Featured Events
15th World Congress on Pain
Oct 06 2014
Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The 15th World Congress on Pain join more than 6,000 pain specialists from all over the world to learn about new developments and advances in the field of pain, from laboratory science to clinical diagnosis, management, and prevention.
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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
LAEF Press Release
The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation of Montreal is pleased to announce the Recipients of the Grants in Pain Research, Studentships and Pediatric Pain Fellowship for the year 2014:
Louise and Alan Edwards Grants in Pain Research 2014
Dr. Celine Gelinas, Dr. Petra Schweinhardt, Dr. Yoram Shir, Dr. Ji Zhang
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Edwards PhD. Studentships in Pain Research 2014
Ms. Carole Federico, Ms. Samantha Locke, Ms. Hibatulnaseer Nasir, Ms. Rebecca Price, Ms. Sarah Rosen
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Edwards Pediatric Pain Research Fellowship 2014
Dr. Sara Ahola Kohut
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The Patrick D. Wall Young Investigator Award for Basic Science
Theodore John Price, Ph.D.
The Patrick D. Wall Young Investigator Award was initiated in 1987 and honors individuals who have achieved a level of independence as a scholar in the field of pain. [link]
Early Career Award
Dr. Celine Gelinas
CPS is delighted to announce the recipients of various major awards for 2014. [link]
Featured Papers
R. E. Sorge, L. J. Martin, K. A. Isbester, S. G. Sotocinal, S. Rosen, A. H. Tuttle, J. S. Wieskopf, E. L. Acland, A. Dokova, B. Kadoura, P. Leger, J. C. S. Mapplebeck, M. McPhail, A. Delaney, G. Wigerblad, A. P. Schumann, T. Quinn, J. Frasnelli, C. I. Svensson, W. F. Sternberg and J. S. Mogil. Olfactory exposure to males, including men, causes stress and related analgesia in rodents. Nature Methods, 1548-7105 (2014). [link]
Melissa A. Farmer, Alison Leja, Emily Foxen-Craft, Lindsey Chan, Leigh C. MacIntyre, Tina Niaki, Mengsha Chen, Josiane C.S. Mapplebeck, Vanessa Tabry, Lucas Topham, Melissa Sukosd, Yitzchak M. Binik, James G. Pfaus, and Jeffrey S. Mogil1, Sex Differences in Effects of Pain on Sex. J. Neurosci 34(17):57475753 (2014)
News
Understanding And Talking About Pain Is Not Easy
Huffington Post - Interview with Dr. Fernando Cervero [Link]
Gary Bennett named IASP Honorary Member:
Congratulations to Gary on being named one of six new Honorary Members. All will be recognized before the IASP General Assembly of the 15th World Congress on Pain in October in Buenos Aires. [Link]
IASP Distinguished Lectures
The Ronald Mezack Lecture at the 15th. World Congress in Pain in Argentina will be presented by Dr. David Yarnitsky. The award is funded by the Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation. [Link]
New graduate certificate in chronic pain management
McGill University has announced a new online graduate certificate for healthcare professionals. [Link]
Pain curbs sex drive in female mice, but not in males:
Findings could help scientists study pain-inhibited sexual desire in humans - McGill Newsroom [Link]
Researchers discourage rheumatology patients from using cannabis
McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) researchers explore the risks associated with using herbal cannabis for medicinal purposes and advise healthcare providers to discourage rheumatology patients from using this drug as therapy. [Link]