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Power over pain: Managing patients with chronic pain

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February 28, 2024 | 8:00 am to 9:00 am

There is a large differential for chronic pain and it can be difficult to address. Some patients with chronic pain take high amounts of opioids, leading to discomfort with continuing the prescription. Chronic pain can lead to opioid dependency, overprescribing and can affect patients’ mood and quality of life. In this session, the panel will discuss the Power Over Pain portal and various resources for caring for patients with chronic pain. The panel will also share their experience using the eConsult system, which aims to reduce wait times for referrals and tertiary consultations.

The Practising Well Community of Practice has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 1 Mainpro+Ⓡcredits. This Community of Practice includes a series of planned webinars. Each session is worth 1 Mainpro+Ⓡcredits, for up to a total of 15 credits.


  • Virginia McEwen
  • Arun Radhakrishnan
  • Bryan MacLeod


  • Nikki Bozinoff, Division Head, Mental Health and Addictions, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto; Physician, Concurrent Outpatient Medical and Psychosocial Addiction Support Service, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health


  • Stephanie Zhou, Addictions Medicine Physician and EDI & Social Accountability Lead, Sunnybrook Hospital; FHO Lead, Don Mills FHT; Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine; Board Director, Toronto Public Health, Toronto, ON

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