COVID-19: Its Impact on Kids in Pain and their Families

Last modified by Jose Gauthier on 2020/04/09 22:14

Solutions for Kids in Pain - SKIP and Children's Healthcare Canada are pleased to co-host this timely webinar, which will explore the impacts of COVID-19 for children in pain and their families. This webinar is open to all, including patients, caregivers, health clinicians, healthcare administrators, and policy makers.

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Tim Oberlander photo 2020 (1).jpgDr. Tim Oberlander is a physician-scientist whose work bridges developmental neurosciences and community child health. He is a developmental pediatrician and works as the medical lead for the Complex Pain Service at BC Children’s Hospital. Since 1996, he has led a research program seeking to understand how early life experiences, related to in utero exposure to antidepressants and prenatal maternal mood, shapes stress reactivity, cognition and attention during childhood in ways that contribute to the early origins of self-regulation. His work provides strong evidence that both prenatal maternal mood disturbances and exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants influence infant and childhood behavior, possibly via early changes in central serotonin signaling. Using a variety of approaches that include studies of genetic and metabolic stress-related factors and measures of cognition and neuroimaging (MRI), his work shows that the developing brain has a remarkable capacity for plasticity and recovery. Importantly, his works also demonstrates that mother’s mood matters in ways that contribute to developmental risk and resiliency. His work is driven by a curiosity and passion to know why, even in the face of adversity, some children do very well while others have more difficulty with learning, thinking, and behavior. The goal of his work is to understand how both mothers and children contribute to development and uncover why this happens. 

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Thomas Young is a British physiotherapist now working in the Complex Pain Clinic at Alberta Children’s Hospital. Previously he has worked in a national CRPS centre, and developed new pain services in England. He is currently leading research around psychologically informed physiotherapy practice for Alberta Health Services. Twitter: @ThomasYoung0

jc headshot.jpgJennifer Crotogino, PhD, C.Psych, is Psychologist with the Paediatric Chronic Pain Program at Children’s Hospital in London, Ontario where she works with an interdisciplinary team to assess and treat children and youth with chronic and complex pain. Dr. Crotogino completed her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at McGill University and did her residency at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  She is currently an Adjunct Professor of Western University’s Clinical Psychology Department and of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. In addition to her focus on paediatric pain, Dr. Crotogino has also been involved in behavioural brain research, migraine, and has enjoyed working with children and youth with a range of medical and neurodevelopmental conditions. Twitter: @DrJCrotogino

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Delane Linkiewich earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Alberta. She sits on both the Patient Engagement Committee of the Chronic Pain Network and the Steering Committee for the Alberta Pain Research Network. Delane will be starting her Masters in the Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Program at the University of Guelph in September 2020. She will be researching the use of peer support interventions for children and adolescents living with chronic pain. Delane has been living with pain for the past 13 years and is passionate about advocating for people living with pain. 


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