Upcoming Events
Dr. Vanessa Pasztor, Dr. Joyce Chen, and Dr. Michael Soueidan. Family Medicine Residents. Co-presenter / supervisor : Dr. Irina Kudrina.
AECPM
Formative feedback on McGill pain services by the patients and family physicians. Preliminary results of the TRAST project
June 20, 2018 4:00 p.m.
MGH, Room A5-131
AECRP Annual Summer BBQ
Open to staff, trainees, technicians and their families
August 16, 2018 4:00 p.m.
The Director's backyard!
Jennifer Stinson, RN-EC, PhD, CPNP, FAAN
Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
Pushing the frontier of digital health to transform pain assessment and self-management
October 3, 2018 4:00 p.m.
MHG Room A5-151
Featured Events
17th World Congress on Pain
Sep 12 2018, to Sep 16, 2018
Boston Convention and Exhibition Centre, Boston, MA
The preeminent global meeting devoted to sharing new developments in pain research, treatment, and education organized by the International Association for the Study of Pain.
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About Us

Pain research at McGill University is conducted at the AECRP (Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain). The Centre comprises researchers from the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry and Science. Its main goal is to bring together the McGill community of basic and clinical pain researchers to promote research that will result in cures for chronic pain. Through activities and international collaborations, the Centre focuses on new discoveries and their clinical applications that will improve the prevention and treatment of chronic pain.

Pain Research at McGill:
What we do and why we do it

Congratulations
Ronald Melzack - Canadian Journal of Pain 2017 Paper of the Year Award
M. Gabrielle Page, E. Manolo Romero Escobar, Mark A Ware & Manon Choiniere
Selected as the Best Paper of the Year from all of those published by the Canadian Journal of Pain in 2017. [link]
Dr. Claudio Cuello elected as a Fellow of the British Academy of Medical Sciences
Dr. Claudio Cuello, Professor and inaugural Charles E. is among a group of 48 leading biomedical and health scientists whose work is being recognized with election to the prestigious British Academy of Medical Sciences, announced on May 10 [link]
The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation is pleased to announce the Recipients of the Grants in Chronic Pain Research, PhD Fellowships, and the Melzack and Bushnell Fellowships for the year 2018. Congratulations to the recipients!
Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation Grants in Chronic Pain Research 2018
Dr. Reza Sharif-Naeini, Dr. Philippe Seguela, Dr. Terence Coderre and Dr. Yoram Shir
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Ronald Melzack Fellowship in Chronic Pain Research 2018
Dr. Renuka Malik
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Edwards PhD. Studentships in Pain Research 2018
Quentin Devaux and Thomas Deluc
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FRSQ Chercheur Boursier
Catherine Ferland, Arkady Khoutorsky, Marc O Martel and Reza Sharif-Naeini
Congratulations to Catherine, Arkady, Marc O and Reza on their recent Chercheur Boursier Salary Awards! [link]
CPS 2018 Trainee Research Award - Basic Science
Luca Posa
This award is made annually by the CPS to "support PhD pain research projects". Congratulations to Luca for winning this year's award in the Basic Science category! [link]
Congratulations to the winners of this year's Poster Competition:
22nd Annual McGill Pain Day Poster Competition
Basic Science Category: 1st Prize Stephanie Mouchbahani Constance; 2nd Prize, Kevin Lancon Human/Clinical Research Category: 1st Prize, Shannon Tansley, 2nd Prize, Diana-Luk Ye
Publications
Khoutorsky A, Price TJ. Translational Control Mechanisms in Persistent Pain Trends Neurosci. 2017 Dec 14. pii: S0166-2236(17)30233-3. doi: 10.1016/j.tins.2017.11.006 [link]
Beaudry H, Daou I, Ase AR, Ribeiro-da-Silva A, Séguéla P. Distinct behavioral responses evoked by selective optogenetic stimulation of the major TRPV1+ and MrgD+ subsets of C-fibers Pain. 2017 Dec;158(12):2329-2339. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001016 [link]
He BH, Christin M, Mouchbahani-Constance S, Davidova A, Sharif-Naeini R, Mechanosensitive ion channels in articular nociceptors drive mechanical allodynia in osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, Dec. 2017, 25(12):2091-2099 [link]
News
Mark Ware discusses whether marijuana is an effective alternative for pain management
WGHB Boston (NPR) broadcast, 12 June 2018 (text and audio versions available) [Link]
Pain-induced changes in the brain’s opioid system may explain the limited effectiveness of opioid therapy in chronic pain
McGill Newsroom, 27 May 2018 [Link]
Mark Ware accepts position as Chief Medical Officer with Canopy Growth
Ottawa Citizen May 28, 2018 [Link]
QUEBEC NETWORK OF JUNIOR PAIN INVESTIGATORS
The QNJPI mission is to create a forum for trainees studying in Quebec to foster research collaborations across different areas of expertise by facilitating communication among trainees... [Link]