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Our 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting

The Westin Ottawa

Saturday April 27 - Tuesday April 30, 2024

Individuals with an interest in pain from all around the world, come together to share knowledge and expertise on the latest advancements in pain mechanisms, evaluation, and management.

Members receive priority access and special discounts for 2024 registration.

 

Public access opens soon.

Late Breaking Abstracts

Required by February 16th, 2024

The Scientific Program Committee (SPC) seeks to offer a balanced, diverse, and cutting-edge program that reflects different areas of pain science and policy from all members of the pain community.  Your participation is of the utmost importance and will be integral to the success of the CPS Annual Scientific Meeting and continued progress in pain research and management.

Coming Together at The Westin in Ottawa.

A Quick Note!  We realize an unforeseen conference events and time frames may change without notice and impact your travel plans. Although we will endeavour to avoid these changes, please note the Canadian Pain Society will not be responsible for any incurred costs due to these changes.

Foster collaborative relationships and knowledge exchanges between research scientists, health care professionals, trainees, and persons with lived experience, all with a shared focus on pain.  Please take advantage of our travel discounts below!

The National Congress

on Pain co-organized

with Health Canada

This event is held separately from the Annual Scientific Meeting. Attendees of the Annual Scientific Meeting are invited to attend at no additional cost.

Featured Concurrent Events

A lineup of concurrent events designed to stimulate discourse and participation. Immerse yourself in workshops, panel discussions, and networking opportunities, offering a unique platform to exchange ideas, share breakthroughs, and shape the future of pain science. 

Pain Refresher Course for Practicing and Trainee Pain Medicine Physicians: A Satellite Course

Saturday, April 27th  — The Westin, Ottawa

Jointly organized by the Interventional Pain and Neuropathic Pain Special Interest Groups of the Canadian Pain Society.  Join us for this refresher course to expand your knowledge on assessments and treatments including interventional approaches and recent advances in the field of pain medicine.

 

Please email Danielle Alvares to register for this event.

The CCIC presents the 10th Annual Cannabinoids in Clinical Practice Conference

Tuesday, April 30th — The Westin, Ottawa

This initiative will present the science of the endocannabinoid system, risks, efficacy, and how to approach cannabinoids as an option in patient care, as well as have educated discussions with patients about the known impacts of cannabis use on health and disease.

Review the agenda and poster session information for the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids conference held in collaboration with the Canadian Pain Society.

Celebrating the Beauty and Power of Art

Our 2024 Art Awards theme is “Shared Horizons: Beyond Awareness to Action”

Journey through the intertwined narratives of individuals with lived experiences of persistent pain, researchers, clinicians, trainees, policymakers, and caregivers. Their hopes, needs, and dedicated efforts come alive in every piece. Through art, we don't merely promote understanding; we inspire action.

Join the Excitement: Engage in Our 2024 Awards

✶ Plenary Speaker

Dr. Cornelia (Nel) Wieman

Acting CMO for the First Nations Health Authority, British Columbia.

She is Anishinaabe (Mishi-Baawitigong First Nation, Treaty 5 Territory) and lives, works and plays on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples – the səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. She completed her medical degree and psychiatry specialty training at McMaster University. Canada's first female Indigenous psychiatrist, Dr. Wieman has more than 20 years and clinical experience, working with Indigenous people in both rural/reserve and urban settings. Dr. Wieman served as the President of the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada (IPAC) from 2016 - 2022.

✶ Plenary Speaker

Dr. Michael Salter

Senior Scientist and Emeritus Chief of Research at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.

A Senior Scientist and Emeritus Chief of Research at The Hospital for Sick Children, and Professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of Toronto. He received his MD at the University of Western Ontario and his PhD from McGill University. Professor Salter is determining fundamental molecular and cellular mechanisms of normal and pathological neuroplasticity. His discoveries have broad implications for the control of cell-cell communication throughout the nervous system. He is using his discoveries to design and develop molecules that target major cell signalling pathways in neurons and in glial cells involved in pain, stroke, neurodegenerative diseases and schizophrenia. He has won numerous awards for his work, including being named an International Research Scholar of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Distinguished Plenaries

Become an Exhibitor

We are going to Ottawa, for the most important conference in our 49-year history, and we want you to join us. On April 27-30, 2024, we will be holding our Annual Scientific Meeting at the Ottawa Westin Hotel and will include the broadest pain-focused gathering ever assembled, including national, provincial, and territorial stakeholders.


Your commitment and support of our Annual Scientific Meeting provides an opportunity for our attendees to learn more about your products and services, and how it can benefit the people they serve.

Frequently Asked Questions

Celebrating the Beauty and Power of Art

Our 2024 Art Awards theme is “Shared Horizons: Beyond Awareness to Action”

Journey through the intertwined narratives of individuals with lived experiences of persistent pain, researchers, clinicians, trainees, policymakers, and caregivers. Their hopes, needs, and dedicated efforts come alive in every piece. Through art, we don't merely promote understanding; we inspire action.

Join the Excitement: Engage in Our 2024 Awards

Featured Concurrent Events

1230h

The Canadian Pain Society 2024 ASM Concludes

PWLE

Speakers: Virginia McIntryre

1110-1225h

Tissue Healing

Speakers: Dr. Adrian Gretton

Women’s Chronic Pain and Prescription Opioid Use: Implications for Practice and
Policy

Chair: N. Poole
Speakers: L. Greaves, A. Furlan, L. Wolfson, O. Shultz

Solutions for a CRiPpling Syndrome: An Update on New Diagnostic Categories,
Identifying Imitators, and Therapeutic Breakthroughs for CRPS

Chair: N. Mittal
Speakers: A. Mailis, N. Mittal, A. Bhatia, E. Ferlisi

Predicting the transition to chronic pain: insights from across biopsychosocial
systems

Chair: S. Schabrun
Speakers: D.Seminowicz, S. Schabrun, L. Jenkins

Genetic and genomic approaches can help us understanding the underlying cause
of chronic pain

Chair: G. Neely
Speakers: L. Diatchenko, S. Cronin, A. Muralidharan

TPS in Montreal

Speakers: Dr. Gabrielle Page and Brigette Migneault (FR)

0955 – 1110h

Ketamine

Speakers: Dr. Anuj Bhatia

Peer support needs support: Building capacity for chronic pain peer support
across Canada

Chair: Y. Shergill
Speakers: V. McIntyre, J. Lorca, S. Holtzman

Implementing large scale system-wide healthcare solutions for chronic pain
management: Implementation science, knowledge mobilization, and complexity-
informed research from across Canada

Chair: E. Lopatina
Speakers: R. Visca, M. Robert, K. Birnie, E. Lopatina

The Quebec Back Pain Consortium: Studying Low Back Pain from Multiple
Perspectives

Chair: H. Massé-Alarie
Speakers: C. B. Meloto, M. Roy, H. Massé-Alarie, J. Roy

Featured Concurrent Events

In collaboration with leading researchers and pain professionals, we present a curated lineup of concurrent events designed to stimulate discourse and participation. Immerse yourself in workshops, panel discussions, and networking opportunities, offering a unique platform to exchange ideas, share breakthroughs, and shape the future of pain science. Elevate your academic journey with concurrent events that transcend traditional boundaries, unlocking new perspectives and fueling innovation.  Further events forthcoming.

The CCIC presents the 10th Annual Cannabinoids in Clinical Practice Conference

April 30th, 2024

This initiative will present the science of the endocannabinoid system, risks, efficacy, and how to approach cannabinoids as an option in patient care, as well as have educated discussions with patients about the known impacts of cannabis use on health and disease.

Review the agenda and poster session information for the CCIC conference held in collaboration with the Canadian Pain Society.

Frequently Asked Questions

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