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.

The myoActivation system of pain care (part 1)

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 first in our three-part series on the myoActivation treatment approach.

Opioids, Musculoskeletal Disorders, and Work-Related Outcomes

This webinar examines the current evidence around the early use of opioids after work-related low back injuries and work outcomes.

Narrative Medicine Tools for Health Care Providers

In this webinar, Dr. Katrina Genuis explores the difference between pain and suffering, focusing on suffering as the dimension of existence providers should aim to heal when pain is intractable.

Chronic Migraine in Primary Care

​People with chronic migraine represent the more severe end of the migraine clinical spectrum, and generally have more disability than individuals with episodic migraine.

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions

Living with chronic conditions comes with various challenges that can be frustrating to deal with because individuals are often caught in the vicious cycle of symptoms they are experiencing. Dealing with chronic conditions on a daily basis can affect one's emotional, physical and mental well-being. As a result, it is essential to learn different strategies to live a healthier life with chronic conditions. In this webinar, we will learn about Lana's personal journey from starting to live with chronic conditions to her returning to work, gaining a better understanding of the concepts of self-management and exploring different tools to help individuals break the vicious cycle.

From Painful to Playful: An Intuitive Approach to Pediatric Pain Management

All children have a right to play. This is especially important for children and youth living with pain.

Workplace Safety and Prescribed Medications in Chronic Pain Patients​

The following webinar highlights perspectives and concerns of different stakeholders regarding a safe workplace and ‘medication’-related workplace impairment, especially for safety-sensitive workers.

Microbiome: Linking Nutrition & Pain

We change our body chemistry every time we eat. Our food has the power to increase or decrease body-wide inflammation. Yet most medical schools have a few hours of learning time devoted to a topic that has the potential to help every patient seen.

Workplace Safety and Prescribed Medications in Chronic Pain Patients

Employers are obliged to provide a safe work environment for employees. Unions are concerned for th

Chronic Pain: Managing Without Opioids

Treatment of chronic pain requires “multimodal analgesia,” a management plan that often requires pharmacological as well as non-drug therapies, and very importantly large measures of clinician guided patient self-management.

Perspectives of People with a Chronic Disease on Participating in Work

In this webinar, Marloes Voojis provides insight in the rationale of supporting work in people with a chronic disease.

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy for Chronic Pelvic Pain

Bladder sensitization. Incontinence. Pain with sex. These are some of the many symptoms of chronic pelvic pain.

Perspectives of People with a Chronic Disease on Participating in Work

This webinar will provide insight in the rationale of supporting work in people with a chronic disea

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Chronic Pain

This webinar presents the theory and evidence underlying Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for chronic pain, as well as the core skills needed in applying this therapeutic approach.

Work Remains Meaningful Despite Time Out of the Workplace

This webinar explores the meaningfulness of work for people living with long-term work disability and chronic pain, and the role meaning plays in return to work effort.

Pharmacogenomic Testing for Pain Management

This webinar provides health care providers with a basic overview on pharmacogenomic testing and how it can be used as a tool to support patients in making decisions about which medication(s) are most suitable for their overall pain management.

New Strategies for Couples Coping with Chronic Pain

​In this webinar, Dr. Cano provides an overview of the research on the powerful effect of couples' relationship dynamics on pain and provides evidence-based strategies for couples to manage pain and distress together.

Chronic Pain, Anger and Grief

At first glance, a webinar that brings chronic pain, grief and anger together might seem strange. However, these three are often intertwined in those who experience chronic pain. For those with chronic pain, the topic is a no-brainer: they know all about grief and anger.

How to Talk to Chronic Pain Patients About Neuroplasticity, CBT and Mindfulness

If you’ve ever tried to explain neuroplasticity in a few sentences with your chronic pain patients, then you know how challenging that can be. Clinicians need to be careful in how we talk about neuroplasticity, self-management and catastrophizing with patients.

Chronic Pain: Is It All In Their Head?

Most practitioners have historically considered chronic pain to be largely from peripheral nocicepti

When Chronic Pain Patients Ask About Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

For some patients, life with chronic pain can become unbearable. The sense of isolation, hopelessness and stigma can be overwhelming for people living with persistent or complex pain and death may seem like the only option.

Chronic Pain in the Elderly

Chronic pain is very common in older adults and is often under-recognized and under-treated. Pain often co-exists with other geriatric syndromes such as multimorbidity, polypharmacy and falls, and can have a very significant effect on function and quality of life.

A Mindfulness Program Adapted for Adolescents with Chronic Pain

Mindfulness Based Interventions (MBIs) are emerging as promising treatments to reduce physical and e

Why is My Pain Getting Worse? Central Sensitization Diagnosis and Management

Chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) a​​ffects around 1 in 5 Canadians and is the leading cause of disability globally. Opioid medications, surgery and many other ‘traditional’ medical interventions may be ineffective and possibly harmful when used to treat CNCP.

The Association Of Post Motor Vehicle Crash Pain And Longer Term Health Outcomes

Motor vehicle crashes are recognized as an important cause of death and disability worldwide. The following webinar highlights the increasing knowledge of psychosocial and biological factors associated with the development of chronic pain as a result of motor vehicle accidents.

Mindfulness for Cancer Survivors Living with Chronic Neuropathic Pain

This webinar explores the use of mindfulness-based intervention in chronic neuropathic pain conditions, with results from two recently completed clinical trials demonstrating intervention effectiveness.

The Association Of Post Motor Vehicle Crash Pain And Longer Term Health Outcomes

Webinar presented in partnership with the CIRPD Motor vehicle crashes are recognized as an importan

Utilizing Science, Technology and the Arts to Transform Pain: An Update

This webinar features Dr. Diane Gromala, a technology expert who has suffered from chronic pain for several decades. Her research focus is on creating and assessing new technologies that may help people who live with long-term pain.

Using the Therapeutic Relationship to Promote Neuroplastic Change in Chronic Pain Patients

The therapeutic relationship between providers and patients has long been an assumption of practice. Yet how do we use this with our most complex and challenging patients?

The Social Consequences of Pain

The following webinar highlights the social ramifications of chronic pain, and raises awareness of steps clinicians can take to manage the social consequences of chronic pain.