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NATIONAL PAIN AWARENESS WEEK: NOV 4 - 8,  2019

Did you know that 1 in 5 Canadians lives with chronic pain? With chronic pain impacting everyone, from children to adults and older people, it’s important we continue advocating for ways to better address the issue of pain in Canada. #LivingWithPain #NPAW2019 #ChronicPain

To submit your National Pain Awareness Week plans, click HERE. Be sure to include all the details and contact information.

All Upcoming Events*
Click on the links to scroll down for more information:

National | Online

The Canadian Pain Society TweetChat: Wednesday Nov 6th 8:00-9:00pm 

Atlantic Canada

Quebec

Ontario

Activities at SickKids Pain Centre, Toronto #SKPainCentre

Revised Website

We recently refreshed our Pain Centre website: http://www.sickkids.ca/pain-centre/index.html to 1) inform patients and families about the most current educational resources and clinical/support services, 2) to give health-care professionals access to our latest evidence-based recommendations/resources and training opportunities i.e. Pain in Child Health (PICH) and 3) to give researchers updates on pain labs and research. You can learn more about upcoming Pain Centre news and events here

Pain Centre Electronic Postcard (attached)

We have created a snapshot of all the Pain Centre Resources and Services. This is a great resource for anyone wanting to learn what the Pain Centre has to offer in a limited amount of time. It is applicable to all knowledge users and is hyperlinked to the appropriate resource/service. 

Twitter Posts from @SickKidsNews 

Our most current evidence-based recommendations for health-care professionals and patients and families will be tweeted from Monday, Nov 4 to Friday, Nov 8. We will be using hashtags such as #NPAW2019 #LivingWithPain #SKPainCentre #ItDoesntHaveToHurt. We also encourage users to collaborate with organizations such as @PainBC who have already created a repository of suggested social media posts. 

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WCHRI public lecture on children's pain featuring Bonnie Stevens

Manitoba

Saskatchewan

National Pain Awareness Week at Jim Pattison Children's Hospital:

CRPS Awareness Day | Monday, November 4 Wear orange to spread awareness of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and post pictures with #CRPSOrangeDay.  Come check out our CRPS booth at JPCH between 11am and 1pm.

Coping Circus: Comfort Strategies for Needle Pain | Tuesday, November 5
We will be hosting a Coping Circus with the theme, Comfort Strategies for Needle Pain.  Come check out our Coping Circus booth at JPCH between 9am and 1pm.  You can also meet Nurse Mason (MEDi Robot) and a Child Life Specialist.

Staff Lunch and Learn: Nitrous Oxide | Wednesday, November 6
Nurse administered nitrous oxide is available on the pediatric in-patient unit.  Come to the JPCH room 2395 on the pediatrics floor to learn about the policy and to see the equipment, while you have your lunch.   

Pain Research Highlights | Thursday, November 7
Follow us at #StopPain on Twitter to see highlights from local pain researchers.

Staff Lunch and Learn: Nitrous Oxide | Friday November 8
Nurse administered nitrous oxide is available on the pediatric in-patient unit.  Come to the JPCH room 2395 on the pediatrics floor to learn about the policy and to see the equipment, while you have your lunch.    

Alberta

British Columbia

5th Annual Pain CARE & Share Conference

Pain BC
This National Pain Awareness Week, Pain BC is expanding its annual social media campaign with the goals of raising awareness of chronic pain, reducing stigma, empowering people with pain, and mobilizing partner organizations. To do this, we’ve created a campaign toolkit to equip our partners in pain, health and relevant social mission organizations to enable them to share coordinated messages and calls for action. We’re also encouraging people living with pain to engage in the conversation on social media using the campaign hashtags.


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Wondering how National Pain Awareness Week came to be? You can read about it HERE!

To submit your National Pain Awareness Week plans, click HERE. Be sure to include all the details and contact information.

 

*NOTE: these listings are for information only and  DO NOT represent an endorsement by the Canadian Pain Society.