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2016 Conference Program
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PRE-CONFERENCE - Wednesday, May 20

8:00am - 1:00pm             CPS Board Meeting (Board Members Only)
3:00 - 4:00pm         Education SIG Meeting
4:00 - 4:30pm         Interventional Pain SIG Meeting
4:30 - 5:30pm         CPS Board and SIG Chair Meeting
4:00 - 6:00pm         SPOR Patient Engagement Meeting
6:00 - 7:30pm          Welcome Reception


DAY 1 - Thursday, May 21

7:00 - 9:00am         Breakfast 
7:30 - 8:45am          Annual General Meeting 
8:45 - 9:00am         Opening Remarks 
9:00 - 9:45am     
        Mary Ellen Jeans Keynote Lecture

Understanding Human Pain Perception and Analgesia through Advanced Neuroimaging

Dr. Irene Tracey
Nuffield Professor Anaesthetic Science & Director of Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain & Head, Nuffield Division Anaesthetics, University of Oxford, England, UK

9:45 - 10:00am            Poster Blitz 
10:00am - 11:00pm         Coffee Break / Posters / Trade Show 
11:00am - 12:30pm



        There is an App for That: Using Mobile Technology to Improve Chronic Pain
        Chair: Jennifer Stinson
        Speakers: Robert N. Jamison; M. Cary Reid Jr.
        Understanding Self-Regulatory Processes in Abdominopelvic Pain: We Have the

        Chair: Dean Tripp
        Speakers: Adrijana Krsmanovic; Abi Muere

        Novel Solutions to a Chronic Problem: Improving Patients’ Triaging at Tertiary
        Pain Clinics

        Chair: Yoram Shir
        Speakers: Alexander J. Clark; Chris Spanswick

        Optogenetic Approaches Towards Studying Pain
        Chair: Gerald W. Zamponi
        Speakers: Steve Prescott; Philippe Seguela
12:30 - 1:30pm         Lunch / Posters / Trade Show
1:30 - 3:00pm          Symposia
          When Sex is Painful: Translating Research into Clinical Practice for Couples with

        Chair: Natalie O. Rosen
        Speakers: Kate Rancourt; Serena Corsini-Munt

        Using YouTube Videos as a Means of Widely Disseminating Knowledge About

        Chair: Denise Harrison
        Speakers: Karen Davis; Christine Chambers

        Cannabis for Pain: Evidence, Education and Evolution
        Chair: Mark Ware
        Speakers: Ruth Dubin; Mary Lynch

        Hot Topics
        Chair: Jeffrey Mogil
        Speakers: TBD

3:00 - 4:00pm          Coffee Break / Posters / Trade Show
4:00 - 5:30pm         Symposia
          Organizational Initiatives to Increase Interprofessional Pain Competencies and
        Decrease the Knowledge to Practice Gap

        Chair: Bonnie Stevens
        Speakers: Judy Watt-Watson; Allen Finley

        Trainee Session
        Chair: Whitney Scott
        Speakers: Irene Tracey; Mark Ware; Fernando Cervero

        Neuronal Excitability and Pain
        Chair: Michael Hildebrand
        Speakers: Jason McDougall; Slobodan Todorovic

        Interventional Management of Pain
        Chair: Mohammed F. Shamji
        Speakers: Anuj Bhatia; Philip Peng

5:30 - 6:30pm          Nursing Issues SIG Meeting


DAY 2 - Friday, May 22

7:00 - 8:30am          Breakfast 
8:30 - 8:45am          Opening Remarks
8:45 - 9:30am   
        Plenary Session           

A Lipid Kinase that Regulates Nociceptive Signaling and Sensitization

Dr. Mark Zylka
Associate Professor in the Department of Cell Biology & Physiology and UNC Neuroscience Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

9:30 - 10:00am    Early Career Award Lecture

Mechanisms, Outcomes, and Mobilization of Maternally-Led Interventions for Newborn Care

Dr. Marsha-Campbell-Yeo
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Dalhousie University and Clinician Scientist, IWK Health Centre

10:00 - 11:00am         Coffee Break / Posters / Trade Show 
11:00am - 12:30pm         Symposia
          Probing Neural Networks Dynamics of Pain and Attention: Insights into Brain
        Mechanisms Underlying Individual Variability in Pain Coping and Chronic Pain

        Chair: Karen D. Davis
        Speakers: Aaron Kucyi; Etienne Vachon-Presseau; Mathieu Roy

        Keeping the “I” in Pain: Novel Approaches for Integrating the Subjective Pain
        Experience into Theory, Research and Practice

        Chair: Timothy H. Wideman
        Speakers: Geoff Bostick; Whitney Scott

        Evaluation of Abuse Deterrent Opioids in the Opioid-Dependent Population: An
        Overview of Clinical Approaches, Ethical Considerations and Patient Management

        Chair: Hance Clarke
        Speakers: Pierre Geoffroy; Jack Corman; Beatrice Setnik

        “All My Joints Hurt and People Think I’m Crazy!” – Pain and Hypermobility in
        Young People

        Chair: G. Allen Finley
        Speakers: Anthony Vandersteen; Karl J. Logan; Michael Sangster

12:30 - 1:30pm         Lunch / Posters / Trade Show
1:30 - 3:00pm          Symposia
          A Novel, Multidisciplinary, Transitional Pain Service Designed to Manage Severe,
        Acute Postsurgical Pain and Prevent the Transition to Chronicity

        Chair: Joel Katz
        Speakers: Hance Clarke; Salima Ladak; Aliza Weinrib

        Cultural Variability in Pain: Identifying Effective Pain Assessment Management

        Chair: Rebecca Pillai Riddell
        Speakers: G. Allen Finley; Margot Latimer; Monica O'Neill

        Unraveling the Thread of Nature Via Nurture – The Impact of Social Relationships
        and Context on Gene Expression and Pain Response

        Chair: Ian Weaver
        Speakers: Ian Weaver; Marsha Campbell-Yeo; Loren J. Martin

3:00 - 4:00pm          Coffee Break / Posters / Trade Show
4:00 - 5:30pm          Symposia
          Exploring Novel Mechanisms of Musculoskeletal Pain
        Chair: Jason J. McDougall
        Speakers: Brian Cairns; Laura Stone

        Painless Social Media for Scientists and Clinicians: Lessons Learned
        Chair: Michael McGillion
        Speakers: Rob McEwan; Lynn Cooper

        Innovative Cancer Pain Methods
        Chair: Jordi Perez
        Speakers: Paul Hrkal; Catherine Smyth

7:00 - 11:00pm          Awards & Gala Dinner 


DAY 3 - Saturday, May 23

7:00 - 8:45am          Breakfast 
8:45 - 9:00am          Opening Remarks
9:00 - 9:45am
        Plenary Session   

Pain Catastrophizing: Time for v2.0? 

Dr. Jennifer Haythornthwaite
Director, The Center for Mind-Body Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

9:45 - 10:30am    Distinguished Career Award Lecture
What We Have Learned and What We Still Don't Know About Visceral Pain

Dr. Fernando Cervero
Director, The Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain, McGill University
10:30 - 11:00am          Coffee Break 
11:00am - 12:30pm          Symposia
          One Year Later: An Update on the Echo Ontario Chronic Pain Project
        Chair: Ruth E. Dubin
        Speakers: Joanna G. Katzman; Andrea Furlan; Mandy McGlynn

        Network Meta-Analysis: A Pain(less) Primer
        Chair: Jason Busse
        Speakers: Sohail Mulla; Sun Makosso Kallyth; Jason Busse

        Worry, Fear and Phobia: A Cross-Contextual Approach to Child Fear and
        Anticipatory Distress to Painful Medical Procedures

        Chair: Nicole Racine
        Speakers: Rebecca Pillai Riddell; C. Meghan McMurty; Jill Chorney