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Self-management for chronic pain
The Practising Well Community of Practice by family physicians, for family physicians, to connect in real time with, and learn from, others who are working with patients to address their mental health, substance use disorders and chronic pain. The Practising Well Community of Practice is an intentional conversation for shared learning hosted by the OCFP and the DFCM Division of Mental Health and Addictions. The Practising Well Community of Practice is one component of the OCFP’s Practising Well Program.

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning Program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 1 Mainpro+Ⓡcredits. The Practising Well Community of Practice Community of Practice includes a series of planned webinars. Each session is worth 1 Mainpro+Ⓡcredits, for up to a total of 12 credits.

Jun 23, 2021 08:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Melissa Holowaty
Dr. Melissa Holowaty is a graduate of the University of Toronto, completing a PhD in Molecular Genetics in 2004, an MD in 2008 and family medicine residency in 2011. In 2020, she completed a Masters Degree in Palliative Care from the University of Maryland's Department of Pharmacy. She is also a Diplomate of the Canadian Academy of Pain Management, and holds a Certificate of Added Competence in Addiction Medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). She is the current Chair of the Medical Interest Group in Addiction Medicine for the CFPC, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Queen's and a Lecturer at the University of Ottawa in the Departments of Family Medicine. She lives in rural southeast Ontario with her partner and their three Boston terriers.
Dr. Chase McMurren
Dr. Chase Everett McMurren is of Michif, Celtic, French and Ukrainian descent. Originally from Southern Alberta, he’s been living in Tkarón:to | GichiKiiwenging for years. His clan is the Turtle and his spirit name is Water Song Medicine Keeper. Chase is a harp-playing, home-visiting physician for long-living elders, and an integrative psychotherapist for artists. He is the Theme Lead for Indigenous Health in the MD Program and Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine within the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Chase is training as a nâtawihôwêw* [not-a-way-who-ee-oo], or Medicine Man (*in Michif) and is a student of the Hakomi Method, Alexander Technique, and harp therapy.
Dr. Abhimanyu Sud
Dr. Abhimanyu Sud is a family physician, researcher and award-winning medical educator. His work focuses on the intersections of chronic pain, mental illness and substance use, particularly from the perspectives of primary care and population health. He is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.