Quebec Pain Registry Data leads to important publication

The Quebec Pain Registry is a database which provides standardized data on a large cohort of chronic pain patients who are described using a set of common demographic and clinical measures based on uniform and validated measurement tools.  It was developed as a strategic initiative of the Quebec Pain Research Network.

Pain is in your brain - new insight in pain signaling could provide novel therapeutic targets for chronic pain

Research published by Philippe Séguéla's research group at The Neuro, at McGill University, bring new understanding of the origin of neuropathic pain, which is chronic pain caused by defective nerve signaling.  

Read an article about their discoveries on Yahoo news: Why Your Pain Being All in Your Brain Isn’t a Bad Thing

Read the original research article:

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Melzack & Wall paper in Science

Ron Melzack

Thursday, November 19th 2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of the publication of the groundbreaking paper by Ronald Melzack and Patrick Wall in which they introduced the "gate control" theory of pain,  the 1965 Science article "Pain Mechanisms: A New Theory"

First Edition of the QNJPI PAIN talks

The first edition of the QNJPI Pain talks took place November 6th in Sherbrooke, a day of short presentation inspired by TED talks.  This event brought together over 80 members of the junior network, and featured a new format of presentations, not focused on research results, but rather on controversies and new advances in the pain area.  Professors Maxime Descôteaux and Serge Marchand of Université de Sherbrooke were the invited speakers.

Two prizes were given to student presenters:

1st prize: (a reservation for the 1st edition of the North American Pain School "NAPS")

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