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Verdicchio - Natura Catering & Events

1351- D Kelly Lake Rd., Unit 2

Sudbury, ON P3E 5P5


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Pain affects over 40% of Canadians over the age of 45 and up to 80% of seniors. It is a larger medical sector than Cancer, AIDS, and Heart & Stroke combined, and yet health care professionals don’t always have the understanding and tools to help their patients manage it effectively. What should health care providers know about evidence-based pain management and its practice? What’s considered best practice? How can understanding pain help treatment providers and those advocating for your patient?

Join us for a half-day workshop that addresses 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.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Understand the genesis of pain.

  • Learn the latest effective treatment techniques to manage pain.

  • Learn how to access treatment/funding for your patients/clients.

Who Should Attend?

This conference is intended for all hospital and community healthcare professionals including Physicians, Physician's Assistants, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Kinesiologists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Rehab Therapists, Rehab Support Workers, Case Managers, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and/or caregivers.

Conference Agenda

8:00am – Registration and Breakfast

8:30 am – Welcome and Introductions

8:40 am – The Genesis of Pain: The Interaction of Body and Mind

  • The mind and body connection - Why and how does pain exist?
  • The benefits of early intervention.
  • Pain research – Discussing recent advances.

9:10 am – Multidisciplinary Approaches to Pain Management

  • Benefits of a multidisciplinary approach for patients.
  • Who is on this Team? How does this strategy work?
  • Reviewing specific measurable goals for patient success.

9:30 am– Accessing Treatment through Insurance

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

10:00 am– Refreshment Break

10:20 am – A Guide to Diagnosing, Assessing and Treating Pain

  • Diagnostic techniques in assessing pain.
  • Understanding and differentiating different types of pain.
  • Advancements in pain medicine.

11:00 am – Innovative Treatments on the Horizon: Evidence Based and New Approaches

Discussing interventional treatments:

  • Healing through - PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma).
  • Regenerative stem cell therapy.
  • Options for medical cannabis as a method of pain management.
  • Botox/Magnesium Infusions for migraine and other conditions.
  • Lidocaine +/- Ketamine Infusions – Uses, benefits and side effects.

11:40 amAsk the Experts: Your Questions Answered

Collaborative approach to working together for your patients.

  • Ask your case specific questions of the legal team at Oatley Vigmond.
  • Direct your specific medical questions to the Allevio Team.

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

About the Speakers:

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 and has performed independent medical evaluations over the past 3 years. 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’s practice involves his seeing 50 - 80 patients a week, and he is proficient in a myriad of techniques for treating challenging conditions such as Cluster Headaches, migraines and mild traumatic brain injuries. Dr. Pathak also has academic interests and is active in Allevio’s research.

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

Ross is Co-Founder and CEO of Allevio Pain Management. Over the last 6 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 not just a leading IME practice, but 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.

James L. Vigmond, Partner, Oatley Vigmond LLP

Former president of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Jim Vigmond continues to be a leading figure of Ontario’s personal injury trial bar. At Oatley, Vigmond, Jim leads a team of lawyers and support staff with broad expertise in spinal cord, brain injury and serious orthopedic cases.

He has been voted by his peers as among The Best Lawyers in Canada annually from 2006 to 2018, is a Certified Litigation Specialist by the Law Society of Upper Canada, a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. In November 2016, Jim was the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association. For Jim, the clients’ right to fair compensation is the pillar of his deep commitment to improving the lives of injured persons and their families.

Harrison Cooper, Lawyer, Oatley Vigmond LLP

Harrison is an associate lawyer at Oatley Vigmond. He graduated from the University of Windsor with a Juris Doctor (J.D.), as well as the University of Guelph, earning an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Public Policy.

Prior to joining Oatley Vigmond, Harrison gained valuable insight into personal injury litigation from the defence perspective at a leading Toronto law firm. This experience has provided Harrison with a unique viewpoint, allowing him to help his clients achieve the best possible results.

Harrison is drawn to personal injury litigation because of the ability to make a positive impact on the lives of clients and their loved ones.

Ben Irantalab, Lawyer, Oatley Vigmond LLP

Ben first joined Oatley Vigmond as a summer student in May 2013. He returned to Oatley Vigmond as an articling student, and was later welcomed to the firm as an associate lawyer following his call to the bar in June 2015. Ben holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Ottawa, a Master of Arts (M.A.) in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University, and an Honours B.A. in Criminology from York University.

Ben enjoys the complexities of personal injury litigation. His practice is exclusively devoted to representing clients with brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and severe orthopedic injuries. For Ben, the cases that require special creativity and thinking outside the box are most gratifying.

Josie Skelly, Accident Benefits Specialist, Oatley Vigmond LLP

Josie has been working in the legal industry since 1987. She joined Oatley Vigmond in 1995 as a Senior Law Clerk, having developed expertise in demonstrative evidence applications, particularly in the areas of mediation and trial preparation. She was drawn to accident benefits as she longed to provide hands on support to clients and their families.

As an Accident Benefits Specialist, Josie provides prompt and effective assistance with accessing insurance benefits to which clients are entitled following auto collisions. She helps assemble a reliable community rehabilitation and long term care team for our clients.

Michelle Baumann, Accident Benefits Specialist, Oatley Vigmond LLP

Michelle worked in the insurance claims industry for 10+ years before joining Oatley Vigmond as an Accident Benefits Specialist in 2012.

In her past insurance work, Michelle achieved roles of steadily progressing responsibility including claims adjusting, team leading, and operational management of an accident benefits claims department. With her commitment to the client, her passion for excellence and her effectiveness as a negotiator, Michelle readily transitioned to her role in the firm.

As an Accident Benefits Specialist, Michelle is responsible for assisting our clients in understanding and obtaining the accident benefits to which they are entitled from their own insurance companies.

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Verdicchio - Natura Catering & Events

1351- D Kelly Lake Rd., Unit 2

Sudbury, ON P3E 5P5


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