Upcoming Events
Dr. David Hughes
Senior Lecturer (Centre for Neuroscience) University of Glasgow
Gating Innocuous Mechanical Sensory Inputs: Identifying Circuits Underlying Tactile Allodynia
November 8, 2017 4:00 p.m.
MGH, Room A5-131
Featured Events
La douleur chronique : S’unir pour faire la différence
Nov 08 2017
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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
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
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Catherine Bushnell Fellowship in Chronic Pain Research 2017
Scott Thompson and Seunghwan (Peter) Lee.
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Ronald Melzack Fellowship in Chronic Pain Research 2017
Boram Ham
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Edwards PhD. Studentships in Pain Research 2017
Valerie Bourassa, Tarheen Fatima, Nitasha Grill, Karla Jacobson, Kevin Lancon and Nousha Yousefpou
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Publications
Ihab Daou, Hélène Beaudry, Ariel R. Ase, Jeffrey S. Wieskopf, Alfredo Ribeiro-da-Silva, Jeffrey S. Mogil, Philippe Séguéla Optogenetic Silencing of Nav1.8-Positive Afferents Alleviates Inflammatory and Neuropathic Pain DOI: 10.1523/ENEURO.0140-15 (2016) [link] [File]
Anne-Kathrin Brascher, Susanne Becker, Marie-Eve Hoeppli, Petra Schweinhardt Different Brain Circuitries Mediating Controllable and Uncontrollable Pain The Journal of Neuroscience 36(18):5013–5025 (2016) [link]
Massart R, Dymov S, Millecamps M, Suderman M, Gregoire S, Koenigs K, Alvarado S, Tajerian M, Stone LS, Szyf M. Overlapping signatures of chronic pain in the DNA methylation landscape of prefrontal cortex and peripheral T cells. Sci Rep. doi: 10.1038/srep19615 (2016) [link]
News
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]
How this men-only support group helps sufferers struggling with chronic pain and stigma
CBCRadio 15Jun2017: Dr. Richard Hovey, a chronic pain researcher at McGill University's faculty of dentistry, belongs to the Chronic Pain Support Group of Montreal, which is running the pilot project. [Link]
Getting to the root of pain
Cell Reports 19(9): 1940-1952 : Pain is an essential part of life, but too often it's a destructive and disruptive part. Parisien and colleagues went to the source (sensory neurons) to identify genetic players in pain. Like and share on Facebook! [Link]
Dr. Marc O. Martel receives the Pfizer Early Career Investigator Pain Research Grant from Canadian Pain Society AND IASP Early Career Research Grant Award
CONGRATULATIONS! [Link]
Diabetes drug may help symptoms of autism-associated condition
ScienceDaily 15May2017. Metformin, the most widely used drug to treat type 2 diabetes, could potentially be used to treat symptoms of Fragile X syndrome, an inherited form of intellectual disability and a cause of some forms of autism. [Link]
New tool uses behavioral cues to assess pain in ICU patients who can't communicate
EureKAlert! 3Apr2017. A new Behavior Pain Assessment Tool (BPAT) provides a simple way to evaluate pain in critically ill patients--including those who aren't able to communicate their pain verbally, reports a study in PAIN® [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]