Learning and Resources

Discovering novel & effective pain treatments

Discovering novel & effective pain treatments

About the event We are SO excited to welcome Dr. Kirsty Bannister to Le Pub Kirsty will be talking about the reality of discovering novel and effective pain-relieving treatments through ...
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Why opioids are overrated for pleasure and pain

Why opioids are overrated for pleasure and pain

About the event Opium, morphine and other opioids are famous for their ability to relieve pain and cause pleasure. These mythical effects may however be just that: mythical.In recent years, ...
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Call for an Urgent Action on Forced Opioid Tapering

Call for an Urgent Action on Forced Opioid Tapering

Call for an Urgent Action on Forced Opioid Tapering Synopsis Opioid tapering guidelines were created, in part, to decrease harm to patients resulting from high-dose opioid therapy for chronic pain ...
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Implementing models of care for musculoskeletal conditions in health systems to support value-based care

Implementing models of care for musculoskeletal conditions in health systems to support value-based care

Implementing models of care for musculoskeletal conditions in health systems to support value-based care Synopsis Recognition is growing that to create patient‐centred care, health‐care organizations need to more directly engage ...
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What can patients contribute and why it is needed?

What can patients contribute and why it is needed?

What can patients contribute and why it is needed? Synopsis If patient-oriented research is intended to focus on priorities that are important to patients and produce information that is truly ...
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Investigating Trust, Expertise, and Epistemic Injustice in Chronic Pain

Investigating Trust, Expertise, and Epistemic Injustice in Chronic Pain

Investigating Trust, Expertise, and Epistemic Injustice in Chronic Pain Investigating Trust, Expertise, and Epistemic Injustice in Chronic Pain Synopsis Trust is central to the therapeutic relationship, but the epistemic asymmetries ...
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Pain doesn’t stigmatize people. We do that to each other

Pain doesn’t stigmatize people. We do that to each other

Pain doesn’t stigmatize people. We do that to each other Synopsis This is a bit heavier reading yet really important, Pain doesn’t stigmatize people. We do that to each other ...
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Why Do We Fear Co-Producing Health with Patients?

Why Do We Fear Co-Producing Health with Patients?

Why Do We Fear Co-Producing Health with Patients?e Synopsis This blog is posted on the website of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement on November 12th, 2020: Helen was a nurse ...
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Community initiative co-led with patients could improve care for people with complex health and social needs

Community initiative co-led with patients could improve care for people with complex health and social needs

Community initiative co-led with patients could improve care for people with complex health and social needs Synopsis Feb 28, 2020 - BMJOpinion. Canadian family physician Antoine Boivin and patient partner ...
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Empowered Relief: Improving access to interventions for pain relief and opioid reduction

Empowered Relief: Improving access to interventions for pain relief and opioid reduction

About the event Interested in opioid usage reduction? Then it doesn't get much better than this!We are SO excited to welcome, Stanford pain scientist, evidence-based psychologist, author and chronic pain ...
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A way Forward and No Going Back

A way Forward and No Going Back

Synopsis This conversation video with Pete Moore and well known Le Pubbers Kat Gloor, Joletta Belton and Sandy Hilton share thoughts on how the healthcare system is a barrier for ...
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Why is Pain Painful?

Why is Pain Painful?

Why is Pain Painful This is not an easy questions but we love to philosophy. Laura Rathbone - one of our team members sharing her thoughts. Pain is painful because ...
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Find out when exercise will help or hinder when you're experiencing pain

Find out when exercise will help or hinder when you’re experiencing pain

Find out when exercise will help or hinder when you're experiencing pain About this event Exercise is a recommended treatment for those with chronic pain. However, individuals with chronic pain ...
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Acknowledgement of patient partners in patient-oriented research

Acknowledgement of patient partners in patient-oriented research

patient-oriented research Acknowledgement of patient partners in patient-oriented research Synopsis Teams that carry out patient-oriented research projects will require different preparation to empower all team members (researchers and patient partners) ...
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Why Patient Stories Matter at Professional Conferences

Why Patient Stories Matter at Professional Conferences

Heading Text Why Patient Stories Matter at Professional Conferences Synopsis Don’t get me wrong, it is absolutely crucial that listening takes place in the clinical encounter. It is just a ...
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Pain, hyperalgesia and activity in nociceptive C units in humans

Pain, hyperalgesia and activity in nociceptive C units in humans

Pain, hyperalgesia and activity in nociceptive C units in humans Synopsis Check out this great bit of work by LaMotte et al from 1992. Here's some simple reflections of the ...
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Patients as Partners in Research: It's the Right Thing to Do

Patients as Partners in Research: It’s the Right Thing to Do

Patients as Partners in Research: It's the Right Thing to Do Synopsis The health research landscape is changing, and it is time for the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical ...
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Central Sensitization: Viewpoints in JOSPT

Central Sensitization: Viewpoints in JOSPT

Synopsis This article is recently published in JOSPT - (here) Central sensitization is a physiological mechanism associated with enhanced sensitivity and pain responses. At present, central sensitization cannot be determined directly ...
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Part 2 - Melissa Farmer on Central Sensitization

Part 2 – Melissa Farmer on Central Sensitization

The Original Phenomenon, Play by Play Under normal circumstances, a nociceptive signal reflects the features of a noxious stimulus. With central sensitization, nociception reflects altered excitability of a spinal cord ...
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Central sensitization: Implications for the diagnosis and treatment of pain

Central sensitization: Implications for the diagnosis and treatment of pain

Central sensitization: implications for the diagnosis and treatment of pain Synopsis What has central sensitization taught us about the nature and mechanisms of pain in patients, and what are the ...
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Shut Up and Listen! A Patient Takeover

Shut Up and Listen! A Patient Takeover

Shut up and listen! A patient takeover About this event Well this is a first for Le Pub, a patient takeover! This Le Pub is being taken over by Joletta ...
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Dr. Melissa Farmer at Le Pub Home Brew

Dr. Melissa Farmer at Le Pub Home Brew

Why should you listen to me? Why do I think I have all the answers? I base my confidence on seven (looooong) years of graduate training at McGill University, which ...
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Income protection clients need coaching more than therapy for chronic pain

Income protection clients need coaching more than therapy for chronic pain

Income protection clients need coaching more than therapy for chronic pain Great to see how work by former guest Professor Lorimer Moseley is changing the claims environment in Australia and ...
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The role of C fibres in the generation of an increase in the flexor response to noxious stimuli

The role of C fibres in the generation of an increase in the flexor response to noxious stimuli

The role of C fibres in the generation of an increase in the flexor response to noxious stimuli More for the thirsty (for knowledge) pain geek! Clifford Woolf and Pat ...
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A Primer for the curious by Melissa Farmer

A Primer for the curious by Melissa Farmer

A Primer for the curious by Melissa Farmer This four-part series on central sensitization is intended for clinicians, researchers, students, patients, laypeople, and any health care professional who values empirical ...
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Psychologically informed therapy

Psychologically informed therapy

Psychologically Informed Therapy Synopsis Psychologically informed therapy utilizing ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) is the new frontier in working with people with persistent pain. Many non-psychologist clinicians find it hard to ...
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Pediatric Fear-Avoidance Model of Chronic Pain

Pediatric Fear-Avoidance Model of Chronic Pain

Pain: Foundation, Application and Future Directions Here is one of her most cited papers (and it's open access!!) exploring the fear/avoidance model relating to pain. (link below) Not only does ...
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Managing occupational-related musculoskeletal pain

Managing occupational-related musculoskeletal pain

Managing occupational-related musculoskeletal pain Synopsis Interesting review paper co-authored by Le Pub guest Morten Høgh, exploring education in the workplace to help occupational-related pain.Education appears useful although exactly what this should look ...
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whereDoOurChildhoodExperincesFitIn

Relive: What can we learn from childhood experiences of pain?

What can we learn from childhood experiences of pain? A/Professor Melanie Noel, kicked off our winter Le Pub Home Brew program by exploring the role of childhood experiences of pain in ...
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stopLifting

Relive: Key Messages about work-related pain

Relive: Key Messages about work-related pain We are delighted to have had the brilliant Morten Hogh on Le Pub. Morten took us on a journey through the ins and outs ...
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The value of uncertainty

The value of uncertainty

Brilliant essay on uncertainty - co-authored by a previous Le Pub panellist Mark Miller. Quick summary: - We can deal with a bit of uncertainty in our lives, in fact ...
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I. Am. Stanton

Relive: Tasha Stanton

Tasha Stanton – I Am Stanton! Adventures in Pain, Perception and Science Tasha Stanton When Lorimer Moseley recommends someone by saying they are quite simply ‘an excellent person, great communicator ...
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Meet A/ Prof Tasha Stanton

Meet A/ Prof Tasha Stanton

If you’re interested in pain, you probably know Tasha’s work. If you weren’t living under a rock last year you'll have seen that Tasha went viral with the ultimate take ...
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Pain Education - A future perspective

Pain Education – A future perspective

Since David Butler joined us in le Pub Scientifique Home Brew (May 2020), he set the scene for a new wave in his professional life. A wave that reflect on ...
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Explain Pain - The Final wave

Explain Pain – The Final wave

Relive: David Butler Learning how to learn before we learn. Has anyone taught you how to learn? If you agree you, your family, clients are likely to have been victims ...
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The Rollercoaster of Professional Life – still evolving

The Rollercoaster of Professional Life – still evolving

By David Butler, November 22, 2016 I wrote the first version of this over 3 years ago and I still get contacted by health professionals who want to discuss their ...
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David Butler

Dr. David Butler at Le Pub Home Brew

Assoc Professor David Butler, B.Phty, M.App.Sc, EdD Understanding and Explaining Pain are David’s passions, and he has a reputation for being able to talk about pain sciences in a way ...
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