Canadian Pain Task Force Meeting: July 26, 2019

Canadian Pain Task Force Meeting: July 26 2019, 15:00-17:00 EST

Via teleconference

Meeting Summary



Melissa Anderson, Fiona Campbell, Manon Choinière, Hani El-Gabalawy, Jacques Laliberté, Jaris Swidrovich, Linda Wilhelm

Regrets: Maria Hudspith

Secretariat: Andrea Currie, Kristyn Franklin, Andrew Taylor, Megan Wyszynski

Affiliations and Interests

No changes declared

Opening remarks

Andrea Currie provided an overview of the meeting objectives.

Debrief of the first phase of the Task Force mandate, March to June 2019

Task Force members reviewed the process for developing the first Task Force report. They noted what worked well and provided recommendations to facilitate the development of the next Task Force report.

Task Force members discussed feedback received to date from stakeholders following their review of the Task Force report. The report has generated discussion and suggestions for issues to consider in the next phase of the Task Force’s work. Task Force members provided a few suggestions to continue to raise awareness about chronic pain through dissemination of the first report:

Task Force members discussed additional actions around appropriate opioid prescribing for people living with pain.

Objectives of the next phase of the Task Force’s work, July 2019 to June 2020

Task Force members discussed the objectives of the next phase of the Task Force’s work along with a draft outline of the Task Force report due in June 2020.

Secretariat staff provided an overview of a draft engagement plan including five regional stakeholder engagement events across the country, roundtable discussions on specific topics, engagement activities specific to priority subpopulations and a general online public consultation. Task Force members discussed the overall approach to public and stakeholder engagement activities.

Task Force members brainstormed planned conferences and meetings that could be explored for possible engagement activities.

Follow-up Items

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