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.)
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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.
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#CanadianPain20
May 19 2020
Calgary, Alberta
The 41st annual meeting of the Canadian Pain Society, May 19-22, 2020
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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!
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Post-Graduate Fellowships
Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Pediatric Pain Program, McGill Scoliosis and Spine Research Group
Area: Pain / Neurosciences / Orthopedics /Anesthesia / Pediatrics
Duration: 1 year, with possibility of renewal
Start date: November 2019

Job Description: A postdoctoral position in pediatric pain is currently available in the Department of Anesthesia, division of pediatrics, in the laboratory of Dr. Catherine Ferland. The postdoctoral position is available immediately, but the start date is flexible.

The lab is located at the Shriners Hospital for Children-Canada on the Glen campus of the McGill University Health Center. The research program in place involves a collaborative approach among health care providers (orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses) and scientists to perform translational research in pediatric pain. Our group focuses on the clinical improvement of perioperative pain assessment. The lab uses complementary assessment methods including quantitative sensory testing, biomechanics, biochemistry and psychosocial measurements in order to better understand the development of chronic pain and the impact that persistent pain has on long-term recovery after surgery.

General Duties:
• Performing sensory testing on patients seen at the clinics;
• Maintaining a database;
• Developing and applying statistical methods for analysis of clinical observational cohort studies;
• Data analysis and interpretation;
• Performing literature reviews;
• Preparing presentations and drafting manuscripts
• Supervise undergraduate students

Working Conditions:
Status: Full-time
Work shift: Mondays to Fridays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm (35hr/week). Some flexibility may be required and must be available to work on Saturdays if needed.
Work Site: Shriners Hospital for Children-Canada

Conditions:
• Bilingual (English/French);
• Strong motivation to learn and collaborate;
• Experience in clinical research preferable;
• Strong quantitative research background in health biostatistics;
• Statistical proficiency
• Ph.D. level education in Biostatistics, Epidemiology or in a health-related field;
• Work independently and on deadlines
• Team-oriented
• Good written and oral communication skills

To apply, please send a cover letter with a brief statement of research interests and interest in the position, CV, and contact information for three references to: Dr. Catherine Ferland, catherine.ferland@mcgill.ca
Ronald Melzack Fellowship in Pain Research
The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation of Montreal requests applications for the Ronald Melzack Fellowship in Pain Research. The objective of this fellowship is to support full-time research in chronic pain conducted at the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain (AECRP) at McGill University or another Quebec Institution. Qualifying applicants will have completed a PhD, MD or comparable degree and have an interest in a full-time position conducting chronic pain research. The Fellowship has a stipend* commensurate with experience.

The Foundation requires that applicants obtain an agreement for sponsorship from a Full Member of the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain (AECRP). Consult http://www.painresearch.mcgill.ca for a list of researchers and research themes. The research can be conducted in collaboration with other Quebec Institutions provided that the primary sponsor is a Full Member of the AECRP. The Principal Investigator will fund the costs of the Fellow�s research and participate in the formulation of a brief description of the research project.

Funding is for one year with a second year contingent on mutual satisfaction. Should ethics approval be required, The Foundation insists that an application be submitted within 3 months of the start date. Acknowledgement of The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation must be given in any and all publications or posters related to this Fellowship. A report is to be written to The Foundation at each year�s end.

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation (edwardsfoundation@jcfmontreal.org) no later than March 18, 2019. Applications must be submitted as a single English .pdf document and contain the following: a) letter of agreement from the sponsor, specifying an anticipated start date, b) three letters of reference, including one from the Principal Investigator, c) a four-page CV (please include mailing address), d) a brief research description (maximum of 2 pages, not including work cited), e) work cited (maximum of 1 page) and f) a list of any and all existing and pending funding, g) a one paragraph (250 words) lay summary suitable for press release.

Applications that exceed the page limitations will not be considered.

The Foundation expects any Applicant to withdraw from competition and notify The Foundation if they become the beneficiary of alternate funding before the announcement date.

Call for Submissions: January 2020

AWARD RECIPIENT MUST BEGIN THE FELLOWSHIP BEFORE DECEMBER 31 OF THIS YEAR.

* As of January 2010, all Postdoctoral Fellowship stipends are TAXABLE according to the Canada Revenue Agency.
Additional information: Melzack Fellow Call.pdf
Catherine Bushnell Fellowship in Pain Research
The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation of Montreal requests applications for the Catherine Bushnell Pain Research Fellowship. The objective of this fellowship is to support full-time research in chronic pain conducted at the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain (AECRP) at McGill University or another Quebec Institution. Qualifying applicants will have completed a PhD, MD or comparable degree and have an interest in a full-time position conducting chronic pain research. The Fellowship has a stipend* commensurate with experience.

The Foundation requires that applicants obtain an agreement for sponsorship from a Full Member of the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain (AECRP). Consult http://www.painresearch.mcgill.ca for a list of researchers and research themes. The research can be conducted in collaboration with other Quebec Institutions provided that the primary sponsor is a Full Member of the AECRP. The Principal Investigator will fund the costs of the Fellow�s research and participate in the formulation of a brief description of the research project.

Funding is for one year with a second year contingent on mutual satisfaction. Should ethics approval be required, The Foundation insists that an application be submitted within 3 months of the start date. Acknowledgement of The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation must be given in any and all publications or posters related to this Fellowship. A report is to be written to The Foundation at each year�s end.

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation (edwardsfoundation@jcfmontreal.org) no later than March 18, 2019. Applications must be submitted as a single English .pdf document and contain the following: a) letter of agreement from the sponsor, specifying an anticipated start date, b) three letters of reference, including one from the Principal Investigator, c) a four-page CV (please include mailing address), d) a brief research description (maximum of 2 pages, not including work cited), e) work cited (maximum of 1 page) and f) a list of any and all existing and pending funding, g) a one paragraph (250 words) lay summary suitable for press release.

Applications that exceed the page limitations will not be considered.

The Foundation expects any Applicant to withdraw from competition and notify The Foundation if they become the beneficiary of alternate funding before the announcement date.

Call for Submissions: January 2020

AWARD RECIPIENT MUST BEGIN THE FELLOWSHIP BEFORE DECEMBER 31 OF THIS YEAR.

* As of January 2010, all Postdoctoral Fellowship stipends are TAXABLE according to the Canada Revenue Agency.
Additional information: Bushnell Fellow Call.pdf
THE ALAN EDWARDS PAIN MANAGEMENT UNIT OF THE MCGILL UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTRE
The Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit is the official facility for pain treatment in adults at McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and is part of McGill University's Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain. Located at the Montreal General Hospital the Unit offers the following Fellowship opportunities:

* A Clinical Fellowship in Pain Medicine that is intended for physicians who are interested in learning about the clinical aspects of Pain Medicine. The Clinical Fellowship in Pain Medicine at the Unit is a comprehensive training program. Fellows are assigned their own patients and develop and implement a treatment plan under the supervision of a staff physician. Medical, psychological and interventional approaches are employed as patients are followed over time. Only candidates coming with their own funding will be considered for this position.

* The Alan Edwards Fellowship in Clinical Pain Research (Please see announcement below)

Fellowships usually begin in July or August. To apply, please send your letter of intent, CV and at least three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Yoram Shir
Director of the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit
McGill University Health Centre - MGH
1650 Cedar Ave., E19-133,
Montreal H3G 1A4, Canada.
yoram.shir@muhc.mcgill.ca.

The Alan Edwards Fellowship in Clinical Pain Research
The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation of Montreal requests applications for the Alan Edwards Fellowship in Clinical Pain Research. The objective of this fellowship is to support a position encompassing both clinical pain research and clinical activities conducted at the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit of the McGill University Health Centre. This Fellowship is intended for health care professionals with an MD or PhD title, who wish to pursue original clinical research in the field of Pain Medicine within the multi-disciplinary team at the Pain Management Unit. Previous research experience is preferable but not mandatory. The Fellowship has a stipend* commensurate with experience.
Funding is for one or two years with the second year contingent upon mutual satisfaction. Should ethics approval be required, The Foundation requires that an application be submitted within 3 months of the start date. Acknowledgement of The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation must be given in any and all publications or posters related to this Fellowship. A synopsis of the research project is to be submitted to The Foundation at each years end.
Applications should be submitted by e-mail to Dr. Yoram Shir, Director of the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit at yoram.shir@muhc.mcgill.ca. Applications must be submitted as a single English .pdf document and contain the following:
a) up to four-pages CV
b) three letters of reference
c) a statement of research goals
d) previous work cited, if applicable.

Application Deadline: August 15th, 2018

Start Date: July 1, 2019

Applications that exceed the page limitations will not be considered.

* As of January 2010, all Postdoctoral Fellowship stipends are TAXABLE according to the Canada Revenue Agency.
FONDS DE LA RECHERCHE EN SANT DU QUBEC
The Fonds de la recherche en sant du Qubec) is a fund mandated by the Qubec government to support the development of scientific and technological research into the health of individuals and populations and to contribute to Qubecs economic growth.

The purpose of the Post-Doctoral Research Training Program is to help doctorate (Ph.D.) holders to enhance their training and broaden their fields of interest. It is also aimed at encouraging these researchers to experience new scientific environments, to acquire new research methodologies and management and communication skills, and to supervise students.
For more information visit: http://www.frsq.gouv.qc.ca
CANADIAN INSTITUTES FOR HEALTH RESEARCH
CIHR Research Fellowships provide support for highly qualified candidates at the post-PhD or post-health professional degree stages to add to their experience by engaging in health research either in Canada or abroad.
For more information visit: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca
NATURAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA
The NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships Program provides support to the most promising researchers at a pivotal time in their careers. The fellowships are also intended to secure a supply of highly qualified Canadians with leading-edge scientific and research skills for Canadian industry, government, and universities.
For more information visit: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca
THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF PAIN
The International Association for the Study of Pain offers two Trainee Fellowships. The IASP John J. Bonica Trainee Fellowship provides up to US$50,000 annually to a selected trainee to support training in all aspects of pain research. The IASP International Trainee Fellowship funded by the Scan|Design by Inger & Jens Bruun Foundation provides two grants of up to US$50,000 each are distributed annually to selected trainees to support training in all aspects of pain research.
For more information visit: http://www.iasp-pain.org