Course Sponsor/Host: NSPA
Location: Collaborative Health and Education Building (CHEB), Dalhousie University - Room C170
Registration Dates: Open
Registration Fees: CPA/NSPA Member - $40; Non-CPA Member - $75; Student CPA Member - $25
Time: 8:00am - 11:30am Registration starts at 7:45am
"Comprehensive Pain Assessment for Clinicians – New Frameworks and Tools to Optimize Patient Outcomes" by Dr. David Walton PT PhD
New approaches to pain assessment for clinicians: In this half-day session, leading expert in pain assessment and evaluation Dr. David Walton (Western University, London Canada) will engage with participants in a fruitful and practical exploration of the many ways in which pain can be assessed and evaluated in the clinic, and how sound assessment can be used to create targeted intervention programs. Building on new models for pain assessment (Walton & Elliott, MSKSP vol. 36:17-24, 2018) and new approaches to pain assessment including both psychophysical, functional, and self-report, participants will gain new skills for pain phenotyping, evaluating conditioned pain modulation, and identifying exercise-induced hyperalgesia.
The tools to be discussed and interpretation guides for them will be provided to all registrants by Dr. Walton prior to the course. (If you don't see them in your inbox, be sure to check your spam folders leading up to the course so you don't miss them!) There will be no hard copies on site.
Refreshment Break sponsored by the Dalhousie School of Physiotherapy.
Payment via PayPal only. Ticket sales deadline: March 30th at 4:00pm.
David (Dave) Walton is an Associate Professor with the School of Physical Therapy at Western University (London, Ontario), an Honorary Associate Professor with the Discipline of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney (Australia), an Associate Scientist with the Lawson Health Research Institute, and Associate Editor of the scientific journal Musculoskeletal Science and Practice. He is Director and Lead Researcher of the Pain and Quality of Life Integrative Research Lab (http://www.pirlresearch.com) at Western, where he supervises 15 thesis-based graduate students with foci including pain measurement, mechanisms of the acute-to-chronic pain transition, and professional education and development in rehabilitation and medicine. A past recipient of the CPA National Mentorship Award, he currently holds the titles of Faculty Scholar, Teaching Fellow, and MayDay Pain and Society Fellow, the first physiotherapist in the history of the MayDay program to hold that title. An international speaker and author of over 80 peer-reviewed papers, he was co-lead of the Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education in 2018 and one of the co-founders of the Pain Science Division of CPA in 2008.