Pain BC News

Monday, June 27, 2016
Cancer Knowledge Network

Children with cancer experience pain, often severe and prolonged, over the course of their disease and treatment. We are partnering with “The Centre for Pediatric Pain Research” and a research team of internationally known health researchers and clinicians led by Dr. Christine Chambers (IWK Health Centre) and Dr. Jennifer Stinson (SickKids) to bring the best research evidence about children’s cancer pain to parents who need it through social media

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Important Update: Pain BC has met with the College of Physicians and Surgeons BC (CPSBC) to discuss the impact of the new Standards and Guidelines on people living with pain and their families, as well as the concerns of those physicians who have approached us since the changes on June 1. Our representatives felt that the College was receptive to the concerns raised, and we anticipate that the College will issue a public statement soon to clarify the intention of the Standards and Guidelines and, potentially, to announce some amendments.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The latest video in the #ItDoesntHaveToHurt initiative is now live! In this 2 minute video, a mother and father share the powerful story of their daughter’s chronic pain, the challenges they experienced in seeking care, the stigma associated with chronic pain, and the importance of being believed. The video is available here.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Arthritis Society Announces Annual $120,000 Research Grant 

TORONTO – May 4, 2016 – The Medical Cannabis Research Roundtable, a high-level group of physicians, clinicians, patients, health charities, experts and medical researchers, today urged the federal government to invest $25 million over the next five years in medical research and trials into the health impacts and potential therapeutic benefits of medical cannabis.

Monday, April 18, 2016
The Globe and Mail

Health Minister Jane Philpott has asked her staff to work on a range of options to address Canada’s epidemic of opioid abuse, including setting up a national surveillance system to monitor drug overdoses.

“There’s an exponential growth in the number of opioid overdose deaths,” Dr. Philpott told The Globe and Mail. “It’s one of the most stark examples of why we have got to find a new way forward and we have got to address this.”

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Pain BC is taking part in a new large Canadian network pioneering developments in patient-oriented health care for chronic pain research and care.

Pain BC is a key partner in the Chronic Pain Network, a national collaboration project which will see patients work with researchers, health care professionals, educators and government policy advisors to increase care access for chronic pain sufferers and speed up the translation of the most recent research to the reality of care.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Are you caring for an elderly family member or friend? A recent report published by B.C.’s Office of the Seniors Advocate found that 29% of unpaid caregivers in B.C. are in distress. Unpaid caregivers (usually family members) are a vital part of senior care – especially as they are often the only thing standing between a senior being able to continue living at home and needing to be placed in residential care.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The College of Pharmacists of BC is asking for your thoughts on pharmacy care in BC to help shape the future direction of the College. Your input will be used to help to develop the goals and objectives of the College’s next strategic plan. This is a great opportunity to share your ideas and priorities for the future of pharmacy care in BC. The College is using Thoughtexchange, an online engagement tool, to capture thoughts on where the College should focus its next efforts. Don’t miss the opportunity to contribute your ideas.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Pain BC would like to thank everyone who got behind our CLOTHESPaIN Experiment during National Pain Awareness Week (NPAW) 2015! Whether it was by posting a CLOTHESPaIN selfie, sharing your stories, or spreading the word with friends and colleagues, you helped us raise awareness about what it's like to live with chronic pain.

The Concept

Monday, October 5, 2015

On October 15, join thousands of British Columbians who are saying “I pledge to…”

What is Change Day BC?

Change Day BC is part of a global movement that started with the National Health Service (NHS) in England and has quickly spread. The idea is to create a fun way for those in social or health care to commit to improving the system or care for patients through a pledge.