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2020 Annual Conference

Join us this October, to gather clinical pearls and enhance your professional development amongst hundreds of clinicians and healthcare providers working to promote pain treatment in Alberta​. 


Register today to be apart of this exciting event. Early bird tickets on sale now!

Become an Exhibitor

Join us to engage and educate our participants about your new and innivsative research and treatments

Conference Itineraries

View all the workshops, plenaries, and social events occurring during our conference weekend.

Distinguished Speakers

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About PSA

The Pain Society of Alberta’s mission is to provide enhanced professional development opportunities in chronic pain management through the facilitation of life-long learning, collaboration, and research. We strive to deliver relevant and current, evidence-based educational opportunities for physicians and other healthcare professionals.  

Professional Development

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The PSA offers health care providers education, pain management tools,

and skills they need to improve the

lives of people living with pain. 


Get Care

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Sleep and Chronic Pain  | 00:10

Dr. Atul Khullar

Dr. Atul Khullar is a Psychiatrist and sleep specialist who directs the Northern Alberta Sleep Clinic in Edmonton. He joined the event to discuss techniques in improving sleeping with chronic pain

Movement & Exercise Break | 00:10

Safa Rahman and Stuart Miller

Our first Movement and exercise break! Reconnecting with your body, led by Physiotherapist Safa Rahman, followed by a performance including Physiotherapist Stuart Miller, featuring an acoustic cover.

Acceptance & Commitment | 00:10

Dr. Elisabeth Saxon

Dr. Elisabeth Saxton is a Clinical Psychologist and National Director of Mental Health for CBI Health Group. She speaks on mindfulness and acceptance  for patients who strive to live their lives despite managing their pain.

Movement & Exercise Break | 00:10

Alexandra Chisholm

Alexandra (Alex) Chisholm, a Clinical Physiotherapist, introduces us to boxing! Alex holds her post-graduate certificate in Multidisciplinary Pain Management from the University of Alberta.

Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition | 00:10

Dr. John Pereira

Join us for lunch, as the Pain Society of Alberta's past president takes you inside his kitchen to discuss and whip up some Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition.  

Movement & Exercise Break | 00:10

Erica DeNeve

Erica DeNeve has been a Massage Therapist for 22 years. She helps people manage chronic pain and rare musculoskeletal diseases.

Medical Cannabis for Pain | 00:10

Dr. Rob Tanguay ⁩and Christelle Zacharki

Is cannabis something that would benefit me? Our current President, Dr. Rob Tanguay ⁩and Pharmacist Christelle Zacharki delve into Medical Cannabis for Pain. 

Patient Experience | 00:10

Tracy Fossum

Tracy Fossum, a veteran chronic pain advocate and creator of Help Alberta's Pain to give patients a community and larger voice in the province. She has lived with pain all her life, and is committed to ensuring that all patients have help and hope in their journey.

Q and A | 00:10

Our distinguished panel of speakers answering your questions.  


The Pain Society of Alberta (PSA) Annual Pain Champion Award recognizes the significant
contributions made by a person or a group of people, living with pain.


Candidates for this award are health care providers or a team that have exemplified
excellence in their clinical or academic practices and have made a positive impact to patient
care and delivery of services.

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