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Dec 9: Anticipating & Managing Post-Op Pain, webinar by Dr. Hance Clarke, Toronto General Hospital

December 9, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sponsored by: Specialist Services Committee (SSC) and Pain BC

Please join us for a webinar on anticipating and managing post-op pain, presented by Dr. Hance Clarke (Staff Anesthesiologist and Director of the Pain Research Unit, Toronto General Hospital)

Drawing from his clinical practice and research, as well as his experience leading the Transitional Pain Service program at Toronto General Hospital, Dr. Clarke will address the following:

  • What is the current research on acute to chronic pain and  best practice approaches for assessment and pain management in the  surgical setting?
  • How do we better treat/prepare/care for the patients that  are coming to us pre-operatively with significant pain issues that  may be associated with their cancer or due to other issues (Is this  another ‘pre-optimization’ opportunity?)
  • How do we identify those patients who go on to develop  chronic pain issues post-operatively? And what can we do to reduce  the likelihood that this will happen?

There will be time for Q&A.

If you are unable to join us for this December 9th webinar (2-3pm PST), an identical webinar will be held on January 18 from 5-6pm PST). The webinar will also be recorded and posted on our webinars page and Pain BC’s website.

To register, please email Catriona Armitage, carmitage@doctorsofbc.ca

Login information to the WebEx will be sent to confirmed participants.

Questions? Contact Angie Chan, Project Manager, SSC, achan@doctorsofbc.ca


hance clarkeAbout Dr. Hance Clarke, MD, FRCPC, PhD

Dr. Clarke is a staff anesthesiologist and the Medical Director of the Pain Research Unit in the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management at the Toronto General Hospital. His research interests include evaluating the efficacy of preventive analgesia, identifying novel acute pain treatments following major surgery, identifying the factors involved in the transition of acute postsurgical pain to chronic pain, studying the genetics of acute and chronic pain after coronary artery bypass graft surgery and thoracic surgery, and identifying risk factors associated with continued opioid use and poor health related quality of life after major surgery.


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December 9, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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