• 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

Yves De Koninck receives an honorary doctorate from Université de Montréal for his multidisciplinary research on pain

Yves De Koninck

Dr. Yves De Koninck, founder of the Québec Pain Research Network, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the Université de Montréal.  This distinction is awarded in recognition of his ground-breaking contributions to the fields of neuroscience and pain research.  The multidisciplinary approach he has developed through collaboration between mental health researchers and physicists expert in optics, photonics and the use of lasers has brought him to make important discoveries that impact our understanding of pain and its mechanisms.

Major investments at Université de Sherbrooke for the development of analgesics of the future

Philippe Sarret

A team of researchers from the Sherbrooke Pharmacological Institute (Institut de pharmacologie de Sherbrooke - IPS), in collaboration with partners from the Université de Montréal and McGill University aim to develop the analgesics of the future.  The establishment received financial support of 6.8 Million dollars, through investments obtained from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation ($2.7 M), from the Government of Québec ($2.7 M) and private partners ($1.4 M). Professors Philippe Sarret, Éric Marsault and Robert Day are the leaders of this important project.

Launch of the Quebec Cannabis Registry

In order to help physicians better manage the use of cannabis and monitor patient safety, the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids (CCIC) have launched a registry for users of medical cannabis in Quebec.  Dr. Mark Ware, Co-Director of the Quebec Pain Research Network, is at the head of this ambitious project.   

Frédérick Dionne receives a grant from the Fonds de recherche Société et Culture du Québec

Frederick Dionne

Dr Frederick Dionne, psychologist at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, receives a new investigator research grant from the Fonds de recherche Société et Culture du Québec amounting 50 292$ for his research program entitled: Manage your pain at home: evaluate the efficacy of auto administered interventions based on self acceptation and awareness in individuals suffering from chronic pain.

Preparation of a book about chronic pain

Isabelle Gaumond and Serge Marchand, both members of the Pain Research Network, have started writing a book about chronic pain for the general public.  To ensure that the content is adapted to the needs of their audience (patients, loved ones and other), they have elaborated a short survey (2-5 minutes to respond) to guide them in the writing of this book. 

To answer this survey, please follow this link (in French only) :

FRQ-S investigator awards competition - three grantees from the Pain Network

FRQ-S investigator awards competition - Congratulations to grantees from the Pain Network


Dr Louis Gendron - Senior investigator    (UdeS)

  • Roles, regulation and mechanisms of action of opioid receptors in pain modulation 

Dr Philippe Goffaux - Junior 2 investigator (UdeS)

  • New imaging biomarkers to prevent chronic pain and understand therapeutic effects.

Dr Mathieu Piché - Junior 1 investigator (UQTR)


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