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Pain Society of Alberta
World Pain Summit

VIRTUAL

October 15 - 17, 2021

40+ Speakers

Over 1500 Registrants

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Welcome to our 2021 World Pain Summit

Our focus is to deliver a high quality, evidence-informed and diverse event to improve pain management strategies.  We strive to advocate for continuing professional development opportunities for all health care providers in Alberta and beyond.

 

Registration is still open!

Conference Information

Digital Passport
2020 Exhibitors
Distinguished Speakers

Digital Passport

Stay engaged during our World Pain Summit.  Our digital passport link offers you the chance to enter to win one of our many prizes!

 

All submissions need to be in by 1500h Sunday October 17th to qualify & winners will be drawn during the conference and announced during Sundays closing remarks.

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Our Keynote Speakers

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Dr. Kristin Neff

 

A pioneer in the field of inner strength training and self-compassion—the first to empirically study the concepts and create a simple, actionable guide proven to increase motivation, boost resilience, and improve mental health.

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2021 Distinguished Speakers

Claudine Adlington

Advocate and Founder of Alberta Talks Pain.

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Dr. Werner Becker

MD, FRCPS (Neurology)

Professor Emeritus, Department of Neurology, University of Calgary and Founder of the Calgary Headache Assessment and Management Program (CHAMP).

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Joletta Belton

Founder, My Cuppa Jo, and a Person With Lived Experience.

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Carol Bennett

BSc MPP

Chief Executive Officer, Pain Australia.

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Dr. Raj Bhardwaj

CCFP FCFP

Urgent Care Physician, Alberta Health Services and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary.

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Dr. Jason Busse

DC, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia, McMaster University.

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Dr. Fiona Campbell

Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto Past President, Canadian Pain Society, Co-Chair Canadian Pain Task Force.

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Dr. Eloise Carr

RN, PhD

Professor in the Faculty of Nursing.

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Cassandra Chisholm

BSc

Masters student, University of Calgary and a Person with Lived Experience.

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Dr. Hance Clarke

MD PhD

Director, Transitional Pain Program, Toronto General Hospital.

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Cheryl Crow

MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist and Patient Educator

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Dr. David Dodick

MD

Professor of Neurology, Director of the Headache and Concussion Programs at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

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Tracy Fossum

President, Advocate and Founder of Help Alberta’s Pain.

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Dr. Andrea Furlan

MD PhD

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

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Dr. Michael Gold

PhD

Professor Neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh,
President US Association for the Study of Pain.

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Janet Holly 

BHSc P.T. MSc

Clinical Specialist in Pain Science, Clinician Researcher Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Senior physiotherapist Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre.

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Dr. Carol Hopkins 

O.C., MSW, LL.D.

Executive Director, Thunderbird Partnership Foundation.

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Maria Hudspith

Executive Director, PainBC and Co-Chair Canadian Pain Task Force.

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Kara Irwin

M.Sc., R.Psych.

Psychologist, Irwin Psychological Services Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary

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Keith King

BScN, MPH, CPSO, RN

Assistant Teaching Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta

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Bonnie Klassen

BSc (OT), MSc

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Dr. Gabor Maté

 

A retired physician who, after 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. 

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Dr. Alika Lafontaine

BSc, MD, FRCPC

President Elect, Canadian Medical Association

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Dr. Dayna Lee-Baggley

PhD

Registered Psychologist, Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Dalhousie University

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Dr. Greg Lehman

DC, MScPT

Physiotherapist, chiropractor and strength and conditioning specialist treating musculoskeletal disorders.

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Dr. Leroy Little Bear

JD, DAS (Hon), LLD (Hon)

Professor Emeritus at the University of Lethbridge.

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Dr. Francois Louw

CCFP(EM), FCFP, MBChB (Pret), DA(SA), ECFMG, Adv. Dipl Pain Mgt CAPM (Interventional Pain Management)

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Dr. Jaeun Macen

PhD, CSCP

Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner, Alberta Health Services.

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Dr. Liam Martin

MB, MRCPI, FRCPC

Rheumatologist, Caleo Health Calgary

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Pete Moore

Pain Self-management Advocate

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Marni Panas

BHAdmn, CCIP

Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional (CCIP™), providing diversity & inclusion, health and community engagement consulting and education services.

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Dr. John Pereira

MD, CCFP

Past President, Pain Society of Alberta, and President-Elect of the Canadian Pain Society.

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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. Dino Smiljic

MD CCFP

Previous Medical Lead of the Bow Valley Primary Care Network's Chronic Pain Program.

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Jennifer Stewart

Pain Advocate, Help Alberta's Pain

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Dr. Mick Sullivan

PhD
Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Health, Department of Psychology.

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Dr. Rob Tanguay

BSc (Hons), MD, FRCPC, CISAM, CCSAM

President of the Pain Society of Alberta.

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Dr. Bronwyn Lennox Thompson

PhD, MSc(Psych), DipOT

Academic Coordinator, Postgraduate Programmes in Pain and Pain Management Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch, NZ

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Dr. Susan Tupper

PT, PhD
Strategy Consultant, Pain Quality Improvement and Research

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Dr. Jillian Vinall Miller

PhD

Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology, Perioperative and  Pain Medicine at the University of Calgary

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Tracy Wasylak

BN, MSc. CHE

Chief Program Officer, Strategic Clinical Networks and Co-Chair, Alberta Pain Strategy.

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Dr. Verna Yiu

President and CEO, Alberta Health Services

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