2011 Oct       Making Sense of Abdominal Pain. Workshop for BC Pediatric Society & GI Dept. of BC  Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC.


2011 Jun       Hypnosis in Pediatric Pain Management. Pain Master Class Minneapolis


2011 Mar       De-medicalizing Sleep: A Trans-Disciplinary and Trans-Cultural Team Approach to Sleep in Children and Adolescents with

                      FADS. Talk: Behavoural methods to enhance sleep.


2010 Jun       Hypnosis in Pediatric Pain Management. Pain Master Class Minneapolis


2009 Sep       Confessions from Two Seasoned Practitioners: What we didn’t know we didn’t know and wished we knew then. (with Dr Julie

                       Linden). International Society of Hypnosis (ISH), 18th Conference, Rome.


2009 Jun        Hypnosis in Pediatric Pain Management. Pain Master Class Minneapolis


2006 Jun        Chronic Pain in Teens with Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome. 6th Pain in Child Health Institute, Halfmoon Bay, BC.


2006 Mar       Hypnosis in Pediatric Palliative Care. Plenary address: American Clinical Hypnosis Society Meeting, Orlando, FL.


2005 Apr        Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care. (3 days) First Middle East International Conference, Kuwait City, Kuwait.


2005 Feb       Hypnosis in Children- What Does it Look Like? Hypnose in Kinderschoenen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


2005 Feb       How to talk to the Dying Child & Family. and Integrative Therapies for Managing Pediatric Chronic Pain. Conference on

                      Children's Pain Management & Palliative Care,Recklinghausen, Germany.


2005 Jan       Talking with Children about Death and Dying. The Luncheon Address: First Children's Grief Conference, Los Angeles, CA.


2004 Nov      Making Every Moment Count. Award Presentation & Screening: National Hospice & Palliative Care Congress, Michigan:


2004 Nov      Palliative Care in the Pediatric Oncology Setting. BC Cancer Agency Conference, Vancouver, BC.


2004 Oct       Hypnosis Used with Children and Teens. Frontiers of Hypnosis: 6th National Assembly, Halifax, NS.


2004 Sep      Beyond Medications: Integrative methods for Pain and Symptom Control in Pediatric Palliative Care. Children's Hospice

                      International 16th World Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland.


2004 Sep      When Every Moment Counts: Pediatric Palliative Care. International Congress on Care of the Terminally Ill, Montreal, QC.


2004 May      Starting Early: Hypnosis with Children & Adolescents. and Supervision on Hypnosis with Children & Teens. Canadian Society

                      of Clinical Hypnosis, Banff, AB.


2003 Nov      Managing your Child's Pain. BC Neurofibromatosis Foundation Conference, Vancouver, BC.


2003 Jun      Blending Complementary & Conventional Therapies for Chronic Pain: An Evidence Based Approach: Pain Associated with

                     Cancer & other Chronic Illness. (with Drs. T. Culbert, S. Sensor, C. Wood) International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Sydney, Aus.


2003 May      Helping Ease Children's Pain. (Half-day intensive session) and The Changing Face of Pediatric Pain & the Role of Child Life

                      in the Last Twenty Years. (Closing Plenary Address). Annual Child Life Congress, Montreal, QC.


2003 Apr       Management of Complex Ongoing Pain. and Integrative Therapies for Recurring Abdominal Pain.  Children in Pain: Exploring

                      Therapeutic Options Congress, Ann Arbor, MI.


2001 May      Facing the Fear of Death. (address) and Dealing with your Feelings. (workshop) 2nd European Pediatric Palliative Care Conference,

                      Warsaw, Poland.


2001 Apr       Long-term Impact of Pain Management Techniques.  Oncology Pediatric Social Worker Conference, Calgary, AB.


2001 Apr       Children with Chronic Pain Treatment. American Pain Society, Phoenix, AZ: CAM Research Symposium:


2000 Jun       Update on Chronic Pain. (Education Day Presentation), Self-Regulatory Methods of Pain Management (Workshop), and Long-Term

                      Impact of Pain Experience in Childhood (Plenary Address).  5th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, London, UK.


2000 Jan       Pain: The Effects of Stress & Coping. Northwest Pacific Pediatric Society Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC.


1999 Nov      Biobehavioural Methods of Pain Relief. and Pain Management in Children: From Hospital to Home (Plenary Address). Texas

                      Children’s Hospital Pain Conference, Houston, TX.


1999 Oct       Therapeutic Techniques for Pain Relief (Address) and Putting it All Together (Case-Studies Panel). Kingston General Hospital:

                      Therapeutic Approaches to Pain Relief. A Child’s Pain: The Caregiver’s Challenge. Interdisciplinary Conference, Kingston, ON.


1999 Oct       Dilemmas in Pediatric Pain Practice. 1st National Pediatric Pain Congress, Ichilov Hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel.


1999 Sep      Long-Term Impact of Pain Management for Young Adults, Diagnosed with Cancer as Children. (State of the Art Address).

                     Children Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics Conference, Seattle, WA.


1999 Apr       Self-Regulation methods that Reduce Children’s Pain and Distress (Keynote Address). Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback

                     Conference, Vancouver, BC.


1998 Nov     No Fears, No Tears - 13 Years Later Work in Progress. American Pain Society Conference, San Diego, CA.


1998 Oct      Mind-Body Methods of Pain Relief. (Plenary Address). Greater Tulsa Pain Conference, Tulsa, OK.


1998 Mar     Chronic Pain Concerns.  Pediatric Meeting, Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, BC.


1997 Nov     Mind-Body Methods of Pain Management (Plenary Address) and Using Imagery for Pain Control (Workshop). Yale Medical School:

                     Pediatric Pain Workshop, New Haven, CT.


1997 July     Headache & Abdominal Recurrent Pain. 4th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Helsinki, Finland.


1996 Oct      Difficulties for Conflict Resolution in Sri Lanka. Condition of the World’s Children Conference, University of British Columbia.


1996 Jan      Does a Sick Child Mean a Sick Family?  and How to Cope & Psychological Interventions for Childhood Pain. American Pseudo-

                     obstruction & Hirschsprung’s Disease Conference, Los Angeles, CA.


1995 Mar     Abdominal Pain: From H. Pylori (the Gut) to Neurosis (the Brain) Via a Few Other Organs. (with Drs. Israel, Smith & Whitehouse).

                     Society for Adolescent Medicine Conference, Vancouver, BC.


1995 Mar     The Pain Trilogy: Head, Abdominal and Limb Pain. (with Drs. Oberlander & Zeltzer). Youth Health Assembly Conference, Vancouver.


1994 Aug     Pediatric Pain Management into the Year 2000 (Symposium). International Conference on Cancer Nursing


1994 Jun     Cognitive and Behavioural Approaches, (Symposium with Dr. G. Walco) and Complex Cases in the Pediatric Pain Clinic,

                   (Workshop with Drs. Zeltzer, Foster, Champion, & von Baeyer). 3rd International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Philadelphia, PA.


1993 Aug     Pediatric Persistent Pain.  (Topical Seminar Chair). 7th World Congress on Pain, Paris, France.


1993 Jun     Pediatric Pain Management (Heinz Seminar). Canadian Pediatric Society Conference, Vancouver, BC.


1992 Feb     21st Century Pain Management (Seminar) and Psychological Methods of Pain Management (Seminar). Child Health 2000 World

                    Congress, Vancouver


1991 Jun     Helping Minimize Pain and Distress.  BC Children’s Hospital Conference on Children & Youth with Developmental Motor Disabilities,

                    Vancouver, BC.


1991 Feb    Painful Procedures Done Painlessly. (with Dr. Thiessen). Emergency Medicine Update: Toronto Continuing Medical Education

                   Conference, Whistler, BC.


1989 Feb    Techniques for Acute Pain Reduction (Plenary Address). St. Paul’s Hospital Pain Conference, Vancouver, BC.


1988 July    No Fears, No Tears (Videotape Presentation).  1st International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Seattle, WA.


1988 Mar    Pediatric Pain (Keynote Address).  Pediatric Pain Conference, Stony Brook University Hospital, New York, NY.


1987 Nov    Pediatric Pain Management. Critical Care Nurses National Conference, Vancouver, BC.


1987 Oct     The Challenge for Psychology within a Pediatric Hospital (The Belyea Address).  B.C. Psychological Association Annual Conference,

                    Vancouver, BC.


1987 Jun     Imagery in the Treatment of Life Threatening Illness (Keynote Address). World Imagery Conference, Toronto, ON.


1987 Apr     Empowering Parents. 3rd Canadian Psycho-Social Oncology Conference, Saskatoon, SK.


1987 Mar    Imagery as a Therapeutic Modality. BC Oncology Nurses Conference, Vancouver, BC.


1986 July    Dealing with Children’s Pain. Canada West Medical Congress, Vancouver. BC.


1986 May    The Management of Pediatric Pain and Anxiety. R.N.A.B.C. Pediatric Conference, Vancouver, BC.


1984 Nov     Favourite Stories: An Hypnotic Pain Reduction Technique for Young Children in Acute Pain. American Society for Clinical

                    Hypnosis Conference, San Francisco, CA.


1984 May    Psychological Methods of Pain and Anxiety Reduction. Canadian Psychological Association Convention, Ottawa, ON.