Details

Date and Time

Thursday

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Location

Videoconferencing

Chronic Pain & Opioid Stewardship

Our goal is to support primary care providers in diagnosis and management of their chronic pain patients.. 

Program Learning Objectives: 

  • Interpret comprehensive assessments to make an accurate and timely pain diagnosis, plan treatment and follow-up. 

  • Employ assessment techniques to determine origin, track evolution, and support treatment of chronic pain. 

  • Self-regulate attitudes and beliefs about patient presentations to provide safe and effective chronic pain management. 

  • Develop comfort level, self-efficacy in managing chronic pain. 

Develop ability to mentor and be mentored by colleagues in a community of practice that ultimately benefits the patient. 

Sample ECHO Didactic Recording (Click link)
The 5 Pillars of Chronic Pain 
Tapering and Stopping Opioids
Back Pain & Spinal Stenosis 

Details

Date and Time

Thursday

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Location

Videoconferencing

Program Curriculum Winter 2022 

Date Topic
13 Jan The 5 Pillars of Chronic Pain
20 Jan Clinical Interview and Qualitative Sensory Exam
27 Jan Screening for Psychosocial and Psychiatric Comorbidities
 3  Feb Patient Motivation and Goal Setting
10 Feb Aberrant Behaviours/Urine Drug Screening
17 Feb Tapering and Stopping Opioids
24 Feb No Session 
3 Mar Switching Opioids
10 Mar Back Pain & Spinal Stenosis Part 1
17 Mar No Session 
24 Mar Back Pain & Spinal Stenosis Part 2
31 Mar Manual therapy
7 Apr Headaches (Migraines) in Primary Care
14 Apr Myofascial Pain
21 Apr No Session 
28 Apr Fibromyalgia
5 May Self Management and Mindfulness
12 May Sleep and Pain
19 May Exercise and Pain 
26 May Cannabis (Medical Marijuana) & Pain
2 Jun No Session 
9 Jun Patient Education
16 Jun Putting it all together: Creating a Comprehensive Plan

Next Module starts: 23 June, 2022 

Credits for Family Medicine Specialists:
This 1-credit-per hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Queen's University for up to 61.5 Mainpro+ credits. Session ID: 195828-001
  
Credits for Royal College Specialists:
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Queen's University Office of CPD. You may claim a maximum of 61.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).
 
Credits for Health Professionals:
This is an accredited learning activity which provided up to 61.5 hours of Continuing Education


CPD certificates will be emailed to participants at the end of each cycle.  

 

Case Presentation  

  • Do you have a challenging pain patient case? 
  • ECHO offers access to interprofessional, specialist and community input to gain practical tips to best care for your patient, without the wait time.  
  • All patient cases are anonymous. Please do not share any patient identifying information. 
     

ECHO Patient Case Form

 

Interprofessional “Hub” Team

Andrea Furlan
Chair of ECHO Ontario Chronic Pain and Opioid Stewardship (UHN)
John Flannery
Physiatrist
Andrew Smith
Neurologist, Addiction Medicine Specialist
Paul Taenzer
Psychologist
Amy Robidas
Registered Nurse
Carlo Ammendolia
Chiropractor
Jessica Babineau
Clinical Librarian
Jessica Munro
Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner
Laura Murphy
Pharmacist
Mandy McGlynn
Physiotherapist / ACPAC
Orit Zamir
Psychiatrist
Suzanne Deutsch
Social Worker
Andrea Furlan
Chair of ECHO Ontario Chronic Pain and Opioid Stewardship (UHN)
John Flannery
Physiatrist
Andrew Smith
Neurologist, Addiction Medicine Specialist
Paul Taenzer
Psychologist
Amy Robidas
Registered Nurse
Carlo Ammendolia
Chiropractor
Jessica Babineau
Clinical Librarian
Jessica Munro
Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner
Laura Murphy
Pharmacist
Mandy McGlynn
Physiotherapist / ACPAC
Orit Zamir
Psychiatrist
Suzanne Deutsch
Social Worker