Chronic Pain Conference 2018: Emerging Medical & Legal Issues
Chaired by James Buckley & Dr. Michael Negraeff
Date, Time & Location:
Vancouver Convention Centre (East Building), 999 Canada Place Way, Vancouver BC. The seminar runs from 8:30 am to 5:00 PM on Friday 4 May and from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday 5 May in the Parkview Terrace (East Meeting Rooms 1,2&3).
Legal - LSBC Continuing Professional Development: This seminar qualifies for 9.5 hours of structured legal education for 2018, including one embedded  hour of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations.
Psychologists: The Trial Lawyers Association of BC is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Trial Lawyers Association of BC maintains responsibility for the program.
Medical: The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians.  This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by UBC CPD. You may claim a maximum of 9.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated). This Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 9.5 Mainpro+ credits. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.
8:30 Opening statements
JAMES BUCKLEY, Slater Vecchio LLP, Vancouver
DR. MICHAEL NEGRAEFF MD, FRCPC, FFPMANZCA, UBC Faculty of Medicine, Dept of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Vancouver
8:30 – 9:15 Using Trauma Informed Care in a Tertiary Pain Clinic Population: Treatment and Outcome
DR. MAY CAPRIO, Psychologist, Royal Jubilee Hospital Pain Program Island Health, Victoria
9:15– 10:00 Chronic Pain and Trauma & Violence-Informed Practice
DR. COLLEEN VARCOE, PhD RN, UBC School of Nursing, Vancouver
10:00 – 10:30 Question and Answer Period
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break 
11:00 – 11:30 Challenges in Defending Chronic Pain Cases 
DENNIS QUINLAN QC, Quinlan Abrioux, Vancouver
11:30 – 12:00 Mediating the Chronic Pain Case
BARBARA CORNISH, Cornish Margolis Boyd Mediation & Arbitration, Vancouver
12:00 – 12:20 Question and Answer Period  
12:20 – 1:50 Bench and Bar Lunch (included in registration fee)
1:50 – 2:20 Whiplash & Pain Chronification: Is There A Role For Central Sensitization?
DR AARON MACINNES, Pain Management Specialist, Jim Pattison Outpatient Care & Surgical Centre, Surrey
2:20 -2:50 Proof Of Loss: How To Prove The Unprovable with Chronic Pain
ANTHONY A. VECCHIO QC, Slater Vecchio LLP, Vancouver
2:50 – 3:10 Question and Answer Period
3:10 – 3:40 Coffee Break  
3:40 – 4:10 Medical Cannabis & Evidence Update 
DR. CAROLINE MACCALLUM FRCPC (Internal Medicine), BSc Pharm, UBC Faculty of Medicine Clinical Instructor, Medical Director, Greenleaf Medical Clinic, Vancouver
4:10 – 4:40 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Importance of Early Diagnosis and Treatment.  
DR. KSHITIJ (KAY) CHAWLA MD, FRCPC, Pain Management Clinic, Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation UBC
4:40 – 5:00 Question and Answer Period
5:00 – 6:00 President’s Reception
9:00 Opening Statements
9:05 – 9:40 Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for the Treatment of Depression and Chronic Pain
DR. STEPHEN R. WISEMAN MD, FRCPC, BrainStim Healthcare Associates, Vancouver
9:40 – 10:15 Opioid Guidelines and Standards: Helping or Harming People with Chronic Pain
DR. OWEN WILLIAMSON, President, Pain Medicine Physicians of BC Society,  Vancouver
10:15 – 10:45 Question and Answer Period
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 11:50 WorkSafeBC Chronic Pain Policy Review
LORI GUITON, Director, Policy, Regulation and Research for WorkSafeBC, Vancouver
11:50 – 12:25 Current Frontline Challenges with Opiates in a Clinic Setting Serving Complex Clients
DR. MICHAEL NORBURY, Medical Director Primary Care, Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver
12:25 – 12:50 Question and Answer Period
12:50 – 1:00 Conference Closing Remarks
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