Pain BC will host a Provincial Pain Summit on February 17-19, 2017 in Vancouver. This event brings together people living with pain, pain advocates, health care providers, policy makers, and more to work on top level issues affecting those living with pain. This Summit will build on the first Provincial Pain Summit held in June 2011, which was instrumental in setting the direction for much of Pain BC’s work over the last five years. You can view the Summit schedule here.
Please register to attend the following events:
February 17, 2017 | 6:30pm-8:45pm
An Expert Panel on Pain: A moderated dialogue that starts with the stories of those living with pain; engages a secondary panel made up of policy makers, care providers, and researchers; and then looks to the audience to further develop the story of pain and the system of care for those living with pain in British Columbia. NOTE: This event is free, but you still need to register.
February 18, 2017 | 8:30am-4:30pm
Thematic Dialogues: Join key stakeholders and community members to further discuss and identify priorities in improving the lives of people in pain in BC.
February 19, 2017 | 8:30am-12:30pm
Action Planning Working Groups – Invite Only: This is a day for decision-makers and those committing to do the work to gather, talk, and plan the next steps. With limited seats available, this event is by invitation only. If you wish to be included, please submit your request to [email protected] for consideration.
Thank you to all who participated in the pre-summit survey. Based on the feedback, we’ll be discussing the five following themes during the Summit (click on the links to get more detailed information on each of the specific themes):
- Primary Care: Increase the capacity of primary care providers to provide evidence-based pain assessment and management, including non-pharmacological approaches
- Vulnerable Populations: Enhance outcomes for people living with addictions, mental health issues and chronic pain
- Pharmacological Pain Management: Improve assessment, balance harms and benefits of medications, and advance appropriate pain management for patients across the continuum of care
- Pain in Rural BC: Expand access to pain management (pharmacological and non-pharmacological) services in rural and remote parts of the province
- Seniors in Pain: Improve pain assessment and management (pharmacological and non-pharmacological) for seniors