Knowledge Mobilization Expert (Knowledge Broker)

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Knowledge Mobilization Expert (Knowledge Broker)

The Centre of Excellence is hiring a Knowledge Mobilization Expert to join our team!
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Tom Hoppe, Chair of the Advisory Council for Veterans, Appeared on Pain BC's 'Pain Waves' Podcast

Listen to Tom Hoppe talk about his personal experiences and the challenges faced by Veterans living with chronic pain.
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Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans Announces New Partner Clinic

The Atlantic Pain Clinic will be the 12th clinic to join our network of interdisciplinary pain management centres and the first clinic in New Brunswick.
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Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans gets featured in Legion Magazine

Dr. Ramesh Zacharias, the Centre’s CEO and medical director, Dr. Jason Busse, the Centre's research director, and Tom Hoppe, Chair of the Advisory Council for Veterans, were interviewed by Legion Magazine – Canada's Military History Magazine – for their January/February 2021 issue where they discussed the Centre's mission, ongoing chronic pain research, and how the Centre of Excellence works with a national network of interdisciplinary pain clinics across the country so Veterans can get evidence-based care closer to home.
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Statement on the Passing of François Dupéré

Franck was truly a remarkable human being with an infectious smile and warm personality despite suffering catastrophic injuries while serving in Afghanistan. He will be missed.
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Rewatch the Veteran and Family Well-Being Series: A Person-Centered, Evidence-Based Approach to Chronic Pain

The recordings for each of our virtual symposiums for the Veteran and Family Well-Being Series are now available!
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How We Accelerate Research with “Rapid Recommendations”

Research can be a slow yet steady process, often taking years to finalize into a publication at which point the research becomes publicly available. Then, it can take much longer, even decades, for research to be widely applied into clinical practice where patients can finally see its benefits.
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Congratulations to Lieutenant-General (ret’d) J.O. Michel Maisonneuve for being selected as the 30th Anniversary Vimy Award Laureate!

Michel is a Board Director for the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans, and we could not think of a better representative and champion for Veterans’ care needs.
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How the Centre of Excellence Partners with Veterans and their Families

The Centre of Excellence is guided by the principle of Veteran Engagement, which means we partner directly with Veterans to genuinely understand the daily challenges they face with chronic pain.
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Congratulations Derek Speirs For Being Awarded Commendation from Minister of Veterans Affairs!

Derek Speirs has been awarded a Commendation from the Minister of Veterans Affairs and the Associate Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, for his dedication to improving the well-being of Veterans.
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1010 Newstalk with Dave Trafford

Veteran Derek Speirs speaks with radio host Dave Trafford about his experience with chronic pain, and what the Centre of Excellence means to him.
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Ensuring Our Veterans Get Access to Care They Need

Over 40% of Canadian veterans experience chronic pain, but they often do not receive the proper care they deserve because the current healthcare system is not built to properly address the unique needs that veterans with chronic pain face, like mental illness and PTSD. Veterans also face many barriers to access care. Derek Speirs gives his perspective as a former Submariner in the Canadian Navy.
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Chronic Pain Centre for Veterans on CHCH

Next month, the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans launches at Hamilton’s McMaster University. Marie-Anne Nyhuis and Derek Speirs are two veterans who have benefited from research and treatment and they joined us this morning to tell us about what happened to them.
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Chronic Pain: Evolution of Clinical Definitions and Implications for Practice

This paper reviews information regarding the evolution of definitions of pain terminology and pain syndromes as they relate to everyday practice for clinicians and those operating within the medicolegal judicial system, both trainees and seasoned professionals, with a focus on chronic pain.
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Management of Acute Pain From Non–Low Back Musculoskeletal Injuries

Patients and clinicians can choose from several treatment options to address acute pain from non–low back musculoskeletal injuries.
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Predictors of Prolonged Opioid Use After Initial Prescription for Acute Musculoskeletal Injuries in Adults

Opioids are frequently prescribed for acute musculoskeletal injuries and may result in long-term use and consequent harms.
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Pain Management Program Outcomes in Veterans with Chronic Pain & Comparison with Nonveterans

This study presents evidence supporting the effectiveness of an interdisciplinary pain management program in addressing pain-related variables in Veterans and nonveterans and provides insight into how pain management is experienced differently by Veterans.
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Assessing the Effectiveness and Satisfaction of a brief interdisciplinary program for chronic pain patients

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