Global Year of Pain 2018

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Mark your calendars for Spring 2019! Date coming soon!

Mark your calendars! Next Calgary Pain Day May 7, 2018


Calgary Pain Conference – May 7th – 8th, 2018
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Lorimer Moseley, DSc PhD FACP 
Inaugural Dr. Pam Barton Memorial Lecturer

Professor of Clinical Neuroscience and Foundation Chair in Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia, Lorimer Moseley is the Senior Principal Research Fellow at NeuRA and is an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow. With over 25 years clinical experience working with people in chronic pain, Lorimer has published over 305 papers, six books and numerous book chapters including co-authoring “Explain Pain”, “The Explain Pain Handbook: Protectometer” and “Explain Pain Supercharged” (a clinician’s manual). with David Butler. He has given over 150 keynotes or invited presentations at interdisciplinary meetings in 30 countries. He has also provided professional education in pain sciences to over 25,000 medical and health practitioners and public lectures.
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Mike Allan, MD CCFP FCFP

Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Director of Translational Sciences, Lifelong Learning and Physician Learning Program, University of Alberta. He writes a regular evidence based update (Tools for Practice) distributed to more than 30,000 clinicians and published in the journal “Canadian Family Physician”.

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Danielle Perry BScN MSc (Epid)

Knowledge Translation Coordinator with the Physician Learning Program, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta and a member of the Evidence Based Medicine (PEER) team.

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Rosario Villalobos, Program Assistant

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Calgary Pain Conference May 7, 2018

Join us for the Calgary Pain Conference May 7, 2018!

This year’s conference will be held at the University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.

For details about our amazing speakers and conference information, check out the Calgary Pain Conference Brochure.

Register online at:

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Save the date –Spring 2019

Calgary Pain Education Foundation conference Spring 2019.  It will be in Calgary at the University of Calgary. Stay tuned for exciting additions!

Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Pain Management

The aim of this program is to provide advanced education in collaborative pain management for healthcare professionals and provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary groups to address the multi-dimensional nature of pain.

The certificate is made up of three courses.  Each course runs over a 13
week period and are 3-credit graduate level which consists of 39 hours of
instruction time per course.

The course director is Dr. Judith Hunter, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta and University of Toronto, and a member of the UT Centre for the study of Pain (recent recipient of the 2013 award for Excellence in Interprofessional Pain Education from the Canadian Pain Society).

Course contributors, representative of a variety of health related disciplines
and include leaders in pain research, management and education from across Canada and beyond.

The three courses are offered in an online format in order to provide this learning opportunity to clinicians practising in rural and urban settings. MAINPRO credits available through the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). The first course (series of three) begins September 2014.

For more information:

Feb 3 and Apr 7 2014: Chronic Pain Management for the Family Physician MAINPRO-C Course

There are two upcoming dates for the Chronic Pain Management for the Family Physician MAINPRO-C Course:

  • February 3, 2014
  • April 7, 2014


Family physicians are responsible for the majority of the management of chronic pain. Day one of this course will be held in a classroom setting to provide an overview of key issues in Chronic Pain. Days two and three will be arranged as observership days, in conjunction with the Course Coordinator at the Chronic Pain Centre, and will provide a clinical preceptorship that responds to the needs of the individual learner.


1. To gain sufficient knowledge of the physiological, anatomical and psychological mechanisms of pain to be able to explain it in plain language to patients.

2. To know how to assess the biological, psychological, and socio-economic aspects of pain.

3. To acquire some useful tips for managing patients with chronic pain in a primary care setting, including communication skills, medication management, and basic counselling skills.

4. To become aware of the resources available in the community to support patients with chronic pain.

5. To practice interviewing, physical examination, and treatment skills.

For course brochures and registration, please visit:


Nov 28 and 29, 2013: The Calgary Pain Conference

Calgary Pain Education Foundation hosts an annual Calgary Pain Conference to cover advances in pain research and treatment, the prevention and management of acute and chronic pain and provides an overview of available programs and resources in Calgary.  All health care providers are welcome to attend!

This year’s Calgary Pain Conference will be held on Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29, 2013:

  • Nov 28, 2013:  Half Day Pre-Course, 1-4pm (New addition this year with limited spots available!)
  • Nov 29, 2013:  Conference

New location:  MacEwan Hall at the University of Calgary

For more information, click on “The Calgary Pain Conference” in the menu above, or click here:

The Calgary Pain Conference

We hope to see you there!

Pain Awareness Education Day on Nov 6, 2013

Come out for the Second Annual Pain Awareness Education Day on November 6, 2013 at 08:30 – 16:30 at the Alberta Room, University of Calgary.  This event is hosted by the Acute Pain Service, Department of Anesthesia, Alberta Health Services & the Chronic Pain Consult Service, Alberta Health Services.

Presentations include:

  • Pain Pathophysiology & Pharmacology 101: Review of pain basics.
  • Pain: A Patient Experience: A pain story of empowerment.
  • Pelvic Pain: Developments in pelvic pain treatment.
  • A Palliative Perspective: Opioid induced abdominal symptoms in palliative care: what can we do?
  • Naturaceuticals for Pain: Not your standard “ceuticals”.
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks: Expert review of peripheral nerve blocks for acute pain.
  • Peri-operative Pain Management: What can we do for patients having abdominal surgery?
  • Methadone: A treatment option for chronic pain.

For more details, please see the Pain Awareness Education Day 2013 Information Poster and Registration Brochure.

Save the Date for The Calgary Pain Conference 2013!

The Calgary Pain Conference will be held on Friday, November 29th, 2013 this year… save the date!

We are also hosting new workshops this year on Thursday, November 28th in the afternoon.  Stay tuned for more details!