Crossing over from acute to chronic pain | Pain #4.12

Learning Objectives

  • Outline risk factors for chronic postsurgical pain​
  • Outline risk factors for various types of chronic pain​
  • Describe potential methods of prevention of chronic pain​
  • Describe evolving information regarding prevention of chronic pain in children

Lisa Isaac, MD, Anaesthesiologist at the Hospital for Sick Children

Dr. Lisa Isaac is a pediatric anesthesiologist on staff in the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children.  She began this role after a pediatric anesthesia and intensive care fellowship at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and McGill University.  She works as an anesthesiologist in the operating room, as a pain specialist in the chronic pain clinic and the acute pain service, and established the first transitional pain service for children at Sickkids, in 2012. She established this service in order to help patients with prolonged acute pain and with the goal of preventing chronic pain in children.    She is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine, her research and professional activity interests focus on the transition from acute to chronic pain in children, in the implementation of bioinformatics in healthcare, and in the promotion of equity, diversity and inclusion in healthcare.

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