ECHO Ontario Chronic Pain/Opioid Stewardship sessions are Thursdays from 12:30-2:30pm

Cycle 6

Session /Date Didactic Topic Presenter(s)
S1 – 5 Jan, 2017 The Five Pillars of Chronic Pain: A Rational  Approach to Pain Recovery Dr. Andrew Smith
S2 – 12 Jan, 2017 Clinical Interview and Qualitative Sensory Exam Dr. Ruth Dubin
S3 – 19 Jan, 2017 Screening for Psychosocial and Psychiatric Comorbidities Dr. Paul Taenzer and Dr. Orit Zamir
S4 – 26 Jan, 2017 Common Comorbidities of Chronic Pain Dr. Andrew Smith
S5 – 2 Feb, 2017 Patient Motivation and Goal Setting Dr. John Flannery and David Clark (OT)
S6 – 9 Feb, 2017 Opioid Guidelines Dr. Andrea Furlan
16 Feb, 2017 No Session (Family Day) 
S7 – 23 Feb, 2017 Aberrant Behaviours Dr. Andrew Smith
S8 – 2 Mar, 2017 Switching Opioids Dr. Andrea Furlan and Bonita Rubin (RPh)
S9 – 9 Mar, 2017 Tapering and Stopping Opioids Dr. Andrea Furlan and Amy Robidas (RN)
16 Mar, 2017 No Session 
S10 – 23 Mar, 2017 Urine Drug Screening Dr. Andrew Smith
S11 – 30 Mar, 2017 Low Back Pain Dr. John Flannery and Carlo Ammendolia (DC)
S12 – 6 Apr, 2017 Neuropathic Pains Dr. Andrew Smith
 S13 – 13 Apr, 2017 Headache Challenges in Primary Care Dr. Andrew Smith
 S14 –  20 Apr, 2017 Fibromyalgia Dr. Ruth Dubin
 S15 – 27 Apr, 2017 Movement and Physical Modalities Mandy McGlynn (PT) and David Clark (OT)
 S16 – 4 May, 2017 Self Management and Mindfulness Dr. Ruth Dubin and Carlan Stants (DC)
 S17 – 11 May, 2017 Pelvic Pain  Dr. Magali Robert
 S18 – 18 May, 2017 Non-Opioid Medications Dr. John Flannery
25 May, 2017 No Session
S19 – 1 Jun, 2017 Interventional Treatments Dr. Scott Duggan
S20 – 8 Jun, 2017 Dealing with your most challenging patients Dr. Orit Zamir
S21 – 15 Jun, 2017 Cannabis in Canada: Its role in Chronic Pain Management Dr. Ruth Dubin
S22 – 22 Jun, 2017 Putting it all together: Creating a comprehensive plan for the team and the patient Dr. John Flannery

Cycle 7

Session /Date Didactic Topic Presenter(s)
S1 – 29 Jun, 2017 The Five Pillars of Chronic Pain: A Rational  Approach to Pain Recovery Dr. Andrew Smith
July 6, 2017 No Session (Canada Day)
S2 – 13 Jul, 2017 Clinical Interview and Qualitative Sensory Exam Dr. Ruth Dubin
S3 – 20 Jul, 2017 Screening for Psychosocial and Psychiatric Comorbidities Dr. Paul Taenzer and Dr. Orit Zamir
S4 – 27 Jul, 2017 Common Comorbidities of Chronic Pain Dr. Andrew Smith
S5 – 3 Aug, 2017 Patient Motivation and Goal Setting Dr. John Flannery and David Clark (OT)
S6 – 10 Aug, 2017 Opioid Guidelines Dr. Andrea Furlan
S7 – 17 Aug, 2017 Aberrant Behaviours Dr. Andrew Smith
S8 – Aug 24, 2017 Switching Opioids Dr. Andrea Furlan and Laura Murphy (RPh)
31 Aug, 2017 No Session (Labour Day)
S9 – 7 Sep, 2017 Urine Drug Screening Dr. Andrew Smith
14 Sep, 2017 No Session 
S10 – 21 Sep, 2017 Tapering and Stopping Opioids Dr. Andrea Furlan and Amy Robidas (RN)
S11 – 28 Sep, 2017 Low Back Pain Dr. John Flannery and Carlo Ammendolia (DC)
S12 – 5 Oct, 2017 Myofascial Pain Dr. Andrea Furlan, Amy Robidas (RN), Mary Hanna & Theodoce Ortega (OT)
12 Oct, 2017 No Session  (Thanksgiving)
 S13 – 19 Oct, 2017 Neuropathic Pains Dr. Andrew Smith
 S14 – 26 Oct, 2017 Fibromyalgia Dr. Ruth Dubin
 S15 – 2 Nov, 2017 Self Management and Mindfulness Dr. Ruth Dubin and Dr. Orit Zamir
 S16 – 9 Nov, 2017 Non-Opioid Medications Dr. John Flannery
 S17 – 16 Nov, 2017 Movement and Physical Modalities Mandy McGlynn (PT) and David Clark (OT)
 S18 – 23 Nov, 2017 Preventing Immunization Pain Bonnie Stevens
 S19 – 30 Nov, 2017 Interventional Treatments Dr. Scott Duggan
 S20 – 7 Dec, 2017 Dealing with your Most Challenging Patients Dr. Orit Zamir
 S21 – 14 Dec, 2017 Choosing Wisely when your Patient has Chronic Pain Dr. David Kaplan
21 Dec, 2017 No Session (Christmas break)
28 Dec, 2017 No Session (Christmas break)