Jennifer Stinson

International Keynote Speaker, Pain

Nurse Clinician and Scientist, Hospital for Sick Children/University of Toronto, Canada

    Jennifer Stinson is the Mary Jo Haddad Nursing Chair in Child Health and a Senior Scientist in the Child Health Evaluative Sciences (CHES) research program at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto. She is also an Advanced Practice Nurse in the Chronic Pain Program in the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at SickKids, in addition to Professor in the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, Department of Paediatrics, the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto.

    Dr Stinson holds the Peter Lougheed New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and has received the Early Career Award from the Canadian Pain Society, the International Association for the Study of Pain (Special Interest Group on Pain in Childhood) and Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation.

    Through evidence-based research and knowledge translation processes, her iOUCH lab aims to improve the lives of children and adolescents through the use of innovative information and communication technologies. Her major clinical research interests are in the area of pain and symptom management and the use of e-health (internet) and m-health (mobile phones) technologies to improve the assessment and management of pain and other symptoms in children with chronic illnesses. She is also interested in patient engagement and developing and evaluating novel interprofessional paediatric pain curricula for health care professionals.