2016 Didactic Curriculum 

Cycle 4

Session /Date  Didactic Topic  Presenter(s)
S1 -14 Jan, 2016  The 5 Pillars of Chronic Pain Dr. Andrew Smith
S2 – 22 Jan, 2016 Clinical Interview and Qualitative Sensory Exam Dr. Ruth Dubin
S3 – 28 Jan, 2016 Pain Psychology: screening for distress and maladaptive attitudes and beliefs Dr. Paul Taenzer
S4 – 4 Feb 2016 Clinical Assessment of Chronic Pain Co-Morbidities Dr. Andrew Smith
S5 – 11 Feb 2016 Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Dr. Andrea Furlan
18 Feb 2016 No Session
S6 – 25 Feb 2016 Urine Drug Screening Dr. Andrew Smith
S7- 3 Mar, 2016 Switching Opioids Dr. Andrea Furlan and Laura Murphy (RPh.)
S8 -10 Mar, 2016 The Use of Buprenorphine-Naloxone in the Treatment of Chronic Pain and Substance Use Disorder Dr. Andrew Smith
17 Mar, 2016  No Session
S9 – 24 Mar, 2016 Tapering and Stopping Opioids Dr. Andrea Furlan and Amy Robidas (RN)
S10- 31 Mar, 16  Diet, Supplements, and Pain John Pereira
S11- 7 Apr, 2016  Interventional Treatments Dr. Scott Duggan
S12 – 14 Apr, 2016  Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Evidence and Self-Management Dr. Ruth Dubin and David Clark (OT)
S13 – 21 Apr, 2016 Chiropractic and Physical Modalities Dr. Carlo Ammendolia
S14 – 28 Apr, 2016 New and Improved Core Back Tool for effective management of Low Back Pain Dr. Julia Alleyne
S15 – 5 May, 2016  Suicide risk and assessment in chronic pain Dr. Orit Zamir
S16 – 12 May, 2016 Optimizing use of community services for chronic pain management Dr. Bob McKay
S17 – 19 May, 2016  Cannabis Dr. Ruth Dubin
26 May, 2016 No session
S18 – 2 Jun, 2016  Pediatric Pain Drs. Jennifer Tyrrell & Fiona Campbell
S19 – 9 Jun, 2016  Ontario naloxone program Dr. Meredith Mackenzie
S20 – 16 Jun, 2016 Psychological Trauma and Pain Dr. Orit Zamir
S21 – 23 Jun, 2016 Post-surgical Pain & Prevention Dr. Hance Clarke

Cycle 5 

Date Topic Presenter
S1 – 30 Jun, 2016 The 5 Pillars of Chronic Pain Dr. Andrew Smith
S2 – 7 Jul, 2016 Quick and Easy Pain Skills: The multidimensional pain assessment and the FIRST tool for fibromyalgia diagnosis Dr. Ruth Dubin
S3 – 14 Jul, 2016 SMART Goals Dr. John Flannery
S4 – 21 Jul, 2016 Clinical Interview and Qualitative Sensory Exam Dr. John Flannery and Mandy McGlynn (PT)
S5 – 28 Jul, 2016 Psychological comorbidities Paul Taenzer
4 Aug, 2016   No Session
S6 – 11 Aug, 2016 The new CDC guideline on opioids for chronic pain Dr. Andrea Furlan
S7 – 18 Aug, 2016 Aberrant drug related behaviours: Identifying and managing a spectrum of risk Dr. Andrew Smith
S8 – 25 Aug, 2016 Tapering & Stopping Opioids Dr. Andrea Furlan and Amy Robidas (RN)
S9 – 1 Sep, 2016 Urine Drug Screening Dr. Andrew Smith
S10 – 8 Sep, 2016 Switching Opioids Dr. Andrea Furlan and Bonita Rubin (RPh.)
S11 – 15 Sep, 2016 Ontario naloxone program Dr. Meredith Mackenzie
S12 – 22 Sep, 2016 Non-opioid pharmacological treatment of pain Dr. John Flannery
S13 – 29 Sep, 2016 Managing chronic pain: movement and physical modalities David Clark (OT) and Mandy McGlynn (PT)
S14 – 6 Oct, 2016 Dealing with difficult patient interactions Dr. Orit Zamir
13 Oct, 2016 No session 
S15 – 20 Oct, 2016 Osteoarthritis: A common cause of pain Mandy McGlynn (PT)
S16 – 27 Oct, 2016 Headache Dr. Andrew Smith
S17 – 3 Nov, 2016 Pain in the Elderly Population Dr. Ruth Dubin
S18 – 10 Nov, 2016 Communication skills when dealing with patients with addiction & pain  Dr. Joel Bordman
S19 – 17 Nov, 2016 Cultural competence and challenges for health care providers in the north Dr. Claudette Chase
S20 -24 Nov, 2016 Imaging in chronic pain Dr. Roger Smith
S21 – 1 Dec, 2016 Putting it all together putting the chronic pain patient into the final categorization of diagnosis Dr. John Flannery
S22- 8 Dec, 2016  Suicide Risk Assessment Dr. Orit Zamir
S23 – 15 Dec 2016 Chronic abdominal pain Dr. Steve Vanner
22 Dec 2016 No session
29 Dec 2016 No session