Webinar Recording Archive

Pain BC offers free interdisciplinary webinars for health care providers on the latest science, research and technology being utilized to better understand, treat and manage chronic pain. Register for an upcoming free, live webinar or view our archive of past webinar recordings below.

New insights into the impacts of COVID-19 on people with persistent pain in Canada

In this webinar, researchers will discuss their findings from a national research study that investigates the impacts of COVID-19 on people with persistent pain in Canada.

Adaptive mentoring: Building compassionate primary care capacity for chronic pain

 

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

Think, feel, do: Humanizing the pain experience from an occupational therapy perspective

In this webinar, Linda Crawford will use her experience as an occupational therapist to challenge participants to rethink how health care providers engage with people in pain and to adapt the treatment focus towards experiences of ‘doing’ to improve pain management outcomes.

Discordance in cultural and biological evolution: Impacts on pediatric myofascial complex pain management

In this webinar, Dr. Gillian Lauder reviews the concepts of cultural and biological evolution as they relate to the increasing prevalence of pediatric myofascial chronic pain. She also shares recommendations for a different foundational approach to treating pediatric myofascial chronic pain.

PAIN+ CPN: An online database summarizing pain research in plain language

In this webinar, Dr. Alfonso Iorio provides a detailed overview of PAIN+ CPN, a free online database that summarizes emerging pain research in plain language.

Coping with pain and anxiety during COVID-19

In this webinar recording, psychologist Dr. Angie Ji discusses the relationship between anxiety and pain and shares several coping strategies people in pain can utilize to manage anxiety, and in turn pain, during this time of uncertainty.

The neuroscience of chronic pain and brain plasticity

This webinar provided health care professionals with an opportunity to learn about how to explain the neuroscience behind pain management to patients in clear and concise language.

The therapeutic alliance

In this webinar, physiotherapist Steve Young reviews the evidence available to support the use of therapeutic alliance and simple things that health care providers can do on a daily basis to improve interactions with patients.

Polyvagal theory and pain care

In this webinar, Marlysa Sullivan, PT, C-IAYT, ERYT-500 will discuss different methods by which the autonomic nervous system can be positively regulated to help manage pain, including the Polyvagal theory, yoga and the cultivation of eudaimonic well-being.

An Overview of Kelty's Key: VCH Online Therapy

In this webinar, Dr. Margaret Drewlo, Clinical Educator at Kelty's Key, discusses their free online therapy program, VCH Online Therapy. Kelty’s Key provides tailored Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) that can be used as a self-help tool for people in pain who experience challenges with mental health, and is available free-of-charge.

Compassion: The foundation of pain care

In this free webinar, Shelly Prosko explores the role of compassion in pain care, highlighting the benefits and challenges health care providers face that can influence or inhibit the ability to offer compassion to people living with pain. She also offers insight into best practices for providing compassionate care.

Improving work outcomes in patients with musculoskeletal pain: Effectiveness and costs of a vocational advice service

This webinar will provide a discussion of the impact of musculoskeletal pain on the working age population, while providing an overview of findings from a study comparing a brief, early intervention to support people working with pain through best current care practices.

The anatomy of therapeutic alliance: Integrating physiotherapy and psychotherapy

This free webinar will discuss how physiotherapy and somatic psychotherapy services can be successfully integrated to treat people living with persistent pain.

Making sense of pain through science and story

In this webinar, Joletta Belton shares her story through the lens of pain science. She offers unique insights into the lived experience of pain and recovery and will explore possible paths in pain treatment.

Contextual coping

In this webinar, Dr. Bronnie Lennox Thompson explores the nature of learning to live with pain across different life stages, and how coping strategies can play an important role in managing pain. 

Inclusive Employer Practices and Hiring of Individuals with Disabilities

This webinar provides an overview of how organizations can expand their potential talent pool to reach individuals living with disabilities by shaping a more disability-inclusive recruitment and hiring process.

Movement as Pain Education

Changing beliefs about pain and attitudes to recovery is an important intervention for successful pain care. Yet what is the most effective process of explaining pain?

Working with persistent pain: an exploration of strategies used to stay productive at work

This webinar presents current research on the impacts of pain on the workplace and the types of resources that employees are seeking to assist them in maintaining employment despite their persistent pain.

Pain Medication Management for Acute Injuries

This webinar provides best practice advice from pharmacist Jennifer Dunkin on how patients can manage pain medications if they have recently been injured, have experienced a fracture and/or have undergone surgery to fix their injury.

The patient voice: An integrated approach to providing care for chronic pain patients

In this webinar, patient advocate Keith Meldrum discusses the patient voice and why it’s valuable for health care providers to integrate the patient narrative when providing care and treatment for people living with chronic pain.

Arthritis and the workplace

In this webinar, Dr. Lacaille shares her expertise as a rheumatologist and scientist, reviews relevant literature, including her own research findings, and provides practical advice for workers, health care professionals, and employers to support workers with arthritis.

Contemporary Treatment Approaches for Chronic Tendon Pain

This webinar takes an evidence-informed approach while presenting a contemporary understanding of chronic tendon pain and the best supported approaches to manage it. The results of a recently completed placebo-controlled trial for knee tendon pain are also presented.

The Cannabis Question: Culture to Science

In this webinar, clinical pharmacist Terri Betts speaks to many of the question providers have about prescribing cannabis for chronic pain.

Acupuncture: A helpful treatment modality in an interdisciplinary program for complex chronic conditions

In this webinar, Dr. Teresa Clarke will present on the history of acupuncture and summarize the research studies on the neurophysiology, underlying its mechanism of action.

myoActivation treatment in a primary care setting (part 3)

myoActivation is an injection-based treatment modality being used in BC for people with chronic pain by clinicians at The myo Clinic, BC Children's Hospital, Downtown Eastside Community Health Centre, and CHANGEpain. This webinar is the third in our three-part series on the myoActivation treatment approach.

Factors Affecting Return to Work After Injury or Illness

Work disability is a major personal, financial, and public health burden. With more people living with many types of chronic illnesses now than ever before, the problem of work disability will continue to escalate if we do not take action.

Work Experiences and Adaptations Made by Employees with Arthritis

This webinar describes the common challenges employees with arthritis face at work, and the strategies they use to maintain employment.

Multiple Sclerosis and Work: Individual Factors Impacting Employment Status

This webinar discusses the individual factors affecting employment status among people living with MS.

Psychosocial Work Environment and Risk of Stroke

Stroke is a major cause of morbidity, mortality and disability world-wide. Psychosocial work factors, such as stress, have been proposed to be a risk factor for stroke, but previous findings have been mixed. In this webinar, Eleonor Fransson, PhD discusses how psychosocial factors such as stress can contribute to a higher risk for stroke in the workplace.

myoActivation: A systematic approach to pediatric complex pain care (part 2)

myoActivation is an injection-based treatment modality being used in BC for people with chronic pain. This webinar is the second in our three-part series on the myoActivation treatment approach.