• 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

New research network to tackle chronic pain

Sherbrooke, Quebec, March 31, 2016 – The Quebec Pain Research Network (QPRN) is taking part in a new large Canadian network pioneering developments in patient-oriented health care for chronic pain research and care.

Recording of Chronic Low Back Pain webinar with Laura Stone available

Laura Stone

A full recording of the webinar by Laura Stone, titled: Chronic Low Back Pain: Preclinical and Clinical Perspectives, is available on the Pain Research Forum Website.  This webinar was recorded last September. Dr. Stone's presentation was followed by a panel discussion with 

Chronic pain changes our immune systems

New research by Laura Stone and Moshe Szyf, from McGill University, shows chronic pain may reprogram the way genes work in the immune system.  These results were published in the  journal Scientific Reports.

First superspecialized pain program in Québec led by Aline Boulanger

Dr Aline Boulanger, from Université de Montréal, anesthesist and Director of the Pain Clinic of the CHUM (Clinique antidouleur du Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal) will lead the first program in Pain medicine in Quebec offer to specialized medical doctors.  The program will be offered through eight institutions affiliated to Université de Montréal.  

Terrence Coderre: glutamate receptor location in neurons important in pain processing

Professor Terrence Coderre, from McGill University, has recently published results in Nature Communications showing that pain hypersensitivity is associated with the migration of glutamate receptor to the interior of neurons, to the nuclear membrane, and that blocking these intracellular receptors resulted in pain relief in animals.

2016 McGill Pain Day competition winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Pain Day competition:

Best Poster - Human - Clinical:
Diana-Luk Ye 
Assessment of postoperative movement-evoked pain after spinal fusion surgery in adolescents during hospitalization: Preliminary results

Second prize - Human - Clinical:
Junie S. Carriere 
Perceived injustice and opioides for chronic noncancer pain: The role of pain behavior A Collaborative Health Outcomes Information Registry (CHOIR) study


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