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CPS PILOT MENTORSHIP PROGRAM: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

DEADLINE TO APPLY: SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

The CPS Board of Directors and Leadership Team is excited to launch a Pilot Mentorship Program. The aim of this initiative is to match trainees with established researchers and clinicians within the Society to foster collaboration, networking, and mentorship.

This pilot program will run for six months from October 1st, 2019 to March 31st, 2020 and will conclude with a social at the Annual Scientific Meeting in Calgary. You are welcome to extend the relationship beyond the six months, however, this will be outside the formalized component endorsed by CPS.

As part of this program, mentee/mentors commit to connecting at least once a month for six months. This mentorship program will be goal directed, meaning that the mentee will not passively receive information from the mentor. Rather, the mentor will help to facilitate the mentees learning based on identified goals. The mentee will be responsible for initiating scheduling of meetings as well as setting an agenda prior to each meeting.

Fore more information on mentorship, you may find this article by Straus, Chatur and Taylor (2009) useful: Straus SE, Chatur F, Taylor M. Issues in the mentor–mentee relationship in academic medicine: A qualitative study. Academic medicine. 2009 Jan 1;84(1):135-9.

Applications are due September 15th, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST. Click below to complete the appropriate application form:

   

If you have questions, please contact Eloise Carr (Secretary) or Kyle Vader (Trainee Representative) at ecarr@ucalgary.ca or kyle.vader@queensu.ca respectively. August 14, 2019


OPIOIDS FOR CHRONIC NON-CANCER PAIN: USING THE CANADIAN GUIDELINE IN YOUR PRACTICE

ONGOING | ONLINE

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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GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN PAIN CARE PROGRAM
ONGOING | ONLINE

Queen's University in Kingston, Canada is offering a new Graduate Diploma in Pain Care program. It is an 8 month, part-time program consisting of 4 online courses and a 1 week onsite integrated interprofessional course using simulation facilities at Queen's University. It is intended for practicing healthcare professionals with a desire to provide comprehensive pain care 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 pain care and to develop, implement and evaluate pain-related programs.  The program is interdisciplinary and includes faculty from nursing, anesthesiology and preoperative medicine, biomedical and molecular sciences, rehabilitation therapy, and psychology.

For more information:

Please visit our website OR view the webinar OR contact us at paindiploma@queensu.ca

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