Pain Awareness Week 2016:
PICH2GO is an exciting new series of educational and networking events co-hosted by Pain in Child Health (PICH) and local children’s hospitals. Over the course of two days, PICH2GO Toronto will provide its attendees with diverse and engaging education and networking opportunities to further pediatric pain clinical practice and research.
On November 9, the Coping Circus will invite local trainees to work with hospital clinicians and researchers to disseminate evidence based practices to patients and families. Join us later that evening for our Researcher Networking Dinner at the Chelsea Hotel for all PICH trainees and faculty, and a workshop on powerful speaking for scientists.
On November 10, 2016 we will be hosting the Conquering the Hurt Conference followed by the “Art From the Heart” ACHH (Aboriginal Children’s Hurt and Healing) Exhibit. These final events are located in the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning.
Conquering the Hurt: Pain Connections: Body, Mind and Spirit
‘Conquering the Hurt’ is a bi-annual pain conference at SickKids. These have been attended by over 300 health-care providers across Canada and internationally and have provided an excellent cross-disciplinary forum for pain prevention and management topics.
We are very pleased to have Dr. Friedrichsdorf as our keynote this year. Stefan has a wonderful way of engaging audiences with his vast pain knowledge base and wonderful presentation style, as well as his great sense of humour! We know the audience will gain new insights in treating the body, mind, and spirit following his presentation.
We are thrilled to have Dr. Margot Latimer and Mr. John Sylliboy present our closing keynote presentation! Margot and John's presentation will bring awareness to how aboriginal children experience and communicate their pain. Using a "two-eyed seeing" perspective, which embraces the strengths of both Western and Aboriginal knowledge, this presentation will improve the audiences understanding of the experience of pain for Aboriginal children and the merits of implementing this approach in the context of paediatric pain.