Feb 20 2013: Pain in the Elderly Symposium

Save the date for Wednesday, February 20, 2013 (12 pm to 4:15 pm) at the Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre.

The Chronic Pain Symposia Committee is hosting “Pain in the Elderly”.  Potential topics include medication management, poly-pharmacy, and co-morbidities.  More details to come!


Calgary Pain Conference 2012: Registration will be closing soon!

Act quickly – registration will be closing soon for the Calgary Pain Conference 2012.  We are almost at full capacity and walk-ins will not be accepted.  We hope to see you there!

The Calgary Pain Conference 2012: Early registration deadline!

Don’t forget to sign up for The Calgary Pain Conference 2012, which is being held at the Red & White Club at McMahon Stadium on Friday December 7th.  Early registration deadline is November 23rd!

Dec 7 2012: Calgary Pain Conference is coming soon!

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 Friday, December 7th, 2012.

We are excited to welcome our keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Frank Keefe
  • Dr. Jay Shah
  • Dr. Arya Sharma
  • Dr. John Pereira

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


We hope to see you there!

Help make The Pain Diaries a full length feature film

The Pain Diaries was a play produced by Deborah Nicholson and featured in Calgary for one week in 2010.  After working at the Chronic Pain Centre and hearing about the experience of a number of patients, Deb felt there was a larger story to be told about the trials and triumphs of chronic pain and the many steps patients take to rebuild their lives.  While entertaining the community, Deb took the opportunity to educate health care professionals, patients, and families.

This year, Deb and her amazing team are planning to make The Pain Diaries into a full-length feature film that can be distributed worldwide, released on DVD, and seen on TV.

Please visit their site for more information and consider contributing to their fundraising campaign:


Imagine the impact The Pain Diaries film could have on chronic pain education around the world.

Feb 4 2013: Chronic Pain Management for the Family Physician Mainpro-C Course

Save the date for Monday, February 4, 2013!

This course is designed to provide an overview of key issues in chronic pain management. Two additional days will be arranged to provide a clinical preceptorship at the Chronic Pain Centre that responds to the needs of the individual learner.

For more information, click on the following link:


Nov 6 2012: First Annual Education Day on Pain Awareness at the Foothills Medical Centre

UPDATE October 17/2012:  Sold out!  Registration is now closed.

In celebration of National Pain Awareness Week, the Department of Anesthesia is hosting the First Annual Education Day on Pain Awareness on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 from 8am – 4 pm, at the Foothills Medical Centre.

The objective is to assist healthcare professionals understand multidisciplinary approaches for the treatment of pain by sharing advances in research and innovative strategies for pain management.

For more information and registration, see the brochure here:

2012 Education Day on Pain Awareness Brochure

Nov 4-10 2012 is National Pain Awareness Week

Did you know?

17-31% of the general community report chronic pain, and 50% of hospitalized patients report acute pain of moderate to severe intensity… but pain is almost unmentioned in medical training.

Spread the word that November 4-10 is National Pain Awareness Week and show your support!

For more information, check out the Canadian Pain Coalition website:


Welcome to the Calgary Pain Education Foundation website!

We are a non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting the transfer of knowledge on pain related disorders and treatments.

We host an annual conference in Calgary to cover advances in pain research and treatment, and the prevention and management of acute and chronic pain.

Our goal is to increase awareness of the many educational opportunities available to you on the topic of pain.  We hope you’ll be able to attend some of these events, enhance your knowledge about pain, and share it with others.