Upcoming Events
Irina Kudrina, MD, CM, CCFP
Dept of Family Medicine, McGill University
Toxic stress of pain and chronic exogenous cannabinoid & opioid toxicity
December 18, 2019 4:00 p.m.
MGH Room A5-131
Dr. Mogil's Lab
January 16, 2020 9:30 a.m.
McIntyre Medical Room 1346
David Bennett
Professor of Neurology & Neurobiology, Oxford University
Human Pain Channelopathies - for more info on McGill Pain Day, see below
January 23, 2020 12:00 p.m.
New Residence Hall, 3625 ave du Parc
Catherine Cahill, PhD
UCLA
Intersection between pain and addiction: implications for kappa opioid receptors
February 19, 2020 4:00 p.m.
MGH Room A5-131
Robert Gereau, PhD,
Dept of Anesthesiology, Washington University
Basic Science of Pain Lecture series: TBA
March 13, 2020 11:00 a.m.
Physiology 1034
Featured Events
Montreal Neuroinflammation Symposium
Dec 13 2019, 8:30 a.m.
Timmins Amphitheatre, MNI
Neuroinflammation and its role in a wide variety of healthcare problems (pain, MS, mental illness, etc.)
[link]
24th Annual McGill Pain Day - with David Bennett, Oxford University, as Keynote speaker
Jan 23 2020, 12:00-16:30
McGill Residence Hall, 3624 Avenue du Parc
The annual research day celebrating the varied and important research undertaken by our members. Registration is free but is required for planning purposes. Please use the link below to register.
[link]
#CanadianPain20
May 19 2020
Calgary, Alberta
The 41st annual meeting of the Canadian Pain Society, May 19-22, 2020
[link]
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!
[link]
Congratulations Archive
Chair, Orofacial Pain Working Group, NCOHR
Ana Velly, DDS, PhD
Congratulations go out to Ana on her appointment as Chair of the Orofacial Pain Working Group of the Network for Canadian Oral Health Research! [link]
Honorary Skou Professorship, Aarhus Universtiy, Denmark
Luda Diatchenko
Congratulations go out to Luda on her being named an Honorary Skou Professor at Aarhus.The first cohort of 21 will be welcomed to the Aarhus at a special ceremony on Oct 8th, 2019 [link]
Cover of the Journal of the American Dental Association
Carolina Beraldo Meloto
Congratulations go out to Carol a second time for her article, Clinical predictors of persistent temporomandibular disorder in people with first-onset temporomandibular disorder, being selected as the Cover of the July 2019 issue of JADA. [link]
IASP Early Career Research Grant Award
Carolina Beraldo Meloto
Congratulations go out to Carol on her receiving IASP's Early Career Research Grant Award. [link]
Member, Royal Society of Canada
Jeff Mogil
Congratulations to Jeff Mogil on his being elected as a member of the Royal Society of Canada. [link]
Canada Research Chair Tier 2
Marc O. Martel
Congratulations go out to Marc O. Martel on his having been award a CRC 2 Chair in Chronic Pain, Mental Health and Opioid Use. [link]
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]
2012 McGill Pain Day Best Poster: BASIC SCIENCE
Steven Cordeiro Matos
For his poster entitled: 'HCN cation channels contribute to neuropathic pain processing in medial prefrontal cortex'
2012 McGill Pain Day Best Poster: BASIC SCIENCE
Loren Martin
For his poster: 'Modulation of nociceptive sensitivity in inflammatory and neuropathic pain by the epidermal growth factor receptor'
2012 McGill Pain Day Best Poster: HUMAN CLINICAL
Vongmaly Rattanavong
For her poster entitled: 'Manipulating the private experience of pain unpleasantness: does it affect descending inhibition?
Edwards PhD. Studentships in Pain Research 2012
The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation is pleased to announce the four recipients of the Edwards PhD. Studentships in Pain Research 2012 : Ms. Anne-Julie Chabot-Dore; Mr. Pedro Cruz Duarte; Ms. Geraldine Longo and Mr. Scott Thompson. [File]
Catherine Bushnell Fellowship in Pain Research
The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation is pleased to announce the recipient of the inaugural Catherine Bushnell Fellowship in Pain Research 2012. Robert Bonin, PhD. [File]
MUHCs 2012 Director General's Awards
Dr. Franco Carli was one of ten individuals who received the MUHCs 2012 Director Generals Awards for his exceptional contribution to the MUHC.
2013 PAIN DAY POSTER COMPETITION WINNERS:
Basic Science: Ihab Daou
Light-Induced Nociception: Remote Optogenetic Control Of Peripheral Pain Pathways In Freely Moving Mice [File]
Basic Science: Jeongyoon Moon
Inhibiting Inflammation With Ccr2/5 Antagonist Reverses Mechanical And Cold Allodynia In Painful Diabetic Neuropathy Rats [File]
Human/Clinical: Rafik Marouf
Decreased Pain Inhibition Processes Are Related To Decreased Cognitive Inhibition In Older Adults [File]
Human/Clinical: Lydia Girard-Tremblay
Sex Differences in Cortical Responses To Pain Unpleasantness [File]
Ronald Melzack Fellowship in Pain Research
The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation is pleased to announce the recipient of the Ronald Melzack Fellowship in Pain Research 2012. Francisney Pinto do Nascimento PhD.
2013 CPS Trainee Research Awards
Johanna Harrison and Alexander Tuttle
Basic Science: (1st prize) Alexander Tuttle - Clinical Research: Johanna Harrison. [File]
The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation is pleased to announce the results for the following awards:
LOUISE AND ALAN EDWARDS GRANTS IN PAIN RESEARCH
Dr. Terence J. Coderre; Dr. Alfredo Ribeiro-da-Silva; Dr. Reza Sharif-Naeini and Dr. Laura Stone.
[File]
RONALD MELZACK FELLOWSHIP IN PAIN RESEARCH
Stephanie Gregoire, Ph.D.
[File]
EDWARDS PHD. STUDENTSHIPS IN PAIN RESEARCH
Mr.Behrang Sharif and Ms. Wiebke Gandhi
[File]
Frederick W.L. Kerr Basic Science Research Award
Jeffrey S. Mogil, PhD
This award and lectureship were established in 1987 in honor of Frederick W. L. Kerr, a founder of the American Pain Society, to recognize individual excellence and achievement in pain scholarship. [link]
Canada Research Chair
Dr. Petra Schweinhardt
Congratulations to Petra Schweinhardt newly appointed Canada Research Chair in Neurobiology of Chronic Pain. [link]
2013 Rita Allen Foundation Award in Pain Research
Dr. Reza Sharif-Naeini
Recipient of the 2013 Rita Allen Foundation Award in Pain research grant from the Rita Allen Foundation and the American Pain Society. [link]
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]
2014 PAIN DAY POSTER COMPETITION WINNERS
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: Tony Lim - 2nd. Prize
Blood-Nerve Barrier Dysfunction Contributes to the Generation of Neuropathic Pain and Allows Targeting of Injured Nerves for Pain Relief
Basic Science: Sarah Rosen - Best Poster
Complete Reversal of Neuropathic and Inflammatory Mechanical Allodynia in Pregnant Mice
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
Early Career Award
Dr. Celine Gelinas
CPS is delighted to announce the recipients of various major awards for 2014. [link]
The Patrick D. Wall Young Investigator Award for Basic Science
Theodore John Price, Ph.D.
The Patrick D. Wall Young Investigator Award was initiated in 1987 and honors individuals who have achieved a level of independence as a scholar in the field of pain. [link]
Edwards Pediatric Pain Research Fellowship 2014
Dr. Sara Ahola Kohut
[File]
Edwards PhD. Studentships in Pain Research 2014
Ms. Carole Federico, Ms. Samantha Locke, Ms. Hibatulnaseer Nasir, Ms. Rebecca Price, Ms. Sarah Rosen
[File]
LAEF Press Release
The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation of Montreal is pleased to announce the Recipients of the Grants in Pain Research, Studentships and Pediatric Pain Fellowship for the year 2014:
Louise and Alan Edwards Grants in Pain Research 2014
Dr. Celine Gelinas, Dr. Petra Schweinhardt, Dr. Yoram Shir, Dr. Ji Zhang
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CIHR - Operating Grant
Ana Mriam Velly, DDS, MS, PhD
"The risk of community-acquired pneumonia among immunosuppressive opioids users" [File]
Human/Clinical: Rafik Marouf - 2nd. Prize
Is Temporal Summation Of Pain And Spinal Nociception Altered During Normal Aging?
Human/Clinical: Vincent Auclair - Best Poster
Increased Activation Of The Left Insula At Encoding Is Related To Accurate Long Term Memory For Pain
Basic Science: Emerson Krock - Best Poster
Toll-Like Receptor2 Activates Nf- Κb Signaling To Increase Nerve Growth Factor In Human Intervertebral Disc Cells
2015 PAIN DAY COMPETITION WINNERS
Basic Science: Tony KY Lim - Best Poster
Nerve Injury Induces Persistent Vascular Dysfunction And Endoneurial Hypoxia: New Insights On An Old Hypothesis Of Neuropathic Pain
Edwards PhD. Studentships in Pain Research 2015
Dr. Oli Abate Fulas, Mr. Lucas Topham, Ms. Maria Zamfir
[File]
Congratulations to the Recipients of the LAEF Grants in Pain Research, PhD Studentships and Fellowships of 2015:
Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation Grants in Chronic Pain Research 2015
Dr. Pablo Ingelmo, Dr. Weiya Ma, Dr. Jean Ouellet, Dr. Philippe Seguela, Dr. Timothy Wideman
[File]
Catherine Bushnell Fellowship in Chronic Pain Research 2015
Dr. Mu Yang
[File]
Ronald Melzack Fellowship in Chronic Pain Research 2015
Dr. Arjun Muralidharan
2016 PAIN DAY POSTER COMPETITION WINNERS
Human - Clinical: Diana-Luk Ye - Best Poster
Assessment of postoperative movement-evoked pain after spinal fusion surgery in adolescents during hospitalization: Preliminary results
Human - Clinical:Junie S. Carriere - 2nd. Prize
Perceived injustice and opioids for chronic noncancer pain: The role of pain behavior A Collaborative Health Outcomes Information Registry (CHOIR) study
Basic Science: Huges Petitjean - Best Poster
Dorsal horn parvalbumin neurons are gate-keepers of touch-evoked pain after nerve injury
Basic Science: Scott Thompson - 2nd Prize
Decreased opioid receptor availability in rat brain three months after peripheral nerve injury
Distinguished Career Award
Dr. Fernando Cervero
Congratulations to Dr. Fernando Cervero! Dr. Cervero received the 2015 Distinguished Career Award of the Canadian Pain Society during this years annual conference. [link]
Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation Research Awards 2016:
Congratulations to the Recipients of the LAEF Grants in Pain Research, PhD Studentships and Fellowships
Grants in Pain Research
Dr. Catherine Ferland and Dr. Cline Glinas
[File]
Ronald Mezack Fellowship in Pain Research
Marine Christin, Ph.D.
Catherine Bushnell Fellowship in Chronic Pain Research
Dr. Carolina Beraldo Meloto
[File]
Louise and Alan Edwards PhD Studentship
Dr. Luca Posa
[File]
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]
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]
Muralidharan, Arjun - Second Prize - Basic Science:
Role of Telomeres in the Modulation of Pain in Mice and Humans
21st Annual McGill Pain Day - Poster Competition
Yakobov, Esther - Best Poster - Human / Clinical:
Pain self-efficacy mediates the relation between perceived injustice, depressive symptoms, pain, disability and occupational outcomes in individuals with whiplash injuries
Aternali, Andrea - Second Prize - Human / Clinical:
Pain and Proxemics: How pain and illness influence interpersonal distance and pain ratings
Sharif, Behrang - Best Poster - Basic Science:
Challenging the labeled line theory: itch and pain can be coded by a single afferent population
Edwards PhD. Studentships in Pain Research 2017
Valerie Bourassa, Tarheen Fatima, Nitasha Grill, Karla Jacobson, Kevin Lancon and Nousha Yousefpour
[File]
Ronald Melzack Fellowship in Chronic Pain Research 2017
Boram Ham
[File]
Catherine Bushnell Fellowship in Chronic Pain Research 2017
Scott Thompson and Seunghwan (Peter) Lee.
[File]
Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation Grants in Chronic Pain Research 2017
Arkady Khoutorsky, Marc O. Martel, Alfredo Ribeiro-da-Silva, Yoram Shir and Laura Stone
[File]
The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation is pleased to announce the Recipients of the Grants in Chronic Pain Research, PhD Fellowships, and the Melzack and Bushnell Fellowships for the year 2017. Congratulations to the recipients!
2017 John J. Bonica Fellowship - IASP
Emerson Krock
The Fellowship, Awards, and Grants Working Group has selected Dr. Emerson Krock of McGill University in Canada as the 2017 recipient of the John J. Bonica Fellowship. [link] [File]
2017 class of Rita Allen Foundation Scholars
Arkady Khoutorsky
Celebrating seven young leaders in biomedical science whose research holds exceptional promise for revealing new pathways to advance human health [link]
CPS 2018 Trainee Research Award - Basic Science
Luca Posa
This award is made annually by the CPS to "support PhD pain research projects". Congratulations to Luca for winning this year's award in the Basic Science category! [link]
Congratulations to the winners of this year's Poster Competition:
22nd Annual McGill Pain Day Poster Competition
Basic Science Category: 1st Prize Stephanie Mouchbahani Constance; 2nd Prize, Kevin Lancon Human/Clinical Research Category: 1st Prize, Shannon Tansley, 2nd Prize, Diana-Luk Ye
Cover illustration of Pain for November 2018
Stephanie Mouchbahani-Constance et al. - Lab of Reza Sharif-Naeini
Congratulations to Stephanie and her colleagues from the lab of Reza Sharif-Naeini on having their research report -- Lionfish venom elicits pain predominantly through the activation of nonpeptidergic nociceptors -- selected as the subject of the illustra [link]
Dr. Claudio Cuello elected as a Fellow of the British Academy of Medical Sciences
Dr. Claudio Cuello, Professor and inaugural Charles E. is among a group of 48 leading biomedical and health scientists whose work is being recognized with election to the prestigious British Academy of Medical Sciences, announced on May 10 [link]
Appointment as Member of the Order of Canada
Gilles Lavigne
Gilles Lavigne, associate member of the Centre, for his breakthrough research as a dentist and neuroscientist who has fostered a greater understanding of the interactions between pain and sleep disorders. [link]
FRSQ Chercheur Boursier
Catherine Ferland, Arkady Khoutorsky, Marc O Martel and Reza Sharif-Naeini
Congratulations to Catherine, Arkady, Marc O and Reza on their recent Chercheur Boursier Salary Awards! [link]
The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation is pleased to announce the Recipients of the Grants in Chronic Pain Research, PhD Fellowships, and the Melzack and Bushnell Fellowships for the year 2018. Congratulations to the recipients!
Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation Grants in Chronic Pain Research 2018
Dr. Reza Sharif-Naeini, Dr. Philippe Seguela, Dr. Terence Coderre and Dr. Yoram Shir
[File]
Edwards PhD. Studentships in Pain Research 2018
Quentin Devaux and Thomas Deluc
[File]
Ronald Melzack Fellowship in Chronic Pain Research 2018
Dr. Renuka Malik
[File]
Ronald Melzack - Canadian Journal of Pain 2017 Paper of the Year Award
M. Gabrielle Page, E. Manolo Romero Escobar, Mark A Ware & Manon Choiniere
Selected as the Best Paper of the Year from all of those published by the Canadian Journal of Pain in 2017. [link]
QPRN Pilot Project Grant 2018
Terence Coderre
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
Philippe Seguela
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.
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
BASIC SCIENCE
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
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]