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Managing Headache Pain
Start date:
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
5 to 7:45 p.m.
Daniels Hollywood Theatre, Room 1246, 1st Floor, Black Wing

Facilitated by Dr. Daune MacGregor, Heather Olivieri, MSW, RSW and Sara Marlowe, MSW, RSW


  • An interactive program for patients experiencing chronic headache pain and their families.
  • The purpose of the evening is to provide education about the physiology of headaches, the range of treatments and supports that exist beyond medication, and avenues of support for the entire family.
  • An opportunity for families to reflect on some small steps that they might take towards developing and/or continuing with their pain management plan.
  • The information is meant for families and patients who have new onset headaches and patients who have been coping with headache pain for longer periods of time.
  • It may be a review of information; however, it can also reinforce ideas and support families and patients to make positive change.


  • Any child / teen experiencing chronic headaches and their families.
  • They DO NOT have to be followed by neurology.
  • They DO NOT have to currently be a patient at SickKids.
  • Families MUST be registered in advance (see contact information below).
  • Please no siblings under the age of 12.


  • “I got to communicate with people going through the same thing.”
  • “I have some tools I can try, like mindfulness.”
  • All of the participants from previous events indicated they would recommend the evening to other families with children experiencing chronic headache pain.

We would encourage this event to be recommended to any families, whether the headache pain is a newer or more chronic condition that has been treated over time.

To register or ask any questions, please contact Kelsie Bozinis at kelsie.bozinis@sickkids.ca or (416) 813-7721

If families are interested but unable to attend this date, please contact Kelsie Bozinis to be added to a list to receive information about future events. 
(Next Info Session:  Wed Nov. 22, 2017)

For more information, see event flyer.

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