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October 22, 2018

Jack Poole Hall in the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre at UBC
6163 University Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

BC Pain Research Day 2018 Keynote

Debra B. Gordon RN, DNP, FAAN


Dr Gordon is the Co-Director for the Harborview Integrated Pain Care Program and Teaching Associate with the Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle. She works in conjunction with the inpatient and outpatient Pain Relief Services, clinics and hospital staff to collaborate on improving systems of care and designing outcome evaluations that benefit patients and populations across the continuum of care. She is a co-investigator for the UW’s NIH designated Center of Excellence in Pain Education. Deb has also been involved in a number of national and international projects focused on improving pain management including for the American Pain Society's (APS) Quality Improvement Guidelines, the Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) funded Postoperative Pain Management Quality Improvement Project (POP), the Australian National Institute of Clinical Studies (NICS) evidence-practice gap project on managing acute and cancer pain in hospitalized patients, and the International “Pain-Out” Registry.  She has served as a member of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) content expert panel on pain management, and as co-chair for the APS acute postoperative pain guideline. Dr Gordon is active in a number of professional pain management societies, and has served as a Board member for the American Pain Society (APS) and chairs the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) Education Initiatives Workgroup. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

BC Pain Research Day 2018 Posters

1. Khalid Asseri, Bernard A. MacLeod, Stephan K.W. Schwarz and Ernest Puil

Title: Metabotropic GABAB and glutamate Group II receptors mediate isovaline’s depressant actions on synaptic currents in thalamus

2. Murat Aydede and Adam Shriver

Title: “If pains are subjective personal experiences, how could they be in the toes, guts, buttocks, etc.?" An empirical survey about how pain scientists and clinicians tend to answer.

3. Rachele Benjamin

Title: National Indicators of Uncertainty Predict Purchases of Over-the-Counter Painkiller Drugs

4. Susan Bennet et al.

Title: Pain 102 for teens with chronic and recurrent pain and their parents: preliminary Evaluation of a modified version of Pain 101.

5. Helene Bertrand

Title: A New Way to Diagnose and Treat Low Back Pain

6. Mark Bichin, C.M.Y. Chau, V. Chau, A.R. Synnes, S.P. Miller, and Ruth E. Grunau

Title: Poorer Fluid Intelligence at 8 yrs is Associated with Higher Neonatal Pain-Related Stress in Girls Born Very Preterm

7. Katelynn E. Boerner, PhD RPsych; Amrit K. Dhariwal, PhD RPsych; Tyler Pirlot, MD; Claire M. De Souza, MD, FRCPC

Title: Relationship Between Stage of Behavior Change and Functioning in Youth With Somatization

8. Cecil MY Chau, Colin JD Ross, Steven P Miller, Vann Chau, Anne R Synnes, Bruce Carleton, and Ruth E Grunau

Title: Genetic Markers Related To Morphine Biotransformation Interacted With Neonatal Clinical Factors To Predict Behavioral Problems In Very Preterm Children At 18 Months

9. Ken Craig et al.

Title: Using Automated Facial Expression to Distinguish Voluntary and Genuine Pain States in Youth

10. Evan Finnamore, Michael Ryan, Christopher West, and Alex Scott 

Title: Measurement of tendon transverse stiffness in people with Achilles tendinopathy: A cross‐sectional pilot study

11. Desmond H. Fung, BSc, Hye Young Kim, MD, Bernard A. Macleod, MD, FRCPC, Ernest Puil, PhD, and Stephan K. W. Schwarz, MD, PhD, FRCPC  

Title:  Long-lasting sensory blockade produced by quaternary lidocaine derivatives: an in vivo efficacy and safety study in mice

12. Angelita Henrique

Title: Ethics of childbirth pain

13. Curtis May and Brenda Lau

Title: Characteristics and social demographics of chronic pain patients referred to a multidisciplinary chronic pain clinic in BC

14. Victoria I. Michalowski, Anita DeLongis, Dawn C. Mackey, Joanie Sims-Gould, Heather McKay, Christiane A. Hoppmann

Title: Linking daily life processes with longer term trajectories: Increased physical activity is associated with reduced pain in older men

15. E. Moon, S. Bennett, P. Sneddon, K. Riehm, and A. deLevie

Title: Parenting a teenager with chronic pain: Knowledge translation and education guided by research evidence and patient feedback.

16. Les Moncrieff:

Title: Bio-Electrode Therapy for Complex Pain and Addictions

17. PJ Murphy et al.

Title: A video and virtual reality tool to improve student and practitioner outcomes for a common dental local anesthetic technique - the inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB).

18. Natasha L. Orr, MSc, Kate Wahl, BSc, Heather Noga, MA, Kelly Smith, PhD, Christina Williams, MD, Catherine Allaire, MDCM, Mohamed Bedaiwy, MD, PhD, Paul J. Yong, MD, PhD.

Title: Endometriosis-associated deep dyspareunia and central sensitization

19. Manon Ranger, PhD, Cecil MY Chau, MSc, Min TM Park, BSc, Robert SC Amaral, M. Mallar Chakravarty, PhD, Hannah S McNeill, Bruce H Bjornson, MD, Anne R Synnes, MD, Steven P Miller, MD and Ruth E Grunau, PhD

Title: Neonatal exposure to invasive procedures in relation to hippocampus, amygdala and thalamus volumes in very preterm children at school age.

20. Manon Ranger, Sophie Tremblay, Cecil MY Chau, Liisa Holsti, Daniel Goldowitz, and Ruth E Grunau


21. J. Stojkov, M.A.G. von Keyserlingk, J.N. Marchant-Forde, and D. M. Weary

Title: Assessment of visceral pain associated with metritis in dairy cows

22. Gordon Tao, Elliot Cordingley and Bernie Garett


23. KK Viswanadham, Roland Boettger, Lukas Hohenwarter, and Shyh-Dar Li

Title: A highly stable Leu-enkephalin derivative with improved antinociceptive activity

24. Kate Wahl et al.

Title: Pelvic pain and infertility concerns among women with endometriosis

25. John Kramer et al.

Title: Comparison of Laser and Contact Heat Evoked Potentials in the Area of Secondary Hyperalgesia

26. John Kramer et al.

Title: Tracking changes in glutamate in response to noxious stimuli

27. John Kramer et al.

Title: The progress of neuropathic pain after acute spinal cord injury: Implications for clinical trials

28. John Kramer et al.

Title: Optimizing the primary somatosensory response to noxious contact heat stimulation

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