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1st National Neuropathic Pain Day

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1st National Neuropathic Pain Day
Assessing and Treating Neuropathic Pain: Strategies for Healthcare Providers
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Planning committee: Dr Anuj Bhatia, Dr Ian Gilron, Dr Dwight Moulin


  1. To understand the challenge of neuropathic pain at a population level
  2. To disseminate knowledge on assessment and treatment of neuropathic pain
  3. To discuss the evidence for treatments for neuropathic pain
  4. To understand the potential for mobile technologies including apps for tracking and treating pain

Anticipated attendees: Pain physicians, family and other physicians who care for patients for pain, fellows, residents, nurses, psychologists, physical therapists, pharmacists. The course will be restricted to 100 participants.

Venue: Main Auditorium, West Wing, 2nd Floor, Toronto Western Hospital, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5T 2S8

Course Format: Lectures followed by question and answer sessions and discussion with the speakers.

Date [Link to top]

Saturday December 2nd, 2017

Lecture Schedule [Link to top]

The Bright and Early Morning Session
Session Chair: Anuj Bhatia
08:15 Introduction to the day A Bhatia
08:30 What's the problem: Assessing neuropathic pain in the clinic V Bril
09:00 A mountain or a molehill: The problem of neuropathic pain and the SPOR initiative N Buckley
09:30 From the lab to the clinic: profiling neuropathic pain states using QST and fMRI K Davis
10:00 Tea / Coffee Break
The Late Morning Relaxed Session
Session Chair: Dwight Moulin
10:30 It is complex: an update on CRPS A Mailis
11:00 Recent guidelines for treatment of neuropathic pain: conclusions and controversies D Moulin
11:30 Simply the best: How to use evidence from RCTs to select treatments for neuropathic pain? I Gilron
12:00 Lunch
The Post-Lunch Siesta Session
Session Chair: Ian Gilron
12:45 Acceptance and commitment: psychological assessment and treatments for neuropathic pain A Weinrib
13:15 What works and what does not?: Interventional treatments for neuropathic pain A Bhatia
13:45 "Poppying" pills: Opioids and alternatives for treating neuropathic pain H Clarke
14:15 It is "Appening": using mobile technologies to track and treat neuropathic pain: A Health Information Specialist's perspective T Janmohamed
14:45 Feedback and Close

Faculty [Link to top]

A Bhatia, Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto
V Bril, Neurology, University of Toronto, Toronto
N Buckley, Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton
K Davis, Brain, Imaging and Behaviour - Systems Neuroscience, University of Toronto, Toronto
I Gilron, Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston
T Janmohamed, CEO, Managing Life, Toronto
A Mailis, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto
D Moulin, Neurology and Pain Medicine, Western University, London

CME Credits [Link to top]

Royal College Section 1 credits - TBD

Accommodation [Link to top]

Toronto Hotels
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Registration [Link to top]

Fee: $400 (Canadian) that includes lectures and downloads of the presentations. A preferred rate of $200 (Canadian) will be offered to trainees (including residents, fellows, researchers in-training, and medical students)

Where: Main Auditorium, West Wing, 2nd Floor, Toronto Western Hospital, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5T 2S8

Registration Process:
Register early for guaranteed attendance!
Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration forms are accepted by Mail or Fax.

Fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.

Please contact Christine Drane for registration form:

*Cheques for registration should be made out to "Toronto Western Hospital - Regional" (reference in Memo: Neuropathic Pain Day 2017), and should be mailed to:

Christine Drane
Departmental Administrator
Department of Anesthesia
Toronto Western Hospital
University Health Network
399 Bathurst St., McL 2-405
Toronto, ON, M5T 2S8, Canada
Tel. 416-603-5118
Fax. 416-603-6494

Cancellation/Refund Policy:
The full registration fee less $100 administration fee will be refunded, if written notice of cancellation (e-mail or fax) is received no later than 21 days prior to the workshop date. No refund for cancellation less than 21 days. Registration may be transferred among colleagues or be applied to a future course within one year. In the unlikely event that a course is rescheduled or cancelled, pre-paid registrants will be given the opportunity to transfer to a future course or may receive a full refund. The course organizer will not be responsible for any travel and/or lodging reimbursements.

Directions to Workshop [Link to top]

Main Auditorium, West Wing, 2nd Floor, Toronto Western Hospital, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5T 2S8

Nearest Major Intersection
Bathurst and Dundas streets. Toronot Western Hospital is located on the northeast corner. Public Transportation

511 Bathurst - Stop is outside the hospital, along Bathurst Street
505 Dundas - Corner of Bathurst and Dundas
506 College - Get off at Bathurst and walk south down Bathurst from College, though this is the longer route

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