Date and Time
12:30pm - 2:00pm
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
Date and Time
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Program Curriculum Winter/Spring 2023
|8 June||Patient Education|
|15 June||Putting it all together: Creating a Comprehensive Plan|
Program Curriculum Summer/Fall 2023
|22 June||The 5 Pillars of Chronic Pain|
|29 June||Clinical Interview and Qualitative Sensory Exam|
|06 July||No session - Canada Day|
|13 July||Screening for Psychosocial and Psychiatric Comorbidities|
|20 July||Patient Motivation and Goal Setting|
|27 July||Aberrant Behaviours/Urine Drug Screening|
|28 July-6 Sept||No session - Summer Break|
|7 Sept||Tapering and Stopping Opioids/Switching Opioids|
|14 Sept||Back Pain & Spinal Stenosis Part 1|
|21 Sept||Headaches (Migraines & Cervicogenic Pain) in Primary Care|
|28 Sept||Back Pain & Spinal Stenosis Part 2|
|5 Oct||Sickle Cell and Chronic Pain|
|12 Oct||No session - Thanksgiving|
|19 Oct||Myofascial Pain and Arthritis|
|2 Nov||Cannabis and Pain|
|9 Nov||Self Management and Mindfulness|
|16 Nov||Neuropathic Pain Conditions: CRPS, Phantom Limb, Post-Stroke|
|23 Nov||Exercise and Pain|
|30 Nov||Non-opioid pain medications|
|07 Dec||Smoking and Pain|
|14 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 60.5 Mainpro+ credits. Session ID: 198790-001
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 60.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).
Credits for Health Professionals:
This is an accredited learning activity which provided up to 60.5 hours of Continuing Education
CPD certificates will be emailed to participants at the end of each cycle.
- 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.