January 8, 2016 • Written in Practicing Physicians 0 Comments

Tagged with Continuing Professional Development Physician education Practising Physicians University of Calgary • Written by Jonathan Koch

Chronic Pain Management for the Family Physician


  • DAY 1 Monday, February 8, 2016 - Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre, 1820 Richmond Road SW, Calgary, AB
  • DAYS 2 and 3 observership dates to be arranged with Course Coordinator - Chronic Pain Centre, Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre, 1820 Richmond Road SW, Calgary, AB


Family physicians are responsible for the majority of the management of chronic pain. Day one of this course will be held in a classroom setting to provide an overview of key issues in chronic pain. Days two and three will be arranged as observership days, in conjunction with the Course Coordinator at the Chronic Pain Centre, and will provide a clinical preceptorship that responds to the needs of the individual learner.


The intent of the course is for learners to:

  • gain sufficient knowledge of the physiological, anatomical and psychological mechanisms of pain to be able to explain it in plain language to patients
  • know how to assess the biological, psychological and socio-economic aspects of pain
  • acquire some useful tips for managing patients with chronic pain in a primary care setting; including communication skills, medication management and
  • basic counselling skills
  • become aware of the resources available in the community to support patients with chronic pain
  • practice interviewing, physical examination and treatment skills

MAINPRO-C – up to 25.0 credits if all course obligations are met

To register or to download a course brochure, click here.

Hosted by the University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development Office

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