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The International Association for the Study of Pain

Pain Education Day is a Patients Included event hosted by Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP) in partnership with the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research (CPPR) and the Pain in Child Health (PICH) training program.

The special topics Education Day will provide a deep dive into knowledge mobilization for anyone interested in learning more about how to bridge the gaps between research and practice, and policy. This event is for researchers, health professionals (from all disciplines), administrators, policymakers, trainees, patient partners, and others. Anyone from around the world or locally who wants to learn how to make a difference for children in pain is encouraged to register.

Pain Education Day will take place on the 5th floor of the Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS B3J 0E6. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all Pain Education Day attendees on-site.

Pain Education Day will precede ISPP 2023 on 1 October and is a separate event. Additional registration is required.
07:30 – 08:30: Registration Check-in and Breakfast provided on-site in the 5th floor foyer

08:30 – 09:00: Welcome/Introductions

09:00 – 09:45: Keynote: Indigenous Peoples, Truth and Reconciliation, and Pain by Jaris Swidrovich, BSP, PharmD, PhD(c), AAHIVP, RPh

09:45 – 10:30: Keynote: Knowledge Mobilization and Implementation Science: Moving from Theory to Practice in Children’s Health by Christine Cassidy, RN, PhD

10:30 – 10:45: Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:15: Rapid Fire: Knowledge Mobilization in Action
A series of 5 presentations will showcase innovative local, national, and international knowledge mobilization activities to improve children’s pain management.
  • Chair: Bonnie Stevens, SickKids and Solutions for Kids in Pain
  • The Pediatric Pain Management Health Standard: The world’s first national standard for pain management, in partnership with Health Standards Organization (HSO)
    • Kathryn Birnie, University of Calgary and Solutions for Kids in Pain
    • Laura Gibson, IWH Health and Solutions for Kids in Pain
  • When Children Feel Pain: From Everyday Aches to Chronic Conditions: A book for parents, clinicians, and the public, written by a researcher and journalist
    • Anna Wilson, Oregon Health and Science University
    • Rachel Rabkin Peachman, New York Times contributor
  • Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK): transforming the latest evidence into useful tools for healthcare providers and families
    • Samina Ali, University of Alberta
  • Lilla Barnsmärtguiden (translates to “The small guide about pain in small children): A responsive e-health application for health professionals and parents
    • Mats Eriksson, Örebro University

12:15 – 13:30: Lunch: provided on-site in the 5th floor foyer

13:30 – 14:30: Panel: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility and Children’s Pain
A conversation about the importance of reconciliation, equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility related to knowledge mobilization and children’s pain management.

  • Chair: Marsha Treadwell, University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
  • Panelists:
    • Samantha Louie-Poon, University of Alberta
    • Isabel Jordan, Solutions for Kids in Pain
    • Gaynor Watson-Creed, Dalhousie University 

14:30 – 14:45: Overview: Putting Knowledge Mobilization into Practice
This brief session will provide an overview of a tool that attendees will use to come up with their own plan to move research evidence into practice and/or policy and will be followed after the break by an interactive workshop.  

  • Kathryn Birnie, University of Calgary and Solutions for Kids in Pain 
  • Christine Chambers, Dalhousie University and Solutions for Kids in Pain 

14:45 – 15:00: Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:15: Interactive Workshop: Putting Knowledge Mobilization into Practice
This interactive workshop will guide attendees through the process of developing their own plan to move research evidence into practice and/or policy. Attendees will participate in small group sessions that will be facilitated by Knowledge Brokers and other experts from Solutions for Kids in Pain, who will provide guidance and consultation.

16:15 – 17:15: Rapid Fire: Pain in Child Health (PICH) Trainee Knowledge Mobilization in Action
A series of 4 presentations will showcase trainee-led knowledge mobilization or implementation science projects to improve children’s pain management. 

  • Chairs: Lindsay Jibb, SickKids and Meghan McMurtry, Guelph University
  • Alexandra Neville, Stanford University
  • Meredith Smith and Nadine Smith, University of Adelaide
  • Lojain Hamwi, York University
  • Nicole MacKenzie, Dalhousie University 

17:15 – 17:30: Close of Pain Education Day: Knowledge Mobilization: Taking Evidence Outside of the Box 

Patients Included

This is a Patients Included Event

This means that patients have participated in the design and planning of the event, and patients will be speaking at and attending the event as delegates. The disability requirements of attendees will be accommodated, and all sessions will be open to patient delegates. The event will be live-tweeted by SKIP to enable access to the event content for those unable to attend in person.