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28-30 April, 2021

2021 Keynote & Plenary Speakers

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2022 Annual scientific meeting

10-13 May, 2022  |  Hotel Bonaventure, Montreal

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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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CPS Seeking Applicants for Leadership Positions

The CPS is actively seeking applicants for two positions on our Leadership Team: Trainee Representative and eNews Editor.  

Click here for full details

CPS ASM Exhibitor Opportunities!

Your chance to exhibit at our 2021 Annual Scientific meeting! 

Our online platform will provide multiple ways for you to showcase your organization, and interact with our delegates.  Enjoy virtual exhibitor booth, increasing your exposure with banner space, an about us section, social media links, space for products images, videos, brochures and so much more. We have teamed up with leaders in the ever-evolving virtual meeting world using the most sophisticated platforms, enabling your organization to gain more exposure; further opportunities to connect one-on-one, as well as group events; and great opportunities to talk with our members.

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2020 CPS+ Webinar Series

Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming events

    • 1 May 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online Virtual Event

    Symposium on Cancer Pain Management

    Saturday, May 1, 2021

    Jointly organized by Interventional and Neuropathic Pain Special Interest Groups of the Canadian Pain Society.

    Click here for more details

    Note ALL times are Eastern Daylight Time

    11.00-11.15 Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Harsha Shanthanna, Chair, CPS Interventional Pain SIG;  Anuj Bhatia, Chair, CPS Neuropathic Pain SIG

    Cancer Pain Syndromes: Neuropathic, Nociceptive or Mixed?
    Dwight Moulin, Professor, Departments of Clinical Neurological Sciences and Oncology,  Earl Russell Chair Pain Research, Western University, London


    Intrathecal Drug Delivery for Cancer Pain; Efficacy and Effectiveness
    Shane Brogan, Director of Pain Medicine Huntsman Cancer Hospital Supportive Oncology and Survivorship and Associate Professor (Clinical), Anesthesiology and Pain Management, University of Utah

    12.15-12.30  Q&A / Discussion
    12.30-12.45  Break

    A Joint Session on: Establishing a Cancer Pain Service in an Academic Hospital and Integrating Interventional Therapies in Cancer Pain Management
    Ehtesham Baig, Lecturer, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, University of Toronto and University Health Network; Jenny Lau, Medical Director, Tertiary Palliative Care Unit, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, University Health Network, Toronto


    Q&A / Discussion

    14.00-14.15  Break
      How I do it Sessions:

    Interventional Modalities for Cancer Pain Management - I: Fluoroscopy guided Neurolysis and Sympathetic nerve blocks
    Jordi Perez, Associate Professor, Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit, McGill University, Montreal


    Interventional Modalities for Cancer Pain Management – II: Ultrasound Guided Procedures for Cancer Pain
    Amitabh Gulati, Associate Professor, Director of Chronic Pain, Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, New York.

    15.15-15.30  Q&A / Discussion and Close
    Click to download a PDF version of the Agenda


    Members: FREE

    Non-members: $75

Webinar Recordings

Previously held webinars are now available to view or purchase.


All members are able to access the recording for FREE.



Non-members are able to purchase access to our recordings.



If you registered for a Webinar, then you will have been sent an email with an access link.


2021 Annual Scientific Meeting

Poster competition - now open!

We’re excited to announce our first fully virtual CPS Annual Scientific Meeting for April 27-30 2021!

Many factors have gone into this decision. Yes, the uncertainty concerning how the next year will unfold is high on our list, but we are also excited that this new event creates an exceptional opportunity for us to bring our community together, from all regions of the country, and around the world.

Having consulted with those inside and outside the Society, our Scientific Program Committee (SPC) firmly believes that coming together in a virtual setting will expand the opportunity for all participants -- scientists, healthcare professionals, trainees and people with lived experience of pain -- to meet and exchange up-to-date information on pain mechanisms, assessment, and management. The SPC will offer a balanced, diverse, and cutting-edge scientific program that reflects different areas of science from the pain community.

Your participation is integral for the success of our ASM, and the continued progress of pain research, education and management. 

We will be sending out regular updates as we build our program and virtual event.

Click here for more information and to submit!

If you have any questions, please contact: Loren Martin,(Chair, Scientific Program Committee) lj.martin@utoronto.ca  or the CPS Office: office@canadianpainsociety.ca

CPS Awards and grants

Thank you to those who have submitted!

Please contact Jeff Mogil, Awards Chair - jeffrey.mogil@mcgill.ca 

Contact Us

Email: office@canadianpainsociety.caoff

Telephone +1 416 642 6379

301-250 Consumers Road
Toronto ON M2J 4V6


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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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