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
2017 John J. Bonica Fellowship - IASP
The Fellowship, Awards, and Grants Working Group has selected Dr. Emerson Krock of McGill University in Canada as the 2017 recipient of the John J. Bonica Fellowship. [link
2017 class of Rita Allen Foundation Scholars
Celebrating seven young leaders in biomedical science whose research holds exceptional promise for revealing new pathways to advance human health [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 2017.
Congratulations to the recipients!
Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation Grants in Chronic Pain Research 2017
Arkady Khoutorsky, Marc O. Martel, Alfredo Ribeiro-da-Silva, Yoram Shir and Laura Stone
Catherine Bushnell Fellowship in Chronic Pain Research 2017
Scott Thompson and Seunghwan (Peter) Lee.
Ronald Melzack Fellowship in Chronic Pain Research 2017
Edwards PhD. Studentships in Pain Research 2017
Valerie Bourassa, Tarheen Fatima, Nitasha Grill, Karla Jacobson, Kevin Lancon and Nousha Yousefpour
He BH, Christin M, Mouchbahani-Constance S, Davidova A, Sharif-Naeini R, Mechanosensitive ion channels in articular nociceptors drive mechanical allodynia in osteoarthritis ScienceDirect, Volume 25, Issue 12, Pages 2091-2099
(December 2017) [link
Miller J, Barber D, Donnelly C, French S, Green M, Hill J, MacDermid J, Marsh J, Norman K, Richardson J, Taljaard M, Wideman T, Cooper L, McPhee C. Determining the impact of a new physiotherapist-led primary care model for back pain: protocol for a pilot cluster randomized controlled trial Trials. 2017 Nov 9;18(1):526. doi: 10.1186/s13063-017-2279-7
Cordeiro Matos S, Zamfir M, Longo G, Ribeiro-da-Silva A, Séguéla P. Noradrenergic fiber sprouting and altered transduction in neuropathic prefrontal cortex Brain Struct Funct.doi: 10.1007/s00429-017-1543-7
(Nov 2017) [link
Louise & Alan Edwards 2018 Awards Competition launched
Application deadline is March 19, 2018. Details can be found under the "funding" tab for Research Grants, Graduate or Post-Graduate Scholarships
Entonox, a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide (laughing gas) used to treat pain in a young boy.
Journal de Montreal, 29 Dec 2017. Pablo Ingelmo uses experimental treatment to improve his quality of life. [Link
Faces of the opioid crisis: Pain expert on the puzzle of what to prescribe
13 Dec 2017 Montreal Gazette: Yoram Shir, director of the pain management unit at the MUHC, says opioid use is not a black and white issue. [Link
Joint position in pain research for the Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine (Department of Anesthesia)
The Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine (Department of Anesthesia) are advertising to fill a tenure-track position in the field of Pain Research. [Link
How peppers both produce and prevent pain
The McGill Tribune 17 Oct 2017, Dr. Reza Sharif: While the domestication and consumption of chilies traces back 6,000 years to the Caribbean, recent discoveries have been able to transform this pain-inducing compound into a pain-reliever. [Link
Opioid Painkillers Could Be Replaced by Cancer Drugs
GEN 8 Aug 2017 Dr. Luda Diatchenko: A newly discovered pain-processing pathway could lead to alternative treatments for chronic pain. [Link
L'entraînement Essentrics et ses bienfaits
Salut Bonjour 12Juilliet2017 Dr. Catherine Ferland: Comment L'entraînement Essentrics peut nous aider à soulager la douleur chronic [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