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
TO THE WINNERS OF THE PAIN DAY POSTER COMPETITION!!
HUMAN - CLINICAL
Best poster: Scott Thompson - Efficacy of exercise for chronic low back pain reduction is correlated to amygdale size: preliminary results
2nd Place: Mandy Li – Acute postoperative opioid consumption trajectories and long-term outcomes in paediatric patients after spine surgery
Best poster: Stephanie Mouchbahani-Constance - Lionfish venom elicits pain predominantly through the activation of non-peptidergic nociceptors
2nd Place: Lucas Topham – Bioinformatic analysis of mouse PFC DNA methylation in response to acute, sub-chronic and chronic neuropathic pain
QPRN Pilot Project Grant 2018
Congratulations to Terry on having his project, Synthesis and testing of topical analgesic drug-drug salts and co-crystals in animal models of CRPS and neuropathic pain, funded by the QPRN Pilot Project program.
QPRN Pilot Project Grant 2018
Congratulations to Philippe on having his project, Optogenetically driven fMRI of brain signatures evoked by selective activation of C-fibers, funded by the QPRN Pilot Project program.
2019 Elizabeth Narcessian Award for Outstanding Educational Achievements in the Field of Pain
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
Martin LJ, Acland EL, Cho C, Gandhi W, Chen D, Corley E, Kadoura B, Levy T, Mirali S, Tohyama S, Khan S, MacIntyre LC, Carlson EN, Schweinhardt P, Mogil JS. Male-Specific Conditioned Pain Hypersensitivity in Mice and Humans. Curr Biol. 2019 Jan 21;29(2):192-201.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.11.030. Epub 2019 Jan 10
Parisien, Marc, Samoshkin, Alexander, Tansley, Shannon N, Piltonen, Marjo H, Martin, Loren J, El-Hachem, Nehme, Dagostino, Concetta, Allegri, Massimo, Mogil, Jeffrey S, Khoutorsky, Arkady,Diatchenko, Luda. Genetic pathway analysis reveals a major role for extracellular matrix organization in inflammatory and neuropathic pain PAIN: January 03, 2019 - in Press. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001471
Gélinas C., Boitor M., Puntillo K.A., Arbour C., Topolovec-Vranic J., Cusimano M.D., Choinière M., Streiner D.L. Behaviors indicative of pain in brain-injured adult patients with different levels of consciousness in the intensive care unit. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Dec 26. pii: S0885-3924(18)31481-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.12.333
Call for applications: Edwards Endowment #3
Proposals from Full Members of the AECRP are being solicited, with a focus on investments on research infrastructure. Deadline: March 19, 2019 [File
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
More on Jeff Mogil's new study on male/female differences in how pain is remembered
Health Line, 22 Jan 2019: It’s True, Men and Women Remember Pain Differently [Link
LAEF funding competitions now open! Deadline: 18 March 2019
For details, check out the "funding" tab. There is a research grant competition, as well as graduate and post-graduate opportunities.
Jeff Mogil talks about why men remember pain more than women, and be more stressed out about it.
Montreal Gazette, 10 Jan 2019: Men and women remember pain differently: study [Link
Just published: a QPRN-funded study assessing the application of the capsaicin pain model as a surrogate experimental human model of neuropathic pain. It also looks at the variation in reports of QST measures made across research centers in Quebec
CE Ferland et al, Multicenter assessment of quantitative sensory testing (QST) for the detection of neuropathic-like pain responses using the topical capsaicin model, Cdn J Pain, 2 (1): 266-279 [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: May 1st. [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