Keith Meldrum, AScT, RTMgr
Keith is a persistent pain advocate with a focus on the integration of the lived experiences and patient narratives into the understanding and management of pain. His work highlights the importance of pain science (the biological, psychological, and sociological elements of pain), addresses the need to consider the totality of people’s pain experiences through holistic patient-centred care, and the importance of the developing and integrating patient partners in education, research, and system change. He has lived with chronic neuropathic pain for over 30 years due to a near fatal motor vehicle accident.
Carley Ouellette, RN, MSc
Carley currently serves as co-chair of the CIHR SPOR Chronic Pain Network (CPN) Training and Mentoring Committee and Pediatric Chronic Pain Registry, representing the role of persons with lived experience (PWLE). Carley completed a Master of Science in Nursing studying digital health under the supervision of Dr. Michael McGillion in May 2020. Carley is currently a registered nurse working at Hamilton Health Sciences on the Cardiac Surgical Unit.
Kyle Vader, PT, PhD Candidate
Kyle Vader currently serves as Trainee Representative for the Canadian Pain Society. He is a physiotherapist in an interprofessional chronic pain program at Kingston Health Sciences Centre and PhD candidate in Rehabilitation Science at Queen’s University. His doctoral thesis is focused on interprofessional management of chronic low back pain within team-based primary care.
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