Soft Tissue Injuries: Building a Better Community of Practice

Kelley C. Stewart, Yvonne S. Wong, Dr. Brenda Lau, Dr. Gurdeep Parhar & Dr. Chuck Jung

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Date, Time & Location:
Friday & Saturday, 1 & 2 April 2016
Vancouver Convention Centre EAST Building
Vancouver BC

Medical Credits: As an organization accredited to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME), the UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development designates this educational program as meeting the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 11.75 Mainpro-M1 credits. This program is an Accredited Group Learning Activity eligible for up to 11.75 Section 1 credits as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  This program has been reviewed and approved by UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.

Psychologist Credits:  The Trial Lawyers Association of BC (TLABC) is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. TLABC maintains responsibility for the program.

Legal Credits: LSBC Continuing Professional Development: This seminar qualifies for 10 hours of structured legal education for 2016, including one embedded  hour of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations.


Friday 1 April

8:30 AM Opening Statements    
Kelley Stewart, Collette Parsons Harris, Vancouver
Yvonne S. Wong, Webster & Associates, Vancouver
Dr. Brenda Lau, UBC Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Vancouver
Dr. Gurdeep Parhar, MD, Executive Associate Dean – Clinical Partnerships and Professionalism Faculty of Medicine UBC, Medical Director CORE Occupational Health Care Centre – IME Functional Capacity Evaluations, Vancouver
Dr. Chuck Jung, Registered Psychologist, Chuck Jung Associates, Vancouver

8:40 – 9:10 Differentiating the Causes of Persistent Soft Tissue Injuries Using Layered Multidimensional Pain Care     
Dr. Brenda Lau
9:10 – 9:40 Objective Evidence for Soft Tissue Injury: A Physiotherapist’s Perspective
Gordon Bohlmann, Marpole Physiotherapy, Vancouver
9:40 – 10:10 Accessing Funding through ICBC Part 7 No-Fault Benefits    
Judy Voss, Judy S. Voss Law Corporation, Port Moody

10:10 – 10:35 Question and Answer Period    

10:35 – 10:55 Coffee Break – Networking and Exhibitor Time            

10:55 – 11:25 Soft Tissue Injuries and the Family Physician: The New Frontier    
Dr. Gurdeep Parhar    

11:25 – 11:55 The Doctor and Lawyer: From Clinical Records, to Medical Legal Report to Trial
A.C. Richard Parsons, Collette Parsons Harris, Vancouver    
11:55 – 12:20 Question and Answer Period            

12:20 – 1:50 Lunch (included in registration)    

1:50 – 2:20 Future Loss of Earning Opportunity Trial Awards: Lessons Learned    
Anne M. J. Wrona, Acheson Whitley Sweeney Foley, Victoria
2:20 – 2:50 Functional Capacity Evaluations    
Louise Craig, Health First Health Care Solutions, Vancouver

2:50 – 3:15 Question and Answer Period    

3:15 – 3:35 Coffee Break – Networking and Exhibitor Time    
3:35 – 4:00 Navigating the Issues of Providing Psychotherapy in Treating Pain: An Essential User’s Guide for Lawyers and Physicians    

Dr. Tigerson Young, Registered Psychologist, Chuck Jung Associates, Radio Co-host at Fairchild AM1470 and Sessional Instructor in Counselling Psychology at UBC and Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Vancouver
4:00 – 4:25 What Works and Why: A Current Review of Psychological Treatment and Critical Factors for Psychological Recovery    
Dr. Robinder Bedi, Robinder (Rob) P. Bedi, PhD R. Psych., Chuck Jung Associates & Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education UBC, Vancouver        
Dr. Tara Learn, Registered Psychologist, Chuck Jung Associates, Vancouver
4:25 – 5:00 Panel Discussion and Q&A: Psychotherapy in the context of STI    
Dr. Chuck Jung
Dr.  Tigerson Young
Dr. Robinder Bedi 
Dr. Tara Learn

5:00 – 6:00 President’s Reception            
Saturday 2 April

8:30 AM Opening Statements    

8:40 – 9:10 Managing the Challenging Client / Cultural Issues    
Rajwant K Dewar, Giusti Nairne, Burnaby
9:10 – 9:40 Kinesiology: A Functional Biomechanical Approach to Recovery    
Jordan Smith, Clinical Kinesiologist, Essential Kinetics, Vancouver
9:40 – 10:05 Question and Answer Period    
10:05 – 10:25 Coffee Break – Networking and Exhibitor Time    

10:25 – 10:55 New Concepts in Myofascial Pain: The Role of Central Sensitization in Chronic Myofascial Pain    
Dr. Rajiv Reebye, UBC Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vancouver
10:55 – 11:25 The Dilemma of Who Should be Referred for What, When and Why    
Dr. Richard Brownlee, Welcome Back MRI and Pain Management Centre, Kamloops 
11:25 – 12:20 Panel Discussion: Case study    
Dr. Brenda Lau
Dr. Rajiv Reebye
Dr. Richard Brownlee
12:20 – 12:30    Conference Closing Remarks

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