National Pain Awareness Week 2021: “Our reflections on children’s pain”

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 — 6:00pm to 7:30pm
11/2/2021 6:00 pm America/Edmonton 11/2/2021 7:30 pm National Pain Awareness Week 2021: “Our reflections on children’s pain” Join Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP) and WCHRI for an online event where our panellists will discuss their experiences with children's pain. Zoom

Children's pain matters.

Join Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP) and WCHRI for an online event where our panellists (both patients and caregivers) will discuss how they manage children's acute and chronic painful conditions.

Learn about resources, approaches and solutions to making children's and families' pain experiences better through advocacy, policy-making and improved care.

This public lecture will be moderated by Dr. Samina Ali and Dr. Elise Reiter from SKIP's Western Canada Hub, located at the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, AB.

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With special guests:

  • Rebecca Liedtke, patient family advisor, Stollery Children's Hospital. Rebecca has three young children, with her middle child currently on year three of chemotherapy treatment. Having spent many days in the hospital with her children, Rebecca's passion for health equity and transforming the patient and family experience has led her to advocacy and policy change to ensure the voices of patients and families are being heard.
  • Katie Caldwell, medical student, U of A Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. In her first week of Grade 12, Katie had a fall that changed her life forever. It triggered pain that did not go away. She was later diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome. Fortunately, Katie was given the opportunity to participate in the Intensive Pain Rehabilitation Program at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in 2015.
  • Colleen Haskett, patient partner, Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP). Colleen is a parent to three young adults; two of whom live with chronic pain. She has lived experience as a strong advocate in supporting their needs navigating both the education and health care systems.
  • Laurie Proulx, volunteer vice-president, Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance. Laurie was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis when she was 14 years old; the diagnosis drastically changed her life. She struggled for many years but found a voice through the Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance, where she is an executive and long-term board member. She advocates for patient-centred health policies in pharmaceutical policy, research, and inclusive work policies.
  • Kathy Reid, clinical nurse specialist, Stollery Children's Hospital. Kathy's research portfolio includes the development of an e-book for families whose children have chronic pain, studying the parental perceptions of the quality of their child’s postoperative pain management and the development of Chronic Pain 35, an accredited high school course for teens with chronic pain. In addition, she has authored and co-authored four book chapters and developed an e-book for families whose children have chronic pain.
  • Kelly Raymond, certified child life specialist, Stollery Children's Hospital. Kelly has been a certified child life specialist for 14 years. She is also a child life volunteer with Operation Smile and has been on seven international surgical missions overseas. Kelly currently works in the emergency department at the Stollery Children's Hospital and is most passionate about pediatric pain management, especially within an emergency setting.

Moderated by:

  • Dr. Elise Reiter, knowledge broker, SKIP and the Department of Pediatrics
  • Dr. Samina Ali, professor, Department of Pediatrics and emergency medicine physician, Stollery Children's Hospital

Date: November 2
Time: 6–7:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom

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