• Pain Network's annual retreat

    January 24-26, 2020

  • Announcement: North American Pain School 2020

    June 21st - 26th 2020 - Montebello - Registration from December 11th 2019 to February 14th 2020

  • Jean YiChun Lin video

    Understanding chronic low back pain

    New video produced with the University of Toronto Biomedical Communications Program.  Find it on our Videos page

  • Registre Québec Douleur

    Quebec Pain Registry

    Visit the Quebec Pain Registry website to request data access

Sylvine Cottin shows peripheral nerve field stimulation helps alleviate pain

New results by Sylvine Cottin, Université Laval, shows that peripheral nerve field stimulation is an effective means to alleviate overall pain by over 50% in patients with low back pain.  The  results were presented at the 2017 annual meeting of the North American Neuromodulation Society.  Read more about this study on the Pain Medicine News website:

Interview with Catherine Ferland on Salut Bonjour about Essentrics training

Listen to a recent interview with Catherine Ferland on the television show Salut Bonjour, in which she discusses the positive effects of Essentrics training for people suffering from chronic pain.  View this interview by Marie-Ève Gosemick, Well-Being correspondent, here (in French only):  


Jeff Mogil explains the placebo effect in Vox

Read a recent article in Vox in which Jeffrey Mogil explains  that “the placebo response is growing bigger over time,” but only in the US.  This effect helps explain why fewer and fewer new pain drugs were getting through double-blind placebo control trials, the gold standard for testing a drug’s effectiveness.

Read more about this discovery in Vox:

The weird power of the placebo effect, explained | Yes, the placebo effect is all in your mind. And it’s real.

European Health Ministers call for action on access to treatment for patients suffering from chronic pain

The QPRN applauds the statement by European Health Ministers calling for action on access to treatment for patients suffering from chronic pain.  Read the statement here: https://www.sip-platform.eu/press-area/article/a-major-step-forward-for-pain-patients-health-ministers-call-for-action-on-access-to-treatment-for-patients-suffering-from-chron


New videos on the QPRN YouTube Channel

We invite you to visit the QPRN YouTube Channel to view two new education resources:

Congratulations to winners of the 2017 Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation awards

The Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain recently announced the winners of the following awards:

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


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