Chronic Pain Management Workshop for Chiropractors | Vancouver

Sep 22 2017 - 6:00pm to Sep 24 2017 - 5:00pm

Park Inn & Suites
898 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC

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Pain BC is proud to offer a new two and a half-day workshop for chiropractors or chiropractic students who want to learn how to better assess and treat patients with chronic pain. 

Who should attend? 

Chiropractors interested in developing or enhancing sound clinical skills in the assessment and treatment of people living with complex and chronic pain. This workshop is open to registered Chiropractors and chiropractic students. Members of the BC Chiropractic Association are eligible for discounted pricing. 

Why attend?

Chronic and complex pain can be difficult to assess and may not adequately respond to chiropractic treatment. Successful chronic pain treatment requires an intimate understanding of pain neurophysiology, a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to patient care, and specific knowledge of chiropractic treatment strategies.

Participants who complete the course will be listed on Pain BC's Find a Practitioner map, a searchable map that patients use to connect with health care professionals in their community. This workshop is eligible for 17 structured CE Credits and participants will receive a Pain BC Certificate of Completion.

This innovative evidence-based session will explore the best practices of biopsychosocial chronic pain management in the context of real clinical case studies. You will receive hands-on experience as you learn about the latest research, and how to apply it to your clinical practice.

Workshop attendees are eligible for a 15% discount on rooms at the Park Hotel. Please book by phone at 1 (800) 285-9260 before August 8, 2017 and mention Pain BC to take advantage of this discounted rate. Discounted rooms are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. 

For more information, download the revised learning objectives, including what's covered on each of the three days.

Demetry Assimakopoulos,

About the faculty:

Demetry Assimakopoulos, Sp. Hons. BA, DC, Dip. Acu., CSEP-CEP, Diplomate CAPM

Dr. Demetry Assimakopoulos graduated from CMCC in 2012. Upon graduating, he joined a busy private practice in Midtown Toronto, where he continues to treat patients on a part-time basis.

Since 2014, Demetry has been the Clinical Coordinator at the University Health Network (UHN) Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Comprehensive Integrated Pain Program. This specialized program deals with very complex cases of pain and how to manage it, with input from various healthcare professionals, in order to determine what pathways are best for individual patients.

Demetry was the first chiropractor to join the UHN Pain Program as an advanced practice leader and has helped to educate his peers about the role chiropractic has to play in the assessment and treatment of chronic pain patients. He has also helped to create an informal pathway for patients to be referred to the treatment clinics at CMCC, allowing the pain program to help a greater number of patients and providing opportunities for chiropractors and interns at CMCC to learn about and collect data on these complex cases. With Demetry’s influence in the Pain Program, the Clinic Director sees manual therapy as an integral part of the clinic’s future development.

Demetry is a registered diplomate and credentialed member of the Canadian Academy of Pain Management and is also a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. He has also been a frequent contributor to RRS Education since 2010. 

Janice Muir, BSc, RN, BSN, MScN, CPE, CHTP, CNS Pain Management

Jan has been a nurse for 38 years and was the Clinical Nurse Specialist for Pain for 20 years at Providence Health Care in Vancouver, B.C. where she also chaired the Interdisciplinary Providence Health Care Pain Initiative Committee.

She is a Certified Pain Educator with the American Society of Pain Educators and was an adjunct professor of interdisciplinary pain courses for the UBC School of Nursing. In 2016, she received the Canadian Pain Society’s Nursing Excellence Award in Pain Management and was recognized by Pain BC with an Appreciation Award. As a founding Pain BC Board Director and current member of Pain BC’s Education Committee, she has been a key advocate behind pain management education.

Brenda Poulton, RN, MN, Nurse Practitioner, CPE

Brenda has been in nursing for 37 years and has been a Nurse Practitioner specializing in pain management for the past 11 years. Brenda was a founding member of Pain BC, served as a Director for six years and continues to serve on Pain BC’s Education Committee. 

Brenda is also a Certified Pain Educator via The American Pain Society and an adjunct professor School of Nursing, and help developed and taught the online Interdisciplinary Pain Course at UBC. She has presented at numerous local, provincial and national pain conferences and been recognized for her dedication to patients and educating health professionals.

She received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Award (2013), the Canadian Pain Society Nursing Excellence in Pain Management (2013), a Pain BC Pain Champion Award (2015) and the Fraser Health Lifetime Achievement Award (2016). 

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Refund/cancellation policy:
  • Tickets are 100% refundable up to 17 days prior to an event, 50 % refundable 16-11 days prior, and non-refundable 10 days prior to the event.
  • In the unlikely event that Pain BC must cancel a workshop, participants will be refunded 100% of the workshop fee. Pain BC is not responsible for any travel, accommodation or other fees incurred by participants as a result of workshop cancellations or rescheduling.