What a Pain!


Did you know that…

  • 17% to 31% of the general community report chronic pain.
  • 50% of hospitalized patients report acute pain of moderate to severe intensity.
  • People in pain miss work, spend time in hospital and visit the doctor often.
  • Pain is almost unmentioned in medical training.
  • Severe shortage of acute pain services and pain clinics in hospital settings.
  • In-hospital patients with pain from non-surgical conditions are less likely to have their pain taken seriously enough to be treated.
  • Outpatients who report pain of chronic duration to health care professionals are often dismissed, or are accused of malingering.
  • There is a large gap between what is known and what is practiced in the treatment of all kinds of pain
  • November 6th-12th is National Pain Awareness Week.

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Autism and Workplace Success

L AutismFor an individual with autism, finding and holding a job can be very difficult. However, according to a research project conducted by Lois Rosenwald, Renee DePastino and Patrick Iben, steps can be taken to make the workplace more supportive and conducive to a person with autism. To find out about the study’s findings and recommendations, read the article, “How can we help young adults with autism thrive in the workplace?”.

Suicide Prevention Workshop

Straight Talk is a half-day workshop focusing on preventing suicide in youth. It is designed for parents, family and friends, and anyone who works with youth ranging in age from 12 to 24 years old.

Date: September 13, 2016
Location: Kahanoff Centre, 2nd Floor – 105 12 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Fee: Free
Contact: Candice Hickman, registrar@suicideinfo.ca or phone: 403-245-3900

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Free Epilepsy Webinar – May 11th

Are you are interested in epilepsy?  Do you want to know how epilepsy is now defined? Would you like to learn how to recognize what constitutes drug-resistant epilepsy, develop an approach to managing unprovoked first seizure in adults, and how to treat status epilepticus in children and in adults?  Are you a rural physician or other health care provider? If you answered, “Yes” to the above questions, then this free webinar will be of interest to you.

CURIOS New Epilepsy Guidelines
Date & Time: May 11, 2016 | 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Webinar Access
Speaker:Nathalie Jette MD, MSc, FRCPC

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