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August 2017

Patient Partner Orientation Session – Fraser Valley (webinar)

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Welcome to the Patient Voices Network! Everyone must complete an orientation in order to participate in engagement opportunities. The orientation will cover everything you need to know to be a member and answer any questions you may have.

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Community Dialogue on Health Research

August 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gordon Head Recreation Centre, 4100 Lambrick Way
Victoria, BC V8N 5F3 Canada
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Health research depends on all kinds of people. No matter what your age, whether you are healthy or sick, you can help by volunteering to participate in research in a variety of ways. You're invited to a community dialogue on the development of a new program in British Columbia that will help connect people like you to research opportunities.

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September 2017
Free

Presentation: Making Research Accessible Initiative (Attend in person or by webinar!)

September 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
St. Paul’s Hospital, 1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6 Canada
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Join the next meeting of the Providence Health Care Knowledge Translation Community of Practice! Alina McKay, PhD Candidate, UBC School of Population and Public Health, will share some of the lessons learned from her work with the Making Research Accessible initiative on plain language summaries for sharing research findings with a variety of audiences. Location: Dining Rooms 1/2 (by Cafeteria), 4th Floor – Providence Bldg., St. Paul’s Hospital If you can't attend in person, you can join in by webinar: click here for…

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Webinar: Why Is My Pain Getting Worse? Central Sensitization Diagnosis and Management

September 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) a​​ffects around 1 in 5 Canadians and is the leading cause of disability globally. Many "traditional" medical interventions are ineffective and possibly harmful when used to treat CNCP. Inadequately treated acute pain can lead to an amplification of the pain system known as central sensitization. In this webinar, you will learn how to recognize central sensitization and how to manage it using medical and non-medical interventions.

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Peer-to-Peer Webinar Series: Success Stories in Evidence-Informed Decision Making (Webinar #1)

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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There are many examples of evidence-informed decision making (EIDM) among public health professionals and organizations in Canada. However, these stories aren't always shared within the public health community. The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) seeks to address this gap with an interactive, peer-led webinar series featuring a collection of EIDM success stories in public health. These success stories will illustrate what EIDM in public health practice, programs and policy looks like across the country. Join to engage…

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Cassie & Friends Family Day

September 16
Hilton Metrotown, 6083 McKay Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5H 2W7 Canada
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Cassie & Friends' ninth annual Family Day conference is a fun and informative event for families living with Juvenile Arthritis and other rheumatic conditions. It provides a wonderful opportunity for families from around the province to connect and create relationships, and The Arthritis Society is happy to provide travel bursaries to help families from outside the Lower Mainland attend.

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Evening Rounds: Let’s Get Digital

September 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, 750 Pender St W #201
Vancouver, BC V6C 2T7 Canada
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Evening Rounds is back! Mark Gilbert and Devon Haag from the BCCDC Online Sexual Health Services Team will present Let's Get Digital: Improving Public Health through an Online Sexual Health Service. As the health care system increasingly turns to digital strategies and innovations for improving public health, it’s important to understand the effectiveness of these new approaches. Evaluations of online and mobile health interventions are scant, particularly within sexual health literature. This presentation will use GetCheckedOnline, BC's online testing service for sexually…

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Provincial Pediatric Pain Management Symposium

September 22 - September 24
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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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…

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Free Community Talk at the Pediatric Pain Management Symposium

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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Join Dr. Margot Latimer and John Sylliboy for a free community talk on the Aboriginal Children’s Hurt & Healing Initiative and Art for Healing, including Art from the Heart, a travelling artwork exhibition created by Aboriginal children, which will be available for viewing. The presentation will feature a short film on the making of the artworks. The Aboriginal Children’s Hurt & Healing Initiative (ACHH Initiative) is working with communities and clinicians to bridge the gap in our understanding of Aboriginal children’s…

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Webinar: A Mindfulness Program Adapted for Adolescents with Chronic Pain

September 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Mindfulness Based Interventions (MBIs) are emerging as promising treatments to reduce physical and emotional distress among adults and childre with chronic pain. This webinar will provide an overview of why mindfulness approaches are thought to help with chronic pain, citing both research and clinical examples, and describe an eight-week mindfulness group program specifically adapted for adolescents with chronic pain.

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