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Queen's University


Pain Day 2014

Thank you for joining us in beautiful Kingston Ontario in June 2014 for the 11th Annual Pain Day Event!

“How to Navigate Difficult Medical Conditions” was the latest offering in CME approved Pain Education
Series for local healthcare professionals that have been strong successes, focussing on the etiology,
assessment, and clinical management of urogynaecological chronic pelvic pain syndromes.

2014 Featured Speakers

Joel Bordman

Dr. Joel Bordman - The Dose Is The Poison Dr. Bordman graduated from the University of Toronto in 1985. He is a Diplomate of the American and Canadian Academies of Pain Management and a Certificant of the International Society of Addiction Medicine. He is the Medical Director of the Complex Pain Program of the First Step Medical Clinics and Sunrise Medical Clinics. He is a mentor to other doctors as part of The College of Family Physicians of Ontario’s “Medical Mentorship in pain and addiction” program (MMAP). He has experience in Emergency Medicine, Palliative Care, Family Practice and Long Term Care. His main interest is in treating Opioid Addiction and assessing Chronic Pain treatment in the complex patient.

Pam Squire

Dr. Pam Squire - How to stop opioids; the details Dr. Pam Squire currently practices in North Vancouver B.C. where she has a consultative practice in complex pain. She is an assistant clinical professor with the University of British Columbia and consultant for the Oncology Pain Clinic at Lions Gate Hospital. Dr Squire has spoken nationally and internationally on various medical issues and pain. She has a particular interest in patient-physician interactions and s an active member of the Canadian Pain Society.

Allan Gordon

Dr. Allan Gordon - (Not)  Finding Love in the Strangest Places: The Persistent Genital Arousal Syndrome in a Pain Clinic Dr. Allan Gordon is the Director of the Wasser Pain Management Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr Gordon joined the staff of Mount Sinai Hospital as a clinical neurologist in 1975. He was Head of Neurology at Mount Sinai from 1980 to 1997. He is on staff at the University Health Network and is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. Dr Gordon’s initial area of interest was neuromuscular disease. He then established the Craniofacial Pain Research Unit devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of people with facial pain and headache, and now has a focus in pelvic pain.


Rosemary Wilson

Dr. Rosemary Wilson - Building consensus around clinically relevant chronic pain outcomes: We want your opinion! Dr. Rosemary Wilson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing and Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Queen’s University and a Nurse Practitioner in acute and chronic pain management at Kingston General and Hotel Dieu Hospitals with 20 years of clinical practice background. Rosemary is the Deputy Director for Practice and Knowledge Translation in the Queen’s Joanna Briggs Collaboration and her research program centres around safeguarding individuals at risk for or experiencing complex pain and symptoms.


Elizabeth VanDenKerkhof

Dr. Elizabeth VanDenKherkoff - Building consensus around clinically relevant chronic pain outcomes: We want your opinion! Dr. Elizabeth Van Den Kerkhof is a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and the School of Nursing at Queen’s University. She is also a Scientist with ICES@Queen’s and a Senior Scientist in the Practice and Research in Nursing (PRN) Group at Queen’s University. Her research interests include the epidemiology of pain at both the clinical and population level, with a particular emphasis on understanding the aetiology and outcomes of chronic post surgical pain.

Dean Tripp

Dr. Dean Tripp - What can depression and patient coping tell us about quality of life in Urologic Chronic Pelvic Pain and IBD  Dr. Dean Tripp is an Associate Professor of Psychology, Anesthesiology and Urology at Queen’s. He has lectured internationally on pain, coping and QoL and is recognized for excellence in teaching. Dr Tripp has established the Pain Research Laboratory at Queen’s University. His research focuses on biopsychosocial mechanisms in chronic pelvic pain in men and women. He is an active member of the Canadian Pain Society and IASP.




Registrant Check-In


Opening Remarks

Brian. L. Simchison, CD, BA, MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Queen’s University, Kingston General Hospital


Talk 1: “The dose is the poison”

Dr. Joel Bordman


Question and Answer Session


Morning Break (refreshments provided)


Talk 2: “ How to stop opioids; the details”

Dr. Pam Squire


Patient Case Review


Lunch Break  


Talk 3: “Building consensus around clinically relevant chronic pain outcomes:
We want your opinion!”

Dr. Rosemary Wilson
Dr. Elizabeth Van Den Kerkhof


Question and Answer Session


Talk 4: “(Not) Finding love in the strangest places: The persistent genital arousal syndrome in a pain clinic”

Dr. Allan Gordon


Afternoon Break (refreshments provided)


Talk 5: "What can depression and patient coping tell us about quality of life in
Urologic Chronic
Pelvic Pain and IBD"

Dr. Dean Tripp


Closing remarks

2014 Accreditations:

Credits for Family Physicians: This program meets the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been accredited for up to 6 MAINPRO-M1 credits.

Credits for Specialists: This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Queen’s University (Maximum number of hours 6).

Credits for Others: This is an accredited learning activity which provided up to 6 hours of Continuing Education.


For more information, please contact:

Pain Day 2014, Department of Psychology
Humphrey Hall, 62 Arch Street, Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario Canada K7L 3N6
• Email:
• Fax: 613-533-2499


Pain Day 2014 was proudly hosted by:
the Pain Research Lab, and Queen's University Departments of Psychology, Anesthesiology, and Urology

Pain Day 2014 was proudly sponsored by:

Lilly Purdue Johnson & Johnson Pfizer


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