ECHO SESSIONS: THURSDAYS FROM 12:30-2:30PM

This is an accredited learning activity for 2 Mainpro+ credit/CPD credit per hour (2 credits per session).
Please note: to receive your CME credits, you MUST:

  • complete the pre-survey questionnaire at the start of the cycle AND
  • complete the post-survey questionnaire and reflection question at the end of the cycle.

You can choose to attend and not complete the surveys, but you will not receive a CME certificate.

Didactic Curriculum for 2019
*the agenda is subject to change without notice

Cycle 10

Date Didactic Topic Presenter(s)
Chronic Pain Fundamentals
10 Jan 2019 The 5 Pillars of Chronic Pain Andrew Smith
17 Jan 2019 Clinical Interview and Qualitative Sensory Exam Ruth Dubin
24 Jan 2019 Screening for Psycho-social and Psychiatric Comorbidities Paul Taenzer / Orit Zamir
31 Jan 2019 Patient Motivation and Goal Setting John Flannery
Opioids
7 Feb 2019 Switching Opioids Andrea Furlan / Laura Murphy
14 Feb 2019 Aberrant Behaviours Andrew Smith
21 Feb 2019 No Session (Family Day – short week)  
28 Feb 2019 Tapering and Stopping Opioids Andrea Furlan / Amy Robidas
7 Mar 2019 Urine Drug Screening Andrew Smith
14 Mar 2019 No Session (Spring Break)
Common Pain Conditions
21 Mar 2019 Neck Pain John Flannery 
28 Mar 2019 Headaches (Migraines) in Primary Care Andrew Smith
4 Apr 2019 Low Back Pain  & Spinal Stenosis John Flannery / Carlo Ammendolia
11 Apr 2019 Fibromyalgia Ruth Dubin
18 Apr 2019 No Session (Easter)
25 Apr 2019 Kids Get Chronic Pain Too: Assessment and Management of Pediatric Chronic Pain Jennifer Tyrrell & Fiona Campbell
2 May 2019 Cannabis (Medical Marijuana) & Pain Ruth Dubin
Management of Chronic Pain
9 May 2019 Managing Bladder Pain/Interstitial Cystitis:  What my patients have taught me Curtis Nickel
16 May 2019 Movement  & Physical Modalities Mandy McGlynn
23 May 2019 No Session (Victoria Day)
30 May 2019 Sleep and Pain Jaan Reitav
6 Jun 2019 Dealing with the challenging patient Orit Zamir
13 Jun 2019 Putting it all together: Creating a Comprehensive Plan for the Team and the patient John Flannery

 

Cycle 11

Date Topic Presenter(s)
  Chronic Pain Fundamentals
20 Jun 2019 The 5 Pillars of Chronic Pain Andrew Smith
27 Jun 2019 Clinical Interview and Qualitative Sensory Exam Ruth Dubin
4 Jul 2019 No Session (Canada Day) 
11 Jul 2019 Screening for Psychosocial and Psychiatric Comorbidities Paul Taenzer / Orit Zamir
18 Jul 2019 Patient Motivation and Goal Setting John Flannery
Opioids  
25 Jul 2019 Aberrant Behaviours Andrew Smith
1 Aug 2019 Switching Opioids Andrea Furlan / Laura Murphy
8 Aug 2019 No Session – Civic Holiday (short week)
15 Aug 2019 No Session – Summer break
22 Aug 2019 No Session – Summer break
29 Aug 2019 No Session – Summer break
 5 Sep 2019 Tapering and Stopping Opioids Andrea Furlan / Amy Robidas
12 Sep 2019 Urine Drug Screening Andrew Smith
Common Chronic Pain Conditions
19 Sep 2019 Low Back Pain John Flannery / Carlo Ammendolia
26 Sep 2019 Central Sensitization conditions Ruth Dubin
3 Oct 2019 Headaches (Migraines) in Primary Care Andrew Smith
Management
10 Oct 2019 Movement  & Physical Modalities Mandy McGlynn
17 Oct 2019 No Session (Thanksgiving)
24 Oct 2019 Cannabis (Medical Marijuana) & Pain Ruth Dubin
Lifestyle and Pain
31 Oct 2019 Using the family pet as a resources Kate Hodgson
7 Nov 2019 Smoking and Pain Alan Kaplan
14 Nov 2019 Abdominal Pain TBA
21 Nov 2019 Benzodiazepines Tapering TBA
28 Nov 2019 No Session – Bootcamp
5 Dec 2019 Diet and Pain Julie Besse
12 Dec 2019 Putting it all together: Creating a Comprehensive Plan for the Team and the patient John Flannery