Wednesday, November 2, 2016
12:00 - 2:00pm
Room 224, Student Union Building
November 6 - 12, 2016 is National Pain Awareness week across Canada. According to the Canadian Pain Coalition*, approximately 15% or 6 million people suffer chronic pain that interferes with quality of life and productivity. The Quality of Work Life Survey results showed that a portion of Dalhousie's faculty and staff are indeed dealing with Pain, Chronic Pain and related issues that impact well-being.
As part of Dalhousie's Workplace Wellness strategy, Human Resources is conducting a learning session for faculty and staff facing challenges with Pain and Chronic Pain, titled Working In Pain. Participants in this session will be presented with information and resources to better understand what Pain is, how it may manifest in the body and options available to address the physical effects. Approaches for self-care and methods of coping will be discussed as well as improving communication with health care providers. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the session leaders. The goal is to empower people with Pain and/or Chronic Pain to make better decisions to better address hurdles and obstacles.
This session will be presented by Dr. Karim Muhida and Terry Bremner.
A member of the Dalhousie Pain Group, Dr. Karim Muhida is an anesthesiologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Management and Perioperative Medicine at Dalhousie University with a clinical practice focused on acute and chronic pain management and neuroanesthesia. Originally from Halifax, he completed his MD and PhD degrees at Dalhousie, a Visiting Fellowship at Harvard University, and was a resident in Neurosurgery and Anesthesia at the University of Toronto and Dalhousie. He joined the Faculty of Medicine after doing chronic pain fellowship training in Toronto and Halifax with the support of a Killam Post-graduate Scholarship.
Terry Bremner is President - Chronic Pain Association of Canada, Chair, Action Atlantic Pain Society. The mission of the Chronic Pain Association of Canada is to prevent and relieve unnecessary pain and to improve the quality of life and daily function of people who suffer from pain through education and awareness. The Action Atlantic Pain Society exists to engage in advocacy and education to foster positive policy change to improve access to all types of Chronic Pain care and treatment.