Become an Educational Contributor

Become a Pain BC educational contributor and share your knowledge with those interested in learning more about chronic pain.

Why get involved

As an educational contributor, you'll be able to share your expertise while connecting with people in pain and collaborating with other health professionals. Your contribution to patient education will directly or indirectly improve health outcomes for people living with chronic pain. You'll also be added to Pain BC's Find a Practitioner map, which will allow people in pain to find and connect with your services.

Pain BC's educational channels

As a chronic pain expert, you can contribute to Pain BC's educational content through the following channels:

Education for people in pain

  • Pain Waves Podcast: An informal interview recorded with leading chronic pain experts and people in pain who discuss the latest pain management research, stories, tools, and trends. Listeners can subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spreaker, or listen directly from Live Plan Be.
  • Live Plan BePain Education: Evidence-based articles, webinars, and videos for people in pain to learn about various topics related to chronic pain.
  • Live Plan Be – Ask the Expert: A two-hour, live online chat hosted on Live Plan Be’s Discussion Forum, similar to Reddit's “Ask Me Anything".

Education for health professionals

  • Interdisciplinary webinars for health professionals: These webinars are led by experienced health professionals who are experts in their field. Webinars are moderated by Pain BC education staff to ensure they meet learning objectives, and are highly engaging and relevant. Subject matter ranges from novel topics and emerging research to evidence-based practice related to chronic pain assessment, treatment, and management.

Content submission guidelines

For all audiences:

  • Contributors should be subject matter experts and/or demonstrate formal professional development, training, or credentials in pain management and assessment;
  • Information provided must be evidence-based and rely on emerging research;
  • Share practical insights on topics relevant to chronic pain patients, their caregivers, or family members;
  • Work with Pain BC education staff to develop content, learning objectives, and collaborate on feedback;
  • Provide a short biography, profile image, and other relevant images/logos/links;
  • Assist in promoting the event or resource through your professional networks and/or social media;
  • Note: Promoting or marketing a particular clinic, service, or practitioner is prohibited.

For health professional audiences:

  • Develop your own presentation slides and content, and be open to collaboration on such content;
  • Include relevant references;
  • Collaborate with Pain BC education staff to integrate engagement/learning activities (i.e. polls, questions, assessments, etc.).

For patient audiences:

  • Be authentic, compassionate, and informative;
  • Provide helpful and evidence-based insights, tips, and tools for people in pain and/or their caregivers;
  • Use clear, simple language and explain any technical terms to deliver content that is approachable, accessible, and easy to read.

How to become an educational contributor

Send a brief description of your experience or training, your contribution ideas, and the educational channels that interest you to