Title: Working Together to Create a New Standard for Physiotherapy in Canada: An Overview & Update on the PEP Project
Instructors: Tim Wideman & Nathan Augeard
Date: Monday, September 27, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT
Location: Zoom (Virtual Summit Series)
Registration Fees: CPA Members - FREE; Non-CPA Members - $20
Pain is a major problem for millions of Canadians and a primary reason for physiotherapy consultation. Yet, many graduating PTs feel unprepared to care for patients suffering with pain. The Pain Education in Physiotherapy (PEP) project is a national initiative that aims to address this challenge by working with PT stakeholders from across the country to improve entry-level training in pain management. This project brings together PT pain educators and directors from each of the 15 Canadian physiotherapy programs, as well as representatives of PT students, recent PT graduates, and Canadians living with pain. This presentation aims to provide an overview of our work together over the past seven years, as well as our plans for the future. This includes a discussion of previous achievements, such as the development of stakeholder consensus on the urgent need for improved PT pain education, high-level strategic priorities for action, and a national competency profile for entry-level PT pain management. We will also discuss our ongoing preparations for rolling out the first national assessment of PT pain management competencies in Canada. Following the presentation, audience members will be invited join the discussion and ask any questions they may have about this project.
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