Atlantic Pain Conference

2023 Atlantic Pain Conference

Date: Friday, November 24, 2023
 The Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax NS


The Atlantic Pain Conference is offered annually to anyone with an interest in pain management. The objective is to cover an intensive curriculum within a short period of time. The program will give the participant an appreciation of the importance of taking an interdisciplinary approach as well as provide updates on key areas of pain management.


Registration is now closed. Those still wishing to attend can register on-site between 7:00AM – 8:00AM at the conference.

Accepted forms of payment are cheque, credit card, or cash (exact change required).

Topics will include:

  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Pharmacological Review & Risk Factors for Uncontrolled Pain & Prolonged Opioid Use
  • Cancer Pain – Palliative Care Perspective
  • Harm Reduction Panel
  • Using tech in pain management
  • WCB Processes
  • Rehabilitation Panel
  • John Fraser Keynote Lecture to be given by Dr. Jaime Arredondo on the topic of:
    International Harm Reduction
  • Mary Lynch Keynote Lecture to be given by Dr. Andrea Furlan on the topic of:
    Conquering Chronic Pain

More information is available in the event brochure.

Study Credits

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Dalhousie University Continuing Professional Development and Medical Education for up to 7.0 MAINPRO+ credits.

As an accredited provider, Dalhousie University Continuing Professional Development and Medical Education, designates this continuing professional development activity for up to 7.0 credit hours as an accredited group learning Section 1 activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found online at


You may contact the Westin Nova Scotian to book a room if you wish to stay the night before and/or after the conference. The Westin has rooms reserved for attendees of this conference, but it will be “first-come-first-served”

Reserve a room by calling 1-866-761-3513 and advise that you are attending the Atlantic Pain Conference on November 24, or use their online booking portal.

Social Event & Poster Session:

The Atlantic Pain Conference is pleased to announce the inaugural Trainee Pain Research Poster Session to be held from 6 pm to 8 pm at The Garden Restaurant as part of the conference’s social event. All trainees engaged in pain research and/or practice are invited to attend and present a virtual poster describing their current pain related research. This is an opportunity for trainees to share their work with colleagues. A call for abstracts can be found here.

For further information, contact:

Jessica Howe, Conference Coordinator
Tel: (902) 473-6428