2020 Pain Society
of Alberta Conference
Friday October 16 - Sunday October 18, 2020
In lieu of recent events and to maintain the safety of our healthcare community, the Board of Directors and Conference Planning Committee will be transitioning our in-person event at Chateau Lake Louise, to a completely virtual format. Our focus to deliver a high quality, evidence-informed and diverse event to improve pain management strategies remains our primary objective. To advocate for continuing professional development
opportunities for all health care providers in Alberta and beyond, the Board of Directors and Conference Planning Committee has also decided to offer the entire 2020 Conference for free.
That's right.... free!
To be a part of this very exciting virtual event, we would ask that you please register using this Eventbrite link to ensure you have full access to our event including the livestream, the ability to pose questions, visit our exhibitors and receive our communications.
Although we are not physically going to be at the Chateau Lake Louise this year, you can still take advantage of the special rates over the conference weekend to join the virtual live stream surrounded by a very majestic setting.
If you previously made a reservation, please call to either confirm or cancel your booking by dialling 1.800.441.1414 and identifying yourself as being within our room block with your confirmation number.
Fairmont Hotels is taking the safety of their patrons very seriously by developing guidelines and policies at each access point within the hotel as a result of COVID19 to maintain high standards of cleanliness and service delivery.
WE ARE GOING VIRTUAL!
2020 Distinguished Speakers
Additional speakers to come!
Advocate and Founder of Alberta Talks Pain.
Dr. Samina Ali
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta.
Dr. Werner Becker
Professor Emeritus, Department of Neurology, University of Calgary Founder of the Calgary Headache Assessment and Management Program (CHAMP).
Criminologist, Interventionist, Child Advocate and Addictions Expert.
Dr. Katie Birnie
Clinical Psychologist Alberta Children’s Hospital and Assistant Scientific Director of Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP).
Dr. Hance Clarke
Director, Transitional Pain Program, Toronto General Hospital.
Social Worker, Mosaic Refugee Health Clinic, Mosaic Primary Care Network.
Dr. Lara Cooke
Director, Calgary Headache Assessment and Management Program (CHAMP), Alberta Health Services.
Dr. David Dodick
Neurologist and world leader in the field of headache and migraine, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ
Dr. Norman Doidge
Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst, Researcher, and author of “The Brain That Changes Itself,” and “The Brain’s Way of Healing”.
Peer Clinical Advisor, BC Centre on Substance Use
Advocate and Founder of Help Alberta’s Pain.
Dr. Stefan Kertesz
Associate Professor, University of Alabama
Certified Music Therapist, Tertiary Palliative Care,Grey Nuns Community Hospital, Edmonton.
Dr. Jaeun Macen
Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner, Alberta Health Services.
Dr. Melanie Noel
Clinical Psychologist, Director of the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute.
Dr. Tara Packham
Occupational Therapist, Assistant Professor, School of Rehabilitation, Sciences at McMaster University.
Dr. John Pereira
Physician, Alberta Health Services, Chronic Pain Centre.
Physiotherapist, Yoga Therapist, Author, Educator.
Dr. Maitreyi Raman
Clinical Associate Professor, Medical Director Alberta’s Collaboration of Excellence for Nutrition and Digestive Diseases.
Dr. Nivez Rasic
Medical Director, Vi Riddell Pain Program, Alberta Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Launette Rieb
Addiction Medicine Specialist and Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia.
Dr. Tasha Stanton
Associate Professor in Clinical Pain Neuroscience, University of Southern Australia.
Dr. Mick Sullivan
Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Health, McGill University.
Physiotherapist, Narrative Medicine Scholar, Pain Educator.
Thank You Chateau Lake Louise
Lake Louise, Canada
This pivot from an in-person to virtual event could not have been possible without the cooperation of the Chateau Lake Louise team, and especially through the collaborative efforts of Luc Drolet, our dedicated Regional Sales Manager from Fairmont Hotels, who has gone above and beyond to help us.
The Chateau Lake Louise is still offering our group rate of $199 per night on a first come, first serve basis based on hotel availability. Rooms can be booked from October 14 - 18, 2020. Parking, service charges and taxes are extra. We encourage you to take advantage of this amazing offer.
Become an Exhibitor
As an exhibitor, you will have ample opportunities to engage and network with our delegates to share research updates, and information about your products and services.
Please review our refreshed exhibitor package that fits our new delivery model that will allow you to achieve greater exposure, harness more opportunities and reach a broader audience.
Stay at the Chateau Lake Louise
Although we are going virtual, the Chateau Lake Louise has graciously allowed us to still offer their discounted room rates.
The Historic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Lake Louise, Canada
Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is recognized globally for progressive environmental stewardship and responsible tourism.
Room rates available 3 days prior, and 3 days post conference, subject to availability. Reservations must be made by September 14, 2020, to qualify for our group rate.
*Fees and taxes are extra
Getting to Chateau Lake Louise
Take advantage of our travel discounts!
Chateau Lake Louise is approximately 2 hours from Calgary and 4.5 hours from Edmonton. The venue is within the Banff National Park and park passes are required. You can purchase a Banff Park Pass online or upon park entry.
West Jet is the designated airline for the 2020 Pain Society of Alberta Conference. Receive 5% off your Econo* reservation, 10% off of EconoFlex, and Premium fares for travel within Canada. To take advantage of this offer between October 9 - 24, 2020, use coupon code X25SM62. Please visit West Jet Conventions to book!
AVIS is the designated ground transportation supplier for the 2020 Pain Society of Alberta Conference. Receive up to 30% off from