Upcoming Events
Dr. Sulayman Dib-Hajj
Senior Research Scientist in Neurology - Yale University
Sodium Channelopathies in Human Pain Disorders: From Bench to Bedside
April 28, 2017 11:00 a.m.
McIntyre Medical Building 1034
Rohini Kuner, PhD
Group Leader in the DFG Emmy-Noether Program - Institute for Pharmacology / University Heidelberg
Cortical circuits and mechanisms in pain plasticity
May 3, 2017 4:00 p.m.
MGH, Room A-131
Sabatino Maione, Ph.D.
University of Campania
"N-acylethanolamines modulate pain transmission and the associated maladaptive neuroplasticity”
May 15, 2017 11:00 a.m.
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
Featured Events
PAIN-talks
Apr 28 2017
McGill University (Thomson House)
PAIN Talks presented by the Quebec Network of Junior Pain Investigators
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1ères journées franco-québecoises Santé Mentale et Douleur
May 26 2017
Thèmes : • Émotions et douleur • Dépression • Troubles anxieux et TSPT • Schizophrénie • Autisme ...
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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
21st Annual McGill Pain Day - Poser Competition
Yakobov, Esther - Best Poster - Human / Clinical:
Pain self-efficacy mediates the relation between perceived injustice, depressive symptoms, pain, disability and occupational outcomes in individuals with whiplash injuries
Aternali, Andrea - Second Prize - Human / Clinical:
Pain and Proxemics: How pain and illness influence interpersonal distance and pain ratings
Sharif, Behrang - Best Poster - Basic Science:
Challenging the labeled line theory: itch and pain can be coded by a single afferent population
Muralidharan, Arjun - Second Prize - Basic Science:
Role of Telomeres in the Modulation of Pain in Mice and Humans
The Norton M. Ross Award
Dr. Jocelyne Feine
The Norton M. Ross Award for Clinical Research was initiated in 1991 and is presented every year to a highly creative and innovative individual who has made significant contributions in clinical investigations connected to craniofacial-oral-dental disease [link]
Congratulations to Dr. Gary Bennett on his retirement
It is with pride and sadness that we mark the retirement, effective May 31st, from McGill of our colleague Dr. Gary Bennett. Gary has had a career in pain research that is second to none..... [File]
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
The Arthritis Society Funds More Medical Cannabis Research Amid Legalization Speculation
Market Wire,19 Dec 2016, Dr. Mark Ware will lead a trial examining the use of oral cannabinoids for fibromyalgia [Link]
In a special issue of the journal, Science, Mark Ware and others discuss medical uses for cannabis
Science, 03 Nov 2016: Pot and Pain, Hints are emerging that cannabis could be an alternative to opioid painkillers [Link]
Jeff Mogil and others discuss the placebo effect
CNN, 27 Oct 2016: The real -- and growing -- effects of fake pills [Link]
Mark Ware discusses the need for clinicial trials to study medical cannabis and its potential to reduce opioid use
Scientific American, Sept 1st, 2016: Could Medical Cannabis Break the Painkiller Epidemic? A body of research suggests yes, but scientists are having to fight red tape to study whether medical marijuana could substitute for opioid drugs [Link]
Brigitte Kieffer discusses a new type of potential drug
Nature, News & Views, 17 Aug 2016: The development of a drug that mimics the pain-relieving activity of opioid compounds, but has fewer side effects, points to an effective strategy for the discovery of many types of drug. [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]