Pain & Therapeutics 2023/24

Interprofessional Online Learning | University of Saskatchewan

The online course was developed out of the interdisciplinary Pain & Therapeutics conference focused on mental health, complex pain and substance use disorders. 

The course consists of three modules:

Module 1: Pain & Therapeutics - Nutrition and Intimacy

  1. Chronic Pain & Nutrition: Are the Two Really Linked? | Dr. Inderveer Mahal

  2. Chronic Pain and Intimacy | Bree Rutten & Jennifer King

Module 2: Chronic Pain with Multiple Topics

  1. Pain in Indigenous People - Trauma Informed Care | Dr. Margot Latimer & Courtney Pennell

  2. Chronic Pain and Substance Use Disorder | Dr. Annabel Mead

  3. Chronic Pain and Mind-Body Interventions | Dr. Abhimanyu Sud

  4. Counselling Strategies in the Management of Chronic Pain | Jennifer King

  5. Optimize Virtual Care for Pain | Dr. Katie Birnie

  6. Medication Coverage for Chronic Pain Patients | Julia Bareham

  7. Risks and Benefits of Medication Combinations and How to Safely Taper | Dr. Katelyn Halpape

  8. Trauma/ACEs and the Relationship with Chronic Pain | Dr. Elizabeth Saxton

  9. Resources on Prescribing Exercise | Dr. Susan Tupper

  10. Assessment and Physical Strategies for Chronic Pain | Isobel Johnston

Module 3: Chronic Pain & Disability (Self-Learning Video) | Anwyn Diakuw

Course Registration

Course Cost: $50.00 +taxes
Course Start Date
: June 20, 2023
Registration deadline April 25, 2024


You must complete the course no later than June 20, 2024 in order to claim credits.

Target Audience:
Open to all Allied Health Care Professionals

Accreditation Credits

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Royal College)

Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

Section 3: Self-Assessment Accreditation Statement: This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Continuing Medical Education Division, University of Saskatchewan. You may claim a maximum of 2.25 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

Section 2: Self-Learning: Participants are reminded that the 9.5 hours of video presentations are a valuable source of Section 2 Credits in the MOC framework- Self-Learning. Video, Audio or Podcast learning activities can be claimed for 0.5 credits per activity.

Learners are reminded to document their learning in MAINPORT

CFPC Members


The College of Family Physicians of Canada: This one-credit-per-hour Self-Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the Continuing Medical Education Division, University of Saskatchewan for up to 13.0 Mainpro+ credits. 

Learners are reminded to document their learning in Mainpro+®

For course information, contact:

Kimberley Drake, Administrator