  • Describe what a trial of opioid therapy involves.
  • List appropriate documentation for the prescribing and monitoring of opioid therapy and the tools that can be used for monitoring efficacy and safety of opioids.
  • Cite examples of when opioids should be rotated, tapered or stopped.
  • Discuss the appropriate use of opioids in specific higher-risk populations.
  • Identify resources available to help you and your patients manage their CNCP.

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WHEN: October 21-22, 2016
            January 13-14, 2017
            April 7-8, 2017

WHERE: Toronto, Ontario

MSK CONNECT

MSK CONNECT is a 3 weekend course conducted in an enhanced learning environment that is of greater depth than a continuing education conference, but not as time intensive as a one-year clinical sport medicine fellowships.

For more information and to register click here!

WHEN: Ongoing

WHERE: Online

Graduate Diploma in Pain Care

Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada is offering a new Graduate Diploma in Pain Care program.  It is an 8-month, part-time blended program for practicing healthcare professionals that have a desire to provide comprehensive pain care in their current practice and/or who wish to become experts in pain within their work environment. The program provides in-depth theoretical and clinical knowledge that will enhance the ability of healthcare professionals to provide quality care related to pain care. The program is interdisciplinary and includes faculty from various disciplines, including nursing, anesthesiology and preoperative medicine, biomedical and molecular sciences, rehabilitation therapy, and psychology. Four courses are offered online, and the fifth course is a 1-week on-site integrated interprofessional course using simulation laboratories at Queen’s University. The final course focuses on applying the theoretical concepts learned during the online courses to clinical scenarios in a clinical simulation environment to further learners’ understanding of the application of best practices in pain care.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://nursing.queensu.ca/graduate

WHEN: April 26-28, 2017

WHERE: Aalborg, Denmark

Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain (SASP) - Annual Meeting 2017

Join your Scandinavian pain-interested colleagues in Aalborg, Denmark, for the Annual SASP Meeting on 27-28 April, 2017.

The meeting will take place at the Aalborg University's downtown campus CREATE, overviewing the beautiful fjord "Limfiorden".

To view the flyer for this event click here!

For more information and to register for the event click here!

NOTE: CPS members can attend this meeting at the SASP members rate! 

WHEN: April 27-28, 2017

WHERE: Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

Institute on Advancing Chronic Pain
Assessment and Management

Course Description

Pain as a prevalent and universal symptom has major impact on individuals of all ages,their family and society. This course will focus on contemporary chronic pain assessment and management practices and related diagnostic reasoning and management based on theoretical models, best evidence and current treatment guidelines.The institute will have broad applicability for practitioners of all disciplines working in a variety of practice settings and with diverse populations. Participants will learn from leading pain experts about current pain practices and strategies for improving patient assessment, care and clinical outcomes.Specific approaches and procedures will be discussed for patients with acute and/or chronic pain; pain management and addiction.

Program Learning Objectives

  • Understand the neurophysiology and related pathology for specific pain assessment and management approaches.
  • Appreciate the perspective and experience of individuals experiencing pain.
  • Identify focused assessment approaches for patients of varying ages, with complex comorbidities,and experiencing acute and/or persistent pain.
  • Describe pain management strategies for acute and/or persistent pain for patients including pharmacology, procedural analgesia, self-management, physical and psychological approaches.
  • Identify the relevant guidelines, standards and/or policies currently in use for treatments and/or procedures.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Please visit our website: bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca

Or contact us at: pd.nursing@utoronto.ca

Click here to download a PDF for this event