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Dr. Ragi Doggweiler will be attending the event and has agreed to provide her expert clinical opinions during case discussions  Dr. Doggweiler is the Director of Neuro-Urology and Integrative Medicine at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. In 1998 she was one of the cofounders of PUGA, special interest group of IASP. Her clinical and research interest include Interstitial Cystitis, Chronic Prostatitis, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Voiding Dysfunction and Neurogenic Bladders. She is trained in Hypnotherapy, Auricular Acupuncture and is working on her certification in Homeopathy. Her goal is to organize a multidisciplinary Pelvic Pain Clinic were traditional and alternative medicines are combined to find individualized healing for each patient.


Featured Speakers


Dr Andrew Baranowski - How to integrate Pain Interventions into general patient care  Dr Andrew Baranowski is a consultant in Pain Medicine. He was key in setting up University College London Hospital Foundation Trust’s Pain Management Centre, currently based at The National Hospital for Neurology, Queen Square, London. Dr Baranowski is the Royal College of Anaesthetists Regional Advisor for Training, North London and a member of the London Pain Training Advisory Group. He is Chairman of the Pain Subsection of the Royal Society of Medicine, and also of SPIN (a charity for international support in the field of pain medicine) and past president of IASP’s special interest group for urogenital pain (PUGO).


Dr Allan Gordon - Pharmacotherapy for urogenital pain  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.


Dr Daniel Shoskes - The UPOINT Phenotype: Classifying and treating chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome  Dr Daniel Shoskes is a Urologist and Professor of Surgery at the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute in Cleveland OH. He trained in Urology at the University of Toronto and in Renal Transplantation in Oxford, UK and Cleveland OH. His clinical and research interests include chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome, interstitial cystitis and kidney transplantation. Recent research has focused on developing clinically relevant phenotypes in chronic pelvic pain the can most effectively guide therapy.


Dr Kenneth Peters - Multidisciplinary approach to urologic chronic pain in women: The Beaumont Experience  Dr Kenneth Peters is the Chairman of the Department of Urology at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan as well as Clinical Professor of Urology at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. He carries the title of The Peter & Florine Ministrelli Distinguished Chair in Urology. He is Chairman of the AUA Urology Core Curriculum Section for Pelvic Pain and Interstitial Cystitis.


Dr Michel Ponteri - Mechanisms in chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome  Dr Michel Pontari is a Professor of Urology at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. A neurourologist by training, his research interests include both Interstitial Cystitis and Chronic Prostatitis. He was a participant in the Chronic Prostatitis Collaborative Research Network for 11 years, and is currently the co-chair of the Executive Committee of the NIH sponsored Multidisciplinary Approach to Pelvic Pain (MAPP) study.


Dr Dean Tripp - Understanding and beating pain catastrophizing in CPPS treatment  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.


Dr J Curtis Nickel - Urologic chronic pelvic pain: a practical way forward  Dr J Curtis Nickel is Professor of Urology at Queen’s University at Kingston, staff urologist at Kingston General Hospital and CIHR Canada Research Chair in Urologic Pain and Inflammation. He has established the Kingston Prostatitis and Interstitial Cystitis Chronic Pelvic Pain Research Clinics, funded for the last 15 years with peer reviewed grants from NIH, CIHR and industry.


Pain Education

Pain is the most common reason patients seek medical attention, crossing all medical specialties. This program included CASE REVIEW FORUMS (i.e., participant and expert panel review of pain-related cases) as in previous years. During the CASE REVIEW FORUMS, clinical management issues were discussed and the audience actively participated in brainstorming and the case review process. Use of analgesics and issues of patient management were addressed.

Pain Day 2010 covered a wide-range of pain-related topics. Once completed, the registrants were better able to identify and manage various pain issues, appraise medical treatment issues for relevant cases, and understand broader theory of differential Dx with pain patients.

Pain Day 2010 was attended by Community Family Practitioners, Residents, Psychiatry, Psychologists, Nurses, Physiotherapists, nursing and health sciences students. Please see below for accreditations.


 7:50 am - 8:25 am

Registrant Check-In

 8:25 am - 8:30 am

Opening Remarks

Dr Jim Wilson, Chair, Department of Urology, Queen’s University

8:30 am - 9:05 am

Talk 1: “Mechanisms in chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome”

Dr Michel Pontari

9:05 am - 9:40 am

Talk 2: “Pharmacotherapy for urogenital pain”

Dr Allan Gordon

9:40 am - 9:50 am

Question and Answer Session

10:00 am - 10:10 am

Morning Break (refreshments provided)

10:10 am - 10:45 am

Case Review Forums

10:45 am - 11:20 am

Talk 3: “Understanding and beating pain catastrophizing in CPPS treatment”

Dr Dean Tripp

11:20 am - 11:55 am

Talk 4: “Multidisciplinary approach to urologic chronic pain in women:
The Beaumont Experience”

Dr Kenneth Peters

11:55 am - 12:00 pm

Question and Answer Session

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch (buffet provided)

1:00 pm - 1:35 pm

Talk 5: “How to integrate Pain Interventions into general patient care”

Dr Andrew Baranowski

1:35 pm - 2:10 pm

Talk 6: “The UPOINT Phenotype:
Classifying and treating chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome”

Dr Daniel Shoskes

2:10 pm - 2:30 pm

Afternoon Break (refreshments provided)

2:30 pm - 3:10 pm

Case Review Forums

3:10 pm - 3:45 pm

Talk 7: “Urologic chronic pelvic pain: a practical way forward”

Dr J Curtis Nickel

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Summary of events/Closing remarks


CME Accreditation

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: 5.75.

This program meets the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been accredited for up to 5.75 Mainpro-M1 credits.

This is an accredited group learning activity which provides up to 5.75 hours of Continuing Education, approved by Queen’s University.


For more information contact Pain Day 2010 at Queen's University's Department of Psychology
Humphrey Hall, 62 Arch Street, Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6

Pain Day 2010 proudly hosted by:
the Pain Research Lab, and Queen's University Departments of Psychology, Anesthesiology, and Urology


Pain Day 2010 proudly sponsored by:


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