Opioid medications, surgery and many other ‘traditional’ medical interventions are ineffective and possibly harmful when used to treat CNCP. Inadequately treated acute pain can lead to an amplification of the pain system known as central sensitization.
The Chan Centre for Family Health Education (Auditorium) at BC Children's Hospital Research Institute
938 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H
Register to attend for free! Join BC Children's Hospital Department of Psychology, UBC’s Department of Pediatrics and Anesthesia, Pain BC and the Arthritis Society for an educational event focused on best practice pediatric pain management.
With Martha Spencer, MD, FRCPC, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Providence Health Care
Chronic pain is very common in older adults and is often under-recognized and under-treated. Pain often co-exists with other geriatric syndromes such as multimorbidity, polypharmacy and falls, and can have a very significant effect on function and quality of life. Treatment of pain in the elderly is complex, as multiple other variables must be considered, including the patient’s cognition, medical issues and medications. This webinar will give practitioners some practical tools to help them in the recognition and treatment of pain in the geriatric population.
If you’re curious about how to respond when patients or clients with pain ask about Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), this webinar is for you. You’ll learn how Canadian lawsfor medically assisted death apply to patients with chronic pain.
In this webinar, Dr. Wong will share proven strategies for successful patient education about chronic pain, even in the shortest visits, in any clinical setting. Group session slides and patient handouts provided.