From July 17th, 2021 - July 23rd, 2021
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Chronic Pain Management
Dr. Jovey, a family physician and emergency physician for 20 years, closed his practice in 1999, to focus on his twin interests of chronic pain management and addiction medicine. From 1991 – 2014 he was the Physician Director of the Credit Valley Hospital, Addictions and Concurrent Disorders Centre. Since 2005 he has been the Medical Director at CPM Centres for Pain Management, the largest, outpatient chronic pain management organization in Canada. He is also a staff physician at the Michael G. DeGroote Pain Clinic at Hamilton Health Sciences Centre in Hamilton. He is a Past-President of the Canadian Pain Society, a medico-legal expert for the Canadian Medical Protective Association and a provincial Coroner. For over 30 years, Dr. Jovey has been treating patients with chronic non-cancer pain in an outpatient practice setting. He has presented educational workshops and seminars on pain to health care professionals in Canada and internationally.
Dr. Michael Sullivan is currently Professor of Psychology, Medicine and Neurology at McGill University. He also holds cross-appointments with the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy and is Scientific Director of the Centre for Research on Pain, Disability and Social Integration. He has lectured nationally and internationally on the social and behavioral determinants of pain-related disability.
Dr. Sullivan developed the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS) in 1995. The PCS has been used in more than 700 scientific studies, it has been translated into 24 languages and is currently the most widely used measure of catastrophic thinking related to pain. Dr. Sullivan also developed the Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP); the first community-based intervention program designed specifically to target psychosocial risk factors for pain-related disability.
Dr. Sullivan has published over 175 scientific papers, 22 chapters, and 5 books. He currently holds a Canada Research Chair in Behavioral Health. In 2011, Dr. Sullivan received the Canadian Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as a Profession. Dr. Sullivan completed his undergraduate training at McGill University and his graduate training at Concordia University in Montreal.
This course is designed for family physicians, specialists, and allied health care professionals. The aim is to provide evidence-based material, as well as practical and relevant clinical pearls that will be easy to implement into one’s own medical practice. Conference attendees will be invited to complete a pre-course Needs Assessment to assist the faculty with the development of their presentations.
|Conference Tuition||Book Before May 17th, 2020||Book After May 17th, 2020|
|Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other||$945||$1095|
Sea Courses is pleased to invite you to a 6-day CME program in St. John’s Newfoundland. Dr. Roman Jovey (Addiction and Pain Specialist from Ontario ) and Dr. Michael Sullivan (Clinical Psychologist from Quebec) have developed a program using topics that are both relevant and practical for family physicians and specialists.
Dr. Jovey will present case vignettes to promote discussion on the use of non-opioid analgesics including cannabinoids as well as opioid analgesics. He will also present pearls on practical pain assessment.
Dr. Sullivan will present the psychology of pain and disability as well as how to foster recovery following a debilitating injury. He will also discuss pain and co-morbid depression and review assessment and treatment implications.
Dr. Jovey and Dr. Sullivan very much look forward to seeing you in St. John’s.
|Date||Location||Notes / CME Details|
|July 17th||St. John’s||Arrival|
|July 18th||St. John’s||8:30 am—12:00 pm|
|July 19th||St. John’s||9:00 am—12:00 pm|
|July 20th||St. John’s|
|July 21st||St. John’s||9:00 am—12:00 pm|
|July 22nd||St. John’s||8:45 am—12:00 pm|
|July 23rd||St. John’s||Departure|