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 Fall 2022

Date Topic
23 Jun The 5 Pillars of Chronic Pain
30 Jun Screening for Psychosocial and Psychiatric Comorbidities
7 July No Session
14 July Clinical Interview and Qualitative Sensory Exam
21 July Patient Motivation and Goal Setting 
28 July Aberrant Behaviours
4 Aug - Sept 1 No Session
8 Sept Tapering and Stopping Opioids/Switching Opioids
15 Sept Headaches (Migraines) in Primary Care
22 Sept Back Pain & Spinal Stenosis Part 1
29 Sept Back Pain & Spinal Stenosis Part 2 
6 Oct Suicide Risk Assessment in Primary Care
13 Oct No Session
20 Oct Myofascial Pain
27 Oct Fibromyalgia 
3 Nov Smoking and Pain
10 Nov Self Management and Mindfulness
17 Nov Sleep and Pain 
24 Nov Exercise and Pain  
1 Dec Non-Opioid Pain Medications
8 Dec Putting it all together: Creating a Comprehensive Plan



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
Carlo Ammendolia
Chiropractor
Jessica Babineau
Clinical Librarian
Jessica Munro
Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner
Laura Murphy
Pharmacist
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
Carlo Ammendolia
Chiropractor
Jessica Babineau
Clinical Librarian
Jessica Munro
Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner
Laura Murphy
Pharmacist
Orit Zamir
Psychiatrist
Suzanne Deutsch
Social Worker