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5 Tips to Help Make Cancer Less Painful for Kids

March 9th, 2018

Read BMJ Blogs guest post by Emily Drake on the #KidsCancerPain campaign and learn "5 Tips Parents/Caregivers Can Use to Help Make Cancer Less Painful for Kids"   The #KidsCancerPain campaign was in partnership with Cancer Knowledge Network and funded...

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#ItDoesntHaveToHurt video available in new languages!

January 15th, 2018

The #ItDoesntHaveToHurt video, “Strategies for Helping Children with Shots and Needles” is available in new languages, including Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish! Click here to watch the video on YouTube. Activate the closed captioning on YouTube to view subtitles in many languages. Thank...

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Outstanding Pain Mentorship Award

November 30th, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Christine Chambers who was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Pain Mentorship Award from the Canadian Pain Society. Click here to learn more.

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Give us a "Thumbs Up"

November 7th, 2017

We are honoured to have two videos in this year’s CIHR video competition: “What This Mom Learned about Emergency Room Pain Management“, which is part of our #ItDoesntHaveToHurt research “Making Cancer Less Painful for Kids“, part of our #KidsCancerPain research A portion of the...

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Announcing our robot's new name....

October 4th, 2017

Thanks to Global Halifax for having two members of our team, LeAnne Revell (Research in Medicine student) and Dr. Jennifer Parker (Research Associate) on the morning news to announce our robot’s new name live, as chosen and voted on by...

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CAPHC Award for Individual Leadership

September 13th, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Christine Chambers who will recieve the Award for Individual Leadership from the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres.  The award was created to recognize outstanding leadership by an individual who has dedicated their career to making a...

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The Parenting Show

August 20th, 2017

Dr. Christine Chambers was featured alongside Erica Ehm from on The Parenting Show with Pina Crispo. Click here to listen to the podcast!

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The Sheldon MacLeod Show

July 26th, 2017

Sheldon MacLeod from News 95.7 learns more about the IWK Health Centre's new robot and how it will help children getting a blood test in an interview with Dr. Christine Chambers. Click here to listen to the interview.

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We need your help! Our new friend needs a name!

July 25th, 2017

Check out our Facebook page to meet our new friend who will be spending time in the blood collection lab at the IWK Health Centre. There is bit of a problem… our friend doesn’t have a name! We need YOUR help to...

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Centre for Pediatric Pain Research
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