Title:  Self-hypnosis training to reduce chronic pain: the HYlaDO program
Presenters: David Ogez,  Maryse Aubin
Venue: Audytorium Maximum - Small Hall / Aula Mała

Time: 20- 30 minute presentation during 5th pararell sesion- 14.06.2024 08:30-10:00
Language: EN


Background: More than 7 million Canadians suffer from chronic pain, with mainly pharmacological treatment, including opioids, and limited access to healthcare, including waiting times of up to five years for a pain clinic in Quebec. Faced with these challenges, pan-Canadian experts recommend complementary non-pharmacological approaches.
The proposed solution: A multidisciplinary team including anesthesiologists, psychologists, neuroscientists and patient partners have developed HYlaDO (HYpnosis for Pain Management in French) to meet the needs of patients suffering from chronic pain. The program is structured according to ORBIT recommendations for interventional research, and consists of eight one-and-a-half-hour sessions designed to teach self-hypnosis for pain management.
Interventional research: HYlaDO has been the subject of two studies: a design definition, acceptability and feasibility study, and a pilot efficacy study. The results show excellent acceptability of the program and offer recommendations for improving the design of the intervention. The pilot study, involving 30 patients, showed significant effects on the reduction of post-intervention pain and anxiety, as well as an improvement in the physical dimensions of quality of life at six-month follow-up. Following these results, we are currently conducting an efficacy and implementation study.
Conference objectives: Our presentation aims to 1- detail the structure of the HYlaDO program, and 2- present the results of the two preliminary studies.

David Ogez, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the Montreal University, and clinician-researcher at the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Center. A graduate of the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium, he has 22 years\' experience in medical psychology, specifically in oncology, palliative care and chronic pain clinics. He is President of the Société Québécoise d\'Hypnose (SQH).