Curriculum

2019 – 2020
40 sessions in 12 modules

Our curriculum is flexible and has been directed by needs of our participants. Registration is open throughout the year so you can join at any time.

You can customize your attendance based on your specific needs. You can choose to attend all modules, some modules or only 1.

NEW: Lunch time sessions! 12:00-1:30 pm ET (Wednesdays in November & December; Fridays in February & March).

Evening module – January, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm ET (see below for details)

Chronic Pain 101 – May 1 – 22, 2019
– holistic approach, how to speak to your patients, surgery, transition from paediatric to adult chronic pain system

Chronic Pain – May 29, June 5 & 12 @ 7:00-8:30 pm
– benzodiazepine weaning, micro dosing buprenorphine/naloxone, Medical Cannabis

Chronic Pelvic & Abdominal Pain – June 19 & 12, July 3, 10, 17
– chronic pelvic/abdominal pain in women, pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic pain in men, abdominal wall pain, yoga therapy

Chronic Back Pain – Aug. 14, 21, 28
– overview of back pain, myofascial back pain, back dominant pain

Headaches & Craniofacial Pain – Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25
atypical craniofacial pain, physical therapy in management, nutrition in management, difficult migraines

Chronic Pain & Mental Health – Oct. 9, 16, 23 @ 12:00-1:30
– trauma, motivating your client, managing chronic pain in the setting of harmful use of drugs and alcohol

Chronic Pain & Sleep – Oct. 30 & Nov. 6 @ 12:00-1:30
– insomnia, medical/pharmacological considerations

Chronic Pain as we age (Geriatric) – Nov. 13, 20, 27 @ 12:00-1:30
-pain in the aging body, challenges in communicating pain, poly pharmacy & deprescribing

Ethical issues in caring for patients with chronic pain – Dec. 4, 11, 18 @ 12:00-1:30 pm
– Managing difficult conversations, accessing disability benefits, and other challenges

Chronic Pain, Arthritis & Rheumatic Disease – Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2020 @ 7:00-8:30 pm
– arthritis/rheumatology pain overview, osteoarthritis, nonpharmacological approaches, inflammatory axial arthritides

Chronic Pain & Indigenous Health – Feb. 7, 14, 21 @ 12:00-1:30 pm
-prevalence & co-morbidities, traditional healing, resources for Indigenous & remote communities

Chronic Pain & Diabetes (to be confirmed) – Feb. 28, March 6, 13 @ 12:00-1:30 pm