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The 2009 Fibromyalgia Fibrocasts

The 2009 Fibromyalgia Fibrocasts are a series of discussions on key topics related to Fibromyalgia including research, diagnosis, patient perspectives, patient advocacy issues, treatment options and available resources. This Fibrocast marks the first of a series and was produced to commemorate World Fibromyalgia Day, May 12, 2009. Hosted by Lynn Cooper, President of Canadian Pain Coalition and Sandra Gartz, Leader of Kitchener-Waterloo Fibromyalgia Support Group ,Board of Directors for Canadian Pain Coalition, this Fibrocast can be found by clicking on the Fibrocast link.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic widespread pain condition which affects approximately one million Canadians. It is characterized by a chronic widespread pain that is usually accompanied by poor sleep, stiffness and fatigue, deep tenderness and flu-like aching. Fibromyalgia can be debilitating and can have devastating effects on a sufferer’s life, impacting one’s ability to work and engage in everyday activities, as well as their relationships with family, friends and employees.

The Healthcasts are sponsored through an unrestricted educational grant from Pfizer Canada.

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2008 Neuropathic Pain Healthcasts

The 2008 Neuropathic Pain Healthcasts are a series of discussions on key topics related to Neuropathic Pain including research, diagnosis, patient perspectives, patient advocacy issues, treatment options and available resources. Each Healthcast features a different conversation between healthcare professionals about neuropathic pain, its causes, treatments and what's happening on the research front. The Healthcasts were hosted by physicians across Canada who presented or acted as an MC at a series of public forums about Neuropathic Pain held across Canada in 2008. For more information click on the Podcasts link and/or visit www.nepknowmore.ca.

Neuropathic pain, often referred to as "nerve pain", is a disease caused by injury or dysfunction of the nerves, spinal cord or brain. It is estimated that 2.2-million Canadians suffer from neuropathic pain, often in combination with other types of pain such as fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis and migraine headaches. Other causes of neuropathic pain include diabetes, shingles or herpes zoster, pain following a stroke, multiple sclerosis and limb amputation.

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MONTRÉAL

Here are the health professionals who took part in this healthcast: Dr. Aline Boulanger, director of the pain clinics at the Hôtel-Dieu (CHUM) and Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur, and vice-president of the Association québécoise de la douleur chronique; Dr. Manon Choinière, researcher at the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal Research Centre; and Daniel St-Jean, vice-president of the Association québécoise de la douleur chronique. This episode was recorded in Montreal on September 29, 2008. This healthcast is in French

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QUÉBEC

Here are the health professionals who took part in this healthcast: Dr. André Bélanger, member of the pain clinic at the Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis, and professor and facilitator at Université Laval; and Line Brochu, secretary of the Association québécoise de la douleur chronique. This episode was recorded in Quebec City on October 21, 2008. This healthcast is in French.

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LONDON

This episode features Dr. Dwight Moulin who is a Professor and Earl Russell Chair Pain Program at the University of Western Ontario and Dr. David Boyd an Internist Psychiatrist and Chronic Pain Specialist at Victoria Hospital. This episode was recorded on November, 5 2008 in London, Ontario.

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EDMONTON

This episode features Dr. Brad Stewart who is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Alberta and Dr. Robert Hauptman who is Treasurer of the Pain Society of Alberta and Medical Director of the Med Management Program at HealthPointe Pain Clinic. This episode was recorded on June 23, 2008 in Edmonton.

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OTTAWA

This episode features Dr. Ellen Thompson who is an Assistant Professor at University of Ottawa and Dr. Mary Redmond a Chronic Pain Physician. This episode was recorded on September 11, 2008 in Ottawa.

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