Upcoming Events
Gaurav Gupta, MD, FRCPC.
Procedural Management of Radicular Pain
April 23, 2014 4:00 p.m.
MGH Room D14 102
Dr. Mogil's Lab
April 24, 2014 9:30 a.m.
McIntyre Medical Building Room 1346
Dr. Srinivasa Raja
Johns Hopkins, MD
Opioids and Neuropathic Pain: Bench to Bedside and Back to the Bench
April 30, 2014 4:00 p.m.
MGH, Room D14-102
Natasha Feier
Pain Imaging Journal Club
Introduction on human genetics in pain
May 7, 2014 9:00 a.m.
Genome Building Room 3001
Featured Events
15th. World Congress on Pain
Oct 07 2014,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
The 15th World Congress on Pain takes place October 6-11, 2014, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Join more than 6,000 pain specialists from all over the world to learn about new developments and advances in the field of pain.
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

Canada Research Chair
Dr. Philip Barker
Congratulations to Philip Barker newly appointed Canada Research Chair in Molecular Neuroscience.
Dr. Michael Sullivan
Congratulations to Michael Sullivan, re-appointed Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Health. [link]
IASP John J. Bonica Trainee Fellowship
Whitney Scott
Congratulations to Whitney Scott who was recently awarded the IASP John J. Bonica Trainee Fellowship [link]
Early Career Award
Dr. Celine Gelinas
CPS is delighted to announce the recipients of various major awards for 2014. [link]
Basic Science: Kathleen Vincent - Best Poster
Antinociceptive Effects of Spinal Glutamate Transporter Inhibitors and Membrane Permeable Metabotropic Glutamate Antagonists in Rats with Neuropathic Pain
Basic Science: Sarah Rosen - Best Poster
Complete Reversal of Neuropathic and Inflammatory Mechanical Allodynia in Pregnant Mice
Basic Science: Tony Lim - 2nd. Prize
Blood-Nerve Barrier Dysfunction Contributes to the Generation of Neuropathic Pain and Allows Targeting of Injured Nerves for Pain Relief
Human /Clinical: Rebecca Price - Best Poster
Sensitization Induced by Ongoing Pain in Humans
Human / Clinical: Natasha Feier - 2nd. Prize
Assessing Mean Diffusivity In Gray Matter Regions in a Sample of Fibromyalgia Patients
Featured Papers
Daou I, Tuttle AH, Longo G, Wieskopf JS, Bonin RP, Ase AR, Wood JN, De Koninck Y, Ribeiro-da-Silva A, Mogil JS, Séguéla P. Remote Optogenetic Activation and Sensitization of Pain Pathways in Freely Moving Mice. J Neurosci. 33(47):18631-40 (2013) [link]
B. St-Jacques and W. Ma. Prostaglandin E2/EP4 signaling facilitates EP4 receptor externalization in primary sensory neurons in vitro and in vivo. Pain. 154(2):313-23, (2013) [link]
Becker S, Gandhi W, Elfassy NM, Schweinhardt P. The role of dopamine in the perceptual modulation of nociceptive stimuli by monetary wins or losses. Eur J Neurosci. DOI: 10.1111/ejn.12303 (2013) [link]
Researchers discourage rheumatology patients from using cannabis
McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) researchers explore the risks associated with using herbal cannabis for medicinal purposes and advise healthcare providers to discourage rheumatology patients from using this drug as therapy. [Link]
The Toronto Star:
Internationally-renowned expert Dr. Mark Ware speaks of why he got into researching the effects of marijuana on pain. [Link]
Meditation: Mindfulness over matter
McGill’s mindfulness program is part of a new wave in medical education. This is born out by research conducted by doctoral student Joshua Grant and professor Pierre Rainville at the Universite de Montreal's department of physiology [Link]
Much is known about Pain, but scientific advances have yet to translate to significant relief
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, McGill University’s Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain (AECRP) held a one-day symposium on Wednesday, which featured talks by centre experts and alumni on cutting-edge research in pain. [Link]
World leading expert on Pain Genetics joins McGill
Luda Diatchenko has been awarded a Canada Research Excellence Chair in Human Pain Genetics, the first such Chair at McGIll and the first on Pain in all of Canada. The members of the AECRP welcome Luda to their ranks, and look forward to working with her. [Link]