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October 13, 2005

SickKids hosts information day on managing pain in children

TORONTO - From the sharp agony of a sudden headache to the relentless throb of a sore back, everyone is familiar with what pain feels like, but watching your child experience pain can be especially difficult. To help, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is hosting an interactive educational fair for parents and health-care professionals on relieving pain in children, this year’s theme for Global Day Against Pain on October 17, 2005.
The interactive exhibit will show how SickKids clinicians and researchers are working together to understand how to lessen and eliminate the pain experienced by children, from identifying the nature of pain in children to how it is diagnosed and treated. Parents and health-care professionals will learn how to assess pain in children, have an opportunity to examine the tools used by SickKids to diagnose pain in children, learn strategies on how to treat a child’s pain at home, for acute, chronic and cancer pain, and find out about some of the leading-edge research done by SickKids researchers into the nature of pain and the development of new pain management techniques.

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WHAT:
SickKids interactive educational fair on relieving pain in children

WHO:
SickKids clinicians and researchers, and a patient who is currently being
treated for chronic pain.

WHERE:
Garden Patio, Main Floor, Atrium (near the Elizabeth St. Entrance)
The Hospital for Sick Children
170 Elizabeth St.

WHEN:
Monday, October 17 from 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Also see:

Pain Tips (in pdf)
Pain Myths (in pdf)

For more information, please contact:

Public Affairs
The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Suite 1742, Public Affairs, First floor Atrium
Toronto, ON
M5G 1X8
Canada
Phone: 416-813-5058
Fax: 416-813-5328