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Mindfulness for Cancer Survivors Living with Chronic Neuropathic Pain

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM PDT, 2:00 AM EDT



Chronic neuropathic pain is particularly difficult to treat. It is resistant to many commonly prescribed analgesics and even when optimal medical management if offered, following treatment guidelines, many people continue to describe fairly intense and disabling pain. This webinar will explore the use of mindfulness-based intervention in chronic neuropathic pain conditions, with results from two recently completed clinical trials demonstrating intervention effectiveness. Gaps in our knowledge will also be highlighted with avenues for further research. ​

You will learn about:

  • Burgeoning evidence supporting the use of mindfulness-based interventions in chronic neuropathic pain
  • Gaps in evidence supporting the use of mindfulness-based intervention in chronic neuropathic pain
  • Recent randomized controlled trial of mindfulness based stress reduction for people living with painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy
  • Preliminary results from a randomized controlled trial of mindfulness-based stress reduction for breast cancer survivors with chronic neuropathic pain

Dr. Patricia Poulin, Ph.D., C.Psych. 

Clinical Professor, Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences -University of Ottawa​

​Patricia Poulin is a Clinical, Health, and Rehabilitation Psychologist and Associate Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Pain Clinic. She is also one of the key principal applicants on the national Chronic Pain Network recently funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research Network – Chronic Diseases). Her research focuses on the development and evaluation of various interventions to improve the quality of life of people living with persistent or recurrent pain, including cancer or cancer treatment-related pain. ​

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