Monthly Virtual Collaboration Forum

Upcoming Session: Virtual Collaboration Forum – Gender & Chronic Pain – Women’s Experiences Through an Intersectional Lens

May 26 | 5:00 PM MT – Speaker: Dr. Fiona Webster

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the difference between sex and gender
  • Explain why and how gender matters in the context of chronic pain
  • Apply intersectionality to women’s experiences of chronic pain
  • Critically reflect on the experiences of women who have experienced gendered aspects of pain

Fiona Webster is a critical sociologist and Associate Professor in the Labatt Family School of Nursing at Western University and holds a cross appointment with the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, where she is also an Academic Fellow with the Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research (CQ). She has successfully led many Tri-Council funded, interdisciplinary research teams with a particular focus on applying sociological approaches to understanding and improving care, with a particular focus on chronic pain and marginalization. By turning a sociological eye to the challenges of providing chronic pain care within parameters currently delineated by the Canadian health care system, her aim is to identify structural and ideological components of contemporary health care that might be amenable to change.


Please note- this event’s time has been changed to 5:00 PM.

Please Note: May 12 Collab Q&A – Trauma Informed Treatment Planning: The Tools & How to Use Them was cancelled. Stay tuned for future updates.

Virtual Collaboration Forum Schedule: Past and Upcoming

One benefit of CMN membership is receiving access to all monthly Virtual Collaboration Forum recordings and related resources after the event. The CMN works closely with membership and the Scientific Planning Committee to determine what topics should be covered. Each session features relevant, impactful presentations with 2-3 speakers focusing on what you need to know now. 

Virtual Collaboration Forums are completely free. They take place on the dates and times below through Zoom. Download the 2022 event poster!







23-Sep-21 7:30 – 8:30pm MT The Personal in the Pandemic: Getting Real About Our Own Wellness Kerry McLean MC, RCT Recording available to CMN members.
28-Oct-21 7:30 – 8:30pm MT Challenging Stigma in Your Practice: A Case Study on 2SLGBTQ+ Inclusivity – A Sexualized Substance Use Perspective Jesse-David Murray BA, BSW, CCW Recording available to CMN members
25-Nov-21 7:30 – 8:30pm MT The Other Emergency – Meet the Disruptors Dr. Ginetta Salvalaggio, Dr. Esther Tailfeathers, Dr. Bonnie Larson, Boots on the Ground, and more Recording available to CMN members
27-Jan-22 7:30 – 8:30pm MT Not Another New Years’ Resolution: Patient Motivation and Goal-Setting in Primary Care Dr. Arlene Cox PhD, RPsych Recording available to CMN members
24-Feb-22 7:30 – 8:30pm MT Pelvic Pain 101: It’s not all endo Dr. Magali Robert, MD, MSc. Medical Director, Calgary Chronic Pain Centre, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Recording available to CMN members
24-Mar-22 7:30 – 8:30pm MT Opioid Use in Older Adults – Ideal vs Actual Patient Journeys Dr. Lara Nixon MD CCFP (COE) FCFP, and Pharmacist, Mareiz Morcos, PharmD Recording available to CMN members
28-Apr-22 7:30 – 8:30pm MT How to DO Trauma Informed Care & Repair Relationships that Go Wrong Kara Irwin, M.Sc., R.Psych and Marie Ferraro (AAWEAR) Recording available to CMN members
12-May-22 7:30 – 8:30 pm MT Collab Q&A – Trauma Informed Treatment Planning: The Tools & How to Use Them Kara Irwin, M.Sc., R.Psych Event Cancelled. Stay tuned for future updates!
26-May-22 5:00 – 6:00 pm MT Gender & Chronic Pain – Women’s Experiences Through an Intersectional Lens Dr. Fiona Webster Recording available to CMN members
23-Jun-22 7:30 – 8:30pm MT Pediatric Chronic Pain Points – Diagnosis & Management Dr. Katie Birnie, PhD RPsych, and Dr. Nivez Rasic, Pediatric Anesthesiologist, BSc MD FRCPC, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine Event Cancelled Updates will be given once a new time and date is scheduled.
The CMN is in the process of planning upcoming topics for sessions that will begin in September.  
This 1-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1 Mainpro+® credits.
Additional accreditation information: It is recommended that health care professionals that do not fall under the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Mainpro+ certification program follow the guidelines set by their corresponding professional colleges and associations.