Upcoming Events
Dr. Diatchenko's Lab
March 9, 2017 9:30 a.m.
McIntyre Medical Building Room 1346
Robert Coghill, PhD
Director of Research, Division of Anesthesiology Cincinnati Children’s
Brain Mechanisms Supporting the Subjective Experience of Pain
March 22, 2017 4:00 p.m.
Montreal General Hospital Room A5-131
Featured Events
Apr 28 2017
McGill University (Thomson House)
PAIN Talks presented by the Quebec Network of Junior Pain Investigators
1ères journées franco-québecoises Santé Mentale et Douleur
May 26 2017
Thèmes : • Émotions et douleur • Dépression • Troubles anxieux et TSPT • Schizophrénie • Autisme ...
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

21st Annual McGill Pain Day - Poser Competition
Yakobov, Esther
Best Poster Presentation - Human / Clinical [File]
Aternali, Andrea
Second Prize - Human / Clinical [File]
Sharif, Behrang
Best Poster Presentation - Basic Science [File]
Muralidharan, Arjun
Second Prize - Basic Science [File]
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]
Featured Papers
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]
Non-ranked full-time Contract Academic Associate Position
Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University [File]
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]
Luda Diatchenko & Jeff Mogil, amongst others, discuss the potential for pain genetics
Nature, Outlook, 14 July 2016: Although genetics studies have so far failed to revolutionize pain treatments, some researchers think that a host of discoveries are just around the corner. [Link]
Mark Ware on the new Canadian Marijuana Task Force
Globe & Mail, 18 July 2016: Marijuana task force faces ‘fascinating journey’ in crafting legal framework [Link]
Yoram Shir interviewed on opioid prescription policy
Le Devoir, July 26, 2016 (story in French): a discussion of Ontario's decision to restrict opioid access by removing its coverage under provincial drug reimbursement programs [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]