Upcoming Events
Patrick McGrath, OC, PhD, FRSC
Vice President Research Centre for Pediatric Pain Research Dalhouse University
Ideal Health Systems for Pain
April 25, 2018 4:00 p.m.
MGH, Room A5-131
Laura Stone, PhD
Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain
Epigenetics: what is it and why should anyone care?
May 2, 2018 4:00 p.m.
MGH, Room A5-131
The Philip R. Bromage Anesthesia Research Day
McGill Department of Anesthesia
May 24, 2018 8:00 a.m.
Featured Events
May 22 2018, to May 25, 2018
Hotel Bonaventure, Montreal, Quebec
39th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Pain Society
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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

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
2017 John J. Bonica Fellowship - IASP
Emerson Krock
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] [File]
2017 class of Rita Allen Foundation Scholars
Arkady Khoutorsky
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
Boram Ham
Edwards PhD. Studentships in Pain Research 2017
Valerie Bourassa, Tarheen Fatima, Nitasha Grill, Karla Jacobson, Kevin Lancon and Nousha Yousefpour
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]
Certificate in Chronic Pain Managment:
May 1st. Application deadline for online Graduate Certificate in Chronic Pain Managment. [Link] [File]
Lab manager needed in the lab of Timothy Wideman
Research Assistant needed in the lab of Timothy Wideman
Research Assistant needed in the lab of Brigitte Kieffer.
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]
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]
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]