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Pain In Child Health (PICH)


A new, exciting initiative created by co-chair Pillai Riddell, is PICH2GO. PICH2GO is a series of dynamic educational and networking events co-hosted by PICH and local children's hospitals across Canada and internationally. Including world-renowned keynote speakers from across the world, and igniting the synergy of local expertise, PICH2GO strives to make the world a less painful place for kids through collaborative events that bring together patients, families, clinicians, researchers, and decision-makers.

PICH2GO Events 2017

PICH2GO Indigenous event brochure

PICH2GO Indigenous took place on October 11 and 12, 2017 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in partnership with IWK Health Centre and the Aboriginal Children’s Hurt & Healing (ACHH) Initiative. It was a 1.5 day conference that offered clinicians, researchers, mentors, and trainees a unique experience to learn from First Nation community members including clinical researchers, elders, parents, youth, nurses, and a health director. A wide scope of experiences and approaches were used to share indigenous knowledge regarding clinical care and research practices. An art exhibition showcased indigenous art and served as the backdrop for an inspiring and memorable networking event for participants.

PICH2GO Events 2016

PICH2GO Toronto event brochure 2016

PICH2GO Toronto was held in partnership with The Hospital for Sick Children on November 10 and 11, 2016. PICH2GO Toronto collaborated with SickKids' biannual “Conquering the Hurt” Conference, and attracted 115 attendees, 42 of whom were PICH members. We were engaged by fantastic keynote speakers Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD, Children's Minnesota, Dr. Margot Latimer, RN, PhD, Dalhousie University, and John Sylliboy, Aboriginal Children’s Hurt & Healing (ACHH) Initiative.

PICH2GO Calgary event brochure 2016

PICH2GO Calgary was held in partnership with the Alberta Children's Hospital on November 24 and 25, 2016. There were 197 registrants for the “Unraveling the Puzzle of Pediatric Pain: From Neurons to Narratives” conference, 40 of whom were members of PICH. PICH2GO Calgary was honoured to have Professors Maria Fitzegerald, MedSci, FRS, PhD, University College London and Kenneth Craig OC, PhD, LLD, University of British Columbia participate as keynote speakers.