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Building “Pain Foundations” with Free Pain BC Courses

The ACFP is pleased to announce that free subscriptions to the Pain BC Pain Foundation courses have been extended to March 2024. The ACFP has a limited number of subscriptions available so act fast.

The “Pain Foundations” courses offer a great introduction to understanding, managing, and treating chronic pain. Empower your patients to self-manage pain and learn to: 

  • Identify and recognize the underlying symptoms of acute and chronic pain from a biopsychosocial perspective  
  • Use tools to monitor the biopsychosocial impact of pain on patients and to assess their pain management plans  
  • Implement non-pharmacological strategies to create holistic and individualized treatment plans for people living with pain  

We have three subscription types available: 

  • Pain Foundations for Primary Care Providers –  an online course designed specifically for physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses to improve their understanding of chronic pain and how to address the challenges of pain assessment and treatment
  • Pain Foundations for Allied Health Providers – an online course designed for allied health care providers to improve their understanding of chronic pain and how to address the challenges of pain assessment and treatment
  • Gentle Movement and Relaxation Course for Patients – an online course designed to provide practical knowledge and resources for their own movement and relaxation programs for people living with chronic pain

Once registered, you will have access to the course for an entire year. 

To learn more about Pain BC and its offerings, please visit:

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My name is Smitha Yaltho and I feel privileged to work as a family physician. Why? I believe that being a family physician has been the best job any physician can hope to have. I have personally grown in my own abilities and skill-sets with diverse opportunities in ambulatory practice, acute care and work in Facility Living.  Working in primary care has been exciting and has also afforded me tremendous opportunities for growth while still remaining stimulating in its complexity.  I believe that Family physicians are trusted partners in patient care –  every step of the way. 

Why are you volunteering to serve on this committee?
I currently have an interest in Physician Leadership and  trauma informed care.  I have served as a director with the Board of Directors with the Edmonton North PCN, Edmonton’s largest PCN. Thereafter, I have worked as the Director of Medical Services with CapitalCare (also based in Edmonton) for almost 6 years. It is my express wish that my contribution on the ACFP board of directors will highlight the excellence of family medicine that exists right here and now within the Alberta health care system. 

What about the ACFP’s work do you find most valuable?
Ability to highlight and further support the excellence of primary care right here in Alberta.