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Digital Health Technologies: Improving outcomes in paediatric chronic pain

Child and adult Hand HoldingThe Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability (CIRPD) regularly hosts free webinars. The next one, conducted in partnership with Pain BC and the Canadian Pain Coalition, will be on Wednesday, December 9 at 9:30 am PST (12:30 pm EST). The Digital Health Technologies: Improving Outcomes in Paediatric Chronic Pain webinar will look at how the use of digital health technologies has facilitated access to appropriate and timely care. 

One in five Canadian children and youth live with recurrent or chronic pain. Many children with chronic pain do not have access to an integrated care approach, which encompasses multiple treatment modalities (pharmacological, physical and psychological) to address the multifaceted nature of this paediatric chronic pain.

In this webinar, Dr. Stinson, Mary Jo Haddad Nursing Research Chair in Child Health and Senior Scientist in the Research Institute and a Nurse Practitioner in the Chronic Pain Program at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, will provide examples of web and smartphone based applications for the assessment and management of chronic pain in children and discuss future avenues for research. Dr. Stinson’s research focuses on the use of e- and mobile-health technologies to improve the assessment and management of painful childhood chronic health diseases.

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the barriers to receiving paediatric chronic pain care in Canada
  • Describe the steps in development and evaluation of electronic and mobile health applications for chronic pain in children
  • Discuss the opportunities and challenges of using digital health technologies

To register for this webinar, please click here.