Upcoming Events
Dmitriy Sheyn, Ph.D
Department of Orthopeadics and Department of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Stem cell therapies for musculoskeletal disorders
June 19, 2019 4:00 p.m.
MGH Room A5-131
AECRP Annual Summer BBQ
Open to staff, trainees, technicians and their families
August 15, 2019 4:00 p.m.
The Director's backyard!
Featured Events
David Ginty, PhD, Harvard Medicial School
Oct 10 2019, 4:00 p.m.
Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, MNI
2019 Aguayo Lecture: The Sensory Neurons of Touch
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World Congress on Pain 2020
Aug 04 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The 18th WCP organized by the International Association for the Study of Pain from August 4th to the 8th -- be there!
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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
McGill Initiative in Computational Medicine ResearchMatch Program awardees
Luda Diatchenko & Audrey Grant
MICM has announced the winners of its ResearchMatch program competition. Congratulations go out to Luda Diatchenko and new recruit Audrey Grant for their respective projects. For details, check out the MICM website in the links. [link]
Université Laval 2019 Doctorate honoris causa.
Jocelyne Feine
Congratulations to Jocelyne Feine on being awarded a doctorate honoris causa from Unversité Laval in recognition of her many achievements in the field of oral health research. [link]
AACN Pioneering Spirit Award
Celine Gelinas
Congratulations to Céline Gélinas who is this year's recipient of the AACN Pioneering Spirit Award in recognition of her work developing the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT). [link]
Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation Grants in Chronic Pain Research 2019
Dr. Alfredo Ribeiro-da-Silva, Dr. Jordi Perez, Dr. Céline Gélinas and Dr. Marc O. Martel and Dr. Laura Stone
Catherine Bushnell Fellowship in Chronic Pain Research 2019
Dr. Dimitri Pavlov and Dr. Ariane Ballard
Ronald Melzack Fellowship in Chronic Pain Research 2019
Dr. Weihua Cai and Dr. Lucas Lima
Edwards PhD Studentships in Pain Research 2019
Justine Schweizer, Don Daniel Ocay, Calvin Wong and Stephanie Mouchbahani-Constance
2019 Elizabeth Narcessian Award for Outstanding Educational Achievements in the Field of Pain
Jeff Mogil
Awarded annually by the American Pain Society to recognize outstanding contributions highlighting dedication or innovation in education in the field of pain. [link]
Cover illustration of Pain for November 2018
Stephanie Mouchbahani-Constance et al. - Lab of Reza Sharif-Naeini
Congratulations to Stephanie and colleagues from Reza Sharif-Naeini's lab on having their research report -- Lionfish venom elicits pain predominantly through the activation of nonpeptidergic nociceptors -- selected as the cover illustration for Pain [link]
Publications
Hodges PW, Barbe MF, Loggia ML, Nijs J, Stone LS. Diverse Role of Biological Plasticity in Low Back Pain and Its Impact on Sensorimotor Control of the Spine. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2019 Jun;49(6):389-401. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2019.8716 [link]
Woznowski-Vu A, Uddin Z, Flegg D, Aternali A, Wickens R, Sullivan MJL, Sweet SN, Skou ST, Wideman TH.Comparing Novel and Existing Measures of Sensitivity to Physical Activity among People With Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: The Importance of Tailoring Activity to Pain. Clin J Pain. 2019 May 27. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000732 [link]
Mohand-Saïd S, Lalonde MR, Boitor M, Gélinas C. Family Members' Experiences with Observing Pain Behaviors Using the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool. Pain Manag Nurs. 2019 May 17. pii: S1524-9042(18)30233-9 [link]
News
Gabriella Gobbi interviewed on cannabidiol (CBD).
CBC News, CP Story, 06 May 2019 [Link]
Jeff Mogil discusses the many meanings of empathy and why it is hard to study.
McGill Tribune, Science & Technology section, 10 April, 2019: I feel you [Link]
An indepth report on how Jeff Mogil's lab teased out the differences on how male and female mice perceive pain.
Nature News, 27 March 2019: Why sexes don't feel pain the same way [Link]
Graduate Certificate in Chronic Pain Management (online learning)
Chronic pain management is a major and growing challenge for patients, healthcare professionals and the global healthcare system. Deadline to apply for Fall 2019 admission: May 1st. [Link]
The ISSLS Prize for Lumbar Spine Research in Basic Science awarded to Stone Lab for their ESJ paper
Congralulations to Laura & Magali on their paper which has been selected as the best published in the Eur Spine J in the Basic Science category [Link]
Reza Sharif-Naeini speaks at McGill's Soup & Science: Animal Edition
McGill Tribune, 22 Jan 2019: A venom worse than Death [Link]
Faculty of Dentistry to recruit CRC position (level 1 or 2) in Craniofacial Research
A broad range of disciplines, including pain, will be considered, provided they are all focused on craniofacial research. For more information, visit the link below. [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]