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Provincial Pediatric Pain Management Symposium

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September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017

Join BC Children’s Hospital Department of Psychology, UBC’s Department of Pediatrics and Anesthesia, Pain BC and the Arthritis Society for an educational event focused on best practice pediatric pain management.

Using lectures and case-based breakout sessions and discussions, the symposium will provide holistic and multidisciplinary perspectives on the management of children’s complex/chronic pain, and on the prevention and management of chronic post-surgical pain.

The symposium is designed for all health care providers (e.g. physicians, nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists, social workers, and occupational therapists) to enhance expertise in the field of pediatric pain assessment and management. Health sciences students and residents are particularly encouraged to attend to build their skills early in their careers.

People living with pain and their families and friends are also welcome to attend. There is a free/by-donation evening talk on September 22 (7:00-9:00 p.m.) that is specifically for the general public. You’ll learn about the Aboriginal Children’s Hurt & Healing Initiative and Art for Healing, including Art from the Heart, a travelling artwork exhibition created by Aboriginal children. This is a meaningful opportunity to learn more, and we invite you to share this information with anyone you feel would be interested.

Click here to find out more or to register. (Discounted registration fees are available for people living with pain and students/residents.)



September 22, 2017
September 24, 2017
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Pain BC


Chan Centre for Family Health Education (Auditorium) at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
938 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4 Canada
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Derek Koch

Spiritual Health Practitioner and Patient- and Family-Centred Care Lead — Kelowna General Hospital

Derek Koch

The bottom line is because we’re caring for patients. People who know best are those who are receiving the care so it makes logical sense that we would consult with them about their experiences. By connecting with PVN we have been able to educate our teams about the value of patient partners and how important their perspective is in our services.