On Sept 19-23, 2022, members of the Pain Studies Lab presented two posters at the International Association on the Study of Pain’s (IASP) World Congress on Pain 2022 in Toronto. IASP World Congress is a multidisciplinary conference for frontline clinicians focusing on pain diagnosis, treatment and management. Each poster articulates the results of scientific and clinical studies conducted by members of the Pain Studies Lab in collaboration with other organizations in British Columbia.
Graduate student, Bhairavi Warke discussing a poster with at attendee at the IASP World Congress on Pain 2022.
Poster 1: Patient-Centered Approach to Researching Burdens of Pain
In collaboration with the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada (ARC) and the BC Support Unit, the Pain Studies Lab deployed participatory methods to effectively engage long-time patient-partners and members of the public in developing a web-platform. This web-platform uses a Citizen Science approach to explore the Burdens of Pain. The goal of this project is to invite citizens of British Columbia to contribute information about living with pain from their own experiences and be active members in advancing research in this area. The data collected will help foster a sense of community amongst people with shared experiences of pain and help researchers in identifying research questions that may need further investigation. This poster describes the patient-centered approaches that we used to include patient-partners and other end users in the development process as co-creators, participants and decision makers.
Warke B, Gromala D, Gupta A, Shaw C, and Li L. A Diverse Patient-Centered Approach to Researching Burdens of Pain: a Citizen Science project in British Columbia. In the International Association for the Study of Pain’s (IASP) World Congress on Pain 2022, Toronto, Canada, 19-23 Sep 2022
Graduate student, Pegah Kiaei presenting one of the posters at the the IASP World Congress on Pain 2022.