College of Nursing

Continuing Education and Development for Nurses

Conference - November 8 - 9, 2012
Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


4th Annual - Implementing Best Practices for Pain Management in Saskatchewan


This conference will discuss best practices in pain management from both professional and client perspectives and provide an overview of current pain management practices in Saskatchewan. This is the 4th provincial conference on pain management and is part of a nursing leadership initiative for increasing high quality interprofessional care for our citizens.

Objectives: :

To explore best practice recommendations in pain management across the life span including both pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies.
To identify challenges and solutions to improve the current state of pain management from policy to the bedside.
To explore ways to translate theory into clinical practice.
To network with nurses and other healthcare professionals who have an interest in improving pain care.

Saskatchewan Citizen's Charter of Rights for Pain Management

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Special Interest Group (SIG)

The overall goal of the SRNA Nursing SIG on Pain Management in Saskatchewan is to advance nursing and interdisciplinary practice, education and research in the area of pain management. Through continuing education and advocacy, the group promotes optimal management of pain across the lifespan and in multiple contexts of care.
Our SIG currently has over 40 members provincially and covers practice areas from acute care, palliative care, chronic pain, long term care, as well as mental health and addictions. We meet three times a year including once at the annual pain conference, once through telehealth and once at the SRNA Annual meeting. New members are always welcome and the annual fee is $10.


Speaker Information

Loren Regier, BSP, BA - Pharmacist and Program Coordinator for the RxFiles Academic Detailing Program in Saskatchewan - Loren has also served as pharmacist consultant with the Saskatoon Health Region - Chronic Pain Centre, and as a clinical pharmacist at Saskatoon City Hospital.

Peter R. Butt, MD,CCFP (EM), FCFP - Mental Health and Addictions Services, Saskatoon Health Region - Dr. Peter Butt is a Certificant and Fellow with the College of Family Physicians of Canada. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Academic Family Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in a position dedicated to Addiction Medicine. His clinical expertise focuses on IV drug use, community-based interventions, detox, and integrated treatment program development.

Joy Mendel - Ethicist, St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon Health Region - Joy conducts ethics education and ethics consultation at St. Paul's hospital and other hospitals and long term care homes throughout Saskatchewan. Her work covers acute care, long term care, palliative care and mental health and addictions.

Janice Rae, RN, MN - Clinical Nurse Specialist, Acute Pain Services, Foothills Hospital, Calgary, AB - Janice has 15 years' experience with pain service, working in Los Angeles California at the USC University Hospital, and in Calgary. Janice graduated with her Bachelor of Nursing degree in 1992, and her Master's of Nursing degree in 2003, both from the University of Calgary. She is a member of the Canadian Pain Society and its Nursing Special Interest Group and coauthor of the Canadian Pain Society's publication: Accreditation: Making it Happen!

Marcia Carr, RN, BN, MSc, GNC(c), NCA - Clinical Nurse Specialist, Fraser Health Medicine Program - Marcia is currently the CNS lead for the BC Acute Care Geriatric Nurse Network/Geriatric Emergency Network Initiative. Adjunct Faculty for UBC School of Nursing, U Victoria School of Nursing, Simon Fraser U Gerontology Research Dept and Clinical Assistant McMaster University School of Nursing.

Concurrent Speakers

Blair Seifert, BSP, RCSHP, Pharm. D., FCSHP - Pharmacist, Pediatrics, Saskatoon Health Region -Blair is currently the Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator in Pediatrics for the Saskatoon Health Region.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Saskatchewan and his Doctor of Clinical Pharmacy from the University of Texas where he also completed a residency in Pediatric Clinical Pharmacy.  Prior to joining the Saskatoon Health Region, Blair was the Clinical Resource Pharmacist at the Children’s Hospital of Winnipeg and an Assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Manitoba.

The Chronic Pain Centre - Saskatoon Health Region - This interprofessional team offer a program that provides education and skill development
opportunities which research has shown are beneficial for those individuals living with a chronic non-malignant pain condition. A case presentation on fibromyalgia will be reviewed by the R.N., Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, and Registered Psychologist on the team.

Lynette Kosar, BSP, MSc - Pharmacist, Saskatoon Health Region - Lynette’s interest in pain management began when she was working as a hospital pharmacist in Winnipeg, MB.  This interest was further fostered when she moved to Regina and worked in Palliative Care. Lynette holds a Clinical Assistant Professor designation with the College of Pharmacy at the University of Saskatchewan as lecturer for pain management and palliative care.  She currently works with the RxFiles Academic Detailing Program in Saskatoon.


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