Essential Strategies for Chronic Pain Management

June 19, 2017

Location: Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre, 1820 Richmond Road SW, Calgary, AB

Time Details: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost:

  • Early rate: $675 on or before May 18
  • Regular rate: $775 after May 18

RegistrationRegister online or contact Registration Services: 403.220.7032 cmereg@ucalgary.ca

Day one of this course will be held in a classroom setting to provide an overview of key issues in chronic pain. Days two and three will be arranged as observership days, in conjunction with the Course Coordinator at the Chronic Pain Centre, and will provide a clinical preceptorship that responds to the needs of the individual learner.

The intent of the course is for learners to:

  • Gain sufficient knowledge of the physiological, anatomical and psychological mechanisms of pain to be able to explain it in plain language to patients.
  • Know how to assess the biological, psychological and socio-economic aspects of pain.
  • Acquire some useful tips for managing patients with chronic pain in a primary care setting; including communication skills, medication management and basic counseling skills.
  • Become aware of the resources available in the community to support patients with chronic pain.
  • Practice interviewing, physical examination and treatment skills.

View course brochure

For more informationvisit the event website or contact Sylvia M Vespa, 403.943.9910, sylvia.vespa@ahs.ca or the Registration office: cmereg@ucalgary.ca.

CME accreditation: Mainpro+ Group Learning – 46.0 credits, Day 1 MOC Section 3 – 28.5 credits, Day 2 and Day 3 – 30 credits.

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