Upcoming Events
Zhang's Lab
March 22, 2018 9:30 a.m.
Goodman Cancer Centre, Room 601
Kiran Bali, PhD
Heidelberg University
Non-coding RNA based therapeutics and their future perspectives in chronic pain
March 23, 2018 10:00 a.m.
2001 McGill Colllege, Room 102
Maryse Fortin, PhD,
Concordia's PERFORM Centre
Quantification of paraspinal muscle composition from MRI images and LBP prevalence
March 28, 2018 4:00 p.m.
MGH, Room A5-131
Stephanie Koch, MSc, PhD
University College London
Touch and pain: How inhibition shapes what we feel.
April 9, 2018 1:00 p.m.
2001 McGill Colllege, Room 102
Massimo Allegri, PhD
University of Parma
Clinical translational research about acute and chronic pain syndromes performed on large clinical trials
April 12, 2018 9:00 a.m.
2001 McGill Colllege, Room 102
Featured Events
May 22 2018, to May 25, 2018
Hotel Bonaventure, Montreal, Quebec
39th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Pain Society
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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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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 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
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]
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!
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
Catherine Bushnell Fellowship in Chronic Pain Research 2017
Scott Thompson and Seunghwan (Peter) Lee.
Ronald Melzack Fellowship in Chronic Pain Research 2017
Boram Ham
Edwards PhD. Studentships in Pain Research 2017
Valerie Bourassa, Tarheen Fatima, Nitasha Grill, Karla Jacobson, Kevin Lancon and Nousha Yousefpour
Khoutorsky A, Price TJ. Translational Control Mechanisms in Persistent Pain Trends Neurosci. 2017 Dec 14. pii: S0166-2236(17)30233-3. doi: 10.1016/j.tins.2017.11.006 [link]
Beaudry H, Daou I, Ase AR, Ribeiro-da-Silva A, Séguéla P. Distinct behavioral responses evoked by selective optogenetic stimulation of the major TRPV1+ and MrgD+ subsets of C-fibers Pain. 2017 Dec;158(12):2329-2339. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001016 [link]
He BH, Christin M, Mouchbahani-Constance S, Davidova A, Sharif-Naeini R, Mechanosensitive ion channels in articular nociceptors drive mechanical allodynia in osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, Dec. 2017, 25(12):2091-2099 [link]
Research Assistant needed in the lab of Brigitte Keiffer.
Louise & Alan Edwards 2018 Awards Competition launched
Application deadline is March 19, 2018. Details can be found under the "funding" tab for Research Grants, Graduate or Post-Graduate Scholarships
Entonox, a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide (laughing gas) used to treat pain in a young boy.
Journal de Montreal, 29 Dec 2017. Pablo Ingelmo uses experimental treatment to improve his quality of life. [Link]
Faces of the opioid crisis: Pain expert on the puzzle of what to prescribe
13 Dec 2017 Montreal Gazette: Yoram Shir, director of the pain management unit at the MUHC, says opioid use is not a black and white issue. [Link]
Joint position in pain research for the Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine (Department of Anesthesia)
The Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine (Department of Anesthesia) are advertising to fill a tenure-track position in the field of Pain Research. [Link]
How peppers both produce and prevent pain
The McGill Tribune 17 Oct 2017, Dr. Reza Sharif: While the domestication and consumption of chilies traces back 6,000 years to the Caribbean, recent discoveries have been able to transform this pain-inducing compound into a pain-reliever. [Link]
Opioid Painkillers Could Be Replaced by Cancer Drugs
GEN 8 Aug 2017 Dr. Luda Diatchenko: A newly discovered pain-processing pathway could lead to alternative treatments for chronic pain. [Link]
L'entraînement Essentrics et ses bienfaits
Salut Bonjour 12Juilliet2017 Dr. Catherine Ferland: Comment L'entraînement Essentrics peut nous aider à soulager la douleur chronic [Link]
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]