Upcoming Events
Allen Steverman, MD
TBA
January 29, 2020 4:00 p.m.
MGH Room A5-131
Dr. Stone's Lab
January 30, 2020 9:30 a.m.
McIntyre Medical Room 1346
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
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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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
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]
Publications
Fulas OA, Laferriere A, Stein RS, Bohle DS, Coderre TJ. Topical combination of meldonium and N-acetyl cysteine relieves allodynia in rat models of CRPS-1 and peripheral neuropathic pain by enhancing NO-mediated tissue oxygenation. J Neurochem. 2019 Dec 19:e14943. doi: 10.1111/jnc.14943 [link]
Caseiro M, Woznowski-Vu A, De Oliveira AS, Reis FJJ, Wideman TH. From Paper to Digitalized Body Map: A Reliability Study of the Pain Area. Pain Pract. 2019 Jul;19(6):602-608. doi: 10.1111/papr.12780. Epub 2019 Apr 11. [link]
Zorina-Lichtenwalter K, Maixner W, Diatchenko L. Detangling red hair from pain: phenotype-specific contributions from different genetic variants in melanocortin-1 receptor. Pain. 2019 Dec 11. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001780 [link]
News
Ron Melzack's passing noted in the Science Section of the New York Times
New York Times, Benedict Carey, 12 Jan 2020: Ronald Melzack, Cartographer of Pain, Is Dead at 90 [Link]
"Dr. Ron Melzack has done for pain research and pain management what Einstein did for physics." — Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
Montreal Gazette, Aaron Derfel, 07 January 2020: Tributes pour in for pain-research pioneer Ronald Melzack [Link]
Jeff Mogil: "He's the most famous and the most prominent pain researcher to have ever lived,"
McGill Reporter, Neale McDevitt, 07 January 2020: Ronald Melzack (1929-2019) [Link]
Amir Minerbi talks about fibromyalgia and the role the microbiome may play in helping to diagnose the disease.
The McGill Tribune, Miguel Principe, Dec 3rd, 2019, “The gut microbiome in disease and health.” [Link]
Mary-Ann Fitzcharles on the need for more scientific evidence on cannabis and rheumatoid arthritis.
ACR Daily News, 13 Nov 2019, “Despite the availability and growing popularity of medical cannabis, more clinical evidence is needed” [Link]
Promoting return-to-work in those with co-morbid MSK pain and depression.
Sullivan, Wideman & Thomas, Oct 2019, IRSST Studies and Research Projects report #R-1044 [Link]
Research Coordinator needed, Saliva Biobank = Jewish General Hospital
The Gornitsky/Velly labs at the JGH are seeking a full time research coordinator for their Saliva Biobank. For more info, click on the link [Link]
Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Pediatric Pain Program, McGill Scoliosis and Spine Research Group, Available
For details, consult the "Post-Graduate Fellowships" section of our website, under "funding". [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 for Winter 2020 admission: Oct 15th [Link]
We join the Twitterverse! @AECRPain
Follow the AECRP on Twitter for the latest research news and information from one of Canada's leading pain research centres
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]