November 4, 2020
The Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans has organized an informative virtual symposium in collaboration with the Alliance to Advance Comprehensive Integrative Pain Management. The symposium consists of four 1-hour sessions over the course of four weeks and features topics such as The Effectiveness of Cannabis and Stepped Care Model in the US Military and Pain Management Outcomes for Veteran vs Non-Veterans with Chronic Pain.
November 1, 2020
Following an extensive series of in-person, written, and online consultations about the gaps and challenges, best and promising practices, and elements of an improved approach to preventing and managing chronic pain, the Canadian Pain Task Force released its second report in October 2020. Entitled Working Together to Better Understand, Prevent, and Manage Chronic Pain: What We Heard, the report reflects the evidence, ideas, experiences, and practices that we heard from the nearly two-thousand people who participated across Canada.
August 17, 2020
Two new evidence reviews related to acute musculoskeletal injuries like strains and sprains suggest other forms of treatments are as effective as opioids and have less risk of harms to patients.
June 24, 2020
The paper, which is a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies, was co-authored by several Institute for Pain Research and Care Executive Members and Research Members.
May 14, 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today officially launched the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans during his nationally-televised COVID-19 update.
April 10, 2020 by Victor Nguyen, Ghazaleh Jafarazadeh-Maleki, Vaithiegaa Mathanarajan and Karan Taghizadeh
Looks at medical marijuana, compounds, legality and use in the treatment of chronic pain and fibromyalgia.
February 18, 2020 by Ayesha Shahid, Suraya Bondy, Harold Hunter, and Zeyu Guan
Describes how pain is perceived and quantified, why biases exist in pain treatments, and what can be done to reduce bias.
December 31, 2019 by Nazlim Bilgi, Pirouz Emami, Irzam Gondal and Seyed Amirhossein Pishva
Explores phantom limb syndrome, a condition where individuals who have lost a limb experience sensations in the nonexistent body part.
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