The meeting will cover a broad range of preclinical and clinical research and current practice topics related to acute, persistent and chronic pain conditions, pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions, psychological theory and, interventions, pain within hospital as well as community settings and much more.
Treatment of Acute Pain: An Evidence-based Practice in Psychology Perspective
Lindsey Cohen – PhD, Professor
Director of Graduate Studies Member, Clinical Psychology Program, University of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
“Its past, enlightened to perceive new periods of pain”
– Nociceptor mechanisms in the transition from acute to chronic pain
Jon Levine – MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Director, NIH Pain Center, University of California, San Fransisco, Californa, USA
How life events get “under the skin”:
Insight into the relationship between life adversity and suicide risk
Gustavo Turecki – MD, PhD, Professor
Vice-Chair, Research and Academic Affairs, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
KT related to immunization
Anna Taddio – PhD, Associate professor
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto, Canada
Adjunct scientist and clinical pharmacist at SickKids, Toronto, Canada
Integrative therapies and chronic pain
Lonnie Zeltzer – MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
Director, Pediatric Pain Program Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
From functional abdominal pain in childhood to chronic pain in adulthood
Lynn Walker – Professor of Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
Sickle cell disease pain:
How can behavioral research inform transitions from pediatric to adult hospital care?
James Elander – PhD, Professor
Head of Centre for Psychological Research at University of Derby, Derby, UK
In this talk James Elander will describe the pathophysiology of pain in sickle cell disease (SCD) and how acute painful sickling episodes are managed in European and North American hospitals. He will then review evidence about SCD patients’ experiences of hospital pain management, and discuss how research on behavioral and interpersonal factors that influence pain management could be used to improve patient transitions from pediatric to adult services. This includes evidence about patients’ perceptions of being treated with respect and trust by healthcare providers, and about how healthcare providers make judgments about patients’ pain medication needs.
Award winners lectures
Distinguished Career Award
Kenneth D Craig, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Psychology
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Early Career Award
Psychosocial determinants of child pain:
Toward an interpersonal fear-avoidance model of pain
Liesbet Goubert – PhD, Associate Professor of Health Psychology
Department of Experimental-Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
More than 30 workshops
Furthermore there will be more than 30 topical workshops and two presentations by recipients of the Distinguished Career and Early Career Awards. Poster presentations will provide up to date research and clinical information, and this year there will be a special trainee poster award session. The top 5 trainee posters will be invited to deliver a 10 minutes oral presentation.
The Education Day, initiating the meeting June 17, will be focused on Procedural Pain (in populations of children with special needs).