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:

http://medicine.ucalgary.ca/files/med/ChronicPain_Feb2013.pdf

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:

http://www.canadianpaincoalition.ca/index.php/en/national-pain-awareness-week

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.