International Forum on Pediatric Pain (IFPP)

11th International Forum on Pediatric Pain 

October 12 – 15, 2017

White Point Beach Resort, Nova Scotia

Engaging for Impact: Partnerships in Pediatric Pain




The IWK Centre for Pediatric Pain Research is thrilled to share their exciting line up for the 2017 International Forum on Pediatric Pain to be held at the beautiful White Point Beach Resort, Nova Scotia, October 12-15th.

Our opening Keynote speaker is André Picard; One of Canada’s top health policy observers and commentators, currently the public health columnist for The Globe & Mail.

Internationally renowned keynote speakers include:


Dr. Paula Forgeron- University of Ottawa,

Dr. Fiona Campbell- Sick Kids Hospital and University of Toronto,

Dr. Laura Simons- Stanford University,

Dr. Serge Marchand – Univ. de Sherbrooke,

Dr. Mats Eriksson – Örebro University


And…back by popular demand… the Sunday Marquee Event featuring debates:

The Dirty World of Profit– Dr. Cathy Driscoll versus Dr. Patrick McGrath and

Special Grudge match: Bunk, Hope and Reality with Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf versus Dr. Bill Zempsky.

In addition to this fabulous line up and your own excellent submissions, we will have the annual Nordic Swim…be sure to bring your costumes for this invigorating event!

Stay tuned for the call for abstracts and full schedule in the coming weeks. See you all on the beach!


 More information coming soon!  Please email any inquiries to


Previous IFPP Conferences & IFPP Publications

The International Forum on Pediatric Pain began in 1996, organized by the faculty of the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research. They hoped to create a multidisciplinary, stimulating, and educational workshop with researchers from around the world. Since then, each Forum has brought together scientists and clinicians for plenary lectures, interactive workshops, and peer-reviewed poster sessions. Held at White Point Beach Resort, IFPP offers a quaint, relaxed atmosphere which allows for networking between colleagues and sharing of current research in all areas of pediatric pain.

10th International Forum on Pediatric Pain (2011)

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Personalized Approaches to Pediatric Pain Management (October 1-4th, 2015)

9th International Forum on Pediatric Pain (2013)

Current trends in acute and procedural pain management in children (October 3-6th, 2013)

IFPPScheduleClick here to download the IFPP Schedule 2013 

Supplementary Materials for 2013 Delegates

Some of our presenters have made talk materials available online for 2013 delegates. Please click below to access the materials. Contact the author directly with any questions.

Fiona Campbell, MD: Peri/Postoperative Pain Management in Children (Slides & Handout)

Ran Goldman, MD: Pain in the Pediatric Emergency – Tips and Tricks from the Trenches (Slides)

Leora Kuttner, PhD: Interactive Hypnosis Workshop – Hands on the Magic Glove (Handout 1  & Handout 2) and video below or on YouTube at:


8th International Forum on Pediatric Pain (2011)

New concepts in complex and recurrent pain (October 13-16th, 2011)



Click here to download the 2011 brochure



7th International Forum on Pediatric Pain (2008)

The proceedings our meeting on Pain Measurement in Children was summarized in a special issue of the journal, Pain Research and Management [McGrath, P.J., Latimer, M., Finley, G.A., & Chambers, C.T. (2009). Editorial: Measurement of pain in children. Pain Research & Management, 14, 11.]. The abstracts and articles can be downloaded by clicking here.

Previously, our Centre published a series of books summarizing the proceedings of our meetings. You can learn more about these books, including how to order copies, by clicking here.