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

September 22, 2020 12:00PM

In this webinar, Linda Crawford uses 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.

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

June 24, 2020 12:00PM

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.

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

June 11, 2020 12:00PM

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.

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Coping with pain and anxiety during COVID-19

April 27, 2020 12:00PM

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.

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The neuroscience of chronic pain and brain plasticity

March 13, 2020 12:00PM

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.

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The therapeutic alliance

February 06, 2020 12:00PM

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.

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Polyvagal theory and pain care

January 23, 2020 12:00PM

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.

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An Overview of Kelty's Key: VCH Online Therapy

November 28, 2019 12:00PM

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.

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Compassion: The foundation of pain care

October 09, 2019 12:00PM

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.

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

July 30, 2019 8:30AM

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.

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The anatomy of therapeutic alliance: Integrating physiotherapy and psychotherapy

June 26, 2019 7:00PM

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

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Making sense of pain through science and story

June 20, 2019 12:00PM

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.

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Contextual coping

May 30, 2019 12:00PM

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. 

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Inclusive Employer Practices and Hiring of Individuals with Disabilities

April 25, 2019 11:00AM

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.

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Movement as Pain Education

April 18, 2019 12:00PM

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?

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

March 12, 2019 2:30PM

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.

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Pain Medication Management for Acute Injuries

March 04, 2019 2:00PM

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.

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

January 30, 2019 12:00PM

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.

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Arthritis and the workplace

January 16, 2019 1:00PM

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.

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Contemporary Treatment Approaches for Chronic Tendon Pain

December 13, 2018 12:00PM

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.

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The Cannabis Question: Culture to Science

November 14, 2018 12:00PM

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

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

October 24, 2018 12:00PM

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.

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Factors Affecting Return to Work After Injury or Illness

August 30, 2018 11:00AM

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.

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Work Experiences and Adaptations Made by Employees with Arthritis

August 15, 2018 11:00AM

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

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Multiple Sclerosis and Work: Individual Factors Impacting Employment Status

July 01, 2018 4:00AM

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

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Psychosocial Work Environment and Risk of Stroke

June 26, 2018 1:30AM

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Opioids, Musculoskeletal Disorders, and Work-Related Outcomes

June 07, 2018 4:00PM

More details coming soon.
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Narrative Medicine Tools for Health Care Providers

May 30, 2018 2:30PM

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.

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Chronic Migraine in Primary Care

April 18, 2018 6:30PM

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

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Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions

April 18, 2018 4:00PM

Living with chronic conditions comes with various challenges that can be frustrating to deal with b

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

April 18, 2018 3:30PM

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

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Workplace Safety and Prescribed Medications in Chronic Pain Patients​

March 15, 2018 6:30PM

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

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Microbiome: Linking Nutrition & Pain

March 14, 2018 11:30AM

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.

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Workplace Safety and Prescribed Medications in Chronic Pain Patients

March 08, 2018 3:00AM

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

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Perspectives of People with a Chronic Disease on Participating in Work

March 01, 2018 6:30PM

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

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Chronic Pain: Managing Without Opioids

March 01, 2018 6:30PM

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.

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Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy for Chronic Pelvic Pain

February 22, 2018 3:00PM

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

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Perspectives of People with a Chronic Disease on Participating in Work

February 22, 2018 12:30PM

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

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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Chronic Pain

February 07, 2018 6:23PM

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.

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Work Remains Meaningful Despite Time Out of the Workplace

February 02, 2018 6:21PM

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.

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Pharmacogenomic Testing for Pain Management

January 31, 2018 2:00PM

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.

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New Strategies for Couples Coping with Chronic Pain

January 18, 2018 6:30PM

​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.

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Chronic Pain, Anger and Grief

December 07, 2017 3:30PM

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.

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

November 09, 2017 11:30AM

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.

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Chronic Pain: Is It All In Their Head?

October 31, 2017 5:00PM

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

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

October 18, 2017 2:00PM

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.

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Chronic Pain in the Elderly

September 27, 2017 11:30AM

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.

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A Mindfulness Program Adapted for Adolescents with Chronic Pain

September 26, 2017 4:00AM

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

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

September 21, 2017 3:30PM

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.

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

September 07, 2017 3:30PM

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.

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Mindfulness for Cancer Survivors Living with Chronic Neuropathic Pain

August 17, 2017 2:59PM

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.

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

August 14, 2017 9:00PM

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

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

July 13, 2017 3:30PM

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.

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

July 12, 2017 2:00PM

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?

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The Social Consequences of Pain

June 26, 2017 3:30PM

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.

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Pain Management in Indigenous People: Through the Lens of Culture, Society and Medicine

June 14, 2017 3:00PM

In the following webinar, Dr. Bertram presents on the dynamic in First Nations, Metis, & Inuit community between pain, trauma, and cultural adaptation.

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What Health Care Providers Should Know about Acupuncture for Chronic Pain Patients

June 06, 2017 4:30PM

In this webinar,  Acupuncturist Scott Livingstone provides an overview on acupuncture treatment and how it can be a helpful management tool for people living with complex pain.

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From Pain to Pleasure: How Painful Experiences May Benefit Our Lives

May 30, 2017 9:00AM

Pain is something that most people try to avoid. The experience of pain, however, may be better unde

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Reducing Catastrophizing to Prevent and Treat Chronic Pain

May 25, 2017 3:00PM

The following webinar discusses the science behind pain catastrophizing, its impacts, and why this psychological construct should be assessed and treated in outpatients and in individuals who are planning to have surgery.

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Trauma-Informed Practice in Pain Program Care

May 04, 2017 2:00PM

In the following webinar, Dr. May Caprio (Psychologist at Royal Jubliee Hospital) discusses the importance of trauma-informed care when addressing pain in patients.

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The Canadian Chronic Pain Research Network: Update and Future Plans

April 25, 2017 4:00PM

Dr Buckley will discuss the purpose, objectives, and structure of the Canadian Chronic Pain Research

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Pain and Therapeutic Movement: Is a Paradigm Shift Required?

April 12, 2017 2:30PM

We all have a medicine cabinet inside us.

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Chronic Pain After Surgery: Predictive Factors and Prevention Strategies

March 27, 2017 2:30PM

The risk factors for development of chronic pain after surgery are wide ranging and include nerve injury, severe preoperative and acute postoperative pain as well as psychosocial factors such as catastrophizing.

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Understanding Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome

February 17, 2017 2:30PM

​Dr. Nickel provides an overview of Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS) and some of the complications that can make diagnosis and treatment challenging and shares insight into best treatment practices.

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How to Thrive Despite Chronic Pain

February 07, 2017 3:00PM

Pain often causes people to stop doing the most meaningful or enjoyable (fun) activities in their li

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Education, Expectation and Motivation: Vital Drivers For Change in Pediatric Chronic Pain

February 03, 2017 2:30PM

Education, expectation, and motivation are the vital drivers we need to improve outcomes for pediatric care of chronic pain.

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Understanding Fear-Avoidance Beliefs and Chronic Pain

February 03, 2017 2:30PM

In this webinar, Dr. Gatchel helps us understand what fear-avoidance beliefs and behaviours are, how they affect people with chronic pain, and what tools and treatments can be used to help people with pain reduce those beliefs.

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Charting the Brain's Pain Map: Why Mine is Different Than Yours

December 13, 2016 2:30PM

​Dr. Karen Davis discusses the ways brain imaging and behavioural measurements are used to chart "pain maps" and show differences between the way brains respond to pain.

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Chronic Pain Self-Management Support with Pain Science Education and Exercise

November 18, 2016 2:30PM

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.

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Mindfulness, Emotions and Pain Treatment

October 17, 2016 2:30PM

Chronic pain is a challenging condition resulting in disability, emotional upheaval and family dysfunction.

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Identifying the Differences between Depression and Pain-Related Distress

September 22, 2016 2:00PM

Many people who live with chronic pain report that they also suffer from low mood, irritability, and withdrawal from activities and relationships.

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What Emergency Physicians Need to Know about Caring for Patients with Chronic Pain

September 21, 2016 2:00PM

Chronic pain affects 20% of British Columbians, yet few physicians understand the myriad conditions that cause it, or how to treat it.

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Pain-related Distress: Recognition and Appropriate Interventions

September 20, 2016 1:30PM

Many people who live with chronic pain report that they also suffer from low mood, irritability, and

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Exercise Management for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – The Evidence and Current Approaches

August 31, 2016 2:22PM

This webinar examines the current evidence for exercise management, and also discusses types of exercise modalities and the effects on fatigue and immune function, which may prove useful for clinical exercise practice.

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The Difference Gender and Sex Make to Work Disability Outcomes

July 14, 2016 2:30PM

This webinar discusses how accounting for sex and gender in work and health research can make a difference in our understanding of health outcomes and health services, with a focus on work related illness, injury, and disability.

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Targeting Pain and Prescription Opioid Misuse with Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement

July 05, 2016 2:30PM

In this webinar, Dr. Eric Garland discusses his research on the clinical benefits and neurobiological mechanisms of Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement, a novel therapy designed to target chronic pain and prevent opioid-related problems.

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Empowering People in Pain to Make Peace with Sleep

September 01, 2015 2:00PM

In the following webinar, Dr. May Caprio provides an overview of the bi-directional relationship between sleep and pain, along with treatment options available for people in pain who concurrently experience ongoing issues with sleep.

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Thinking (Hard) About Pain: Psychological Challenges and Recovery in Chronic Pain

March 12, 2015 2:10PM

In this webinar, Dr. Drew Sturgeon discusses:

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Chronic Pelvic Pain: Thinking Outside the Box

February 15, 2015 2:06PM

What are the causes and possible contributors to chronic pelvic pain? Dr.

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Chronic Pain: Is it All in the Brain?

April 17, 2013 2:00PM

In this webinar, Dr. Cervero helps us identify the brain mechanisms that generate the transition from acute to chronic pain and that contribute to pain hypersensitivity. He also discusses therapies that address this enhanced pain sensitivity caused by the brain.

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Opioids: Friend or Foe?

October 25, 2012 1:56PM

In this webinar, Dr. Furlan discusses the myths and facts around addiction and opioids and teach skills that will help patients and doctors communicate about using opioids for the treatment of chronic pain.  

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The Chronic Pain Conundrum: Current Issues in Research, Awareness, Education, and Access to Care

July 26, 2012 2:20PM

Despite many recent advances in the past 40 years in the understanding of pain mechanisms, and in pain diagnosis and treatment, considerable gaps in knowledge and management remain, with chronic pain present in epidemic proportions in most countries.

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Positive Coping with Chronic Pain

January 24, 2012 2:18PM

This webinar features Dr. Joti Samra, who specializes in developing coping strategies for difficult life situations, including living with chronic pain. Dr.

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