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The International Association for the Study of Pain

To facilitate the attendance of patient/caregiver partners at the Pain Education Day on Oct. 1, 2023, SKIP and CPPR are funding two scholarships for people with lived experience of pediatric pain as either a youth or a caregiver of a child/youth. 


Application Deadline: 29 June 2023 

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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, is proud to host a Pain Education Day, “Knowledge Mobilization: Taking Evidence Outside of the Box.” 
The event will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Sunday, October 1st 2023, as part of the International Symposium on Pediatric Pain and will provide a deep dive into knowledge mobilization.

Knowledge mobilization is a process that ensures current knowledge around a particular topic reaches the people who need it the most.  

The event is open to anyone who wants to make a difference for children in pain: patient/caregiver partners, researchers, health professionals from all disciplines, administrators, policymakers, trainees, and others. Attendees will learn how to bridge the gaps between research and practice, and policy. 

The Pain Education Day is Patients Included. This means patients have participated in the design and planning of the event and will be speaking at and attending the event. The disability and accessibility requirements of attendees will be accommodated, and all sessions will be open to registered patient/caregiver partners. The event will be live-tweeted tweeted by SKIP to enable access to the event content for those unable to attend.
Scholarship Opportunity 
As part of our commitment to Patients Included, we believe it is important to provide an opportunity for patient/caregiver partners to attend, regardless of financial circumstances. Scholarships, funded by SKIP and CPPR, are one way to make this possible.  
To facilitate attendance of patient/caregiver partners, two scholarships are available and include: 
  • travel (lowest economy airfare) 
  • accommodations (2 nights in the conference hotel) 
  • ground transportation to and from airport 
  • registration fees 
  • Meals 
  • incidentals 

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must: 
  • Live in Canada 
  • Have lived experience of pediatric pain either as: 
    • a youth (18-25 years of age) 
    • a caregiver of a child/youth (less than 25 years of age) 
  • Not be currently working in the healthcare system as a health professional 
Selection of scholarship recipients: 
  • Scholarship recipients may be either two youth, two caregivers, or a youth and a caregiver 
  • Individuals from equity-deserving groups will be prioritized – in particular Indigenous persons, persons of Black/African descent, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and persons who identify as 2SLGBQT+ 
  • Participants will be selected based upon: 
    • Meeting all eligibility criteria 
    • Sharing a bit about why they want to attend 

Selected recipients will have a chance to discuss their accessibility needs prior to attending the event. 

Important Dates 
  • Deadline to apply: Thursday, June 29, 2023 
  • Notification of scholarship recipients: Beginning of July 

If you prefer to apply over a phone or video call, please email Pars Atasoy.