What is the recommended treatment program for chronic pain? This concluding session of the series will begin with the presentation of findings from the VA Whole Health Project followed by the presentation of a study on the effectiveness of interdisciplinary care for Veterans. Speakers will be available to answer audience questions live at the end of each presentation.
On November 18th, Dr. Friedhelm Sandbrink and Dr. Ben Kligler introduced the VA’s Whole Health Project. This project involved the application of a biopsychosocial model into practice in the Veterans Health Administration. Having collected evidence-based findings through years of practical application, the two researchers will return to discuss the outcomes of the project and their findings to date.
As the concluding presentation of the series, Dr. Eleni Hapidou will share the results her study on the effectiveness of interdisciplinary care for Veterans and non-Veterans. Having spent decades working in the Michael G. DeGroote Pain Clinic in Hamilton, ON, Dr. Hapidou initiated a study to compare and contrast the outcomes of Veterans and non-Veterans participating in the four-week chronic pain management program. Her findings highlight the importance of interdisciplinary care for chronic pain and provide hope for the improvement of well-being of Veterans who are able to access care.