Upcoming Events
Emmanuel Bourinet
Institute Génomique Fonctionnel - Montpellier
Chasing the role of T-type calcium channels in chronic pain using mouse genetics
October 29, 2018 4:00 p.m.
Grandpré Conference Room - MNI
Patrick Finan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Pathways to Problematic Opioid Use in Chronic Pain: A Focus on Sleep
October 31, 2018 3:00 p.m.
MGH - Room A5-131
Sharif Lab
November 1, 2018 9:30 a.m.
Xavi Gasull
Dept of Biomedicine, University of Barcelona
Ion channels involved in ocular pain and dry eye disease
November 2, 2018 11:00 a.m.
McIntyre Medical, room 1034
Featured Events
Jan 24 2019
McGill Residence Hall - Ballroom "B"
Anthony Dickenson, PhD : What makes up the pain experience?
CPS 40th Annual Scientific Meeting
Apr 02 2019
Toronto, Ontario
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

Appointment as Member of the Order of Canada
Gilles Lavigne
Gilles Lavigne, associate member of the Centre, for his breakthrough research as a dentist and neuroscientist who has fostered a greater understanding of the interactions between pain and sleep disorders. [link]
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
Ronald Melzack Fellowship in Chronic Pain Research 2018
Dr. Renuka Malik
Edwards PhD. Studentships in Pain Research 2018
Quentin Devaux and Thomas Deluc
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]
Khoutorsky A, Uttam S, Wong C, Price TJ. eIF4E-dependent Translational Control: A Central Mechanism for Regulation of Pain Plasticity Front. Genet. | doi: 10.3389/fgene.2018.00470 [link]
Hochberg U, Ojeda A, Brill S, Perez J An internet based survey to assess clinicians' knowledge and attitudes towards opioid induced hypogonadism. Pain Pract. 2018 Sep 30. doi: 10.1111/papr.12731. [link]
James G, Millecamps M, Stone LS, Hodges PW.Dysregulation of the Inflammatory Mediators in the Multifidus Muscle After Spontaneous Intervertebral Disc Degeneration SPARC-null Mice is Ameliorated by Physical Activity. Spine. 2018 Oct 15;43(20):E1184-E1194. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002656. [link]
Jeff Mogil talks about the protein Piezo2 and its role in touch and pain.
The Scientist, 10 Oct 2018, "When Normal Touch Becomes Painful, the Same Neurons are Involved" [Link]
Marc O Martel talks about opioid addiction at public conference
McGill Tribune, 18 Sept 2018: C Trottier-Chi, Policy and research struggle to keep up with opioid epidemic [Link]
Graduate Certificate in Chronic Pain Management (online learning)
Chronic pain management is a major and growing challenge for patients, healthcare professionals and the global healthcare system. Deadline to apply: October 15th. [Link]
Luda Diatchenko talks about being a woman working in science in Canada
CBC TV documentary, Ms. Scientist. Luda is featured at time point 41:00 [Link]
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]
Jeff Mogil talks about why it hurts when you stub your toe.
Self, April 17, 2018 [Link]
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]