8.00am Registration and Welcome Tea & Coffee
Risk Factors for ‘Languishing’ with Pain - Risk for Onset and Outcome
9.00am - 9.10am Welcome & Introductions
9.10am - 10.10am Paediatric Pain – What Do We Know?
A review of the state of paediatric pain in NZ and beyond. Epidemiology, clinical risk factors, and what predicts poorer functioning and outcomes for our children and whanau?
Dr Ross Drake, Paediatric Palliative Care and Pain Medicine Specialist, Starship Child Health, Auckland, NZ
Dr Jordan Wood, Canterbury DHB, Christchurch, NZ
10.10am - 10.30am Morning Tea
10.30am - 11.00am Adverse Childhood Events and Long Term Outcomes
How does cumulative trauma impact our youth, and how can we as clinicians identify and support those who are at highest risk?
Dr Kirsty Ross, Senior Clinical Psychologist & Senior Lecturer In Clinical Psychology, School of Psychology, Massey University, Auckland, NZ
11.00am - 11.50am NZ Maori and Pasifika Youth Health - Accessing Pain Services
A panel of experts with knowledge of Maori, Pasifika and Youth health
11.50am - 12.15pm DISCUSSION / QUESTION SESSION - LANGUISHING
12.15pm - 1.00pm Lunch
Resilience and Post-Traumatic growth - Moving towards ‘Flourishing
1.00pm - 1.45pm Resilience in the Face of Adversity
What predicts resilience and helpful coping in the face of adversity, and how can systems best support youth after adversity? Drawing from research with our youth after the Christchurch earthquakes, consideration will be given to how we can draw from this research in the context of paediatric pain.
Dr Maureen Mooney, Clinical Psychologist, Research Officer, Joint Centre for Disaster Research (JCDR), Massey University, NZ
1.45pm - 2.15pm Resilience and Coping with Chronic Pain
How do some people with pain find different ways of coping, and demonstrate resilience or even ‘flourish’ in spite of the pain experience? Drawing from our adult literature, what can we learn to support our youth living with pain?
Dr Bronnie Lennox Thompson, Occupational Therapist, Canterbury DHB, Christchurch, NZ
2.15pm- 2.30pm Afternoon Tea
2.30pm - 3.10pm Resilience and the Family System
How can whanau and the family unit promote resiliency in the face of the paediatric pain experience? This will include consideration of acute and chronic pain settings; and consider how we as clinicians can support helpful coping and resiliency in the broader family system.
Dr Paul Vroegop, Child and Adolescent Consult-Liaison Psychiatrist & Pain Specialist, Counties Manukau Health, Auckland, NZ
3.10pm - 3.50pm Post Traumatic Growth after Adversity
Moving beyond adversity – is it possible to Flourish? Drawing from our adult and broader paediatric literature, how do some individuals grow from experiences of adversity? How might this inform our clinical practice working with those who have pain?
Dr Rebekah Smith, Clinical Psychologist, Older Persons Mental Health, Canterbury DHB, Christchurch, NZ
3.50pm - 4.10pm DISCUSSION / QUESTION SESSION – FLOURISHING
4.10pm - 5.00pm PANEL DISCUSSION
Presenting a panel of experts who work in the field of pain from around New Zealand. The panel will provide practical advice about strategies, and a discussion of resources to help clinicians who may not have access to a specialist pain service.
5.00pm-6.00pm AGM for the Pain in Childhood (PinC) / Pain in Children and Adolescents (PICA) Special Interest Group