UnConferences are events run by participants. Attendees can submit topics or challenges, set the agenda for what’s discussed, and create an environment of productive discussion. Instead of passive listening, all attendees and organizers are encouraged to become participants, with discussion leaders providing moderation and structure for attendees.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
1. Keynote lectures covering: - Building and harnessing the power of effective therapeutic alliance, led by Dr. Miciak. - Understanding the impact of health behaviors on pain and function, and improving them through communication and coaching, with Dr. Silvernail. 2. Active learning sessions - Each keynote will be followed by an active learning session (e.g. Case-study, small group discussions, workshop) to help all participants understand and apply the content
3. Networking and inter-professional discussion - Come and meet fellow clinicians, researchers, and trainees from various health fields (PT, OT, MD, Psych...) with an interest in pain.
4. Get a patient's perspective on living with pain - Individuals with persistent pain will be in attendance and participating in all aspects of our event, providing unique insight into their pain experience