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Pain After Childhood Cancer: A New Research Frontier

May 1st, 2018

"For the 1,000 Canadian children who are diagnosed with cancer every year, pain is a common experience." Perri Tutelman and Dr. Christine Chambers' research on pain in childhood cancer survivors is featured by Childhood Cancer Canada. Click here to read...

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Children’s pain management over the last 50 years: It’s time to bust out of our silos!

April 16th, 2018

We're excited to announce a new blog post written by Dr. Christine Chambers for the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC) on pain management in children over the last 50 years, and how it's time to bust out of our silos! Check it...

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Navigating your social media presence

April 15th, 2018

Tips for navigating your social media presence in this new paper published in Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology written by Perri Tutelman, Justine Dol, Michelle Tougas, and Christine Chambers. FREE to download - click here!

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Podcast with Patient Critical Co-op

March 28th, 2018

Dr. Christine Chambers was interviewed for a podcast by Patient Critical Co-op, a not-for-profit, member-powered co-operative, working to build community, awareness and a patient voice to work with government, healthcare providers & businesses. Patient Critical Co-op works to create real partnerships with practitioners,...

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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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Dalhousie University study shows siblings influence child’s pain experience

February 24th, 2018

"Siblings can play a big role in how a child deals with pain" Meghan Schinkel was interviewed by The Chronicle Herald on her research. Click here to read more about Meghan's work.

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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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