Hope in Our Future

The ILC and McMaster 4th Annual Conference
November 5, 2016

Elhers Danlos Syndrome: Chronic Pain – If You Can’t Connect The Issues Think Connective Tissues

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Chronic Pain – If You Can’t Connect the Issues Think Connective Tissues

We are pleased to invite you to the ILC Charitable Foundation annual chronic pain conference on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport.

Through the medical professional presentations,

  1. a comprehensive understanding of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome as a connective tissue and chronic pain disorder will be understood; 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 will be achieved of the importance of multi-disciplinary and inter-professional strategies for the planning, intervention, and monitoring of 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 Syndrome is a cluster of a number of syndromes, a connective tissue and chronic pain disorder that is 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.

 This Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the McMaster University Continuing Health Sciences Program for up to 6.5 Mainpro+ credits.

This program was co-developed with McMaster University and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.

This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by McMaster University, Continuing Health Sciences Education Program for up to 6.5 MOC Section 1 hours.