Innovative Approaches To Treating Chronic Pain
UBC CPD accreditation
We are pleased to announce this conference has been approved by UBC:
Up to 18.25 MOC Section 1Group Learning credits. This program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 18.25 Mainpro+ Group Learning credits. Each physician should claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity. Our American colleagues may convert these credits through reciprocal agreements.
The CAOM is pleased to invite you to the 34th annual 3-day conference, “Innovative approaches to treating chronic pain”. We have a great variety of expert speakers covering topics that matter and that enhance patient treatment in very practical ways. This year we are including presentations on what to do for head and neck injuries, concussion, brain pain, migraine, and neuroplasticity. We will be covering many types of pain treatments and also very important issues that affect the recovery of our patients, including in-depth nutrition, supplement and hormone support, as well as functional genomics.
This year we are offering 3 separate workshops:
with Drs. Gallagher and Johnson
Botox for dystonia and useful neuraxial and peripheral nerve injections as well as “ask the expert”
with Drs. Dhawan and MacNicol
with Drs. Gretton, Ouellette and Louw
Featured Talks & Speakers
Keynote speakers include Dr. Marty Gallagher and Dr. Mansoor Mohammed.
Speakers include Dr. Francois Louw, Dr. Pankaj Dhawan, Dr. Pam Squire, Dr. Adrian Gretton, Dr. Brent MacNicol and many others.
Dr Martin Gallagher: MD, DC
Director of a multidisciplinary integrative health care facility, Pennsylvania
Dr Corrie Graboski: MD FRCPC
Physiatry, Migraine expert, Brentwood Bay Victoria
Dr. Mansoor Mohammed: PhD
Clinical Genomicist Lifestyle and Personalized Genomics Consultant
Early Bird RegistrationNew website promotion: extended to September 13, 2019
Full ConferenceCAOM Members
Full ConferenceResidents, Students, Retired MDs
CAOM MembershipStudent / Resident
Everyone is welcome to attend the AGM:
5:45 pm to 6:45 pm on Friday October 25th. Join us!
We are grateful to the exhibitors for their continued contributions and support of our work.
Friday: October 25th
07:00 REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
07:50 Welcome & announcements
08:00 Tribute to Dr Robert Kidd
08:10 Dr Gallagher: optimum health-guide to nutrition, supplements and hormones
09:25 Q & A
09:40 Drs. Fehlau and Hooper: introduction to concussion
09:55 Dr McCrodan: neuro-optometry after a concussion
10:25 NUTRITION BREAK & VISIT EXHIBITORS
10:55 Dr. Gretton: neuroplasticity
11:25 Dr. Squire: post-whiplash headache management
11:55 Dr. MacNicol: RFN, cryolysis and facet blocks
1:30 Dr. Pagdin: Bone marrow aspirate stem cells
2:00 Dr. Mohammed: functional genomics -continuing the pursuit of optimum health: a) the brain b) hormones
3:15 Q & A
3:30 NUTRITION BREAK
4:00 Dr. Graboski: treating migraines: an update including CGRP receptor antagonist medications and botulinum A
4:30 Dr. Mathes: a surgeon’s approach to non-operative management of knee OA
5:00 Dr. De Pauw PhD: neuropathic pain treatment modalities including an update on cannabis
5:45 pm – 6:45 pm CAOM AGM
6.45 pm RECEPTION/LIGHT SUPPER
Saturday: October 26th
08:00 Dr. Gallagher: ozone in chronic pain
08:30 Dr. J. Bowler: workshop announcement
08:35 Dr. Stoddard: PRP and adipose stem cells
09:15 Drs. D. and J. Bowler: perineural injections with and without ultrasound guidance
10:00 NUTRITION BREAK
10:30 Dr. Louw: Hyaluronic acid supplementation including use with platelet-rich plasma
11:00 Dr. Cresswell: ultrasound-guided injections
11:30 Dr. Dhawan: botulinum toxin update: dystonia
Choose 2 out of 3 workshops, which will run as follows:
1 -2:45 pm First workshop
2:45 -3:15 pm NUTRITION BREAK
3:15 -5 pm Second workshop
Drs. Gallagher and Johnson
The introductory workshop will be offered twice during the afternoon.
Ultrasound-guided procedures: botox for dystonia and useful neuraxial and peripheral nerve injections
“Ask The Expert”
Drs. Dhawan and MacNicol
The advanced workshop will be offered once and continued after the break.
You may attend either during the first or second workshop but topics covered during the workshops will vary: if you wish, you may attend both.
Drs. Gretton, Ouellette and Louw
The first workshop will cover an introduction to the upper limb.
The second workshop will cover an introduction to the lower limb.
You may attend during the first or second workshop or attend both.
Sunday: October 27th
08:05 Dr. Ouellette: evidence for prolotherapy
08:35 Island Pharmacy: topical medication for pain
09:00 Dr. Louw: safety standards for office procedures, and use of inhaled analgesics
09:30 NUTRITION BREAK
10:00 Dr. Harrison: evidence for platelet-rich plasma
10:30 Dr. Bertrand: treating sacroiliac pain
10:55 Dr. Basson: this changed my practice
11:15 Dr. Louw: RCT on TMJ
11:35 Panel: treating orthopaedic pain successfully
12:00 Closing remarks & forms
Inn at Laurel Point
680 Montreal St, Victoria, BC V8V
Mention you are attending the CAOM conference for the special rate of $179 per night (this rate is in effect until Sept 19th or sooner if full).
Suggested reading for mind-body connection and chronic pain The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders John Sarno has written several books dealing with mind-body disorders and connections and come highly recommended. Found on Amazon Pain Free for Life: The...
Suggested reading in Manual Medicine Cyriax's Illustrated Manual of Orthopaedic Medicine Cyriax is one of the fathers of manual medicine and this is one of several works by him. Found on Amazon.PNT Pain Neutralization Technique: An Unprecedented Revolution in Pain...
Suggested reading about other therapies Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual Janet Travell and David Simons wrote these classic tomes (volume 1 and 2) on trigger points. Found on Amazon. Travell and Simons' Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The...
Suggested reading in prolotherapy / regenerative medicine Art Of Regenerative Injections This is a classic and “must have” for anyone doing prolotherapy – and used by the HHPF in training. View it online at: https://joelbaumgartnermd.com/books Regenerative Injections...
Dr. Francois Louw, a physician from the Department of Family Practice at the university of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, advances the body of knowledge in the treatment of temporomandibular dysfunction in his article appearing in the May 2019 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where he found that using a simple and inexpensive alternative treatment with an intraarticular injection of dextrose reduced pain and increased mobility in this hard-to-treat patient population.
International Federation for Manual/Musculoskeletal Medicine
American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine
American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine
American Osteopathic Association