To Be or Not to Be with Pain: Resources to Guide Practice

0800-1700 MDT

This Group Leaning program has been reviewed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and is awaiting final certification by the College’s Alberta Chapter.

The Alberta Pain Education Collaborative (APEC) invites you to attend an educational opportunity focused on empowering health care providers with updated pain management strategies,

treatments and tools.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND  All healthcare providers including physicians, physician specialists, dentists, nurse practitioners, researchers, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, dietitians/nutritionists, and kinesiologists.

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Emily Armstrong, BSc

Project Coordinator (Tele-Rehab 2.0), Lab Coordinator (RehabRobotics Lab).

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Dr. Cheryl Barnabe, MD MSc FRCPC

Canada Research Chair, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Autoimmune Diseases Professor, Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary.

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Dr. Venkat Bhat, MD MSc FRCPC DABPN

Director, Interventional Psychiatry Program.

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Dr. Eric Chan, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Psychiatrist, Psychiatry Emergency Services, Mood Disorders, and ECT, Foothills Medical CentreClinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Calgary.

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Cheryl Crow, OTR/L, 

Occupational Therapist & Patient Educator, Founder of Arthritis Life.


Kayla Denness, MN RN

Clinical Nurse Specialist & Senior Practice Consultant, Acute Pain Initiative, Alberta Health Services.

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Dr. Ted Findlay, DO, CCFP, FCFP

Chronic Pain Physician, Calgary Chronic Pain Centre.

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Dr. Andrea Furlan MD PhD

Pain physician, Senior Scientist and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto.


Dr. Akash Goel, MD, MPH, FRCPC

Clinician-investigator, attending anesthesiologist and interventional pain medicine specialist at St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto.

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Dr. Adrian Gretton, MD, CCFP, FCFP, CIME

Clinical Assistant Professor, U of C Faculty of Medicine.
Consultant Physician, AHS Calgary Chronic Pain Centre.

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Dinah Hampson BA, BScPT, FCAMPT, RISPT

Registered Physical Therapist.

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Tiffanie Mo-Law,  B.A. (Psych), B.Sc.(OT), M.Sc.(OT), O.T. Reg. (AB). & C.W.C.E.

Occupational Therapist/ Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant, Certified Work Capacity Evaluator/ Ergonomics Systems Specialists Certified.

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Dr. Elisabeth Saxton, R.Psych

Clinical Psychologist, National Director of Mental Health Services and President-Elect for the Pain Society of Alberta.

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Dr. Cathy Scrimshaw, BSc (Hon), MD, FCFP

Assistant Clinical Professor Department of Family Medicine University of Calgary, Medical Director Alberta College of Family Physicians.

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Barbara Siebel

Program Manager, Specialized Geriatric Services, MAID Program.

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Sarah Watkins,  RN BSN, MN/MBA

Candidate 2023, University of Calgary MAID Navigator, Calgary and Central Zone, Alberta Health Services.

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Dr. Misty Watson, MD CCFP

Medical Lead for MAID, Calgary Zone.