Webinar - Utilizing Science, Technology and the Arts to Transform Pain

Prof. Diane Gromala, PHD provides an overview of the exciting potential of new technologies and interaction design in helping to improve the lives of people who live with long-term chronic pain.

​Dr. Cano provides an overview of the research on the powerful effect of couples' relationship dynamics on pain and will provide evidence-based strategies for couples to manage pain and distress together.  Couples can learn new skills to support each other to manage pain and distress while also growing closer together.  Healthy relationships make pain more bearable. 

Dr. Bertram presents 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. Importantly, how these are all elements that are a part of how our First Peoples can uniquely lead the initiative to effectively manage chronic pain in the individual and as a population phenomenon.

Chronic pain of childhood is a complex biopsychosocial phenomenon. A multidisciplinary approach to management using a combination of psychology, physiotherapy and medications is now the standard of care. Emphasis is placed on goal-directed, self-management strategies and behaviour change designed to improve everyday function and quality of life.

As the population ages, workforce diversity increases, families become more complex and community resources shrink, the challenges of combining work and caring for an ill, disabled, injured, aging or palliative adult family member will be a reality for a much larger proportion of the workforce. For managers, this can mean unpredictable absences, difficulty reaching goals and meeting objectives, and distracted or exhausted workers.

Webinar - Yoga for People in Pain

Yoga can be a useful technique for controlling pain levels and increasing movement and function in your body. There is current research that shows specific benefits of therapeutic yoga for certain groups of people in pain. Neil Pearson has become one of the leading voices in using yoga specifically with people who suffer from pain.

In this webinar, attendees will:

Chronic pain often interferes with a person’s ability to function and participate in important activities in life. Many people with chronic pain suggest effectively managing pain includes finding ways to gain function and get back to these activities.

Webinar - Psychological Factors in Pain

While pain is not all in your brain, we do know from research that depression and other mental health issues can be directly related to chronic pain suffering.

Dr. Ingrid Federoff walked us through some of the important ways that pain and psychology are connected and provided some valuable tools to help us manage your pain.

Webinar - The Biopsychosocial Model

What is the biopsychosocial  model of understanding and treating pain? What benefits can this model have for helping to reduce my pain levels? These are questions that will be answered by Dr. Caprio in this webinar.

Attending this webinar will help you:

  • Identify what the biopsychosocial model has to do with pain and why it matters
  • Describe the connection between the stress response, the HPA axis and pain
  • List 7 ways to lessen the debilitating effects of the pain experience
Webinar - Myths and Facts about Sleep and Chronic Pain

In this webinar, Dr. Fleming described the control of normal sleep and explained some evidence-based strategies to maintain a normal sleep-wake rhythm. The findings from a variety of studies addressing the intricate, reciprocal relationship between pain and disturbed sleep were reviewed. Dr. Fleming also discussed the known mechanisms whereby pain disrupts sleep, and disturbed sleep exacerbates pain. Finally, the webinar explored the bio-psycho-social interventions that have been shown to effectively modulate pain and improve sleep.