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Researchers Uncover Critical Role in Pain Processing of a Gene

Researchers at the IRCM led by Artue Kania, PhD, uncovered the critical role in pain processing of a gene associated with a rare disease. Their breaktrhough, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, paves the way for abetter understanding of chronic pain conditions. Dr. Kania's yeam studies the way neural circuits transform harmful stimuli (such as cold, heat and pinch) into the perception of pain. More precisely, they examined the gene Lmx1b and its involvement in pain processing. Mutations in…
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CPAC - PAIN PATIENT CONSUMER GROUP

On May 26th, 2014, in Mississauga Ontario CPAC was invited to be part of a pain patient consumer group on the topic of Complications of Opioid Medications and constipation. Six facilitators from CPAC took part in a full day patient-centered innovation session presented by Ariad Healthcare and hosted by AstraZeneca. The day long session was for interested healthcare professional who treat or advise patients on managing chronic pain. By engaging chronic pain patients who are experiencing Opioid Induced…
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RESEARCH STUDY

RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS NEEDED University of Regina, Department of Psychology is seeking partcipants for a research project in interactions with the healthcare system. We are looking for volunteers who are suffering from a chronic medical condition to take part in a study of interactions with the medical system where you felt the medical system or provider let you down, betrayed you, or did not act in your best interest. As a participant in this study, you would be asked to answer a series of…
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CPAC Chronic Pain Facilitator Conference

The Chronic Pain Association of Canada (CPAC) have brought together a group of Support Group Leaders at the Holiday Inn, International Airport, Toronto, Ontario to assist them in their efforts to improve the lives of people in pain. This Conference is moderated by Terry Bremner, President of CPAC and includes subjects on Self-Management for Chronic Pain: Developing Skills in Mindfulness and Cignitive Therapy by Dr. ted Robinson, Bridgeporty Hospital & Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto; The Importance…
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PAIN: A CHRONIC DISEASE IN ITS OWN RIGHT

Some headway continues to be made to recognize pain as a disease in its own right so more attention is paid to it. The Pain Society of Alberta recently announced they had worked with the Alberta Medical Association to recognize pain as a chronic disease. This was accomplished and in early October the AMA came out with that announcement. Our thanks go out to Dr. Brian Knight, Dr. Greg Boughen, Dr. Rob Hauptman and Dr. Gaylord Wardell for their tireless work in accomplishing this feat with the AMA.…
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