Date: Friday May 27, 2011
Location: Erin Mills Convention Centre Hall C
806 Southdown Road, Mississauga, ON
RSVP to Karen Evoy Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario 1-877-422-1112 ext 227
Learn about Neuropathic Pain and get your questions answered.
70% of people with a spinal cord injury experience neuropathic pain; but what is neuropathic pain? It’s like a short circuit to the body’s sensory system. For example, a draft of air can bring a spell of sharp shooting pains, the touch of the clothes becomes intolerant, the warm water of the shower is scorching, or feels like hundreds of pins and needles are pricking your skin.
If you experience pain similar to this, you are not alone. Bring your questions and join us for a free informative and interactive presentation as Dr. Angela Mailis-Gagnon discusses pain, reveals different treatment options and shows how you can be involved in fighting against pain.
Statistics, definitions and examples from: “A Primer on Neuropathic Pain” written by Dr. Mailis-Gagnon and found on www.carp.ca
During this valuable information-based session, you will learn about:
* Types of pain
* Treatment options
* Available resources
* How to get involved in advocacy
* Evolving landscape for chronic pain in Ontario: What is coming down the pipeline
FACILITATOR: Angela Mailis-Gagnon, MD, MSc, FRCPC(PhysMed)
Director of the Comprehensive Pain Program of the Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network; certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Physical Medicine; has a Master from the Institute of Medical Science, university of Toronto; Senior Investigator at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre/ University Health Network; Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto; Guideline developer; Chair, ACTION Ontario (a not for profit organization for education and advocacy for patients with neuropathic pain); popular science writer and CARP-Advocacy electronic newsletter contributor every 2 weeks (readership of 80,000 across the country); member of the Narcotic Advisory Panel of Deb Matthews, MOHLTC and member of the Working Group MOHLTC/OMA on Ontario Pain Initiatives.