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CPS is a proud Chapter of


CPS: Better Care, Less Pain, More Gain. 

The Canadian Pain Society is a society of scientists and health professionals who have a vested interest in pain research and management. 

As a chapter of the IASP, the CPS supports the treatment of pain as a basic human right and is currently advocating for a Canadian National Pain Strategy.


Early-bird pricing ENDS February 23 - Register NOW and save!

Click HERE to register for our 40th Annual Scientific Meeting

Board & CPS Leadership Positions Available

Deadline to apply: Friday, March 1, 2019

The following positions are available to CPS members, nominated and elected by other CPS members. Term begin June 1st, 2019. 

Three-year Term, with an optional additional year: June 1st, 2019 - May 31st 2022/23

eNews Editor
Two-year Term, with an optional additional year: June 1st, 2019 - May 31st 2021/22

Trainee Representative
Two-year Term: June 1st, 2019 – May 31st, 2021

Click HERE for more information and to apply.


CPS Announces Inaugural Women in Learning & Leadership Session

Join us Thursday, April 4th as we launch our WILL program with three outstanding speakers: Janet Rossant PhD, CC, FRS, FRSC, Lisa Robinson MD, FRCP(C) and Jim Woodgett PhD

WILL has been established to provide a platform to inform, inspire, and promote women in academic, research, clinical, and policy environments related to the field of pain.  We also encourage men to be engaged in this platform to raise awareness and perspectives for/from men. Click HERE for more information.

2019 ASM Agenda
Click the button below to view our incredible roster of speakers!

Call for Late Breaking Posters Now Open!
Deadline to Submit: February 8th, 2019

40th Annual Scientific Meeting - Registration is Now Open!
Early Bird Deadline: February 22nd, 2019

Congratulations to Our First Round Award Winners!

Distinguished Career Award Dr. Karen Davis (University of Toronto, Krembil Research Institute) 
Early Career Award
Dr. Loren Martin (University of Toronto)
Outstanding Pain Mentorship Award Dr. Ruth Granau (Alberta Children's Hospital)
Distinguished Service Award Dr. Ken Craig (University of British Columbia)

We are now Accepting Round Two Award Application. Click here for more details!


CPS wishes to partner with organizations that see a direct benefit in promoting shared values of professionalism and competency-based education. CPS sees a need to advocate on behalf of patients with acute and chronic pain by bringing together basic scientists and health professionals of various disciplines who have an interest in pain research and management.

Partnering and exhibiting during out Annual Scientific Meeting will expose your organization to the work and research being conducted by professionals and scientists across the field, and across the country. Partners increase their profile and leverage an improved return on their investment. Click below to explore the various options CPS has to offer.