Paper and Workshop Presentations

Dr. McMurtry and her trainees have traveled all over the world to present their research findings, and below is a list of their presentations in workshops and conferences. The underlined authors in the below list represent Dr. McMurtry’s trainees.

2016

24. Edwards, K.R. (Chair), McMurtry, C.M., Lawlor, C., & Hapidou, E.G. (2016). OUCH! Why does it STILL hurt? Chronic pain across the lifespan. Symposium submitted for the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies 6th Annual Conference, Hamilton, Ontario, May 2016. Including the following individual talks:
- McMurtry, C.M. & Edwards, K.R. Chronic pain 101: Definitions, prevalence, and impact.
– Edwards, K.R., McMurtry, C.M. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for pediatric chronic pain: Practice and efficacy.
McMurtry, C.M. & Lawlor, C. Opportunities and challenges in developing a new interdisciplinary pediatric chronic pain program at McMaster Children’s Hospital.

23. Genik, L.M., Marshall, S., McMurtry, C.M., Rapoport, A., & Stinson, J. (2016). Feasibility and initial effectiveness of massage therapy for pain and anxiety reduction in palliative children with cancer: Preliminary results. Session presented at the Inaugural Provincial Symposium on Paediatric Palliative Care, Toronto, Ontario, April 2016.

22. Genik, L.M., McMurtry, C.M., Breau, L., & Lewis, S.P. (2016). Improving pain assessment and management knowledge of children’s respite workers: Development and preliminary effectiveness of the ‘Let’s Talk About Pain’ training program. Session presented at the Ontario Association for Developmental Disabilities – Research Special Interest Group Annual Research Day, London, Ontario, April 2016.

2015

21. McMurtry, C.M., Mousmanis, P., & Taddio, A. (2015). Reducing the hidden cost of immunization: Management of immunization pain and fear across the lifespan. Session presented at the 2015 Family Medicine Forum, Toronto, ON, November 2015.

20. McMurtry, C.M., Dalley, J., Creary, P., Taddio, A., Noel, M., & HELPinKIDS 2.0 Team. (2015). Nasty needles? Children’s perceptions and experiences of needle procedures. In  N. Racine (Chair), Worry, fear and phobia: A cross-contextual approach to child fear and anticipatory distress to painful medical procedures. Symposium presented at the Canadian Pain Society Annual Conference, Charlottetown, PE, May 2015.

19. Genik, L.M., McMurtry, C.M., & Breau, L. (2015). Assessment and management of pain in children with intellectual disabilities: Using surveys and vignettes to develop an  understanding of support workers’ beliefs. In F. Symons (Chair), Clinical research issues in   the study of pain and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Symposium presented at the 48th Annual Gatlinburg Conference, New Orleans, LA, April, 2015.

2014

18. McMurtry, C.M. (2014). Summary of findings tables and meta-analyses for clinical questions regarding: situational factors, parental reassurance, parental presence, exposure therapy,  and applied tension. Help Eliminate Pain in Kids Knowledge Synthesis, Practice Guidelines and Dissemination Strategies: Team and Stakeholder Knowledge Synthesis Meeting, Toronto, ON, July 2014.

17. McMurtry, C.M. (2014). Immunization Fear and Pain in Children (overview). Help Eliminate Pain in Kids Knowledge Synthesis, Practice Guidelines and Dissemination Strategies: Team and Stakeholder Meeting 1, Toronto, ON, February 2014.

16. McMurtry, C.M. (2014). Preliminary evidence on situational factors, parental reassurance, parental presence, and pediatric exposure therapy for immunization fear and pain. Help Eliminate Pain in Kids Knowledge Synthesis, Practice Guidelines and Dissemination Strategies: Team and Stakeholder Meeting 1, Toronto, ON, February 2014.

2013

15. McMurtry, C.M. (2013). Procedural pain and fear: Understanding concepts, measurement, and evidence-based treatment. In C.M. McMurtry & J. Vinette (Co-Chairs), Procedural anxiety and pain: Recognizing and addressing the anxiety and pain therapeutically. Workshop presented at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, October 2013.

14. McMurtry, C.M. & Creary, P. (2013). Development of needle fear in children: The family context. In C.M. McMurtry (Chair), Not just a poke: Prevalence, development, and consequences of needle fears in childhood. Symposium presented at the International  Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2013.

2012

13. McMurtry, C.M. Pediatric needle procedures: The role of adult reassurance in children’s pain  and distress. Canadian Psychological Association President’s New Research Awards Invited Symposium. Symposium presented at the CPA Annual Convention, Halifax, NS, June 2012.

12. McMurtry, C.M., Bird, L., Creary, P., & Roman, T.M. Pediatric acute pain: The measurement and  role of fear. In K.D. Craig (Chair), Advances in Pediatric Pain Research: What do we do to our children? Symposium presented at the Canadian Pain Society Annual Conference, Whistler, BC, May 2012.

2010

11. McMurtry, C.M., Noel, M.E., Chambers, C.T., & McGrath, P.J. Parent child interactions during pediatric venipuncture: Expected and emerging relationships. In L.L. Cohen (Chair), Parent- Child Interactions during Pediatric Procedures: Patterns across Populations and Procedures. Workshop presented at the International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Acapulco, Mexico, March 2010.

10. McMurtry, C.M., McGrath, P.J., & Chambers, C.T. Parent behavior and ratings of child pain and distress  during pediatric venipuncture: The influence of parental characteristics. In K.D. Craig (Chair), Determinants of Caregiver Judgments of Pain in Children. Workshop   presented at the International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Acapulco, Mexico, March 2010.

9. Noel, M., Chambers, C.T., McMurtry, C.M., & McGrath, P.J. Children’s memory for acute pain: The influence of parental behaviours during medical procedures on subsequent recall. In M. Noel (Chair), Children’s Memory for Pain: Multimethod Explorations of Children’s Recall. Workshop presented at the International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Acapulco, Mexico,       March 2010.

2008

8. McMurtry, C.M., Chambers, C.T., McGrath, P.J., & Asp, E. Children’s perceptions of parental reassurance: An experimental manipulation of vocal tone, facial expression and content. Paper presented at Dalhousie University Department of Pediatrics Research Day, Halifax,  NS, May 2008.

7. McMurtry, C.M., & Chambers, C.T. Lab-based research on family factors in pediatric pain. In S. Kashikar-Zuck (Chair), Parental and Sociocultural Factors in Pediatric Pain: Laboratory-Based, Translational, and Clinical Research Perspectives. Workshop presented at the 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society, Tampa, FL, May 2008.

6. McMurtry, C.M. How to get a CIHR Doctoral Award. Invited workshop presented at the Canadian Pain Society Annual Scientific Conference, Victoria, BC, May 2008.

2005-2007

5. McMurtry, C.M. Steps – Structured Tactical Engagement Process: A model for crisis negotiation. Paper presented at the North American Correctional and Criminal Justice Psychology Conference, Ottawa, ON, June 2007.

4. McMurtry, C.M. Observational behaviour assessment: Parent, staff, and pediatric patient interactions. In I. Clemente (Chair), Assessment of Pediatric Pain: Methodological Considerations. Workshop presented at International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Vancouver, BC, June 2006.

3. McMurtry, C.M. Pediatrics, painful procedures, and parents: Reassuring interactions between children in  pain and their caregivers? In C. Eccleston (Chair), Parents of children in pain: The interrelationship of parental stress, parental coping and child pain. Workshop presented   at the International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Vancouver, BC, June 2006.

2. McMurtry, C.M. Pain in Child Health: A successful Atlantic training program. Paper presented at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research: Health Research in Atlantic Canada – “Collaborative Initiatives, What Works?” Halifax, NS, May 2005.

1. McMurtry, C.M. Comments on commentaries: Getting your message across. Paper presented at the Pain in Child Health Training Consortium, White Point, NS, October 2004.

Poster Presentations

2016

47. Freedman-Kalchman, T., Genik, L., McMurtry, C.M., & Breau, L. (2016). When did it hurt  the most? Respite providers’ perceptions of painful experiences in children with intellectual disabilities. Poster presented at the 2016 Ontario Association for Developmental Disabilities Research Special Interest Group Annual Research Day, London, ON, April 2016.

46. Dalley, J. & McMurtry, C.M. (accepted). A voice with value: Children’s perspectives of visits to the general practitioner. Paper submitted for presentation at the 2016 Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, April 2016.

2015

45. Dalley, J.S. & McMurtry, C.M. (2015). Keeping kids in the conversation: Understanding children’s perspectives of visits to the general physician. Poster presented at the 2015 Family Medicine Forum, Toronto, ON, November 2015. Received poster award.

44. Tomlinson, R.M., McMurtry, C.M., Bax, K.C. (2015). Children and adolescents with abdominal pain: An exploration of positive psychological factors. Poster presented at the 10th International Forum on Pediatric Pain, White Point, NS, October 2015.

43. Schinkel, M.G., Boerner, K.E., Chambers, C.T., & McMurtry, C.M. (2015). Are boys’ and girls’ pain judged the same? The impact of caregiver and child sex on caregiver judgment of children’s pain. Poster presented at the 36th Annual Scientific Meeting, Canadian Pain  Society, Charlottetown, PE, May 2015. Also presented at: the Dalhousie Pain Day, Halifax, NS, May 2015; and as an oral platform presentation at the IWK Health Centre Department of Pediatrics Research Day, Halifax, NS.

42. Genik, L., McMurtry, C.M., & Breau, L. (2015). Respite care for children with intellectual disabilities: Perceptions of need for pain training and preferences. Poster presented at the Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities Research Special   Interest Group Annual Research Day, Thorold, ON, April 2015.

41. Schinkel, M.G., Boerner, K.E., Chambers, C.T. & McMurtry, C.M. (2015). Predictors of caregiver judgment accuracy of children’s pain during venipuncture. Poster presented at the 10th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Seattle, WA, May 2015

40. McMurtry, C.M., Gorodzinsky, A., & Chorney, J.M. (2015). Systematic review of adult-child interactions during painful medical procedures: How consistent are the relationships between adult distress promoting and coping promoting behaviors and child outcome? Poster presented at the 10th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Seattle, WA, May 2015

39. Horzempa, L. & McMurtry, C.M. (2015). Depiction of needles in children’s literature. Poster presented at the 10th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Seattle, WA, May 2015

38. Genik, L.M., McMurtry, C.M., & Breau, L. (2015). How much does it hurt? Factors contributing to respite providers’ pain intensity ratings for children with intellectual disabilities. Poster presented at the 10th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Seattle, WA, May 2015

37. Noel, M., McMurtry, C.M., Taddio, A., & HELPinKIDS 2.0 Team (2015). Harnessing the fragility of pain memories: A meta-analysis of memory reframing interventions for reducing children’s pain and fear of needles. Poster presented at the 10th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Seattle, WA, May 2015

36. Dalley, J.S., & McMurtry, C.M. (2015). Further validation of the Children’s Fear Scale: Content validity and child preference. Poster presented at the 10th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Seattle, WA, May 2015

35. Tomlinson, R. M., McMurtry, C.M., Knoll, A., & Vinette, J. (2015). Clinician perceptions of pain and fear management in cystic fibrosis care: A comparison of health care disciplines and patient groups. Poster presented at the 10th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Seattle, WA, May 2015

2014

34. Dalley, J.S., Durzi, T., & McMurtry, C.M. (2014). Teaching veterinary students to effectively   communicate with child clients regarding pet healthcare. Poster presented at the Primary Care Veterinary Educators World Symposium, Citrus Heights, CA, October 2014.

33. McMurtry, C.M., Roman, T., & Buttle, S. (2014). Children’s understanding of pain and fear: Validation of a series of vignettes. Poster presented at the International Association for the Study of Pain’s 15th World Congress on Pain, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 2014.

32. Genik, L.M., McMurtry, C.M., & Breau, L. (2014). Caring for children with cognitive impairments: The impact of pain source on caregivers’ ratings of pain intensity, need for medical attention, and need for other attention. Poster presented at the International   Association for the Study of Pain’s 15th World Congress on Pain, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 2014.

31. Tomlinson, R. M., McMurtry, C.M. (2014). Positive psychological factors and the experience of abdominal pain in emerging adults: a pilot study. Poster presented at the International Association for the Study of Pain’s 15th World Congress on Pain, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 2014.

30. Dalley, J.S., Creary, P., & McMurtry, C.M. (2014). What are you afraid of? Exploring the specific fears of children and adults regarding painful and other aspects of needle procedures. Poster presented at the International Association for the Study of Pain’s 15th World Congress on Pain, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 2014.

29. Genik, L.M., McMurtry, C.M., & Breau, L. (2014). Pain in children with cognitive impairments: The impact of children’s verbal abilities on pain ratings and perceived need for assistance by caregivers. Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities Research Special Interest Group Annual Research Day, Kingston, ON, April 2014.

28. Genik, L., McMurtry, C.M., & Breau, L. (2014). Respite workers’ opinions on pain in children with cognitive impairments: Sensation, reaction, and communication. 35th Annual Scientific Meeting, Canadian Pain Society, Quebec City, QC, May 2014.

27. Dalley, J.S., McMurtry, C.M., & Creary, P. (2014). Pain tolerance of parents and children during needle procedures. 35th Annual Scientific Meeting, Canadian Pain Society, Quebec City, QC, May 2014.

26. Tomlinson, R.M., Knoll, A., McMurtry, C.M., & Vinette, J. (2014). Barriers to pain and fear management in cystic fibrosis health care providers. 35th Annual Scientific Meeting,  Canadian Pain Society, Quebec City, QC, May 2014.

2013

25. Dalley, J., & McMurtry, C.M. (2013). Teddy and I Visit the Vet: Using an interactive tour of a veterinary clinic to teach coping strategies and reduce children’s medical fears. 9th International Forum on Pediatric Pain, White Point, NS, October 2013.

24. Tomlinson, R.M., McMurtry, C.M. (2013). The relationship between positive child factors and health-related quality of life in functional gastrointestinal disorders: Proposed research. 9th International Forum on Pediatric Pain, White Point, NS.

23. Genik, L., McMurtry, C.M., & Breau, L. (2013). Assessment and management of pain in children with cognitive impairments who are nonverbal: A survey of support workers’ attitudes, beliefs, and opinions. Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities Research Special Interest Group Annual Research Day, Niagara Falls, ON, April 2013. [Also presented at the 9th International Forum on Pediatric Pain, White Point, NS, October 2013].

22. Bird, L. & McMurtry, C.M. (2013). Construct validity of the Children’s Fear Scale: Children’s ratings of fear in varying contexts of pain. National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, New Orleans, LA, April 2013.

21. Karazsia, B.T., Stavnezer, A.J., & McMurtry, C.M. (2013). Evidence-based advising in psychology. Annual American Psychological Association Convention, Honolulu, HI.

20. Creary, P. & McMurtry, C.M. (2013). Exploring the relationship between parent and child needle fear: Is parental needle fear modeling related to children’s fear of needles? Canadian Psychological Association Convention, Quebec City, QC, June 2013.

2011-2012

19. McMurtry, C.M. (2012). Pediatric needle procedures: Parent-child interactions, child fear, and evidence-based treatment. Canadian Institutes of Health Research, New Principal Investigators Meeting 11, Mont-Gabriel, QC, October 2012.

18. McMurtry, C.M. (2011). Communicating comfort in acute pain? A model of reassurance. International Forum on Pediatric Pain, Whitepoint, NS, October 2011.

17. McMurtry, C.M., McGrath, P.J., & Chambers, C.T. (2011). Factors related to parental use of reassurance and distraction during venipuncture. The National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, San Antonio, TX, April 2011.

2010

16. McMurtry, C.M., Jelalian, E., Hart, C., & Neill, M. (2010). Implementation of a school-based policy banning sugar sweetened beverages: Examination of student reaction, consumption, and weight status. Obesity 2010: Obesity Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 2010.

15. McMurtry, C.M., McGrath, P.J., & Chambers, C.T. (2010). All Reassurance is not created equal:  Adult reassurance during pediatric venipuncture. 13th World Congress on Pain, Montreal, QC, August 2010.

14. McMurtry, C.M., Noel, M., Chambers, C.T., & McGrath, P.J. (2010). New face on the block: A pilot study of the faces anxiety scale for measuring anxiety in children undergoing painful medical procedures. International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Acapulco, Mexico, March 2010.

13. McMurtry, C.M., McGrath, P.J., & Chambers, C.T. (2010). Parents’ perceptions of reassurance and distraction during children’s painful medical procedures. International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Acapulco, Mexico, March 2010.

12. Noel, M., Chambers, C.T., McMurtry, C.M., & McGrath, P.J. (2010). Children’s memory for painful medical procedures: The accuracy of, and agreement between, children’s and parents’ memory following venepuncture. International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Acapulco, Mexico, March 2010.

2008-2009

11. Noel, M., Chambers, C.T., McMurtry, C.M., & McGrath, P.J. (2009). The influence of adult behaviors during medical procedures on children’s memories for pain. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Toronto, ON, August 2009.

10. Noel, M., Chambers, C.T., McMurtry, C.M., & McGrath, P.J. (2009). Children’s memory for acute pain: The influence of parental behaviours during medical procedures on subsequent recall. Canadian Psychological Association Annual Conference, Quebec City, QC, May 2009.

9. McMurtry, C.M., Chambers, C.T., McGrath, P.J., & Asp, E. (2008). Children’s perceptions of parental reassurance: An experimental manipulation of vocal tone, facial expression and content.  Poster presented at the 12th World Congress on Pain, Glasgow, UK, August 2008.

8. Noel, M.E., Chambers, C.T., McMurtry, C.M., & McGrath, P.J. (2008). The role of pain in influencing children’s recalled procedural anxiety. Poster presented at the IWK Interdisciplinary Research Conference, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia.   November, 2008; International Forum on Pediatric Pain, Whitepoint, Nova Scotia. October, 2008; International Association for the Study of Pain’s 12th World Congress on Pain, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. August, 2008; IWK Health Centre Department of Pediatrics Research Day, Halifax, NS. May, 2008.

7. McMurtry, C.M., Klein, R., & MacLeod, J. (2008). Inhibition of return and cognitive search strategies: Does IOR account for increased search efficiency during relaxed search? Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention, Halifax, NS, June 2008.

2002-2006

6. Bandstra, N.F, McMurtry, C.M., Chambers, C.T., Court, C., & von Baeyer, C.L. (2006). Pediatric nurses’ self-reported use of pain assessment: A gap between evidence and practice. Poster presented at the International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Vancouver, BC, June 2006.

5. McMurtry, C.M., McGrath, P.J., Chambers, C.T., Asp, E., Finley, G.A., & Deacon, H. (2006). Children’s perceptions of parental reassurance: Is reassurance a warning flag for parental worry? A proposed set of dissertation studies. Poster presented at the 6th Pain in Child Health   Institute Halfmoon Bay, BC, June 2006.

4. McMurtry, C.M., Bandstra, N.F, Chambers, C.T., Court, C., & von Baeyer, C.L. (2006). Pediatric nurses’ self-reported use of pain assessment: A gap between evidence and practice. Poster presented at the Dalhousie University Department of Pediatrics Research Day, Halifax NS, May 2006.

3. Coates, C., McGrath, P., McMurtry, C.M., & Lingley-Pottie, P. (2005). Pain and coaches responses in young gymnasts. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Pain  Society, Halifax, NS, May 2005.

2. McMurtry, C.M., McGrath, P.J., Chambers, C.T., Asp, E., & Finley, G.A. (2005). Caregiver reassurance:  Linguistic and tonal analyses. Poster presented at the 5th International Forum  on Pediatric Pain, White Point, NS, October 2004; poster and oral presentation at the Dalhousie University Department of Pediatrics Research Day, Halifax NS, May 2005.

1. McMurtry, C.M., & Olds, E.S. (2002). The guidance of visual atention by ‘visual marking’  processes.  Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Psychology Undergraduate Thesis Conference, London, ON, May 2002.