Who We Are

The Michael G. DeGroote National Pain Centre (MGD NPC) was established in 2010 through a generous gift from Michael G. DeGroote. The centre draws on McMaster’s expertise in evidence-based medicine to identify, collate, review, revise, update and develop clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of pain. Guidelines are then disseminated using best practice techniques of knowledge translation.



The vision for the MGD NPC is to promote evidence-based pain management.


The mission of the Michael G. DeGroote National Pain Centre is to improve the management of pain through the dissemination of best practice information.


  • To become a repository for high quality best practice guidelines in pain management.
  • To disseminate existing best practice guidelines for managing pain.
  • To contribute to the development of new guidelines where knowledge gaps exist.
  • To participate in local, provincial, national and international networks for the translation of evidence into practice.
  • To partner with patients, government funding agencies, regulatory bodies and other stakeholders to guide research and development in pain management.
Michael G. DeGroote

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