Watch Pediatric Pain Symposium plenaries via videoconference Sept 23 + 24

Pain BC will be hosting its second Pediatric Pain Symposium at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute from Friday, September 22, 7:00 pm to Sunday, September 24, 1:00 pm.

This year, keynote addresses for this event will be broadcast to select regional and rural community hospitals for free. A full list of participating hospitals can be found at the end of the article. The planned plenaries for this symposium are:

Saturday, September 23

8:45-9:45 Understanding the link between Culture Care: Sharing Knowledge about Indigenous People & Pain by Dr. Margot Latimer and John Sylliboy, Aboriginal Children’s Hurt Healing Initiative.

13:00-14:00 Innovations in Spinal Surgery: A Surgical Perspective on Complex Post-Surgical Pain by Dr. Firoz Miyanji, pediatric spinal surgeon, BC Children’s Hospital

Sunday, September 24

8:30-9:30: Preventative Multimodal Analgesia in Acute Pediatric Pain by Dr. Gillian Lauder, Pediatric Anesthesiologist, Director Acute Pain Service, BC Children’s Hospital

11:15-12:00: Breathing & Embracing: The Role of Mindfulness in Pediatric Pain by Dr. Dzung Vo, Adolescent Medical Specialist

12:00-12:45: Case-based panel discussion

Participants attending the symposium in person will be able to participate in small, interactive breakout sessions with other providers, learners, and patients. Earlybird pricing for the symposium is available until July 31.

For more information, visit the symposium web site or email


Hospitals participating by videoconference

Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Powell River General Hospital

Northern Health

  • Kitimat General Hospital
  • Prince Rupert Regional Hospital
  • Bulkley Valley District Hospital (Smithers)
  • Prince George Regional Hospital
  • St John Hospital (Vanderhoof)
  • Fort St. John General Hospital

Interior Health

  • Kelowna General Hospital
  • Kootenay Lake Hospital (Nelson)
  • Cariboo Memorial Hospital (Williams Lake)

Island Health

  • Victoria General Hospital
  • Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
  • Campbell River District General Hospital
  • Port Hardy Hospital