UPLiFT CONFERENCE

DaySession 1 BreakSession 2
Tuesday 2
November 2021
60-minute
session
15-minute
break
60-minute
session
Thursday 4
November 2021
60-minute
session
15-minute
break
60-minute
session
Tuesday 9
November 2021
60-minute
session
15-minute
break
60-minute
session
Thursday 11
November 2021
60-minute
session
15-minute
break
60-minute
session
Tuesday 16
November 2021
60-minute
session
15-minute
break
60-minute
session
Thursday 18
November 2021
60-minute
session
15-minute
break
60-minute
session
Tuesday 23
November 2021
2-hour
closing session

Conference Themes

Three overall topics (research, advocacy, and self-management) were decided as tracks. Throughout the discussion, several underlying themes running across the tracks emerged.

  • Education: All sessions aim to provide relevant and valuable information and resources to attendees. It is especially important for people with the lived experience (PWLE) of pain to understand what is available to them; that they can be involved in various research, clinical, and advocacy efforts; and how to get started in areas that interest them.
  • Connection: This conference will connect PWLE and pain advocates with one another, as well as connect them to research, resources, education, and clinicians and researchers who are co-designing and coproducing work with PWLE and pain advocates.
  • Health Equity and Cultural Adaptations: ensuring equitable integration with a specific focus on marginalized groups (racial, gender, indigenous populations, socioeconomic status); access to care and barriers to care; ensuring care, research, etc. are culturally adapted to local audiences.

SUBMISSION TOPICS

RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

Sessions falling under this theme discuss the latest science behind pain, translating pain research to practice, patient engagement in research, and general education related to the research process.

PAIN ADVOCACY

Sessions falling under this theme discuss how pain patient advocates (whether living with pain or not) can work to influence policy, how to advocate for health equity, and the overall impact of pain on lives.

SELF-MANAGEMENT

Sessions falling under this theme discuss or demonstrate the latest science and practices in pain self-management. This theme has options for one-hour sessions or shorter sessions between the one-hour sessions.

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