Introducing SKIP - Solutions for Kids a Pain - A New Knowledge Mobilization Initiative

Last modified by Andrew Tomayer on 2019/05/15 19:42


Are you a clinician or manager who wants to improve pain management for children in your unit or institution?

Are you a scientist or trainee who wants to get the results of your pediatric pain research directly into the hands of the people who can use it?

Are you a patient or caregiver who wants to learn how you can use your experience to improve pain management for other children and families?

Canada is a world leader in children’s pain research and effective treatments exist, but this research evidence is not consistently mobilized into practice due to barriers and disjointed efforts. Come to this introductory session to learn more about “Solutions for Kids in Pain” (SKIP), a newly formed knowledge mobilization network, based at Dalhousie University and co‐led by Children’s Healthcare Canada. SKIP seeks to bridge the gap between current treatment practices and available evidence‐based solutions for children’s pain in Canadian health institutions. SKIP’s vision is healthier Canadians through better pain management for children, with a mission to improve children’s pain management by mobilizing evidence‐based solutions through coordination and collaboration. SKIP brings together Canada’s world‐renowned pediatric pain research community, front‐line knowledge user organizations, healthcare administrators and end beneficiaries (patients and caregivers). Guided by a diverse and experienced Board, SKIP capitalizes on the engagement of: 48 Children’s Healthcare Canada member organizations, over 100 partners, 4 regional hubs, and patients and caregivers (using a “Patients Included” approach) to collaborate and co‐produce interconnected knowledge mobilization activities. Our goal is improved children’s pain management in Canadian health institutions.

Please register for Introducing SKIP - Solutions for Kids a Pain - A New Knowledge Mobilization Initiative on June 5, 2019 11:00 AM EST at:

ChristineChambers.jpgDr. Christine Chambers

Dr. Christine Chambers is the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Children’s Pain and a Killam Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychology & Neuroscience at Dalhousie University. She is based in the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research and is a clinical psychologist who has published over 150 scientific articles on the assessment and management of children’s pain. Her Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funded “It Doesn’t Have to Hurt” initiative for parents generated 150M content views worldwide, trended nationally on social media several times, won multiple national and international awards, and was featured in The New York Times, The Globe & Mail, and on CBC’s The National. Dr. Chambers holds leadership roles in the International Association for the Study of Pain and the North American Pain School, and is a member of the CIHR Institute Advisory Board on Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis. A leader in patient engagement and knowledge mobilization, Dr. Chambers has given numerous public presentations (e.g., TEDx talk) and is the Scientific Director of a recently established national knowledge mobilization network with over 100 partners, Solutions for Kids in Pain/Solutions pour la douleur chez les enfants (SKIP). Headquartered at Dalhousie and co-led by Children’s Healthcare Canada, SKIP’s mission is to improve children's pain management by mobilizing evidence-based solutions through coordination and collaboration.