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The CPS is a society of scientists, health professionals, educators and pain advocates who have a vested interest in pain research and management. As a chapter of the IASP, we support the treatment of pain as a basic human right and are currently advocating for a Canadian National Pain Strategy.

Join today and take advantage of peer-to-peer connections; free access to online events; trainee-specific content; access to Awards & Grants; Special Interest Groups; preferred pricing for our Annual Scientific Meeting; reduced rates for the Canadian Journal of Pain ...and so much more.

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Welcome to the new CPS Website!

We are thrilled to present you with our new website - we hope you like the the new, clean look and improved functionality as much as we do!  

As we all know, there isn't a technology update out there that hasn't come with one or two teething problems - please be patient as we iron out any little glitches. Note that our online payment processing will be available within the week; in the meantime, the 'Bill Me' option will be available. 

If you see or experience any problems please let us know - click here to send us an email.

 2020 CPS+ Webinar Series

Virtual Trainee Workshop: Paths to Academia, The Value of Mentorship, and Patient Engagement in Research 
August 11, 2020   |   1:00-2:00 EDT
Co-Moderators: Kyle Vader, Carly Ouellette (PWLE) 
Speakers: Keith Meldrum (PWLE), Nader Ghasmelou, Lynn Gauthier

Social Inequalities and Pain: The Untold History of Blacks and Chronic Pain
August 31, 2020   |   3:00-5:00 ET

Moderator: Hance Clark
Speakers: Carmen Green, Daniel Buchman, Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, PWLE (tba)

Fireside Chat: People with Lived Experience
September 15, 2020   |   3:00-5:00 EDT

Moderator: Keith Meldrum (PWLE) 
Speakers: Therese Lane (PWLE), Kristy Barnaby (PWLE)

Pain States Versus Pain Traits: From the Clinic to the Brain
October 20, 2020
Co-Moderators: Karen Davis, PWLE (tba)
Speakers: Nader Ghasemlou, Etienne Vachon-Presseau, Karen Davis

Pharmacogenomics for Personalized Pain Medicine
November 10, 2020
Moderator: Andrea Furlan
Speakers: Katherine Siminovitch, Laura Murphy, Andrea Furlan

Canadian Pain Task Force: Present and Future; Quest for a National Pain Strategy
November 18, 2020   |   3:00-4:30 EST
Moderator: Fiona Campbell
Speakers: Maria Hudspith, Andrew Taylor, Jaris Swidrovich, Linda Wilhelm (PWLE)

Early Life Adversity and Chronic Pain: The Brain Story
December 2, 2020   |   2:00-3:00 EST
Moderator: Melanie Noel
Speakers: Marco Battaglia, Melanie Noel, Sheri Madigan, Billie Jo Bogden (PWLE), The Palix Foundation


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The Canadian Pain Society is a proud chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain.

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The mission of the CPS is to bring together scientists, educators, health care professionals, and patients to foster education and research on pain mechanisms and management, and to improve access to high-quality care with the goal of preventing and treating pain more effectively.

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