Selected Presentations & Publications for Dr. Allen Finley

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“Challenges in pediatric pain management around the world”  Pediatrics Dept., Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand: 2008-11-19

“Pediatric pain assessment and management”  Pediatrics Dept., Mahidol University, Bangkok: 2008-11-19

“Chronic pain in pediatric patients”  Anesthesiology Dept., Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University: 2008-11-21

“Pain management policies and practices around the world: A real need” [e-presentation via internet] Aga Khan University, 8th International Pain Symposium, Karachi, Pakistan: 2008-11-21

“Children’s pain: International perspectives”  Hospital das Clínicas, Universidade de São Paulo–Ribeirão Preto, Brasil: 2009-01-26

“The ChildKind Initiative for prevention, assessment, and management of children’s pain” Centro de Dor e Neurocirurgia Funcional, Hospital Nove de Julho, São Paulo, Brasil: 2009-02-02

Prof. Sira Bunyaratavej Honorary Lecture: “Knowledge sharing in pediatric cancer pain”  20th Annual Scientific Meeting, Thai Association for the Study of Pain, Pattaya, Thailand: 2009-05-02

“How much does it hurt? – Pediatric pain assessment” & “The ChildKind Hospitals Initiative”  Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health, Bangkok, Thailand: 2009-05-04

“Prevention of children’s pain, and the ChildKind Hospitals Initiative”  Annual Meeting, Chinese Pediatric Anesthesia Society, Wenzhou, China: 2009-05-09

“Children’s pain care: International research and knowledge translation”  International Health Speakers Series, Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine: 2009-05-21

“Pain management overview: International perspectives”  Global Outreach–Anesthesia in Challenging Environments, Halifax, NS: 2009-05-24

“Prevention of children’s pain around the world, and the ChildKind Hospitals Initiative”  Pain Team Rounds, QE II HSC, Halifax, NS: 2009-09-15

“Pharmacological management of pediatric pain”  Atlantic Provinces Inter-professional Pain Conference, Halifax, NS: 2009-10-03

“But Doctor, It Still Hurts!” – Recognition and Belief in Pediatric Chronic Pain (cases and solutions)”  Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Pain Week – Pediatric Grand Rounds, Ottawa: 2009-11-04

“Children’s pain around the world, and the ChildKind International Initiative”  CHEO Pain Week – Lunch and Learn, Ottawa: 2009-11-04

“Prevenção da dor na criança no mundo” [in English, slides in Portuguese]  Rede RUTE/Brazilian Telemedicine NET, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brasil (participants in Rio de Janeiro, Brasília, Fortaleza, Porto Alegre): 2009-11-12

“Please don’t hurt me! Managing procedure pain”  Pediatric Pain Workshop, Khon Kaen Regional Hospital, Khon Kaen, Thailand: 2009-12-09

“Crossing Borders – Knowledge transfer and exchange: Prevention of children’s pain around the world”  8th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Acapulco, México: 2010-03-11

“Pediatric pain around the world – Barriers and solutions”  Asian Society of Pediatric Anesthesia Annual Meeting, Chengdu, China: 2012-07-15
“Analgesic availability for children around the world (Pharmacology is easy – Politics is hard)” (in Workshop: Opioids for acute pain in children: Efficacy and safety)  World Congress on Pain, Milano, Italy: 2012-08-31
“Pediatric pain & pain assessment – What everyone should know”  Vaikų Ligoninė (Vilnius University Children’s Hospital), Vilnius, Lithuania: 2012-10-17
“Chronic pain in children”  6th International Baltic Congress of Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care, Vilnius, Lithuania: 2012-10-19
“Neuropathic and complex pain in children” 4th Regional Congress of Cancer and Blood Disorders of Childhood (RCCBDC), Amman, Jordan: 2012-11-09
“Pain prevention: Barriers and solutions” 4th RCCBDC, Amman, Jordan: 2012-11-09
“Pediatric pain assessment” 4th RCCBDC (Nursing Day), Amman, Jordan: 2012-11-10
“Recognition, belief, and trust in pediatric chronic pain” Jordan Society of Anesthesiologists, Amman: 2012-11-10
“Children’s pain around the world: Barriers and solutions” Axe Inflammation/Douleur, Centre de Recherche Clinique Etienne LeBel, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS), Sherbrooke, QC: 2013-03-13
“What every pediatrician should know about children’s pain” Dept. of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, Hospital Nacional de Niños, San José, Costa Rica: 2013-05-14

Primer Congreso Nacional y Centroamericano de Cuidados Paliativos Pediátricos, San José, Costa Rica

  • “So you want to change the world? Knowing is not enough” – 2013-05-15
  • “How much does it hurt? Current approaches to pain measurement in children” – 2013-05-16
  • “‘Please don’t hurt me!’ Managing painful procedures” – 2013-05-17
  • “‘But Doctor, it still hurts!’ Recognition and belief in pediatric chronic pain” – 2013-05-17


“Chronic pain in adolescents: Where are we? Where are we going? – A soliloquy on patient care”  IV Jornadas Internacionales de Dolor Infantil, Tarragona, Spain: 2013-05-30
“Pharmacological treatment of chronic pediatric pain: Problems and solutions”  IV Jornadas Internacionales de Dolor Infantil, Tarragona, Spain: 2013-05-30

“Research to Policy: From Thailand to Canada to the World”  GHRI Panel presentation, Canadian Public Health Association Annual Conference, Ottawa: 2013-06-11
“Changing institutional culture about pain treatment: ChildKind International”  Workshop, 9th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Stockholm, Sweden: 2013-06-20
“Challenges in acute pain drug research” Pain in Child Health Training Institute, White Point Beach, NS: 2013-10-02
“Chronic pain in adolescents: Where are we? Where are we going?” (Keynote/Opening lecture)  Associação Português a para o Estudo da Dor – IV Congresso Interdisciplinar de Dor, Porto, Portugal: 2013-10-17
“The ChildKind International Initiative” in Workshop: Controlo da dor aguda em crianças e adolescentes–Protocolos e auditorias.  IV Congresso Interdisciplinar de Dor, Porto, Portugal: 2013-10-17
“Flash: Opioides na criança: Sim o Não?”  IV Congresso Interdisciplinar de Dor, Porto, Portugal: 2013-10-18
“Pain in children and ChildKind International”  1st World Pain Symposium of the World Institute of Pain Foundation, Kolkata, India: 2013-11-16
“What children & those who care for them should know about pain”  1st WIPF Symposium, Kolkata: 2013-11-16

(of 122 total; * = student author)

Finley GA, Cohen AJ. Perceived urgency and the anaesthetist: Responses to operating room monitor alarms. Can J Anaesth 1991; 38(8): 958-64.

Finley GA, McGrath PJ, Forward SP*, McNeill G, Fitzgerald P*. Parents’ management of children’s pain following “minor” surgery. Pain 1996; 64(1): 83-7.

Cummings EA*, Reid GJ, Finley GA, McGrath PJ, Ritchie JA. Prevalence and source of pain in pediatric inpatients. Pain 1996; 68(1): 25-31.

Chambers CT*, Reid GJ, McGrath PJ, Finley GA. Development and preliminary validation of a postoperative pain measure for parents. Pain 1996; 68: 307-13.

Gauthier JC*, Finley GA, McGrath PJ. Children’s self-report of postoperative pain intensity and treatment threshold: Determining the adequacy of medication. Clin J Pain 1998; 14(2): 116-120.

Wilkins KL*, McGrath PJ, Finley GA, Katz J. Phantom limb sensations and phantom limb pain in child and adolescent amputees. Pain 1998; 78: 7-12.

Watt-Watson JH, Clark AJ, Finley GA, Watson CPN. Canadian Pain Society Position Paper on Pain Relief. Pain Res Manage 1999; 4(2): 75-8.

Breau LM*, McGrath PJ, Camfield C, Rosmus C, Finley GA. Preliminary validation of an observational pain checklist for persons with cognitive impairment and inability to communicate verbally. Devel Med Child Neurol 2000; 42: 609-16.

MacDonald DM*, Finley GA. Governmental barriers to opioid availability in developing countries. J Pharmaceut Care Pain Symptom Control 2001; 9(1): 5-23.

Demyttenaere S*, Finley GA, Johnston C, McGrath PJ. Pain treatment thresholds in children following major surgery. Clin J Pain 2001; 17: 173-7.

Wozniak E*, Finley GA, Dooley K, Barnard D. Low-concentration morphine infusion does not compromise packed red blood cell transfusion. J Pain Symptom Manage 2001; 22(2): 668-71.

Breau LM*, Finley GA, McGrath PJ, Camfield CS. Validation of the Non-Communicating Children’s Pain Checklist for the postoperative pain of children with cognitive impairments. Anesthesiology 2002; 96(3): 528-535. (associated editorial by Kain et al.).

Mondor TA, Finley GA. The perceived urgency of auditory warning alarms used in the hospital operating room is inappropriate. Can J Anesth 2003; 50(3): 221-8 (associated editorial by Dain).

Dick BD*, Connolly JF, McGrath PJ, Finley GA, Stroink G, Houlihan ME, Clark AJ. The disruptive effect of chronic pain on mismatch negativity. Clin Neurophysiol 2003; 114: 1497-1506.

Finley GA, Chambers CT, McGrath PJ, Walsh TM*. Construct validity of the Parents’ Postoperative Pain Measure. Clin J Pain 2003; 19(5): 329–334.

Finley GA, Franck LS, Grunau R, von Baeyer C. Why children’s pain matters. Pain: Clinical Updates2005; 13(4): 1-6. []

Finley GA, Stewart SH, Buffett-Jerrott SE, Millington D*, Wright KD*. High levels of impulsivity may contraindicate midazolam premedication in children. Can J Anesth 2006; 53(1): 73-78.

Forgeron PA, Finley GA, Arnaout M. Pediatric pain prevalence and parents’ attitudes at a cancer hospital in Jordan. J Pain Symptom Manage 2006; 31(5): 440-8. [doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2005.09.003]

Finley GA, Forgeron PA, Arnaout M. Action research: Pediatric pain service development in Jordan. J Pain Sympt Manage 2008; 35(4): 447-454 [doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2007.05.006]

Forgeron PA, Jongudomkarn D, Evans J, Finley GA, Thienthong S, Siripul P, Pairojkul S, Sriraj W, Boonyawatanangkool K. Children’s pain assessment in Northeastern Thailand: Perspectives of health professionals. Qual Health Res 2009; 19: 71-81.

Finley GA, Kristjánsdóttir Ó, Forgeron PA. Cultural influences on the assessment of children’s pain. Pain Res Manage 2009; 14(1): 33-37.

Abidi SSR, Hussini S, Sriraj W, Thienthong S, Finley GA. Knowledge sharing for pediatric pain management via a Web 2.0 framework. Stud Health Technol Inform 2009 (Proc MIE09); 150: 287-292.

Chorney JM, McGrath PJ, Finley GA. Salon: Pain as the neglected adverse event. Can Med Assoc J2010; 182(7): 732

Wright KD, Stewart SH, Finley GA. When are parents helpful? A randomized, clinical trial of the efficacy of parental presence. Can J Anesth 2010; 57(8): 751-758 [epub – doi: 10.1007/s12630-010-9333-1]

Forgeron PA, McGrath PJ, Stevens B, Evans J, Dick B, Finley GA, Carlson T. Social information processing in adolescents with chronic pain: My friends don’t really understand me. PAIN 2011; 152: 2773-80 [doi:10.1016/j.pain.2011.09.001]

Linhares MBM, Doca FNP*, Martinez FE, Carlotti RGM, Cassiano LI, Pfeifer CA, Funayama CA, Rossi LRG, Finley GA. Pediatric pain: Prevalence, assessment, and management in a teaching hospital. Braz J Med Biol Res 2012; 45(12): 1287-94

Jongudomkarn D, Forgeron PA, Siripul P, Finley GA. “My child, you must have patience and kreng jai”: Thai parents and child pain. J Nursing Scholarship 2012; 44(4): 323-31  [doi: 10.1111/j.1547-5069.2012.01467.x]

Grégoire MC, Finley GA. Drugs for chronic pain in children: A commentary on clinical practice and the absence of evidence. Pain Res Manage 2013; 18(1): 47-50

Forgeron PA, Evans J, McGrath PJ, Stevens B, Finley GA. Living with difference: Exploring the social self of adolescents with chronic pain. Pain Res Manage 2013; 18(6): e115-e123

Thienthong S, Seehanoo J, Sriraj W, Suraseranivongse S, Finley GA. The third year anesthesiology residents’ knowledge regarding pediatric postoperative pain management. Open J Anesthesiol 2013; 3: 388-392 [doi: 10.4236/ojanes.2013.39082]

Twycross A, Finley GA. Children’s and parents’ perceptions of postoperative pain management: A mixed methods study. J Clin Nurs 2013; 22(21-22): 3095-3108 [doi: 10.1111/jocn.12152]

Finley GA, Chorney JM, Campbell L. Not Small Adults: The emerging role of pediatric pain services. Can J Anesth 2014; 61(2): 180-187 [doi: 10.1007/s12630-013-0076-7]

von Baeyer CL, Stevens BJ, Chambers CT, Craig KD, Finley GA, Grunau RE, Johnston CC, Pillai Riddell R, Stinson JN, Dol J, Campbell-Yeo M, McGrath PJ. Training highly qualified health research personnel: The Pain in Child Health consortium. Pain Res Manage 2014 [in press]