• Next QPRN Retreat: January 25-27 2019 - Château Bromont

  • North American Pain School

    June 23 - 28 2019 - Montebello - Visit the NAPS website for details

  • 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

Gender gap in the lab - Jeffrey Mogil explains how research benefits from the inclusion of females

Read a recent article about Jeffrey Mogil's research on the Fonds de recherche du Québec website:

"There's too much testosterone in research labs!" says Jeffrey Mogil, researcher in the Department of Psychology at McGill University and member of the Québec Pain Research Network. And the situation could compromise the results of scientific studies. This is why Mogil, E.P. Taylor Professor of Pain Studies and director of the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain, has made gender equality in the laboratory one of his main focuses. ...

Congratulation to McGill Pain Day trainee award winners

Congratulations to the winners of the McGill Pain Day Trainee awards for best posters.  The winners are:

Yakobov, Esther - Best Poster Presentation - Human / Clinical
Aternali, Andrea - Second Prize - Human / Clinical
Sharif, Behrang - Best Poster Presentation - Basic Science
Muralidharan, Arjun - Second Prize - Basic Science 

The Quebec Pain Research Network is proud to give these awards to these deserving trainees, and wishes to congratulate all presenters for their great work.

Opioid dependence: Existing drug shown to alleviate withdrawal symptoms in rodents

New research from the laboratory of Tuan Trang at University of Calgary, lead by Ph.D. student Nicole Burma, shows an existing anti-gout medication is effective in reducing the severity of opioid withdrawal symptoms in dependent rodents.  This important discovery is published in the journal Nature Medicine, and collaborators include Yves De Koninck, from Université Laval.

Yves De Koninck awarded the Canadian Pain Society 2017 Distinguished Career Award

Yves De Koninck - photo credit Simon Lecompte IUSMQ

Congratulations to Yves De Koninck on being awarded the Canadian Pain Society's Distinguished Career Award.  This award recognizes professor De Koninck's longstanding contributions to pain research. 

Dr. De Koninck will receive this award at the next Canadian Pain Society meeting in Halifax in May.


Philippe Sarret's team awarded $8,9M in grants for research to develop new drugs to treat chronic pain

Philippe Sarret (photo CRCHUS)

Philippe Sarret's laboratory recently obtained important grants that will be used to support his research projects which aim to identify and develop new drugs to treat chronic pain.  It is estimated that 70% of patients taking prescription analgesics for chronic pain are not relieved, in addition to living with side effects that can have a considerable impact on their quality of life, such as constipation, respiratory problems, tolerance, dependance and anxiety.

Chronic Pain Awareness Week 6-12 November - QPRN members participate

The Chronic Pain Awareness Week will take place from the 6th to the 12th of November 2016.  Many events are organized province-wide, and our members are participating.   L

When pain becomes chronic Café scientifique, organised by the research centre of the MUHC


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