Niagara Falls - Relieving Pain, Restoring Function & Renewing Hope

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Marriott on the Falls

6755 Fallsview Boulevard

Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3W7


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Pain affects over 40% of Canadians aged 45 or older and up to 80% of all seniors. People spend more money on pain than any other condition, yet health care professionals do not always have access to the tools needed to help patients effectively manage their conditions.

This conference will cover topics such as:

  • What should health care providers know about evidence-based pain management?
  • What are considered best practices?
  • How can understanding pain help treatment providers and those advocating for your patients?

Join us for a half-day conference addressing the common challenges in treating and advocating for pain patients, including current and new treatment techniques.

Hear from the experts in the field of pain management on what is available today, what may be coming tomorrow, and how to harness our health care resources efficiently and effectively.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Learn about the latest evidence-based pain management treatments
  • Understand the genesis of pain
  • Learn how to access treatment and funding for your patients

Who Should Attend?

This conference is intended for all hospital and community healthcare professionals. A digital Certificate of Attendance will be distributed upon request.

Conference Agenda

8:00am – Registration and Breakfast

8:30 am – Welcome and IntroductionKevin Henderson, Partner, Oatley Vigmond LLP, Ross Hendin, CEO, Allevio Pain Management

8:40 am – The Mind and Body Connection – Why and How Does Pain Exist?Dr. Rhaul Pathak, Neurologist, Allevio Pain Management

  • Defining pain and it’s complex nature
  • Understanding pathophysiology and its clinical implications
  • Differentiating between acute vs. chronic pain and neuropathic vs. nociceptive pain

9:10 am – Multidisciplinary Approaches to Pain ManagementDr. Imrat Sohanpal, Anesthesiologist, Medical Director , Allevio Pain Management

  • Biopsychosocial model of pain management
  • Benefits of a multidisciplinary approach
  • Reviewing specific measurable goals for patient success

9:30 am – A Guide to Diagnosing, Assessing and Treating Pain - Dr. Rhaul Pathak

  • Assessing pain
  • Pain condition algorithms: Spinal and MSK, migraine, and neuropathic pain

10:10 am – Refreshment Break

10:30 am – Innovative Treatments on the Horizon: Evidence Based and New ApproachesDr. Imrat Sohanpal

  • Healing through - PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
  • Regenerative stem cell therapy
  • Medical cannabis as a method of pain management
  • Botox and Magnesium Infusions for migraine and other conditions
  • Lidocaine +/- Ketamine Infusions

11:10 am – Accessing Treatment through InsuranceRoss Hendin, Karen Vigmond, Lawyer, Oatley Vigmond LLP and Sean Power, Accident Benefits Specialist, Oatley Vigmond LLP

  • What is the process?
  • Proving what is reasonable and necessary to the insurance adjuster
  • Strategies and options to streamline the approval process

11:30 am – Ask the Experts: Your Questions Answered

Kevin Henderson, Dr. Rhaul Pathak, and Dr. Imrat Sohanpal

12:00 pm – Closing Remarks followed by Lunch and Networking

Kevin Henderson, Ross Hendin

About the Speakers

Dr. Imrat Sohanpal, Anesthesiologist, Medical Director, Allevio Pain Management

Dr. Sohanpal is the Chair of the Allevio Pain Management Medical Advisory Board and Medical Director of Allevio Pain Management. Dr. Sohanpal has a particular interest in the assessment and management of spinal and other pain conditions.

He is a licensed Anesthesiologist who attained Advanced Pain Training for his fellowship at University College London in England. Dr. Sohanpal is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Sohanpal focuses his practice of Anesthesiology, acute and sports pain, regenerative medicine research and chronic pain management.

Dr. Sohanpal has performed over 1,000 Radiofrequency Ablation procedures, and is proficient in ultrasound guided injections of all anatomical MSK pain and for regenerative medicine.

Dr. Rahul Pathak, Neurologist, Allevio Pain Management

Dr. Pathak is Allevio’s full time neurologist, and has a particular interest in the assessment and management of headaches, migraines, and facial pain in addition to general pain conditions. He is a licensed Neurologist who attained an Interventional Pain Management fellowship at New York University Medical Center, and attended residency at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York.

Dr. Pathak focuses his practice of Neurology on headaches and other neurological-based pain conditions, and maintains a thriving chronic pain practice for other conditions as well. Dr. Pathak is proficient in a myriad of techniques for treating challenging conditions such as cluster headaches, migraines and mild traumatic brain injuries.

Ross Hendin, Co-Founder and CEO, Allevio Pain Management

Ross is Co-Founder and CEO of Allevio Pain Management. Over the last six years, Ross has grown the Allevio clinic into one of the largest, most respected practices of its kind in Canada; seeing patients from coast to coast, and across Ontario through one centre in Toronto.

Ross has simultaneously grown the Allevio expert opinion division into a leading IME practice and is a driving force helping to educate and bridge the gap between medicine and law. Ross remains keenly focused on continuing to open the bottleneck between patients who need care and those in the system trying to help.

Ross graduated with a BA (Hons) in Political Science from Huron University College, part of the University of Western Ontario.

Kevin Henderson - Partner, Oatley Vigmond LLP

Kevin attended McMaster University for two years before being granted early admission to Osgoode Hall Law School, where he obtained his LL.B. in 2007. Kevin was called to the bar in 2008.

Prior to joining Oatley Vigmond, Kevin practiced with a leading Toronto insurance litigation firm, where he represented many of Canada’s largest insurers in personal injury actions. This experience has provided Kevin with a unique perspective, allowing him to help his clients achieve the best possible results.

For Kevin, the most enjoyable aspect of working in personal injury litigation is helping people whose lives have been changed forever by their injuries.

Karen Vigmond - Lawyer, Oatley Vigmond LLP

Karen joined Oatley Vigmond in 2013 as an associate lawyer. She holds a BA from Queen’s University and her Juris Doctor from Bond University in Australia. Prior to being called to the Bar in January 2013, Karen articled at a well-known personal injury law firm in Toronto.

Karen is committed to assisting personal injury victims and their loved ones achieve the best possible outcomes. Her practice focuses solely on personal injury law, including accident benefits, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice and occupiers’ liability cases.

Sean Power - Accident Benefits Specialist, Oatley Vigmond LLP

Sean has previously worked as a claims analyst for an insurance company and has several years of experience providing rehabilitation and support services to individuals with acquired brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and orthopaedic injuries.

As an accident benefits specialist, Sean helps assemble a reliable community rehabilitation team to help our clients in their recovery and is responsible for assisting our clients in understanding and obtaining accident benefits from their insurance company.

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