Upcoming Events
Coderre's Lab
December 3, 2015 9:30 a.m.
McIntyre Medical Building - Room 1346
Camilla Svensson
Department Physiology and Pharmacology Karolinska Institutet
February 17, 2016 4:00 p.m.
MGH, Room D14-102
Featured Events
20th. Annual McGill Pain Day
Jan 21 2016, 2:00 p.m.
McGill Residence Hall 3625 avenue du Parc Montreal
A Day for Health Care Professionals and Trainees in the Treatment and Study of Pain
16th World Congress on Pain
Sep 26 2016
The World Congress on Pain is the premier conference devoted to pain research and treatment. In 2016, the world’s top researchers and clinicians will meet in Yokohama, just one-half hour outside Tokyo.
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

Distinguished Career Award
Dr. Fernando Cervero
Congratulations to Dr. Fernando Cervero! Dr. Cervero received the 2015 Distinguished Career Award of the Canadian Pain Society during this year’s annual conference. [link]
Congratulations to the Recipients of the LAEF Grants in Pain Research, PhD Studentships and Fellowships of 2015:
Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation Grants in Chronic Pain Research 2015
Dr. Pablo Ingelmo, Dr. Weiya Ma, Dr. Jean Ouellet, Dr. Philippe Seguela, Dr. Timothy Wideman
Catherine Bushnell Fellowship in Chronic Pain Research 2015
Dr. Mu Yang
Ronald Melzack Fellowship in Chronic Pain Research 2015
Dr. Arjun Muralidharan
Edwards PhD. Studentships in Pain Research 2015
Dr. Oli Abate Fulas, Mr. Lucas Topham, Ms. Maria Zamfir
Featured Papers
Hugues Petitjean, Sophie Anne Pawlowski, Steven Li Fraine, Behrang Sharif, Doulia Hamad, Tarheen Fatima, Jim Berg, Claire M. Brown, Lily-Yeh Jan, Alfredo Ribeiro-da-Silva, Joao M. Braz, Allan I. Basbaum, Reza Sharif-Naeini Dorsal Horn Parvalbumin Neurons Are Gate-Keepers of Touch-Evoked Pain after Nerve Injury doi:10.1016/j.celrep. (2015) [link]
Becker S, Gandhi W, Kwan S, Ahmed AK, Schweinhardt P.Doubling Your Payoff: Winning Pain Relief Engages Endogenous Pain Inhibition. eNeuro. 2015 Sep 17;2(4). pii: ENEURO.0029-15 (2015) [link]
Alvarado S, Tajerian M, Suderman M, Machnes Z, Pierfelice S, Millecamps M, Stone LS, Szyf M. An epigenetic hypothesis for the genomic memory of pain Front Cell Neurosci Mar 24;9:88 (2015) [link]
The Gate Control Theory 50 Years On
November 19 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of the single most important scientific article in the field of pain, “Pain Mechanisms: A New Theory” (Science, 1965), co-authored by Ron Melzack and Pat Wall [Link]
If you’re told your pain is all in your head, don’t freak out. This is actually hopeful news for pain sufferers.
Oct 2015 - Seguela lab [Link]
Strong placebo response thwarts painkiller trials
October 2015. Nature: Potential pain treatments are struggling to prove their worth over a rising placebo effect seen in US trials. [Link]
Many babies exposed to unnecessary pain in research
October 2015. REUTERS: Babies often suffer unnecessary pain in clinical studies, potentially breaching international standards for ethical research, according to a new review of the medical literature. [Link]
New Director for the AECRP
June 2015. Jeff Mogil has been appointed the new director of the AECRP. Our thanks to Fernando for his many years of hard work and our best wishes for his retirement years. [File]
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]