ICPCN will be hosting a ‘Pain in Children’ tweetchat on Wednesday, 29 March.
The management of pain in children is an important aspect of children’s palliative that will be addressed in the ICPCN’s upcoming #CPCdialog tweetchat. ‘Guest-tweeters’ will be pain experts Dr Christine Chambers and Dr Allen Finely.
Dr Christine Chambers is the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Children’s Pain and Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology & Neuroscience at Dalhousie University. Her research examines the role of developmental, psychological and social influences on children’s pain, with focus on the role of families. She is a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Dr Chambers has published over 125 peer-reviewed papers and is the Assistant Director of the North American Pain School. She is the 2016 recipient of the American Pain Society’s Jeffrey Lawson Award for Advocacy in Children’s Pain Relief and the Canadian Pain Society Pain Awareness Award. Dr Chambers is the Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Society of Pediatric Psychology and Chair of the Scientific Program Committee for the Canadian Pain Society. She is a member of the Scientific Program Committee for the IASP’s World Congress on Pain and is an elected Council Member for the IASP Special Interest Group on Pain in Childhood (2014-2019). Dr Chambers was a Mayday Pain and Society Fellow; she has given a TEDx talk and developed a YouTube video for parents on children’s pain. She was identified as one of the top 10 most productive women clinical psychology professors in Canada and is also the proud mother of four children.
Dr Allen Finley is a paediatric anaesthesiologist who has worked for more than 25 years in pain research and management. He is Professor of Anaesthesia and Psychology at Dalhousie University, and holds the inaugural Dr Stewart Wenning Chair in Pediatric Pain Management at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax. He has published over 125 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has lectured widely, with 285 invited presentations on six continents. He started the PEDIATRIC-PAIN e-mail discussion list in 1993, bringing together pain researchers and clinicians from over 40 countries. His own research and educational projects have recently taken him to Jordan, Thailand, China, Brazil, and elsewhere. His main interest is pain service development and advocacy for improved pain care for children around the world, and he is Board Chair of the ChildKind International Initiative.