WCHRI public lecture on children's pain featuring Bonnie Stevens

Bridging the gap from research to practice: How we’re changing the way parents and hospitals can prevent and treat children's pain

Join internationally-renowned children's pain researcher Bonnie Stevens for a one-hour lecture on how research is bringing practical changes to the way children’s pain is managed in health care settings and at home. Register now.

Researchers have accumulated knowledge on how to prevent or minimize the pain caused by procedures in children, however, health care professionals are not always aware of this evidence or are unable to put it into practice. With the right education, parents can be powerful advocates for their children when in hospital. Together, health care professionals, hospitals and parents can change the way pain from procedures is addressed to improve the hospital experience for the child.

Bonnie Stevens is a professor at the Faculty of Nursing and the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Toronto. She is also co-director of the Pain Centre at SickKids Hospital and the chair of the Certification Committee for ChildKind International.

Stevens will be introduced by Samina Ali, director of Western Canada’s hub for Solutions for Kids in Pain, or SKIP, a knowledge mobilization network that is working to ensure children receive evidence-based treatments when facing pain.

Children are welcome and child-minding will be available for children ages 6–12.

Date: November 4
Lecture: 6–7 p.m.
Location: Oborowsky Degner Hall, Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation
University of Alberta
8602 112 Street, Edmonton

View the lecture abstract.

You are also invited to join us for a student poster session a half-hour prior to the lecture and a networking reception following the lecture. Appetizers will be provided. Space is limited so register today!

Please feel free to distribute the poster to your networks.