21-Day+ Program

October 3rd, 2017

Knowledge Base, Programs


WORKSHOP – “A Pediatric Chronic Pain Care Model of Excellence”

Vetted Canada’s 1st 21-Day+ Wellness and Rehabilitation Program

Friday, September 30th, 2011 (Sponsored by Holiday Inn @ Trafalgar)
Saturday, October 1, 2011 (Sponsored by ThinkSpot Burlington)


  1. To determine and organize the essential medical and educational components of care for a Pediatric 21-Day+ Wellness Program.
    • To be established as Canada’s first cohesive, fully integrated multidiscipline template-able program with long term goal of developing partnership locations at each of Canada’s 14 Children’s teaching hospitals;
    • To foster knowledge transfer within a framework of bench research to/from clinical research to/from clinical treatment and care for adolescents (ages 13 to 25) suffering with chronic pain disease.
  2. Determine who, what, where and when for program content (to be used as client hand out materials for Pilot)
  3. Discuss funding model of client care



Dr. Norm Buckley, BA (Psych), MD, FRCPC
Professor and Chair
Department of Anesthesia.
Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine
McMaster University
905-521-2100, Ext. 75166
Dr. Bruce D. Dick, Ph.D., R. Psych. (AB, NS)
Visiting Researcher (sabbatical)
IWK Health Centre
5850 University Avenue
P.O. Box 9700 RPO CSC
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3K 6R8
(902) 470-8760

Dr. Bruce Dick received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Dalhousie University in the Pediatric Pain Research Laboratory. Some of his doctoral research and clinical training related to chronic pain was also completed at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Bath, UK and the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, NS. He was also an AHFMR Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Calgary and Alberta Children’s Hospital in the Behavioural Research Unit. Bruce is currently an Associate Professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry at the University of Alberta. He is also a registered clinical psychologist who provides clinical services in the Pediatric Chronic Pain Clinic at Stollery Children’s Hospital and in the Multidisciplinary Pain Centre at the University of Alberta Hospital and has been actively involved in the establishment of these clinics and the development of several multidisciplinary programs subsumed by those clinics. His group pain management program ‘Pain 101’ has been adopted at several sites across North America.

Bruce’s current research focuses on the effects of chronic pain across the lifespan on a number of factors including: cognitive function, disability, sleep, stigmatization of patients, and quality of life. Other research interests include brain imaging of the effects of chronic pain, distance treatment programs for individuals with pain and their families, educational programs aimed at improving clinical outcomes, and population factors associated with chronic pain.


Dr. Allen Finley
(On distribution but schedule does not allow attendance at Workshop)
Professor, Anesthesia and Psychology
Dalhousie University
Medical Director, Pediatric Pain Management
IWK Health Centre
5850 University Avenue
P.O. Box 9700 RPO CSC
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3K 6R8
Dr. Sonny Kohli, MD, ICU
Chief Medical Officer
Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct)
Department of Medicine, McMaster University
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada

Dr. Kohli is a practicing Physician devoted to medical education and the delivery of quality care. To this end, McMaster University recently awarded him the tittle of Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) in the Department of Medicine. McMaster University is world renowned as the home of “Evidence Based Medicine”, a concept that aims to apply the best available evidence to clinical decision making. It is now the world wide standard for best practice. In addition to his academic interests, he has Royal College certification in both Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine, and practices at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, the largest of 3 hospitals in the Halton district. After obtaining degrees in Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology and Kinesiology at the University of Calgary and Simon Fraser University, respectively, Dr. Kohli received his MD from the University of Western Ontario. He subsequently completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Critical Care Fellowship at McMaster University, and spent one year at the University of Calgary as a Cardiology Fellow. He completed his Space Studies at the International Space University in Barcelona, Spain, and received his Flight Surgeon certification with the Canadian Forces in Toronto.

Dr. Patrick McGrath, PhD
(On distribution but schedule does not allow attendance at Workshop)
Pediatrics Psychiatry and Psychology
Canada Research Chair, Vice President Research
IWK Health Centre
Tel: 902-470-6511

Dr. Patrick McGrath is a clinical child psychologist who is known for his research on various aspects of pain in children including assessment of pain and innovative psychological interventions for pain. He has published 240 peer reviewed papers, 50 book chapters and 13 books and been awarded millions of dollars of research funds. His research has been recognized by appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada and election to the Royal Society of Canda and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He has been honoured by the American Pain Society (Jeffrey Lawson Advocacy Award, Wilbert Fordyce Clinical Research Award), the Canadian Pain Society (Distinguished Career Award), the American Psychological Association, Society of Pediatric Psychology (Martin Levin Mentorship Award, Logan Wright Distinguished Research Award) the Canadian Psychological Association (Donald Hebb Award for Research, Distinguished Contribution to the Profession of Psychology) and the Mayday Foundation of New York (1st Distinguished Contributions Award in Pediatric Pain). Currently, he is Vice President Research at the IWK Health Centre and Canada Research Chair and Professor of Psychology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Dalhousie University.

Christina Pridmore – BKin
Certified Kinesiologist, Osteopathy (student)
Oakville, Ontario
Tel: 905-815-9935

Christina is a Certified Kinesiologist and Stott Pilates Instructor, and has successfully completed her 3rd year at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto. She has 20 years experience in the field of rehabilitative exercise therapy. Her expertise is in the area of mind-body awareness. Christina’s treatment philosophy involves the creation of a learning environment in which a variety of pathways to health are explored through movement. Currently, Christina works with people of all ages and abilities with a particular interest in Pediatric Osteopathy.

Dr. Michael Sangster, BScPT, MBA
Professional Practice Chief and Clinical Coordinator, Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Pediatric Complex Pain Team
IWK Health Centre, Halifax
Tel: 902-470-8023
Jennifer Stinson, RN, PhD, CPNP
Scientist, Child Health Evaluative Sciences
Nurse Practitioner, Chronic Pain Program
The Hospital for Sick Children
Tel: 416-813-7654 ext. 4514

Jennifer N. Stinson, RN, PhD, CPNP is an Assistant Professor in the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, at the University of Toronto. She is a Clinician Scientist in Child Health Evaluative Sciences and an Advanced Practice Nurse in the Chronic Pain Program at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Western Ontario, Master’s of Science from the University of Toronto, a Post-Master’s Paediatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate from the State University at Sunny Buffalo, and a PhD in Nursing from University of Toronto in 2006. Dr. Stinson co-lead the development of the pediatric chronic pain program at SickKids in 1997 and was the first pediatric nurse practitioner in pediatric chronic pain in Canada. Her major clinical research interests are in the area of pain and symptom management and the use of e-health technologies to improve the assessment and management of pain and other symptoms in children with chronic illnesses. Dr. Stinson developed and tested a multidimensional electronic pain diary for children with chronic pain for her PhD dissertation. During her post-doctoral work funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, she developed and evaluated an Internet based self-management program for adolescents with arthritis. She received Career Scientist Awards from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and Canadian Arthritis Network for her research on using e-health to promote chronic disease self-management in youth with chronic health conditions. She has made over 40 presentations about the broad area of chronic pain and has 47 publications to her credit.

Dr. Stephane Treyvaud, Psychiatrist
M.D., F.R.C.P. (C), FMH (Switzerland)
345 Lakeshore Road East, Suite 408
Oakville, Ontario, L6J 1J5
Tel: 905-338-1386

Dr. Treyvaud is an adult, and child and adolescent psychiatrist. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, of the equivalent college in Switzerland (FMH) and a full member of the Canadian Group Psychotherapy Association. His medical training includes specializations in Mind/Body Medicine, Psychoanalysis, Jungian Psychology, Existential Psychotherapy, Developmental Psychology, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Interpersonal Neurobiology. With Northrop Frye he studied matters of the imagination and spirituality.
Dr. Treyvaud has been running a private psychiatric practice for over 25 years. 15 years ago he founded The Mindfulness Center in Oakville, which incorporates a stress reduction clinic. He has developed an integrative approach to mindfulness, which encompasses both psychotherapy and meditation. He runs regular 12-week Mindfulnessbased Stress Reduction Programs for beginners and year-long Mindfulness Intensives for people who want to make mindfulness a way of life. He gives regular lectures, workshops and seminars at various institutions, and has presented yearly workshops across Canada at the annual meeting of the Canadian Group Psychotherapy Association.

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