As part of National Pain Awareness Week in Canada, organizations from across the country are using their collective voices to advocate for the one in five Canadians living with chronic pain. We must make pain a priority.
The report addresses the third and final mandate of the Task Force, providing recommendations on priority actions to ensure people with pain are recognized and supported and that pain is understood, prevented and effectively treated across Canada.
The Canadian Injured Workers Alliance would like you to participate in a study by completing this short survey exploring the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Canadians who have experienced a workplace injury.
Deadline: May 7, 2021
Did you miss a webinar in our Patient EngagEment in Research webinar series or simply want to re-watch one you enjoyed? All the webinars are now posted on our YouTube channel. Be sure to check them out.
The Evidence and Gap Map of the Virtual Stepped Care Solutions is now available online. Take a look at these English and French-language knowledge products to facilitate mobilization findings, including one-page infographics, a brief video and a policy brief.
The Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans has organized an informative virtual symposium in collaboration with the Alliance to Advance Comprehensive Integrative Pain Management. The symposium consists of four 1-hour sessions over the course of four weeks and features topics such as The Effectiveness of Cannabis and Stepped Care Model in the US Military and Pain Management Outcomes for Veteran vs Non-Veterans with Chronic Pain.
Following a series of in-person, written and online consultations about the gaps and challenges, best and promising practices, and elements of an improved approach to preventing and managing chronic pain, the Canadian Pain Task Force released its second report in October 2020. Entitled Working Together to Better Understand, Prevent, and Manage Chronic Pain: What We Heard, the report reflects the evidence, ideas, experiences and practices that were heard from the nearly two-thousand people who participated.
We are looking for two parents of youth with brain-based developmental disabilities who live with pain to be equal members of our research team and contribute to how we design, conduct and share about the review with others. Click here to learn more.
COVID-19 has had a major impact on life for us all, but those living with chronic pain (and chronic illness) have been especially impacted. Take a look at this paper from Network patient perspective partners Richard B. Hovey, Delane Linkiewich and Mary Brachaniec.
Therese is featured in our June newsletter. Learn more about her and why she became involved with the Chronic Pain Network. Therese will be co-leading the CPN's July 30 Patient EngagEment in Research webinar with Janet Gunderson.
People in pain need accessible and safe options to manage pain during this period of physical distancing. In response to this growing need, Pain BC is offering free Gentle Movement @ Home live-streaming sessions that provide guided movement and relaxation for people living with pain from the comfort of their homes.
Led by PhD student Alexandra Neville, the paper "A 'dyadic dance'
pain catastrophizing moderates the daily relationships between parent mood and protective responses and child chronic pain" has now been published in PAIN.
The federal government announced $20 million in funding to establish the Centre of Excellence on Chronic Pain, will focus on chronic pain of veterans, setting standards of care that will help veterans across the country.
The Canadian Pain Task Force released its first report to the public on July 18, 2019. The Task Force was formed by the Government of Canada in March 2019 to assess the current state of pain in Canada and to recommend an improved approach to addressing pain in the country.
Chronic Pain Network Scientific Director, Dr. Norm Buckley, recently gave a webinar for the Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability. Dr. Buckley discussed the purpose, objectives, and structure of the Chronic Pain Network, as well as approved research and opportunities for participation with the Network.
On Monday, May 29, 2017, CBC's The Current featured a segment on chronic back pain. The Chronic Pain Network's very own patient partner Richard Hovey was interviewed for the piece and can be heard in the podcast. Read the web article or listen to the podcast.
Our Summer 2017 newsletter is now available. Find out what new and exciting things are happening in the Chronic Pain Network. Read a message from our Scientific Director, Dr. Norm Buckley, or meet one of our Patient Partners. Our current newsletter is available in both English and French.
Our Fall 2017 newsletter is now available. Find out what new and exciting things are happening in the Chronic Pain Network. Read a message from our Scientific Director, find out what happened at the Annual Meeting, and get a patient's perspective on why pain matters. Our current newsletter is available in both English and French.
Our Winter 2018 newsletter is now available. Find out what new and exciting things are happening in the Chronic Pain Network. Read a message from our Scientific Director, learn about Pain PLUS CPN, and meet patient partner Mary Brachaniec. Our current newsletter is available in both English and French.
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