The ILC 5th Annual Ehlers Danlos & Chronic Pain Conference
November 4 - 5, 2017

Fitting the Pieces Together and the Importance of Multidisciplinary Access to Care

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Fitting the Pieces Together and the Importance of Multidisciplinary Access to Care

We are pleased to invite you to the ILC Charitable Foundation annual Ehlers Danlos and Chronic Pain conference on Saturday, November 4th and Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, 686 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5G 0A4.

Through the medical professional presentations you will gain:

  1.  a comprehensive understanding of Ehlers Danlos Syndromes as a connective tissue and chronic pain disorder; and,
  2.  an in-depth evaluation of diagnostics and pain management strategies to ensure harm is not caused by doing too much of the wrong thing and not enough of the right thing, will be understood in determining options in patient care; and,
  3.  a broader understanding of the importance of multi-disciplinary and inter-professional strategies for the planning, intervention, and monitoring of access to care including pain management outcomes that include ethical, legal, social, and political issues that may impact on patients’ pain management.

Why attending this conference is importantEhlers-Danlos Syndromes is a cluster of a number of syndromes, a connective tissue and chronic pain disorder that is now considered to affect 1 in 200 people. Chronic pain affects 1 in 5 Canadians and affects people of all ages, including children. Chronic pain is poorly understood and as a result is under serviced; Chronic pain is pain that does not go away after three months; It can be constant or it can come and go. Ehlers Danlos Syndrome is considered to be a highly under-diagnosed condition leaving people and parents to suffer in anguish and silence. See letter endorsement from the Honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Eric Hoskins.

The ILC intend to apply for Canadian Medical Education accreditation from the College of Family Physicians of Canada and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
The ILC Foundation

The ILC Foundation