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​Self-Management Techniques Webinars

These free webinar recordings provide help and credible information for people living with pain and their families. CIRPD hosts and records these webinars in collaboration with community partners with partial funding by the Province of BC through the Community Gaming Grants.

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Neil Pearson PT - Clinical Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
Neil Pearson discusses the difference that can happen when movement is viewed as a treatment intended to open the medicine cabinet inside.
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Afton L. Hassett, Psy.D.-Associate Research Scientist, Division of Pain Medicine, University of Michigan
In this session, Dr. Hassett will explore ways that you can bring more positive activities and greater meaning back into your life.
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Jordan Miller, PhD-Registered Physiotherapist
Dr. Miller discusses current research on self-management practices which use pain science and exercise.
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Mel Pohl, M.D. DFASAM-Chief Medical Officer, Las Vegas Recovery Center's Pain Recovery Program
In this webinar, Dr. Mel Pohl reviews the emotional aspects of pain and suffering from a physiological and psychological standpoint and explains the basis of meditative techniques and the fundamentals of mindfulness practice.
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August, 2016
Suzanne Broadbent, PhD-Senior Lecturer, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Southern Cross University
Dr. Broadbent will provide an over view of exercise management for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and discuss current research describing the most effective types of exercise practices to use.
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Linda Li, PT, PhD-Director, Arthritis, Joint Health & Knowledge Translation Research Program, University of British Columbia
​Dr. Linda Li will discuss current research about wearable technologies (FitBit, iWatch, etc) and the possible advantages and disavantages for getting people with arthritis moving.
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Blake Dear, PhD, MClinPsych-Managing Co-Director, eCentreClinic, Macquarie University, Australia
Dr. Blake Dear will discuss recent strategies for using technology to access better pain care for both patients and practitioners.
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February, 2016
Dr. Nancy Gyurcsik-Professor, College of Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Nancy Gyurcsik will discuss key psychological factors that may help people with pain adhere to regular exercise, including exercise-related and pain related factors.
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December, 2015
Jennifer Stinson, RN-EC, PhD, CPNP-Senior Scientist, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children
In this webinar, Dr. Stinson will provide examples of web and smartphone based applications for the assessment and management of chronic pain in children and discuss future avenues for research.
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April, 2015
Wesley Buch Ph.D., R. Psych-Clinical & Rehabilitation Psychology, Behavioural Health Care
This webinar teaches helpful & practical ways of riding the emotional roller-coaster of chronic pain.
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November, 2014
Sandra LeFort, PhD, RN and Nicolaj Holm Faber-Professor, School of Nursing, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Chief Consultant, Danish Committee for Health Education
This session briefly outlines the process and content of the CPSMP as well as the theory on which it is based.
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October, 2014
Louise Lydon, B.Sc., B.Sc. OT-Occupational Therapist, Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Team, Vancouver Coastal Health
This webinar presents current research on fatigue and discusses strategies and tools to help you identify fatigue triggers. *Held in conjunction with our 28th AGM
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January, 2014
Janet Jull, MSc (OT), PhD (c)-Occupational Therapist
Dr. Janet Jull will take participants through the benefits of shared decision making and how it can help with chronic pain management and better communication with health professionals.
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November, 2013
Geoff Wright, PhD-Ergonomist, City of Vancouver
Ergonomist Dr. Geoff Wright will describe how seemingly small “mismatches” between the person, their computer accessories and their workstation can cause musculoskeletal discomfort and pain.
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November , 2013
Jordan Miller, MSc PT-Registered Physiotherapist
Jordan Miller will explore recent research on movement and chronic pain.  He will discuss how strategies drawn from behavioral therapy are leading to new developments in physiotherapy.
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October, 2013
Linda Turner, RN, PhD-Program Manager, Health and Human Services, Langara College
This series will provide an overview of the research related to chronic pain and mindfulness training, as well as basic mindfulness exercises.
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August, 2013
Matt Graham, PhD-Registered Psychologist and Senior Manager of Clinical Practice at OrionHealth
Learn about three psychological approaches to managing pain.
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January, 2013
Neil Pearson, PT, MSc, BA-BPHE, CYT, ERYT500-Founder and Director, Life Is Now
Neil Pearson will discuss integrating therapeutic yoga with other treatments for chronic pain.
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August, 2012
Jonathan Fleming, MD-Co-Director, Sleep Disorders Program, UBC Hospital
Dr. Fleming will review a variety of studies addressing the intricate, reciprocal relationship between pain and disturbed sleep.
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February, 2012
Patrick McGowan, PhD-Associate Professor, Centre of Aging, University of Victoria
Dr. Patrick McGowan will review the concept of self-management and how peer-led self-management programs are implemented in communities.
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January 2012
Joti Samra R. Psych-Psychologist
Dr. Samra will be discussing the role that positive coping can have in relation to reducing pain and living well with chronic pain.
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November, 2011
Pam Squire, MD, CCFP-Family Physician and Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC’s School of Medicine
Dr. Pam Squire will take us on a guided tour of the resources offered in the Pain Toolkit which is co-authored by a collaborative of Canadian pain specialists, researchers and people living with pain.
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September, 2011
Linda Turner RN, PhD-Manager, Health and Human Services Department, Langara College
This webinar features Linda Turner who will provide an introduction to the power of mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) as a simple technique that can help in managing chronic pain.
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August, 2011
Neil Pearson, PT, MSc, BA-BPHE, CYT, ERYT500-Founder and Director, Life Is Now
Neil Pearson shares some of the latest research on pain management to help you work towards recovery through self-management.

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