EVENTS: This section has a listing of upcoming conferences,
seminars, and events in sequential order. If you wish your event
listed, please submit it via EMAIL
In recognition of National Pain Awareness Week Nov. 6-12, 2016.
As a research scientist, Dr. Gary Bennett has studied
CRPS for over 30 years. Please read his BIOGRAPHY.
November 2 at 7-8 PM Eastern Time.
We thank Dr. Bennett for taking the time to answer
questions despite his busy schedule.
Are you interested in CRPS? Can you help us at UWE,
in Bristol,UK? We need to learn more about this syndrome. We would
be most grateful if you would consider completing a survey which
takes 5-10 minutes.
Prof. Candice McCabe RGN
Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair in Nursing
400 University Ave.
Saint John, NB. E2L 4L4
Dr. Adesanya Tolupe Alugo, Dr. Susan Lee
Dr. Donald Lalonde, Dr. Margaret Wheelock,
EVENTS 2015: As part of National Pain Awareness Week across Canada
the first week in November, PARC joins with the Ontario Pain Foundation
and Niagara Chronic Pain Support Group to present:
TIME: 3:30-6 PM.
3:30 PM Exhibits: Come and visit PARC's table.
3:50 PM Program begins. Dr. G. Karmy (pain specialist)" Chronic
pain--currrent and emerging treatments"
5:00 PM: Dr Peter Angerilli DC" Unlock the hidden healing
power in your spine."
Thank you to the Ontario Pain Foundation for sponsoring this event.
Thanks to the Niagara Chronic Pain Support Group volunteers for
Exhibits, refreshments. Admission is free.
UPDATE NOV.9: This event was very well attended. The room held
50 and 73 people came. Feedback about the speakers and exhibits
was positive. Exhibits included Bieman-Copland and Associates,Cannabis
Clinic, Hart and Sol and PARC's table.
EXCLUSIVE CANADIAN DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE
A LIFE IN PAIN:
STORY OF RSD/CRPS"
Dr David L Shulman MD FCFP CCFP DAAPM
GUEST: Dr Flavio Iammarino PhD, C.Cht
Clinic, St. Catharines
Avenue Community Centre
Ave., St. Catharines, L2R 2N5
April 13, 2013 @ 1:30 PM
accessible, draws, displays, refreshments.
fee: $5 per person
presentation of PARC and Chronic Pain Support Group Niagara
Michael G. De Groote School of Medicine Niagara
The 2nd Annual Karl E. Stobbe Lectureship:
A Series of Speakers on
February 2, 2013: Dr. Omar Khan MD FRCPC
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hotel Dieu
Shaver, St. Catharines
Students, faculty, medical professionals, and
the public are welcome.
February 28: Dr Jeff Ennis MD
East End Pain Clinic, Hamilton Ontario
Lectures in Brock University's Cairns Biosciences
Building Room 209
For more information please visit:
April 24, 2012
RISE UP! Canadian Pain Summit
Fairmont Chateau Laurier
presented by the Canadian Pain Society and Canadian Pain Coalition
Speakers: Dr Margaret Somerville Founding Director
Mc Gill Pain Centre for Medicine
Dr Michael Cousins, Chair of the Australia and International
Pain Summits 2010
OCTOBER 13-15 2011
Neuroimaging Translational Workshop
RSDSA and University of Albuquerque
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico.
This conference covers the latest in CRPS research and neuroimaging
of the brain and inflammation
Please see the Winter 2011 issue of the PARC PEARL for a summary
of the conference.
APRIL 30, 2011
SOUTH CAROLINA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
1. The role of Medical Thermology in the diagnosis and treatment
2. An understanding of the clinical & objective criteria
3. The treatment approaches to CRPS/RSD
4. The improvement of CRPS/RSD patient outcomes through medical
Robert G Schwartz, MD, Greenville, SC: President
of the American Academy of Thermology; Board certified in PMR,
Fellow Vascular Medicine; Executive Director, SC Society for Physical
Medicine & Rehabilitation;
Marcos Brioschi, MD, PhD, Curitiba, Brazil:
General and forensic medicine; Professor of Pain Medicine Sao
Pablo Medical School, Sao Pablo, Brazil;
Ho-Yeol Zhang, MD, PhD, Koyang, Korea : Chief
Dept of Neurosurgery, Ilsan Hospital; Yonsle University College
Hisashi Uruki, MD , PhD, Kagawa, Japan: Chief
Director Japanese Society of Thermology, Clinical Professor, Director
of Surgical Center, Kagawa University Hospital, Kagawa, Japan;
Kamayni Agarwal, MD, Hamburg, Germany: Medical
Directory Center for Palliative Care & Pain Management; Professor
Hamburg University Medical Center, Hamburg, Germany;
Ashish Shanbhag, MD, Spartanburg, SC: President
SC Soc. For PM&R; President; Spartanburg County Medical Society;
Board Certified PM&R; and
Srini Govindan, MD, Wheeling, WV: Board Certified
Neurologist; Exec. Director ofthe American Academy of Neurology.
Contact Information: Those interested in registering
for this CME meeting or in receiving more information about this
meeting, contact: www.usathermography.com or www.piedmontpmr.com.
National Pain Awareness Week (NPAW) Event
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Our event will be part of events celebrated across Canada.
Global Year Against Musculoskeletal Pain: October 2009 - October
13th World Congress on Pain: Montreal, Canada,
August 29 - September 2, 2010
For more info:
International Association for the Study of Pain
111 Queen Anne Avenue North, Suite 501
Seattle, WA 98109-4955 USA
South Carolina RSDSA Annual Conference
August 14, 2010
SPEAKER: Dr Robert Schwartz MD
For more info: SCRSDA
CHRONIC PAIN TOWARDS WELLNESS”
DATE: Saturday, June 26: 1-4 PM
PLACE: St. Catharines Public Library
Mills Room, 54 Church Street
St. Catharines, Ontario
Dr. J. Henry PhD
Pain Research Scientist, Mc Master University
“What We Learn about Coping from People in Pain”
W. Mc Master LLB
Singer Kwinter Law Firm
"Legal Options for Pain Patients"
UPDATE: JUNE 30:
There was not an empty chair in the hall for this event.
The speakers were first rate and the exhibitors also. Dr Henry
gave lots of advice on coping with pain. Mr McMaster spoke about
the legal options for pain patients and the $3.5 million dollar
case his firm won for chronic pain. The display tables had many
options for people in pain, lots of free pain info, free draws
Our returned questionnaires indicated that the event was well
received and the speakers were appreciated. Patients from Hamilton
and Guelph Chronic Pain Groups attended.
We want to thank the following exhibitors:
Hypnosis for a Change, Reiki, Emotional Freedom Technique, Healing
Crystals, Health Unlimited, Pain Patients' Art Work (Hamilton
Pain Group), Chronic Pain Support Group Niagara, Osteoporosis
Canada, Versluis Massage, PARC, and more!
Thanks to our fabulous speakers:
Dr James Henry PhD
W. Mc Master LLB
Carol Prentice BA BSW CYT
Our thanks to volunteers:
B. & H. Small
Best Practices in Assessing and Treating
Chronic Pain Patients: An Evidence-based Approach - March
26, 2010, Empire Landmark Hotel | Vancouver, BC CANADA
Phone 604.875.1775 | email@example.com
Pain Management Workshop Info:
The Training Associates is pleased to announce that Dr. Dennis
C. Turk, internationally acclaimed expert in the diagnosis and
treatment of chronic pain, will be coming to Vancouver, BC on
Friday, March 26, 2010.
Dr. Turk will be offering a full-day workshop entitled Best
Practices in Assessing and Treating Chronic Pain Patients: An
Evidence-based Approach. This will be an exciting opportunity
to spend a day with a revered expert in the field and represents
a rare opportunity for professional development at this level.
Many relevant learning objectives are in place for this workshop,
including hot-button topics such as the clinical and cost-effectiveness
of the most commonly used approaches used in the treatment of
patients with chronic pain.
For a full description of this workshop and to register on-line,
please visit our website at www.thetrainingassociatesvancouver.com
Contact: Shelley Johnson
Pain Management Workshop
Friday, March 26, 2010
Empire Landmark Hotel, Vancouver BC
Early bird registration available until December 31.
February 19-21, 2010
This three day conference is for doctors and other
health care professionals. The program can be downloaded from
the Canadian Pain Society web site.
For more information go to: www.canadianpainsociety.ca
PAIN AWARENESS WEEK
PAIN IN OLDER PERSONS"
CHINDEMI ND DC
DATE: SAT. OCTOBER
TIME: 1-4 PM
(Linhaven Home for
403 Ontario Street
refreshments, draws and prizes.
Sponsored by Sanofi-Aventis
South Carolina RSDSA (SCRSDA)
REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY CONFERENCE
August 15, 2009
Bernardine Center at St Francis Hospital Downtown
One St. Francis Drive Greenville SC
Robert Schwartz, MD: RSD and Movement
Dr K Heitman: RSD and the Eyes
Dr R Moss: How RSD affects relationships.
For more info:
RSDSA NATIONAL CONFERENCE
"New Perspectives on Research, Diagnosis and Treatment"
Shea Conference Centre, Scottsdale Arizona.
March 27-28, 2009
Doctor and Patient Days
"Welcome" by James W. Broatch, MSW, Executive Director,
"Where are we today?" by Anne Louise Oaklander, MD,
"Interventional Therapies" by Joshua P. Prager, MD,
"Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Comorbidities"
by Bradley S. Galer, MD
"Why you Should Cheer if you are Referred to a Pain Management
Psychiatrist" by Sarah Whitman, MD
Great conference! For information contact PARC.
2008 Conferences, Events
NATIONAL PAIN AWARENESS
WEEK NOVEMBER 2008
This year, instead of in the spring, PARC's annual event will
be held in conjunction with other events which bring awareness
to chronic pain across Canada.
WITH THE RIDE TO CONQUER CRPS
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I
New data from the clinic and the laboratory.
A Pain Forum presentation of the MUHC
DATE: Monday, 28 July 2008
TIME: 1:00-4:30 PM
PLACE: Livingston Hall Lounge (Room L6-500)
Montreal General Hospital
1:00-1:05 Welcoming remarks (Gary J. Bennett, PhD; McGill University)
1:05-1:45 CRPS-I: The clinical picture. (David L. Shulman, MD
CCFP FCFP DAAPM; Rothbart Pain Clinic, Toronto) RIDE TO CONQUER
CRPS 2008 STOP
1:45 -2:45 A new theory: Deep tissue microvascular pathology
as the cause of CRPS-I. (Terence J. Coderre, PhD; McGill University)
2:45-3:00 Health break
3:00-3:30 The role of the endothelins in CPIP pathology (Magali.
Millecamps, PhD, McGill University)
3:30-4:00 CRPS-I breakthroughs: New data from Boston and Haifa
(G. Bennett, PhD)
NOTE: Special thanks to Dr Bennet and staff for organizing
this event. PARC learned that there are two new diagnostic tests
Nederlandse Vereniging van PTD Patienten
(Dutch Patient Association of Post Traumatic Dystrophy
Patients) CRPS Conference
November 21-22, 2008, Holland
RIDE TO CONQUER CRPS
begins July 19, 2008
Please visit our
RIDE page for details!
South Carolina RSDSA (SCRSDA)
June 21, 2008: Doctor Education
Bernardine Center at St Francis Hospital Downtown
One St. Francis Drive Greenville SC
REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY AND FIBROMYALGIA Class for
Date: June 21, 2008
Time: 12:45 PM – 4 PM
Location: Room 302
Registration: 12:30 PM
Speaker: Robert Schwartz, MD and Louise Plaster
and panel of patients
Continuing Education Credit :
This activity is approved for 3.6 hours for Physical Therapists
and Occupational Therapists.
This CE activity is approved for 3 contact hours for licensed
Approved for 3hours for Massage Therapists
Fee: no fee for Upstate AHEC Consortium members; $50.00 for non
For more information visit the Upstate AHEC Website www.upstateahec.org
May 30, 2008: For Grace to Co-Host First
Annual Women in Pain Conference
With City of Hope and Southern California Cancer Pain
Conference to Focus on the Gender Inequalities in the
Treatment of Pain
Groundbreaking Event to Bring Together Physicians, Patients
LOS ANGELES (Feb. 5, 2008) -- For Grace, a nonprofit dedicated
to ensuring the ethical and equal treatment of all women in pain,
today announced it will launch Women in Pain: Gender Matters,
a conference that will focus on the gender inequalities in the
treatment and research of pain. The first annual conference will
be held on May 30 in Duarte at the City of Hope
Medical Center. City of Hope (www.cityofhope.org) and Southern
California Cancer Pain Initiative (sccpi.coh.org) are co-sponsors
of the event.
Women in Pain: Gender Matters will focus on the disparities in
treatment and research toward women in pain, traditional and alternative
therapies for pain control, legal and regulatory issues in chronic
pain management, and the role of the interdisciplinary team in
cancer and pain. In what is believed to be a first for a pain-related
conference, health care providers and women in pain will attend
lectures and workshops together.
According to the National Institutes of Health, research has
shown that women experience more pain than men and are more prone
to chronic pain disorders such as fibromyalgia, pelvic pain and
rheumatoid arthritis. But women are less likely to receive treatment
due to cultural, economic and political barriers. In fact, many
women around the world report that their pain is often dismissed
by medical professionals who don’t take their complaints
"Over the last several years, there has been a tremendous
emphasis on raising awareness of pain issues affecting women.
We created this conference to bring a high level of thinking and
analysis to this issue and to educate the public, health care
providers, advocacy organizations and the government about the
lack of diagnosis and adequate treatment of chronic pain in women,"
said Cynthia Toussaint, founder of For Grace and a chronic pain
sufferer herself. (Cynthia has CRPS.)
This pilot conference also will feature a dramatization of the
typical doctor-patient relationship and demonstrations of various
creative arts therapies. Lisa Lynne, a world class Celtic harpist
who is the founder of the Harps for Hearts music therapy program
at City of Hope, will lead a music therapy breakout session. For
Grace also will premiere their new public service announcement
that features actor Jack Coleman, one of the stars of NBC's hit
To mark the day, legislators including California State Senator
Sheila Kuehl, Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and
Los Angeles City Councilmember Wendy Greuel, will officially proclaim
May 30, 2008 to be known as "Women In Pain Awareness Day."
This year's conference will feature a national panel of expert
* Mary Bennett, MFA, Director of Mobilization, American Pain
* David Bresler, PhD, LAc, The Bresler Center
* Denise Dador, Anchor/Health Specialist, ABC7 News
* Tim Dauwalder, DO, Medical Director, VNA Hospice of Southern
* Karin Davalos, MA, Commissioner, Los Angeles County Commission
* Betty Ferrell, PhD, FAAN, Research Scientist, City of Hope
* Diane Hoffman, JD, MS, Law Professor, University of Maryland
* Kathe Kelly, RN, BSN, OCN, Director, Southern California Cancer
* Kate Kravits, RN, MA, Senior Research Specialist, City of Hope
* Pamela Merriam, MSN, ANP, OCN, Nurse Practitioner, USC Norris
* Mindy Meyer, MA, Organizational Consultant
* Shirley Otis-Green, LCSW, Senior Research Specialist, City
* Judy Paice, PhD, RN, FAAN, President, American Pain Society
* Steven Richeimer, MD, Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine,
University of Southern California
* Cynthia Toussaint, Founder & Spokesperson, For Grace
* Gail Williamson, Executive Director, Down's Syndrome Association
of Los Angeles, Inc.
Attendees are expected to include physicians, nurses, pharmacists,
social workers, lawmakers, women in pain and many others dedicated
to the awareness of chronic pain issues affecting women.
For more information about the 2008 Women in Pain conference,
please visit http://www.forgrace.org or call (818) 760-7635.
To register, please visit the Southern California Cancer Pain
Initiative web site at http://sccpi.coh.org/WIP/WIP8.htm.
PO Box 1724
Studio City, California 91614
2007 Conferences, Events
NATIONAL PAIN AWARENESS
WEEK NOVEMBER 4-10, 2007
Along with many other Canadian
pain organizations, PARC is taking part in pain awareness events.
It is the first step to better treatment and management of chronic
"WON'T YOU LET ME TAKE YOU
ON A SEA CRUISE? "
"OOWEE OOWEE BABY...."
"PAIN MANAGEMENT AT SEA"
Visit Spain and Italy: Sept. 8,2007.
Medical cruise for USA and Canadian doctors. Credits available.
Topics include CRPS, chronic pain, chronic pancreatitis,
chronic back pain and other chronic pain diseases.
Anne W. Pollett MD , VP Medical Affairs, Tidewell
Hospice and Palliative Care, Sarasota, FL, Faculty Chair
Philip Getson DO, Assoc. Prof. Medicine in Neurology,
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Roman Jovey MD, Past Pres. Canadian Pain Society,
Program Director CPM Clinics, Mississauga. Ontario, Canada.
Winston Parris MD, Prof., Anesthesiology, Division
Chief for Pain Mgt., Duke Univ. Medical Ctr., Durham NC, USA
Harry Pollett MD FRCPC, Pollett Pain Mgt. Clinic,
N. Sydney, NS Canada.
For program details, call 1 800 227 1300 x 118.
To view agenda and register online:
PAIN MANAGEMENT AT
August 18, 2007.
For more information, please visit:
Saturday, June 2, 2007.
TIME: 1-5 PM.
5095 Yonge Street,
Niagara Chronic Pain Support Group (CPAC and PARC)
CHRIS HARPER, Pharmacist
(Shoppers Drug Mart)
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at 11 AM
Christ Lutheran Church
Russell Ave at Catherine Sts.
St. Catharines Ontario
Parking in rear. H accessible. If you need the
elevator please reserve ahead by contacting us.
NOTE: This group will be holding more events
later in the year
during National Pain Awareness Week in November
PAIN AWARENESS WEEK EVENT
Wed. November 8, 2006 at 7:00 PM.
Dr. Sherry Bieman-Copland, Clinical Psychologist
Russell Ave. Community Center,
Russell Avenue at Catherine Sts, St. Catharines;
H accessible. Parking. Raffle. Displays..
IN CANADA, TWO CRPS EXPERTS TEAM UP!
by Dr. G. Rhydderch, MD, FRCPC
by Dr H. Pollett, MD FRCPC, Director,
DATE: June 18, 2006.
3063 S. Service
TIME: 1 PM
Receive free PARC
your seat early as seating is limited.
BOOK A SEAT:
RSVP: Please reserve
by calling our office with your name, number in party and telephone
number.You may also reserve seats by e-mailing our office with
the above info.
PARC will confirm
UPCOMING RSDSA CONFERENCE in Chicago 2006.Save the dates Sept.
8,9. Details to follow.
You missed a great conference! Details in Sept. issue of PARC
RSD, CRPS & Chronic Pain State-of-the-Art Practices
and Computerized Infrared Imaging
May 13, 2006, RSD, CRPS & Chronic Pain State-of-the-Art Practices
and Computerized Infrared Imaging, NYU Medical Center, 550 1st
This course is designed for physicians, dentists and allied health
professionals. The cost is $125. Individuals with CRPS can attend
the conference for $75. For more info contact RSDSA: 1 877 662
2005 Conferences, Events
CRPS FALL INFO
Anesth. and Pain
Hamilton Pain Clinic
DATE: November 4, 2005.
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Rivers of Life Int'l Ministries
5 Kodiak Cr. Bldg. 5,Unit 8, Downsview. Ontario
ADMISSION DONATION ACCEPTED.
SEATING IS LIMITED.
This was a successful event and will be repeated in the spring.
To read about this and other PARC events, go to WHAT'S NEW? page.
AMERICAN RSD HOPE GROUP
Monitor the web site for the fall conference: www.rsdhope.org.
SCRSDA 12th Annual RSD Conference
Date: August 27, 2005
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Place: Holiday Inn @ I-85 & Augusta Road
4295 Augusta Road
Greenville, SC 29605
YOU MISSED IT! Plan to attend next year! SEE STORIES
AND PICTURES at: www.scrsda.org
Please also see PARC PEARL Sept 2005 issue for new articles
on this conference. Go to What's New? page.
Dr. Robert G. Schwartz, Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
“Diagnostic Overview of RSD, and, The Medical Management
Dr. Matthew Miller, Greenville Dermatology, Greenville, S.C.
“Skin Changes in RSD”
Dr. Arthur Smith, Upstate Neurology, Greenville, S.C. “The
Impact of Sleep on the Chronic Pain Patient”
Other Speakers from the Greenville RSD Support Group
Registration and more information at www.scrsda.org or
PARC COMMENTS: This conference was well worth attending, provided
solid RSD/CRPS information and a tasty hot lunch!Thanks to Louise
and her group for their hard work to make this conference a success!
AMERICAN RSD HOPE GROUP
RSD SEMINAR FALL 2004
October 29-30 2004, Portland, Maine
Dr Ronald Harbut will be speaking about the ketamine
For details monitor: www.rsdhope.org
RSDSA of America, RSDSA of CA and Geisinger Health System
International Update on RSD/CRPS
Hilton San Diego Harbour Island
September 10-11-12, 2004
San Diego, CA
Featuring Dr Norman Harden , Dr Joshua Prager. Dr S. Raja, Dr
J.J. Van Hilten, Dr. Wallace. Dr S. Breuhl and Dr Janicki. Presentations
for professionals and patients.
SCRSDSA (South Carolina RSDSA)
August 28, 2004.
Details to follow or visit www.scrsdsa.org.
"PD WITHOUT BORDERS"
DUTCH RSD CONFERENCE
November 14-15, 2003
A review of this excellent conference appears in the
PARC PEARL 2004 issues.
You can find further information about the Dutch Patient Organization.
CRPS/RSD HOPE NOW AND IN THE FUTURE
The RSD Awareness Coalition , RSDSA and Geisinger Medical
Center will be sponsoring a conference on Oct. 7th (8:30-4:30
PM) in Northumberland, Pennsylvania.