Contribute to Pain BC’s Education for Providers and Patients

Become an Educational Contributor

Is there a topic that you feel is missing from our patient educational resources? Would your colleagues benefit from your professional experience, research, or clinical practice? Become a Pain BC educational contributor and share your knowledge with those interested in learning more about chronic pain.

Why Get Involved

  • Here's your opportunity to help others, share expertise, collaborate and connect with patients and providers.
  • Share case studies and personal/professional experience with an engaged group.
  • Assist patients and improve health outcomes for people with pain: either directly by contributing to patient education or indirectly by educating their health care providers with the latest in research, pain science, and clinical best practice.
  • Get added to Pain BC's Find a Practitioner map. This will help patients/clients in chronic pain connect with you. You can use the map to network with other health care providers with similar interests too.

Pain BC's Educational Channels

Patient Education

  1. Pain Waves PodcastAn informal interview recorded offline via telephone with leading chronic pain experts who discuss research, tools, stories, and what works for them. Listeners can subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spreaker, or listen directly from Live Plan Be (www.liveplanbe.ca). Published monthly.
  2. Live Plan Be  Pain Education Short, easy to read articles for patients to learn about pain science, contributing to general knowledge on a specific topic, theme, or category, expanding on Live Plan Be’s content. Published anytime.
  3. Live Plan Be – Ask the Expert: A two-hour, live online chat hosted on Live Plan Be’s Discussion Forum, similar to Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything”, hosted quarterly.
  4. Live Plan Be – Book ClubAuthors, editors, or book fans post their book on Live Plan Be’s Discussion Forum, and host an informal chat about a book that will help people living with pain on their journey. Hosted anytime.

Health Care Provider Education

  1. Pain BC’s Monthly interdisciplinary webinar series for health care providers Offered weekdays once a month, from 12-1pm. These webinars are led by experienced health care providers who are experts in their field. Webinars are moderated by Pain BC education staff to ensure they meet learning objectives, are highly engaging, and relevant. Subject matter ranges from focus on novel topics and emerging research to evidence-based practice related to chronic pain assessment, treatment, and management. Hosted monthly, recorded, and distributed to Pain BC’s health care provider networks.

Collaboration/Submission Guidelines

For all audiences:

  • Information provided must be evidence-based
  • Share practical insights or suggestions
  • Discuss topics relevant to chronic pain patients, their caregivers or family members
  • Work with Pain BC education staff to develop content, learning objectives, and collaborate on feedback
  • Provide a short biography, profile image, and other relevant images/logos/links
  • Assist in promoting the event or resource on social media or via your professional networks
  • Promoting or marketing a particular clinic, service, or practitioner is prohibited

For health care provider audiences:

  • Provide your own slides and content
  • Include relevant references
  • Collaborate with Pain BC education staff to integrate engagement/learning activities (i.e. polls, questions, assessments, etc.)

For patient audiences:

  • Provide an explanation of a topic relevant to chronic pain patients and/or their caregivers and family members
  • Share practical tips, instruction, or other concrete takeaways for patients (i.e. beyond a theoretical perspective)
  • Be authentic, compassionate, and informative
  • Use clear, simple language and explain any technical terms to deliver content that is approachable, accessible, easy to read
  • Show respect for patients and caregivers in your tone and content
  • Provide helpful insights, tips, and tools for patients that are evidence-based
  • Agree to work with Pain BC’s teams for consistency, relevance for people in pain, graphics and layout
  • If you are interested in contributing, please review https://www.liveplanbe.ca/pain-education for possible topics and existing articles
  • If you have expertise and an interest in contributing, but no time to write, Pain BC can work with you to transform an existing presentation, paper, or outline into an article for patients

How to Become an Educational Contributor

  • Contact Leah Chang, Pain BC Education Lead: leah@painbc.ca
  • Send us a brief description of your experience or training, your contribution ideas, and the educational channels that interest you most.