MEETINGS, EDUCATION & EVENTS
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:
Questions? Please email Miranda Cary: firstname.lastname@example.org
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?
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.
Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain:
Using the Canadian Guideline in Your Practice
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.
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
- 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.
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 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.
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Graduate Diploma in Pain Care
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
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
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
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