Beth Darnall, PhD -Clinical Associate Professor - Stanford University School of Medicine
Learn the science behind pain catastrophizing, its impacts, and why this psychological construct should be assessed and treated in outpatients and in individuals who are planning to have surgery.
Neil Pearson PT - Clinical Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
Neil Pearson discusses the difference that can happen when movement is viewed as a treatment intended to open the medicine cabinet inside.
Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM - Chief Medical Officer of Las Vegas Recovery Center's Pain Recovery Program
Dr. Pohl will review the interactions of pain, suffering, and addiction as they interface in patients and provide suggestions for intervention and treatment.
Eric Garland, Ph.D., LCSW -Associate Professor at the University of Utah College of Social Work
Dr. Garland will discuss Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) and how it can help with addictive behaviours with perscription opioids and with pain management.
Jane Ballantyne, MD, FRCA-Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Washington
Dr. Jane Ballantyne will discuss the importance of measuring functional outcomes for people in pain instead of focusing on pain intensity.
Blake Dear, PhD, MClinPsych-Managing Co-Director, eCentreClinic, Macquarie University, Australia
Dr. Blake Dear will discuss recent strategies for using technology to access better pain care for both patients and practitioners.
Katherine Harman, PhD-Associate Professor, Dalhousie University
Dr. Katherine Harman examines exercise adherence with a focus on three things that can affect the extent to which a patient will engage in an exercise program.
Ken Craig, PhD-Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia
Psychologist Ken Craig discusses how health professionals can understand other's experience of pain.
Connie Davis, MN, ARNP, RN-Program Director, Centre for Collaboration, Motivation, and Innovation
Connie Davis uses her expansive knowledge of patient and healthcare providers to illuminate the importance of Brief Action Planning and the role it plays in supporting people's activity in their own health and wellness.
Janet Jull, MSc (OT), PhD (c)-Occupational Therapist
Dr. Janet Jull will take participants through the benefits of shared decision making and how it can help with chronic pain management and better communication with health professionals.
Edward Dillon, BSc. Pharm., RPh., ACPR, PharmD.-Clinical Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Surrey Memorial Hospital
In this webinar, we will discuss some benefits and concerns for the major classes of pain medications.
William Godolphin, MD & Angela Towle, PhD-Co-Directors of the Division of Health Care Communication, University of British Columbia
Drs. Godolphin and Towle will talk about how to improve doctor-patient communication.
Andrea Furlan MD, PhD-Associate Professor, Division of Physiatry, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Dr. Andrea Furlan will help us navigate the difficult topic of using opiods for chronic pain treatment.