Veteran and Family Well-Being Series

Measuring the Effectiveness of Pain Management

November 25, 2020
12:00pm – 1:00pm EST
Event Overview

How can you measure the effectiveness of pain management therapies? What changes will virtual care bring to pain management? This 60-minute virtual symposium will highlight how research and virtual care, are evolving how Veterans manage chronic pain. Speakers will be available to answer audience questions live at the end of each presentation.

This presentation will begin with Chester “Trip” Buckenmaier III, MD, discussing how pain management within DOD has evolved to a biopsychosocial approach throughout the 21st century. This evolution has featured an evidence-based move towards a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, multi-modal and holistic pain management system. Dr. Buckenmaier will cover the emphasis now placed on improving function and quality of life through pain management therapy as part of his presentation.

The coronavirus disease sent shockwaves through the medical community. All patients, including Veterans with chronic pain, found themselves facing increased barriers to access care. Pain management clinics across the country, including CHANGEpain in Vancouver, BC, piloted and introduced virtual programs to provide care for Veterans. Working with Dr. Lau, founder and Medical Director of CHANGEpain, and our network of clinics across the country, the Centre of Excellence initiated a project to research how effective virtual care for chronic pain really was for Veterans across the country. Dr. Lau will present on some of the challenges and opportunities identified to date.

  • Chester “Trip” Buckenmaier III, MD, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret’d) is the Program Director and Principal Investigator for the United States Department of Defense (DOD) Uniformed Services University’s (USU) Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM). He is Program Director Emeritus of the National Capital Consortium’s Regional Anesthesia Fellowship Program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) where he led the creation of the only Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship, as well as a Professor in Anesthesiology at the USU and a Diplomat with the American Board of Anesthesiology.
  • Dr. Brenda Lau is a Pain Specialist and Anesthesiologist with over 20 years’ experience, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada and Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australia & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists with a sub-specialization in interventional pain management and multi-disciplinary team care. Dr. Lau is the Founder and Medical Director of changePAIN, an interdisciplinary pain clinic in Vancouver, recognized for achieving the highest standards in safety and clinical care in British Columbia.
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