Pain: Relief Is Within Reach Symposium - with Webcast and Resource Fair

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Saturday November 3rd, 2018

Multi-Site (Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Edmonton) and Online

(See tickets for detailed information)


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Most people living with arthritis think pain is a fact of life, but it doesn’t need to be. Understanding pain and taking an active role in managing it can greatly improve quality of life.

In this Free Arthritis Webcast Symposium, learn what pain is, what treatment options are available and how to make informed decisions about personal pain management.

Attend the free-in-person or webcast event. In-person includes networking with health professionals and service providers through a Resource Fair at the host and satellite sites, followed by lunch and local speakers.

The FREE webcast will feature pre-eminent speakers in the field of rheumatology and pain management including:

Dr. Hani El-Gabalawy. With more than 30 years of expertise in arthritis research and clinical care, Dr. El-Gabalawy is a professor and the Endowed Rheumatology Research Chair at the University of Manitoba. He is a former Scientific direction of the Canadian Institute of Health Research - Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis. He has served as a past Medical Advisory Committee Member and is currently an advisor on the Arthritis Society's research strategy.

Dr. Sana-Ara Ahmed: A practising clinical Anesthesiologist in Alberta and Ontario with specialist training in Interventional Chronic Pain Management and Cannabinoid Medicine. She is an MD graduate from the University of Saskatchewan in 2006 and received her designation in Anesthesiology and Medicine from the University of British Columbia in 2011 and completed her Medical Education Fellowship from the University of Toronto in 2013. Her passion for medical cannabis as a chronic pain solution has established Dr. Ahmed as a specialized expert and educator on how best to incorporate medical cannabis into patients' lives.

Trevor Donald: A physiotherapist and owner of Donald Physiotherapy, who will be speaking about pain and the importance of mobility. Trevor and his wife, Michelle, own Donald Physiotherapy in Saskatoon and Davidson. He has been a physiotherapist for more than 15 years and a clinical teaching assistant for more than 10 years at the University of Saskatchewan with the College of Medicine and School of Physical Therapy. He has provided over 50 different injury prevention seminars to various employers, sporting groups, and organizations throughout the province.

Q&A will follow each speaker and participants will have the opportunity to network with others living with arthritis.

Join us in person Saturday November 3 in either Edmonton, Saskatoon or Winnipeg or watch from the comfort of home on your own personal device. Login details provided closer to the event date.

Check In and Resource Fair for live venues start at:

  • 8:30 AM - 12:15 AM Mountain (MDT) & Central Standard (CST)

  • 9:30 AM - 1:15 PM Central Daylight (CDT)

*WEBCAST* start time based on your viewing location:

  • 8:30 AM - 11:15 AM Pacific (PDT)

  • 9:30 AM - 12:15 AM Mountain (MDT) & Central Standard (CST)

  • 10:30 AM - 1:15 PM Central Daylight (CDT)

  • 11:30 AM - 2:15 PM Eastern (EDT)

  • 12:30 PM - 3:15 PM Atlantic (ADT)

  • 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM in Newfoundland and Labrador (NDT)

Pre-registration is required.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can reach Allison Kirkland, Education and Service Coordinator, Arthritis Society - Prairie Region by email at or by calling 1-204-942-4892.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Bringing your ticket, either printed or on the Eventbrite mobile app, will speed up check in at the event. However, if you are unable to present either you can still check in.

How do I access the webcast?

If you have registered for the webcast, an event reminder that includes the login information will be sent to you at the email address you provided, closer to the event date.

Can I update my registration information?

If you need to update registration information please contact the event organizer .


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Saturday November 3rd, 2018

Multi-Site (Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Edmonton) and Online

(See tickets for detailed information)


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