Best practices in the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain

Best practices in the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain

WorkSafeBC’s Not just a prescription pad: A multimodal approach to chronic non-cancer pain management

Target Audience:

GPs, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Psychiatrists, Physiotherapists, Occupation Therapists, Registered Nurses Registered Clinical Counsellors, Residents, Medical students, and other allied health care providers

Course Format: 2 online webinars (Tuesday evenings) from 1830-2000 PST


  • Jan 21, 2020
  • Jan 28, 2020
Broadcast from
Online from Vancouver BC BC


Are you interested in learning more about best practices in the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain?

You’re invited to participate in two distinct online accredited webinar educational sessions to learn more about engaging with patients with complex non-cancer pain, and identifying appropriate evidence-based treatments through integrating non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments.

You will benefit from attending either one or both sessions as each session will contain practical take-home applications and strategies that you can begin implementing in your practice. Speakers will discuss the current best practices in the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain.


Each webinar will include a presentation that the speaker will discuss in depth, and engage participants throughout the session with interactivity.

Webinar 1

  • Date:  Tuesday January 21, 2020
  • Time:  6:30PM – 8:00PM (PST)
  • Speaker:  Dr. Peter Rothfels, WorkSafeBC Chief Medical Officer

Webinar 2

  • Date:  Tuesday, January 28, 2020
  • Time:  6:30PM – 8:00PM (PST)
  • Speaker:  Dr. Launette Rieb, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Practice, UBC; Department of Family and Community Medicine, St. Paul's Hospital


  • Moderator and presenter visible via webcam
  • Presentation slides visible on the webinar
  • Audio live through your computer speakers
  • Your questions sent via the Q&A chat box

Prior to the webinar you will receive an email from UBC CPD with connection details. If you do not recieve this email, please check your spam folders. You should add "" to your safe sender list. If you do not see the connection email, please contact us.

Key Speakers

Dr. Peter Rothfels and Dr. Launette Rieb

Skills Gained

Learning objectives this webinar are designed to help you:

  • Incorporate the College’s Standards for the safe prescribing of opioids into clinical practice
  • Apply key principles for tapering of opioids and initiating substitution and exit strategies
  • List risks and benefits of non-opioid treatment modalities for chronic non-cancer pain and gain confidence in recommending them
  • Identify community and regional resources and supports, including WorkSafeBC programs
  • Develop confidence in engaging patients in the difficult conversations related to tapering opioids, exiting opioids, and/or refusing to prescribe opioids
  • Screen and identify coexisting substance use disorder, mood disorder, and sleep disturbances


Free, but space is limited. Please email if you register but cannot attend. Other colleagues might need that space.

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