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2022 ASM

10-13 May, 2022

Hotel Bonaventure, Montreal

Voting for CPS Treasurer is open

CPS Treasurer

Voting for CPS Treasurer is open from Tuesday, January 12 through Monday, January 25, (11:59 est).  To review the candidates and cast your vote, CLICK HERE.  Note that voting is only available to CPS Members in good standing. 

If you have any questions, please contact the CPS Office HERE

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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 Board of Directors Update

Dear CPS Community,

I am writing to inform you that Dr. Mojgan Hodaie will be leaving her position as Treasurer on Sunday, January 31st, 2021, so that she can take on new education-related portfolios in the division of Neurosurgery at her institution.

Personally, and on behalf of the CPS, I want to thank Moji for her dedication and outstanding service to CPS over the last 18 months. Her hard work, steady hand, wise council, and creative ideas have contributed greatly to the CPS shining as a society and becoming more strongly engaged with our membership. For example, Moji had proposed creating what we now have all experienced: our highly successful CPS+ webinar program. We wish Moji all the best in her new role that no doubt will make a significant impact locally, and internationally, towards improving educational programs and a better understanding and treatment of pain and other neurological conditions.

To fill this position, the CPS will be holding a special election. We encourage all our members to participate in the process, both in nominating suitable candidates (self-nominating is welcome) and voting to elect the next CPS Treasurer. The submission portal for nominations will be open Friday, December 11th; deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 6th, 2021.

As always, I thank you for your commitment to CPS; our Society is nothing without its strong membership.

On behalf of the CPS Board of Directors,

Karen D. Davis, Ph.D., FCAHS, FRSC

President, Canadian Pain Society

Professor, Department of Surgery and Institute of Medical Science

University of Toronto

Head, Division of Brain, Imaging and Behaviour

Krembil Brain Institute, Krembil Research Institute

Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network

2020 CPS+ Webinar Series

Webinar Recordings

Previously held webinars are now available to view or purchase.

Hot Topics Data Blitz
January 14, 2021  |   3:00-4:30 EST

Moderator: Kyle Vader
Speakers: Haoyi Qiu, McGill University; Churmy Fan, University of Calgary; Shannon Tansley, McGill University; Megan Miller, Indiana University-Purdue University; Alberto Herrero Babiloni, McGill University; Mia McLean, University of British Columbia

**CPS reserves the right to cancel or change speakers, program content and date without prior notice. We assume no liability for these changes.**


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

call for Symposia and Poster Abstracts: closed

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.

The joint call for Symposia and Poster Abstracts for the 41st Annual Scientific Virtual Meeting, April 27-30 is now closed.  Notifications will be sent in December. 

If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact:  the CPS Office: office@canadianpainsociety.ca

CPS Awards and grants

The call for the Early Career Investigator Pain Research Grant Program is Now Open! For more information and to apply click below.

Click Here to Apply

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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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