RIDE LAST UPDATED ON: July 30, 2008.
RIDE COUNTDOWN: START THE RIDE!!!!!!!!!!
Dr Shulman receiving his Speaker's Award "IMAGINATION" on Nov. 10, 2007 from PARC.
DR DAVID L SHULMAN CCFP FCFP DAAPM
Dr Shulman is a physician with a busy practice in chronic pain at the Wilderman Clinic. He is also on staff at Markham-Stouffville and Ajax-Pickering Hospitals. He is trained in Anesthesia and Family Practice. He gives lectures to doctors' groups on pain.
In June and November of 2007, he spoke at PARC's public education events. Topics included "Clearing the Hurdles" (June 2) and "Treatment and Management of Chronic Pain" (Nov. 10) . Both talks were unique in that they promoted an interactive style of communication with the audience. This technique allowed for better understanding of chronic pain and CRPS.The audience comments were that their questions were answered and a dialogue between doctor and patients was appreciated.
Dr Shulman is a passionate advocate for chronic pain. His goals are: to disseminate information on chronic pain management, patient advocacy and pain education.
UPDATE SEPT 2008: Dr Shulman has received numerous inquiries about treating new patients. He sincerely regrets that he is unable to take any new patients at this time.
Update February 2016: Dr Shulman continues to practice in Toronto. He continues to update his knowledge on CRPS. He recently attended an Israeli conference.
RIDE TO CONQUER CRPS
TOTAL DISTANCE: 3,767 KM
TOTAL NUMBER OF DAYS: 21
NUMBER OF PROVINCES: 5
SPOTLIGHT ON CRPS: PRICELESS!
For the first time in PARC's history, we are fortunate to have the spotlight on
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in Canada.
Many people have cycled for causes but to our knowledge,
no chronic pain/CRPS doctor has attempted this ride before in Canada.
He is taking his vacation time from his busy medical practice
with chronic pain/CRPS patients to volunteer to promote this cause.
RSDCANADA SURVEY RESULTS
SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES
- about 30% are diagnosed in the first 0-3 months after onset when success rate is highest
- approximately 50% or 1 in 2 patients are NOT diagnosed after ONE YEAR
- 66% see 3 or more doctors before diagnosis
- 70% rated their pain as severe and about 65% rated their disease as having progressed
- 2 in 3 rated their overall success as "poor"
- 1 in 20 rated their overall success as "very good"
. There is an acute lack of awareness about CRPS and many doctors are unaware of its existence, unaware of diagnostic criteria,or the crucial need for early diagnosis and treatment.
Our worthy cause is being championed by Dr Shulman, who will be cycling about 3,750 km this summer to raise awareness of CRPS.
He is taking part in the RIDE TO CONQUER CRPS as a volunteer and receives no compensation from PARC.
On July 19th, he will begin in Marathon, Ontario and end in St. John's NL.
DOCTORS JOINING US DURING "PIT STOPS"
Also taking part to raise awareness at Dr Shulman's two stops along the way are:
Dr Gary Bennett PhD, Sr.Research Chair (CRPS researcher), McGill University, Montreal
Dr Harry Pollett, MD FRCPC, Pollett Pain Services Clinic, N. Sydney NS.
All are very dedicated to finding better ways to deal with CRPS.
Proceeds will go to doctor education programs and patient services at PARC
as well as CRPS research at McGill University, Montreal.
Find out more about the CRPS lab at McGill University, Montreal.
Volunteers are needed to help in Montreal, N. Sydney, NS and St John's NL. We would like to see everyone including CRPS patients at these events to help us promote awareness. If you are able to do so, please contact our office.
If you wish to volunteer, please contact us at PARC.
From start to finish, the RIDE blog and photos will be updated frequently so that everyone can follow Dr Shulman's daily progress.
Stay tuned for the RIDE BLOG beginning July 19th!
RIDE ROUTE CITIES
Dr. Shulman, ROAD WARRIOR, on the move.
MONTREAL STOP FOR THE RIDE:
COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME TYPE 1: (RSD):
NEW DATA FROM THE CLINIC AND LABORATORY
A Pain Forum presentation of the MUHC Pain Center
Monday, 28 July 2008; 1:00-4:30 PM
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; Rothbart Pain Clinic, Toronto)
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)
Everyone is welcome.
For directions and parking information see: http://www.muhc.ca/pfv/mgh/directions/
Other information: firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel.: (514) 398-3432; FAX: (514) 398-8241.
THANKS TO OUR RIDE SPONSORS WITHOUT WHOM THE RIDE WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE:
WE ALSO THANK THE FOLLOWING WHO HAVE SUPPORTED THE RIDE
Bogoroch and Associates
150 King St. West Suite 1707
PO Box 56
QE2 Health Sciences Centre
Halifax NS B3H 2Y9
4779 Yonge St.
Toronto M2N 5M5
575 Granite Court
|Rothbart Centre for Pain Care
5734 Yonge Street Suite 300,
Starwood Group Inc.
188 Eglinton Ave. E. Suite 800
Toronto Ontario M4P 2X7
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