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,
- a comprehensive understanding of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome as a connective tissue and chronic pain disorder will be understood; and,
- 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,
- 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 important – Ehlers-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.