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.


  • 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