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2012 - Harold Merskey

2007 - Helen Hays

2006 - Eldon Tunks

2004 - Earl Russell

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Honoring outstanding and dedicated service to the Canadian Pain Society.

2024 - Judy Watt-Watson

2023 - Fiona Campbell

2021 - Philip Peng

2020 - James Henry

2019 - Ken Craig

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Recognizing longstanding contributions to pain research and/or management. 

2024 - Angela Mailis-Gagnon

2023 - Manon Choinière

2022 - Thomas Hadjistavropoulos

2021 - Gerald W. Zamponi

2020 - Jeffrey Mogil

2019 - Karen Davis

2018 - Gordon J.G. Asmunson

2017 - Yves De Koninck 

2016 - Alexander John Clark

2015 - Fernando Cervero

2014 - Bonnie Stevens

2013 - Joel Katz

2012 - Dwight Moulin

2011 - Mary-Ellen Jeans

2010 - Sandra LeFort

2009 - Gilles Lavigne

2008 - Judy Watt-Watson

2007 - Celeste Johnston

2006 - Michael Salter

2005 - Jonathan Dostrovsky

2004 - Ken Craig

2003 - Peter Watson

2002 - Catherine Bushnell

2001 - Patrick J. McGrath

2000 - James Henry

1999 - Barry Sessle

1998 - Gordon M. Wyant

1996 - Ron Tasker

1995 - Harold Merskey

1994 - Ronald Melzack

Recognizes outstanding achievements in pain research and/or management by an individual at the early stage of his or her career.

2024 - Tim Salomons

2023 - Arkady Khoutorsky

2022 - Katie Birnie

2021 - Reza Sharif-Naeini

2020 - Robert Bonin

2019 - Loren Martin

2018 - Natalie Rosen

2017 - Melanie Noel 

2016 - Hance Clarke  

2015 - Marsha Campbell-Yeo

2014 - Celine Gelinas

2013 - Michael McGillion

2012 - Jennifer Stinson

2011 - Andrea Furlan

2010 - Petra Schweinhardt

2009 - Rebecca Pillai Riddell

2008 - Dean Tripp

2007 - Elizabath Van Den Kerkof

2006 - Philippe Sarret

2005 - Anna Taddio

2004 - Jeffrey Mogil

2003 - Christine Chambers

2002 - Heather Hadjistavropoulos

2001 - Yves De Koninck

2000 - Thomas Hadjistavropoulos

1999 - Gordon Asmundsen

1998 - Terence J. Coderre

1997 - Joel Katz

1996 - Bonnie Stevens

1995 - Michael Salter

2022

Clinical: Akash Goel

Clinical: Junie Carrière

2021

Basic: Giannini Descalzi

Clinical: Yasmine Hoydonckx

2020

Basic: Anna Taylor

Clinical: Jillian Vinall Miller

Translational: Kathryn Birnie

2019

Basic: Neil Fournier

Clinical: Hugo Masse-Alarie

2018

Basic: Nader Ghasemlou

Clinical: Gabrielle Page

2017

Basic: Robert Bonin

Clinical: Marc O. Martel

2016 

Basic: Michael Hildebrand

Clinical: Lynn Gauthier

2015

Basic: Loren Martin

Clinical: David Walton

2014

Basic: Mohammed Shamji 

Clinical: Paula Forgeron

For candidate(s) with the Best Pain Awareness Project. The goals of the award are to raise awareness of the problem of undermanaged pain in Canada, to highlight efforts towards finding solutions to the problem, and to reach a wide Canadian audience.

2024 - Youth in Pain: Solutions for Effective Opioid Use

2023 - The Quebec Network of Junior Pain Investigators, represented by Shajenth Premachandran, for PAINtalks

2022 - Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP)

2021 - Thomas Hadjistavropoulos

2020 - Kathryn Birnie

2018 - Susan Bennett

2016 - Christine Chambers

2015 - Susana Da Silva

2013 - Sharon Kirkey

2012 - Anna Taddio

2011 - Cathryn Morgan

2010 - Cary Brown

2009 - Deborah Nicolson

Presented annually at the our Annual Scientific Meeting to a researcher and/or clinician who consistently exemplifies outstanding mentorship in the training of future pain researchers and/or clinicians.

2024 - Sylvie LeMay

2023 - Anaïs Lacasse

2022 - Jeffrey S. Mogil

2021 - Andrea Furlan

2020 - Rebecca Pillai Riddell

2019 - Ruth Grunau

2018 - Christine Chambers

2017 - Karen Davis

2016 - Joel Katz

2015 - Celeste Johnston

2014 - Patrick McGrath

2013 - Barry Sessle

2012 - Kenneth Craig

2011 - James Henry

2010 - Carl von Baeyer

2009 - Ron Melzack

2023

Basic Science: Christophe Tanguay-Sabourin

Clinical Science: Hermine Lore Nguena Nguefack

2022

Basic Science: Nasser Abdullah

Clinical Science: Nicole MacKenzie

2021

Research Science: Shannon Tansley

Clinical Science: Kyle Vader

2020

Clinical Science: Alberto Herrero Babiloni

Basic Science: Anne Marie Dedek

2019

Clinical Science: Shelly-Anne Li

Research Science: Noosha Yousefpour

2018

Basic Science: Luca Posa

Clinical Science: Jiale Hu

2017

Basic Science: Nicole Burma

Clinical Science: Brittany Rosenbloom

2016

Basic Science: Kaitlyn Tresidder

Clinical Science: Kristen Higgins

2015

Clinical Science: Nicole Racine

Clinical Science: Kathryn Rancourt

2014

Clinical Science: Katelynn Boerner 

Clinical Science: Mary Ellen Hogan

2013

Clinical Science: Johanna Harrison 

Basic Science:  Alexander Tuttle

2012

Clinical Science: Kathryn Birnie

Clinical Science: Lindsay Jibb

Basic Science: Joshua Rash

Basic Science: Paul Boakye

2011

Clinical Science: Wiebke Gandhi 

Clinical Science: Chitra Lalloo 

Clinical Science: Samantha Fuss 

Clinical Science: Harsha Shanthanna 

2010

Clinical Science: Shu-Liu Guo

Clinical Science: Melanie Noe

Basic Science: Maral Tajerian

2009

Clinical Science: Rachel Horton

Clinical Science: Sheila O’Keefe-McCarthy

Basic Science: Stefania Echeverry

Basic Science: Anne-Julie Chabot-Doré (clinical)

2008

Qi Wu

2023 - Trinda Penniston

2022 - Lizbeth Ayoub

  

Celebrate Excellence with our 2024 Awardees

Smile alongside the exceptional individuals and groundbreaking projects recognized at this year's conference for their outstanding contributions and achievements.

Canadian Pain Society Awards and Grants

Celebrating innovation, mentorship and contributions to pain research and management.

Recognizing individuals who have significantly and positively influenced pain research, management, education, or advocacy. The awards are typically presented at the annual dinner held in association with the Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting.

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