Upcoming Events
Dr. Vanessa Pasztor, Dr. Joyce Chen, and Dr. Michael Soueidan. Family Medicine Residents. Co-presenter / supervisor : Dr. Irina Kudrina.
Formative feedback on McGill pain services by the patients and family physicians. Preliminary results of the TRAST project
June 20, 2018 4:00 p.m.
MGH, Room A5-131
AECRP Annual Summer BBQ
Open to staff, trainees, technicians and their families
August 16, 2018 4:00 p.m.
The Director's backyard!
Jennifer Stinson, RN-EC, PhD, CPNP, FAAN
Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
Pushing the frontier of digital health to transform pain assessment and self-management
October 3, 2018 4:00 p.m.
MHG Room A5-151
Featured Events
17th World Congress on Pain
Sep 12 2018, to Sep 16, 2018
Boston Convention and Exhibition Centre, Boston, MA
The preeminent global meeting devoted to sharing new developments in pain research, treatment, and education organized by the International Association for the Study of Pain.
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Pain Rounds

The Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit of the McGill University Health Centre rounds are held on Wednesdays in Room D14 102 of the Montreal General Hospital at 4:00 p.m.

Next Pain Round Seminar
Dr. Vanessa Pasztor, Dr. Joyce Chen, and Dr. Michael Soueidan. Family Medicine Residents. Co-presenter / supervisor : Dr. Irina Kudrina.
Formative feedback on McGill pain services by the patients and family physicians. Preliminary results of the TRAST project
June 20, 2018 4:00 p.m.
MGH, Room A5-131
Past Lectures
June 13, 2018
Dr.Sonja BODMER-ROY, MD, FRCSC (Gynecology) and Filiz AVSAR, Physiotherapist specialist in pelvic floor approaches
Physiotherapy approaches for Chronic Pelvic Pain
June 6, 2018
Gabrielle PAGÉ, PhD, and Marie-Josée RIVARD, PhD,
Cardiac coherence, self-regulation, autonomic stability, and pain
May 30, 2018
Marco Leyton, PhD
Neuroimaging Markers for Addiction: Are We There Yet?
May 16, 2018
Nuzhat Nipa, MD
Innovative recruitment methods for research purposes
May 9, 2018
Alshaima Almadani MD
Interfascial plane blocks for pain
May 2, 2018
Laura Stone, PhD
Epigenetics: what is it and why should anyone care?
April 18, 2018
Thibault du Chene, MA, ASCH Approved Consultant.
Mind/Body approaches to chronic pain - Revisiting an old paradigm.
April 4, 2018
Maria Arboleda, MD & Antonio Vigano, MD
From research to clinical practice: new insights for medical cannabis in pain management
March 28, 2018
Maryse Fortin, PhD,
Quantification of paraspinal muscle composition from MRI images and LBP prevalence
March 14, 2018
Richard Hovey, PhD, Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University
Homebase program with YMCA. Accepting, Learning, Thriving together
February 28, 2018
Mark Ware, Director of Clinical Research, AEPMU
AEPMU Research Meeting
October 4, 2017
Regina Visca, B.Eng., MBA., PhD(c) and Sara Ahmed, PT, PhD
"The McGill Centre of Expertise in chronic pain - a learning health system"
April 26, 2017
Esther Yakobov, PhD Candidate, Clinical Psychology
"An overview of neuropsychological assessment in clinical practice"
April 12, 2017
Marc O. Martel
Psychological factors associated with prescription opioid misuse and addiction among patients with chronic pain
April 5, 2017
Liliana MORENO, RN, BsCN
Intravenous infusions for chronic pain management. A critical review of internal policies
March 29, 2017
Ted Wein, MD, FRCS
Botulinum toxin therapy in pain management
March 15, 2017
Liliana Moreno, RN, BsCN. Nurse clinician
"Intravenous infusions for chronic pain management. A critical review of internal policies"
March 8, 2017
Dr. Luda Diatchenko, MD, PhD. Canada Excellence Research Chair
Genome-wide approaches for searching for a pain gene: contribution of immune system
January 18, 2017
Étienne Vachon-Presseau, Psychologist. PhD student in Neuropsychology
Stress model of pain
January 11, 2017
Catherine FERLAND, PhD.
"Post-thoracotomy pain syndrome: Clinical case presentation and analysis from a basic science perspective"
June 29, 2016
Marie Noelle Hebert-Blouin, MD (Neurosurgeon) and Bobbi Popovec, MD (Anesthesiologist)
"Neuromodulation for chronic pain management. Update from the MNI Neuromodulation Pain Clinic"
June 15, 2016
Ann Gamsa PhD - AEPMU Psychologist
"Representation of pain in the arts"
June 8, 2016
Gillian Bartlett, PhD
Pain Management in Primary Care: What You Need to Know About Making Knowledge Translation Work.
June 1, 2016
Isabelle Denis MD.
Ozone in interventional pain medicine
May 18, 2016
Terence J. Coderre PhD.
CRPS: Case presentation and review of pathophysiology
May 11, 2016
Kiran Vadaga
"Mindfulness meditation and pain management"
April 20, 2016
Richar Fleet, Ph.D., M.D., CCMF (MU)
"Pain management in the ambulance & ER settings"
April 6, 2016
Robert Biskin MDCM, FRCPC, MSc.
"Pain and borderline personality disorders"
March 30, 2016
Reza Sharif-Naeini, PhD
"Spinal cord stimulation for pain management, case presentation and discussion of pathophysiology"
January 14, 2015
Angela Mailis-Gagnon MD, MSc, FRCPC.
The politics of chronic pain in Ontario: Past, present, and future
December 17, 2014
Luda Diatchenko. MD, PhD. Canada Excellence Research Chair in Human Pain Genetics
Human genetics for pain drug target development
November 26, 2014
Ronald Fraser MD, FRCP (C)
Buprenorphine/Naloxone for Adiccionts and Pain
October 8, 2014
Dr. Leon Tourian, Psychiatrist specialist in psychopharmacology
Antidepressants for pain and depression_update for pain clinicians
June 18, 2014
André Bussières DC, FCCS (C), MSc, PhD
"Chiropractic in the study and management of chronic pain".
May 14, 2014
Sabrina Morin-Chabane
How do we know if a patient has an improved level of function?
May 7, 2014
Dr. Michael Starr MD FRCPC
Use of Biologics in Pain management
April 23, 2014
Gaurav Gupta, MD, FRCPC.
Procedural Management of Radicular Pain
April 16, 2014
Dr. Michael Starr
"Use of Biologics in Pain management"
April 2, 2014
Karl Looper, MD, FRCPC
Chronic pain and conversion disorders
March 26, 2014
Cecile De Vos, PhD
Spinal Cord Stimulation for the treatment of painful peripheral diabetic neuropathy
March 12, 2014
Dr. Jeff Mogil
Sex Differences in the Genetic and Cellular Mediation of Pain and Analgesia
March 5, 2014
Dr. Jeremy Fennell
Use of TENs for chronic pain management
February 26, 2014
Dr. Mark Ware
“New Regulations on the Prescription of Medical Marijuana for Pain.”
February 12, 2014
Dr. Zoe Thomas, MD
What Resources are available for under-privileged populations with chronic pain
February 5, 2014
Lisa Koski Ph.D
TMS for pain and depression
January 15, 2014
Dr. Bernard Lapointe
Neuropathic mechanisms of bone metastasis
January 8, 2014
Ella Amir, PhD, MBA.
Who Cares for the Caregivers? Caregiving Burden, Personality Constructs and Subjective Well-Being
December 4, 2013
Dr. Roshanak Charghi
Treating LBP with Antibiotics
November 27, 2013
Dr. Rajat Gupta
“Nutraceutics and Functional Foods (Acetyl L Carnitine, Alpha Lipoic Acid and Palmitoyl Ethanolamyde) to treat peripheral neuropathy.”
November 13, 2013
Tejinder Gill, MD
Pain assessment & management in ICU patients
November 6, 2013
Alain Watier, MD
Pelvic pain management, experience from a multidisciplinary clinic
October 16, 2013
Fernando Cervero, MD, PhD
How neuropathic is visceral pain?
October 9, 2013
Louise Handfield. Inf., M.sc., ICSP (C).
Pain assessment & management in palliative care patients with active drug abuse disorders.
October 2, 2013
Manny Borod, MD
Euthanasia, assisted-death and other ethical dilemmas in pain patients
September 25, 2013
Antonio Vigano, MD
Hormonal effects of chronic opioid therapy
September 18, 2013
Mary Ann Fitzcharles, MD
New Canadian guidelines for the diagnosis and management of fibromyalgia
May 22, 2013
Dr. Bobbi Popovec
"The mysterious case of the woman who went from 10000mg of IV- morphine- equivalent to zero in 4 days".
May 1, 2013
Gary J. Bennett, Ph.D.
"Chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy an updated review"
April 10, 2013
Andrea Maria Laizner, N., PhD
"Monitoring pain prevalence at the MUHC"
March 27, 2013
Basic Science and Clinical Management of Low Back Pain: Backs, brains or both? and Ever wonder how individuals with low back pain are managed from primary to tertiary care?
March 13, 2013
Drs. Jordi Perez and Juan Francisco Asenjo
Patient has been diagnosed with a thoracic vertebral fracture of cancer origin and a postherpetic neuralgia
March 6, 2013
Philippe Goffaux, Neuropsychologue, Ph.D.
"The impact of expectations on subjective pain – an updated review"
February 27, 2013
Dr. Worakamol Tiyaprasertkul
"Mobile apps in the field of pain"
February 13, 2013
Dr. Yoram Shir
Multidisciplinary clinical rounds
February 6, 2013
Alan Vernec M.D.
"The Use/Abuse of Analgesics in Sport".
January 30, 2013
Dr. Jordi Perez
"Ketamine: Update on its clinical use at the Pain Clinic".
January 23, 2013
Jana Sawynok, PhD, Professor
Topical Analgesics
January 16, 2013
Dr. Zoe Thomas
Suicide and Pain
December 19, 2012
Dr. Gary Bennett
"Debate rounds: Experimental models of pain: Animal or Human surrogates?"
November 21, 2012
Whitney Scott, Psychology Intern
"Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for chronic pain: Article review and experiences observing an ACT-based rehabilitation program."
October 31, 2012
Dr. Greg Ferguson
"Pain, sleep and cannabis".
September 26, 2012
Dr. Yoram Shir
"Updates on Dietary analgesia"
June 20, 2012
Dr. Mark Ware
"Clinical research updates"
June 13, 2012
Dr. Marc-Olivier Martel
"The use of Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) for the treatment of chronic pain: The importance of psychological screening"
May 30, 2012
Dr. Yoram Shir
The case of Mr. J. "One of the most refractory CRPS conditions treated at the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit"
May 16, 2012
Whitney Scott
"The adverse impact of perceived injustice on pain outcomes"
May 9, 2012
ina Szynkarsky, MSW.
"Multidisciplinary Pain Management: The role of the Social worker in a Hospital Setting".
March 28, 2012
Dr. Fernando Cervero
"Pain research: are we still going from the bench to the bedside?"
March 7, 2012
Dr. H. Giladi
"Are obese people in more pain?"
February 29, 2012
Dr. Mark Ware
"The Oxycontin Story: Challenges and Strategies".
February 22, 2012
Dr. Jeff Mogil
Social Modulation of and by Pain
February 1, 2012
Dr. Roderick Finlayson
Update on the Reseau Universitaire Intégré de Santé mission in chronic pain.
January 25, 2012
Dr. Shimon Amir
Biological cycles
December 14, 2011
Dr. Roshanak Charghi
November 30, 2011
Dr. Uri Shalev
Special Topics: What can we learn from the rat about relapse to drug seeking?
November 16, 2011
Dr. Gary Bennett
Chemotherapy-evoked pain: It's all in the mitochondria
October 26, 2011
Dr. Lucy Vieira
Special Topics: Headache
October 19, 2011
Drs. Paul Etheridge and Gaurav Gupta
Special Topics: Pain medicine outside the MUHC- what can we learn?
October 12, 2011
Dr.Yoram Shir
To be determined
September 28, 2011
Dr. Jorge C. Ulnik
Combining emotions an somatic-psychosomatic diseases.
September 14, 2011
Dr. Mark Ware
The West Island Pain Project: seeking tertiary input for primary care pain management.
June 15, 2011
Gaurav Gupta
Rehabilitation and chronic pain
June 8, 2011
Pierre Rainville
June 1, 2011
Pierre Rainville
The Quebec Pain Registry - Where are we and where are we going
May 25, 2011
Howard Margolese
Pharmacotherapy for patients presenting with psychiatric co-morbidities of chronic pain
April 28, 2010
*Cancelled*Leon Tourian
Conversion disorders, somatization, & pseudo seizures
March 24, 2010
Manon Choiniere
Characteristics and risk factors of chronic pain after cardiac surgery
March 17, 2010
Dr. Mark Ware
Pain in sickle cell disease
February 17, 2010
Jason-Denis Cyr
February 10, 2010
M-J Rivard
When pain and posttraumatic stress disorder meet : evaluation and treatment
January 28, 2010
Intisar Al-Macki
January 20, 2010
Dr. Mohan Radhakrishna
Insurance forms and the pain physician
January 13, 2010
Dr. Mark Ware
Neuropathic pain: Redefinition and a grading system for clinical and research purposes
Upcoming Lectures
June 20, 2018 4:00 p.m.
MGH, Room A5-131
Dr. Vanessa Pasztor, Dr. Joyce Chen, and Dr. Michael Soueidan. Family Medicine Residents. Co-presenter / supervisor : Dr. Irina Kudrina.
Formative feedback on McGill pain services by the patients and family physicians. Preliminary results of the TRAST project