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/Spring 2024

Date Topic
11 Jan The 5 Pillars of Chronic Pain
18 Jan Clinical Interview and Qualitative Sensory Exam
25 Jan Patient Motivation and Goal Setting 
1 Feb Screening for Psychosocial and Psychiatric Comorbidities 
8 Feb  Aberrant Behaviours/Urine Drug Screening
15 Feb Sleep and Pain
22 Feb No session - Family Day
29 Feb Back Pain & Spinal Stenosis Part 1
7 Mar Back Pain & Spinal Stenosis Part 2 
14 Mar No session - Sping Break
21 Mar Pelvic Pain
28 Mar Exercise and Pain 
4 Apr No session - Easter
11 Apr Headaches (Migraines & Cervicogenic Pain) in Primary Care
18 Apr Myofascial Pain and Arthritis
25 Apr Fibromyalgia
2 May Chronic Pain and Obesity 
9 May Self Management and Mindfulness
16 May Chronic Pain in Special Populations
23 May No session - Victoria Day
30 May Tapering and Stopping Opioids/Switching Opioids
6 June Patient Education
13 June 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 60 Mainpro+ credits.
Session ID: 201349-001
 
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 60 hours (credits are automatically calculated).
 
Hours for All Health Professionals:
This is a professional learning activity which provided up to 60 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