Technology, Innovation, and Progress Symposium in Pain Education

Monday, September 19th
8:30am4:30pm EDT

About the Session

Pain Education SIG Symposium

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Pain Education holds the key to improved pain practice globally. As pain science and knowledge have expanded dramatically in recent decades, pain education has lagged due to slow adoption by academic institutions and health system factors. Nonetheless, the needs for pain-expert clinicians persist. Improved technology and innovative educational methods will alleviate this crisis.

The purpose of this symposium is to support the development of faculty and trainees interested in technology-based innovation in pain education. This full-day symposium will include plenary sessions, interactive workshops, and a poster session in order to facilitate communication, exchange, and transformative change. 




8:30 – Symposium Begins

8:30 – Opening Remarks

    • Introduction and Welcome, Beth Hogans (USA), Pain Education SIG Chair
    • Mary Cardosa: Pain education through online content delivery, social media, and other technology
    • Judy Watt-Watson Canada: Non-cognitive competencies in the E-learning environment
    • Sailesh Misra: Utilizing technology for pain education in low resource settings

10:45-11:00 – Morning Coffee Break

    • Competencies and Hi-fidelity simulation
    • Beth Hogans USA: Big data and pain education
    • Babita Ghai India: How technology has impacted the other opioid crisis in low resource countries

12:30-13:30 – Lunch break & Breakout groups in pain education

    • Sailesh Mishra, UK: Virtual curricula: working with inter-professional teams to promote social messaging advancing pain education
    • Technology workshop: web-platform bootcamp/hack-a-thon
    • Beth Hogans USA: Innovative messages in pain education: interactive creative workshop to develop and draft visual content for pain education with

15:00-15:15 – Afternoon Coffee Break

    • Innovations in pain education: trainee and faculty oral presentations: in this session, presenters will be selected from the submitted abstracts to present to the symposium attendees about their innovation or use of technology

16:15 – Closing Remarks

16:30 – End of Symposium