2014-2015 Didactic Curriculum

Cycle 1 

Date Topic Presenter
S1 – 26 Jun, 2014  The 5 Pillars of Chronic Pain Dr. Andrew Smith
S2-3 Jul, 2014 SMART Goals Dr. John Flannery
S3- 10 Jul, 2014  Clinical Interview and Qualitative Sensory Exam Dr. John Flannery and Mandy McGlynn (PT)
S4-17 Jul, 2014 Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Trigger Point Injections Dr. Andrea Furlan, David Clark (OT), Amy Robidas (RN), Mary Hanna
S5-24 Jul, 2014  Beside the Pain… Clinical assessment of chronic pain co-morbidities Dr. Andrew Smith
S6-31 Jul, 2014  Getting at the “CORE” of low-back pain treatment Dr. John Flannery
S7- 7 Aug, 2014  Quick and Easy Pain Skills: The multidimensional pain assessment and the FiRST tool for fibromyalgia diagnosis Dr. Ruth Dubin
S8 – 14 Aug, 2014  Pain psychology: screening for distress and maladaptive attitudes and beliefs Dr. Paul Taenzer
S9- 21 Aug, 2014 Switching Opioids Dr. Andrea Furlan
S10-28 Aug, 2014  Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): State of the Art Review Dr. Angela Mailis-Gagnon
S11- 4 Sep, 2014  Fibromyalgia – a new Canadian guideline to make your life easier Dr. Ruth Dubin
11 Sep, 2014 No session
S12- 18 Sep, 2014  Opioids for chronic non-cancer pain Dr. Andrea Furlan
S13- 25 Sep, 2014  Tapering and Stopping Opioids Dr. Andrea Furlan
S14 – 2 Oct, 2014  Urine drug testing in chronic pain management Dr. Andrew Smith
S15- 9 Oct, 2014  Aberrant drug related behaviours: Identifying and managing a spectrum of risk Dr. Andrew Smith
S16- 16 Oct, 2014  Pharmacological treatment of pain Dr. John Flannery
S17- 23 Oct, 2014  Indications for interventional pain treatments Dr. Scott Duggan
S18-30 Oct, 2014  Managing chronic pain: movement and physical modalities David Clark (OT)
S19- 6 Nov, 2014  Non-pharmacological treatments for chronic pain: self-management and mindfulness meditation Dr. Ruth Dubin and David Clark (OT)
S20- 13 Nov, 2014 Psychological treatment for chronic pain Paul Taenzer
S21-20 Nov, 2014  Medical Marijuana: What the new legislation says, the evidence in chronic pain Dr. Mark Ware
S22-27 Nov 2014  Medical Marijuana: Risks, contraindications, safer usage, and monitoring Dr. Mark Ware
S23-4 Dec, 2014  Osteoarthritis: A common cause of pain Ms. Mandy McGlynn (PT)
S24-11 Dec, 2014  Central sensitization conditions Dr. Ruth Dubin
S25-18 Dec, 2014  Common neuropathic pain (post-trauma, post-surgical, diabetic neuropathy, post-herpetic neuralgia) Dr. Andrew Smith
25 Dec, 2014 No session
1 Jan, 2015 No session
S26-8 Jan, 2015  Headache Challenges in Primary Care Dr. Andrew Smith
S27- 15 Jan, 2015  Pain in the Elderly Population Dr. Ruth Dubin
S28-22 Jan, 2015  Cultural Competence in Chronic Pain Dr. Farrah Schwartz
S29-29 Jan, 2015  Spinal Stenosis Dr. Carlos Ammendolia
S30- 5 Feb, 2015  Surgical selection for low back pain – different types of candidates Dr. Raj Rampersaud
S31-12 Feb, 2015  Putting it all together – putting the chronic pain patient into the final categorization of diagnosis Dr. John Flannery

Cycle 2  

Date Topic Presenter(s)
S1- 19 Feb, 2015 The 5 Pillars of Chronic Pain Dr. Andrew Smith
S2- 26 Feb, 2015 SMART Goals Dr. John Flannery and Mandy McGlynn (PT)
S3-5 Mar, 2015 Pain Psychology: screening for distress and maladaptive attitudes and beliefs Dr. Paul Taenzer
S4- 12 Mar, 2015 Clinical Interview and Qualitative Sensory Exam Dr. Ruth Dubin  
S5- 19 Mar, 2015 Non Dermatomal Sensory Deficit Syndrome Dr. Angela Mailis-Gagnon
S6-26 Mar, 2015 Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Dr. Andrea Furlan
S7-2 Apr, 2015 Urine Drug Screening Dr. Andrew Smith
S8-9 Apr, 2015 Switching Opioids Dr. Andrea Furlan and Laura Murphy (RPh.)
S9-16 Apr, 2015 Opioid Addictions in Northern Ontario Dr. Claudette Chase
S10- 23 Apr, 2015  Tapering and Stopping Opioids Dr. Andrea Furlan and Amy Robidas (RN)
S11- 30 Apr, 2015  Medical Marijuana Dr. Ruth Dubin
S12- 7 May, 2015  Post Stroke Pain Dr. Alan Gordon
S13-14 May, 2015  Bladder Pain Dr. Curtis Nickel
21 May, 2015  No Session 
S14 -28 May, 2015  Activity and Physical Modalities David Clark (OT)  and Mandy McGlynn (PT)
S15-4 Jun, 2015  Introduction to Coping Skills in Chronic Pain (CBT) Dr. Paul Taenzer
S16-11 Jun, 2015  Complementary and Alternative Treatments Kieran Moore
S17-18 Jun, 2015  Chiropractic and Physical Modalities Dr. Carlo Ammendolia
S18-25 Jun, 2015  Motivational Interviewing Dr. Peter Selby
S19-2 Jul, 2015  Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Trigger Point Injections Dr. Andrea Furlan, David Clark (OT), Mary Hanna, Amy Robidas (RN)
S20- 9 Jul, 2015  MRI Dr. Bahram Jam

Cycle 3

Date Topic Presenter(s)
S1-16 Jul, 2015 The 5 Pillars of Chronic Pain Dr. Andrew Smith
S2-23 Jul, 2015 Assessing and Enabling Function in Chronic Pain Patients David Clark (OT) and Mandy McGlynn (PT)
S3-30 Jul, 2015 The Multidimensional Pain Assessment and FiRST score for FMA Dr. Ruth Dubin
S4-6 Aug, 2015 Clinical Interview and Qualitative Sensory Exam Dr. John Flannery and Mandy McGlynn (PT)
S5-13 Aug, 2015  Pain Psychology: screening for distress and maladaptive attitudes and beliefs Dr. Paul Taenzer
S6 – 20 Aug, 2015  Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Dr. Andrea Furlan
S7 -27 Aug, 2015 Urine Drug Screening Dr. Andrew Smith
S8 – 3 Sep, 2015 Switching Opioids Dr. Andrea Furlan and Laura Murphy (RPh.)
S9 – 10 Sep, 2015  Aberrant drug related behaviours Dr. Andrew Smith
S10- 17 Sep, 2015  Non-Opioid Chronic Pain Medications Dr. John Flannery
S11- 24 Sep, 2015 Tapering and Stopping Opioids Dr. Andrea Furlan and Amy Robidas (RN)
S12- 1 Oct, 2015  Phantom Limb Pain Dr. Paul Tumber
S13- 8 Oct, 2015  Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Trigger Point Injections Dr. Andrea Furlan, David Clark (OT) and Mary Hanna
15 Oct, 2015  No Session 
S14- 22 Oct, 2015  Neuropathic Pain Dr. Andrew Smith
S15-29 Oct, 2015  Activity and Physical Modalities David Clark (OT) and Mandy McGlynn (PT)
S16-5 Nov, 2015 Smoking and Chronic Pain Dr. Alan Kaplan
S17-12 Nov, 2015  Sleep and Pain Dr. Adam Moscovitz
S18-19 Nov, 2015  Introduction to Coping Skills in Chronic Pain (CBT) Dr. Paul Taenzer
S19- 26 Nov, 2015  Spinal Stenosis Dr.Carlo Ammendolia
S20- 3 Dec, 2015 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Dr. Angela Mailis-Gagnon
S21- 10 Dec 2015  Central Sensitization Dr.Ruth Dubin
17 Dec 2015  No Session (Christmas break)
24 Dec 2015  No Session (Christmas break)
31 Dec 2015 No Session (Christmas break)