Webinar Recording Archive

Pain BC offers free interdisciplinary webinars for health care providers on the latest science, research and technology being utilized to better understand, treat and manage chronic pain. Register for an upcoming free, live webinar or view our archive of past webinar recordings below.

Perspectives of People with a Chronic Disease on Participating in Work

This webinar will provide insight in the rationale of supporting work in people with a chronic disea

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Chronic Pain

This webinar presents the theory and evidence underlying Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for chronic pain, as well as the core skills needed in applying this therapeutic approach.

Work Remains Meaningful Despite Time Out of the Workplace

This webinar explores the meaningfulness of work for people living with long-term work disability and chronic pain, and the role meaning plays in return to work effort.

Pharmacogenomic Testing for Pain Management

This webinar provides health care providers with a basic overview on pharmacogenomic testing and how it can be used as a tool to support patients in making decisions about which medication(s) are most suitable for their overall pain management.

New Strategies for Couples Coping with Chronic Pain

​In this webinar, Dr. Cano provides an overview of the research on the powerful effect of couples' relationship dynamics on pain and provides evidence-based strategies for couples to manage pain and distress together.

Chronic Pain, Anger and Grief

At first glance, a webinar that brings chronic pain, grief and anger together might seem strange. However, these three are often intertwined in those who experience chronic pain. For those with chronic pain, the topic is a no-brainer: they know all about grief and anger.

How to Talk to Chronic Pain Patients About Neuroplasticity, CBT and Mindfulness

If you’ve ever tried to explain neuroplasticity in a few sentences with your chronic pain patients, then you know how challenging that can be. Clinicians need to be careful in how we talk about neuroplasticity, self-management and catastrophizing with patients.

Chronic Pain: Is It All In Their Head?

Most practitioners have historically considered chronic pain to be largely from peripheral nocicepti

When Chronic Pain Patients Ask About Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

For some patients, life with chronic pain can become unbearable. The sense of isolation, hopelessness and stigma can be overwhelming for people living with persistent or complex pain and death may seem like the only option.

Chronic Pain in the Elderly

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.

A Mindfulness Program Adapted for Adolescents with Chronic Pain

Mindfulness Based Interventions (MBIs) are emerging as promising treatments to reduce physical and e

Why is My Pain Getting Worse? Central Sensitization Diagnosis and Management

Chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) a​​ffects around 1 in 5 Canadians and is the leading cause of disability globally. Opioid medications, surgery and many other ‘traditional’ medical interventions may be ineffective and possibly harmful when used to treat CNCP.

The Association Of Post Motor Vehicle Crash Pain And Longer Term Health Outcomes

Motor vehicle crashes are recognized as an important cause of death and disability worldwide. The following webinar highlights the increasing knowledge of psychosocial and biological factors associated with the development of chronic pain as a result of motor vehicle accidents.

Mindfulness for Cancer Survivors Living with Chronic Neuropathic Pain

This webinar explores the use of mindfulness-based intervention in chronic neuropathic pain conditions, with results from two recently completed clinical trials demonstrating intervention effectiveness.

The Association Of Post Motor Vehicle Crash Pain And Longer Term Health Outcomes

Webinar presented in partnership with the CIRPD Motor vehicle crashes are recognized as an importan

Utilizing Science, Technology and the Arts to Transform Pain: An Update

This webinar features Dr. Diane Gromala, a technology expert who has suffered from chronic pain for several decades. Her research focus is on creating and assessing new technologies that may help people who live with long-term pain.

Using the Therapeutic Relationship to Promote Neuroplastic Change in Chronic Pain Patients

The therapeutic relationship between providers and patients has long been an assumption of practice. Yet how do we use this with our most complex and challenging patients?

The Social Consequences of Pain

The following webinar highlights the social ramifications of chronic pain, and raises awareness of steps clinicians can take to manage the social consequences of chronic pain.

Pain Management in Indigenous People: Through the Lens of Culture, Society and Medicine

In the following webinar, Dr. Bertram presents on the dynamic in First Nations, Metis, & Inuit community between pain, trauma, and cultural adaptation.

What Health Care Providers Should Know about Acupuncture for Chronic Pain Patients

In this webinar,  Acupuncturist Scott Livingstone provides an overview on acupuncture treatment and how it can be a helpful management tool for people living with complex pain.

From Pain to Pleasure: How Painful Experiences May Benefit Our Lives

Pain is something that most people try to avoid. The experience of pain, however, may be better unde

Reducing Catastrophizing to Prevent and Treat Chronic Pain

The following webinar discusses 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.

Trauma-Informed Practice in Pain Program Care

In the following webinar, Dr. May Caprio (Psychologist at Royal Jubliee Hospital) discusses the importance of trauma-informed care when addressing pain in patients.

The Chronic Pain Network: Update and Future Plans

Dr. Norm Buckley, Professor and Chair, Department of Anesthesia, McMaster University discusses the purpose, objectives, and structure of the Chronic Pain Network, as well as approved research and opportunities for participation with the Network.

The Canadian Chronic Pain Research Network: Update and Future Plans

Dr Buckley will discuss the purpose, objectives, and structure of the Canadian Chronic Pain Research

Pain and Therapeutic Movement: Is a Paradigm Shift Required?

We all have a medicine cabinet inside us.

Chronic Pain After Surgery: Predictive Factors and Prevention Strategies

The risk factors for development of chronic pain after surgery are wide ranging and include nerve injury, severe preoperative and acute postoperative pain as well as psychosocial factors such as catastrophizing.

Understanding Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome

​Dr. Nickel provides an overview of Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS) and some of the complications that can make diagnosis and treatment challenging and shares insight into best treatment practices.

How to Thrive Despite Chronic Pain

Pain often causes people to stop doing the most meaningful or enjoyable (fun) activities in their li

Understanding Fear-Avoidance Beliefs and Chronic Pain

In this webinar, Dr. Gatchel helps us understand what fear-avoidance beliefs and behaviours are, how they affect people with chronic pain, and what tools and treatments can be used to help people with pain reduce those beliefs.