The Second BC Provincial Pediatric Pain Management Symposium:
A Foundation of Care for the Prevention and Management of Pain in Children
Join UBC’s Department of Pediatrics and Anesthesia, BCCH Department of Psychology, and Pain BC for an educational day on best practice pediatric complex/chronic pain management.
Using lectures and case-based breakout sessions, the program will provide a holistic and multidisciplinary perspective on the management of children’s complex/chronic pain, and on the prevention and management of chronic post-surgical pain.
Should I attend?
The symposium is designed for all health care providers (e.g. physicians, nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists, social workers, and occupational therapists) to enhance expertise in the field of pediatric pain assessment and management.
What can I expect at the end of the day?
Participants can expect to:
enhance their current expertise in complex/chonic pain assessment and management.
mitigate the risk of chronic post-surgical pain.
recognize key issues of cultural safety in vulnerable populations.
8:00 – Registration
8:30 – Welcome
Morning program: Complex/Chronic Pain
8:45 – Keynote: Understanding the link between Culture & Care: Sharing Knowledge about Indigenous People & Pain by Dr. Margot Latimer and John Sylliboy, Aboriginal Children’s Hurt & Healing Initiative.
9:45-12:00 – Breakout sessions: Participants will investigate a complex/chronic pain case through three interlinked perspectives: Medical/physical, psychosocial, and cultural. Sessions will be facilitated by experienced interdisciplinary providers from pediatric medicine, psychology, physiotherapy, and nursing.
12:00-13:00 -- Lunch
Lunch will be provided. Please email the organizer at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any food allergies.
Afternoon program: Preventing Chronic Post-Surgical Pain
13:00 – Keynote: Innovations in Spinal Surgery: A Surgical Perspective on Complex Post-Surgical Pain by Dr. Firoz Miyanji, pediatric spinal surgeon, BC Children’s Hospital
14:00 – Breakout sessions: Participants will investigate a chronic post-surgical pain case through three interlinked perspectives: Biomedical, physical, and psychosocial. Sessions will be facilitated by experienced interdisciplinary providers from pediatric medicine, psychology, physiotherapy, and nursing.
16:00 – Roundtable discussion of the cases
16:30 – Closing
Optional Evening program
19:00 -20:00 Community talk on the Aboriginal Children’s Hurt & Healing Initiative and Art for Healing, including Art from the Heart, a travelling artwork exhibition created by Aboriginal children.
Registration is required for in-person attendance. Tickets are $175 for health care providers and $90 for trainees and students. Symposium tickets include admission to the evening community talk by Dr. Margot Latimer and John Sylliboy.
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Date and Time
The Chan Centre for Family Health Education (Auditorium) at BC Children's Hospital Research Institute
938 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H