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Digital Health Technologies: Improving Outcomes in Pediatric Chronic Pain

December 9, 2015 - 9:30am PDT, 12:30pm EDT
Recorded in December, 2015



One in five Canadian children and youth will suffer from recurrent or chronic pain. Many children with chronic pain do not have access to an integrated care approach, which encompasses multiple treatment modalities (pharmacological, physical and psychological) to address the multifaceted nature of this condition.

The use of digital health technologies has facilitated access to appropriate and time care. Dr. Stinson will provide examples of web and smartphone based applications for the assessment and management of chronic pain in children and discuss future avenues for research.

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the barriers to receiving paediatric chronic pain care in Canada
  • Describe the steps in development and evaluation of electronic and mobile health applications for chronic pain in children
  • Discuss the opportunities and challenges of using digital health technologies


Dr. Stinson is the Mary Jo Haddad Nursing Research Chair in Child Health and a Senior Scientist in the Research Institute and a Nurse Practitioner in the Chronic Pain Program at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Her research focuses on the use of e- and mobile-health technologies to improve the assessment and management of painful childhood chronic health conditions.



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