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Chronic Pain Basics and Pain Research Webinars

These free webinar recordings provide help and credible information for people living with pain and their families. WWDPI hosts and records these webinars in collaboration with community partners with partial funding by the Province of BC through the Community Gaming Grants.

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Jennifer Christian, MD, MPH-President and Founder, Webility Corporation​​
This fast-moving and practically-oriented session gives physicians a brief overview of simple concepts, tools and resources that provide useful guidance in making decisions about their patients’ sickness absence and return to work.
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April 2018
Lana Barry, BA, BEd, MEd and Sherry Lynch, BA, MSW-University of Victoria
Dealing with chronic conditions on a daily basis can affect one’s emotional, physical and mental well-being. As a result, it is essential to learn different strategies to live a healthier life with chronic conditions.
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April 2018
Arif Jetha, PhD-Associate Scientist, Institute for Work & Health
A chronic episodic disease can be a source of unpredictability that add to the challenges Millennials face in finding and sustaining employment.
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March 2018
Paul A. Farnan MD-Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia
North American workplaces are increasingly challenged with how to address prescription and over-the-counter medication use by employees, while ensuring a safe working environment.
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February 2018
Marloes Vooijs, PhD (cand.)-Coronel Instituut voor Arbeid en Gezondheid - Coronel Institute of Occupational Health (K0-109)
Marloes Vooijs, researcher at the Coronel Institute of Occupational Health in Amsterdam, presents her research focusing on the perspectives of people with a chronic disease regarding their role in work participation.
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January 2018
Melissa Day, PhD-NHMRC Early Career Fellow, School of Psychology, The University of Queensland
This webinar will present the theory and evidence underlying Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for chronic pain, as well as the core skills needed in applying this therapeutic approach.
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January 2018
Sara Saunders​, PhD-Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Occupational Therapy Program with McGill University
This webinar will explore 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.
​Chronic Pain, Anger and Grief
November 2017
Wesley Buch PhD, R. Psych-Clinical & Rehabilitation Psychology, Behavioural Health Care
At first glance, a presentation that brings chronic pain, grief and anger together might seem strange. However, these three are often intertwined in those who experience chronic pain.
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September 2017
Danielle Ruskin, PhD, CPsych-Psychologist, Chronic Pain Program, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children, Adjunct Professor, Graduate Program in Psychology, York University
Mindfulness Based Interventions (MBIs) are emerging as promising treatments to reduce physical and emotional distress among individuals with chronic pain and studies now exist that document initial outcomes for children with chronic pain conditions.
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July 2017
Diane Gromala, PhD-Canada Research Chair and Professor in the School of Interactive Art and Technology, Simon Fraser University
This webinar features Professor Diane Gromala, a technology expert who has suffered from chronic pain for several decades.
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June 7, 2017 - 11:00am PDT, 2:00pm EDT
Jonathan Bertram, MD-Addictions Medicine Physician
A presentation on the dynamic in First Nations, Metis, & Inuit community between pain, trauma, and cultural adaptation. How it influences pain management, the opioid crisis, and our understanding of the brain.
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May 30th, 4:00 pm PT, 7:00 pm ET
Brock Bastian, PhD-Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Dr. Brock Bastian discusses the experience of pain, and how it may be better understood as providing an important avenue through which we find enjoyment in life.
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April 25, 2017 - 11:00am PDT, 2:00pm EDT
Norm Buckley, BA (Psych), MD, FRCPC - Professor and Chair, Department of Anesthesia, McMaster University
Dr. Buckley will discuss the purpose, objectives, and structure of the Chronic Pain Network, as well as approved research and opportunities for participation with the Network.
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April 5, 2017 - 11:00am PST, 2:00pm EST
Neil Pearson PT - Clinical Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
Neil Pearson discusses the difference that can happen when movement is viewed as a treatment intended to open the medicine cabinet inside.
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March 20, 2017 - 5:30pm PST, 8:30pm EST
Stephan Schug, MD - Chair of Anaesthesiology, Director of Pain Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital
​Professor Schug will discuss current research on ways to predict when people may develop chronic pain after surgery, and he'll provide some preventative strategies.
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January 31, 2017 - 11:00am PST, 2:00pm EST
Robert Gatchel, PhD - Professor of the Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Arlington
Dr. Gatchel will help us understand what fear-avoidance beliefs and behaviors are, how they affect people with chronic pain, and what tools and treatments can be used to help people with pain reduce those beliefs.
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Gillian Lauder, MB BCh, FRCA, FRCPC, CPE.-Pediatric Anesthesiologist, BC Children's Hospital
Dr. Lauder will discuss current research into some of the current factors that are changing the way pediatric pain is treated and discussed.
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January 10, 2017 - 11:00am PST, 2:00pm EST
Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM - Chief Medical Officer of Las Vegas Recovery Center's Pain Recovery Program
Dr. Pohl will review the interactions of pain, suffering, and addiction as they interface in patients and provide suggestions for intervention and treatment.
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Nora Spinks-CEO, Vanier Institute of Family
Ms. Spinks will discuss how organizations are responding in order to keep their employees productive at work and engaged while they fulfill their caregiving responsibilities at home.
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Karen Deborah Davis, PhD-Head of the Division of Brain, Imaging and Behaviour – Systems Neuroscience at the Krembil Research Institute
​Dr. Davis will discuss the ways brain imaging and behavioural measurements are used to chart "pain maps" and show differences between the way brains respond to pain.
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Jordan Miller, PhD-Registered Physiotherapist
Dr. Miller discusses current research on self-management practices which use pain science and exercise.
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Tim Salomons, PhD - Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Reading
Dr. Salomons reviews neuroimaging studies examining how thoughts and feelings change pain, and talks about what we can learn from these studies.
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Tamar Pincus, PhD-Professor in Health Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London
Dr. Tamar Pincus will discuss new research about the differences between depression and pain-related distress in people with chronic pain.
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August 23, 2016 - 4:00pm PDT, 7:00pm EDT
Suzanne Broadbent, PhD-Senior Lecturer, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Southern Cross University
Dr. Broadbent will provide an over view of exercise management for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and discuss current research describing the most effective types of exercise practices to use.
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Eric Garland, PhD, LCSW -Associate Professor at the University of Utah College of Social Work
Dr. Garland will discuss Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) and how it can help with addictive behaviours with perscription opioids and with pain management.
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Linda Li, PT, PhD-Director, Arthritis, Joint Health & Knowledge Translation Research Program, University of British Columbia
​Dr. Linda Li will discuss current research about wearable technologies (FitBit, iWatch, etc) and the possible advantages and disavantages for getting people with arthritis moving.
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Colleen E. Carney, C.Psych. -Associate Professor and Director of the Sleep and Depression Laboratory at Ryerson University
Dr. Colleen Carney will review research on pain and insomnia and how cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for insomnia can help those with pain and insomnia.
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Jane Ballantyne, MD, FRCA-Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Washington
Dr. Jane Ballantyne will discuss the importance of measuring functional outcomes for people in pain instead of focusing on pain intensity.
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Blake Dear, PhD, MClinPsych-Managing Co-Director, eCentreClinic, Macquarie University, Australia
Dr. Blake Dear will discuss recent strategies for using technology to access better pain care for both patients and practitioners.
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February, 2016
Dr. Nancy Gyurcsik-Professor, College of Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Nancy Gyurcsik will discuss key psychological factors that may help people with pain adhere to regular exercise, including exercise-related and pain related factors.
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