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CPS Awards & Grants 2019
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The Canadian Pain Society's Awards and Grants Program offers a number of career, service, research and travel awards. To be eligible to apply to the awards program, nominees and self-applicants must be CPS members in good standing (some exceptions apply, read each award description for full eligibility criteria). Award recipients are announced at the Annual Scientific Meeting, at the Awards Gala. For more information about each individual award and grant, click on their titles below.

MEMBERSHIP

To apply for an award or grant, you must be a CPS member in good standing (some exceptions may apply, read each award description for full eligibility criteria).
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PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS

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2020 AWARDS & GRANTS PROGRAM

ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - NOW OPEN - DEADLINE OCTOBER 1, 2019 

RESEARCH GRANTS AND AWARDS - DEADLINE TBA 

TRAINEE TRAVEL AWARDS AND PATIENT SCHOLARSHIPS - DEADLINE TBA

PAPER OF THE YEAR AWARD

In collaboration with the Canadian Pain Society, the Canadian Journal of Pain is pleased to announce the RONALD MELZACK - CANADIAN JOURNAL OF PAIN 2018 PAPER OF THE YEAR AWARD / PRIX RONALD MELZACK POUR L'ANNÉE 2018 DES ARTICLES PARUS DANS LA REVUE CANADIENNE DE LA DOULEUR. One representative from each winning paper (one for basic/pre-clinical sciences and one for applied/clinical sciences) will be honoured at the Canadian Pain Society Annual Meeting Awards Dinner on Thursday April 4, 2019. The winning papers will be selected by the Editor-in-Chief, in consultation with the Editorial Board, from all Canadian Journal of Pain articles with a 2018 publication date. The prize for the 2018 awardees will be a ticket to the Gala dinner at the Annual Meeting and a voucher waiving article processing fees for a manuscript submitted to the Canadian Journal of Pain in 2019.

2019 AWARD RECIPIENTS

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 CPS Awards!

Distinguished Career  Award 

Dr. Karen Davis (University of Toronto, Krembil Research Institute) 

Early Career Award

Dr. Loren Martin (University of Toronto)

Outstanding Pain       Mentorship Award                    

Dr. Ruth Grunau (BC Children's Hospital)

Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Ken Craig (University of British Columbia)
Early Career Investigator Grant                            
Dr. Neil Fournier (Trent University) - Basic Science
Dr. Hugo Massé-Alarie (Université Laval) - Clinical Science
Trainee Research Award Shelly-Anne Li - (University of Toronto) - Clinical
Noosha Yousefpour - (McGill University) - Research
Patient Scholarship  Kirk Foat
Anna Ritcher on behalf of Renee Yang
Lana Barry
Trainee Travel Awards Ali Khatibi, Zoha Deldar, Nicole Mackenzie, Valentina Mihajlovic, Charlie Kwok, Sabrina Bouferguene, Zakir Uddin, Jocelyn Powers, Catherine Paré, Thomas Sebastian Haupt, Rachel Moline, Martha Lopez-Canul, Kaytlin Constantin, Jaimie Beveridge, Kate Wahl, Maryam Ghodrati, Don Daniel Ocay, Noosha Yousefpour.
Ronald Melzack Award Heather Hadjistavropoulos
Poster Finalists

Jaimie Beveridge - Accumulating risk: Parent chronic pain and trauma symptoms predict poorer outcomes for youth with chronic pain

Chulmin Cho - The neural mechanisms behind conditioned analgesia in chronic neuropathic pain

Martha Lopez-Canul - DELTA9-TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL IN NEUROPATHIC PAIN AND COMORBID INSOMNIA 

Oladayo Oladiran - CX3CR1 expression is required for the development of pain like behavior in a mouse model of autoimmune peripheral Neuropathy

Catherine Paré - Recovery expectancies, pain, and PTSD symptom severity

Sarasa Tohyama - Lesional trigeminal neuralgia: Neuroimaging and clinical characterization of a new trigeminal pain syndrome


2018 AWARD RECIPIENTS

Distinguished Career Award

Dr. Gordon J.G. Asmundson (University of Regina)

Early Career Award

Dr. Natalie Rosen (Dalhousie University)

Outstanding Pain Mentorship Award

Dr. Christine Chambers (Dalhousie University)

Nursing Excellence in Pain Management

Mrs. Dawn Petit (Westview Primary Care Network/Parkland Chronic Pain Clinic)

Pain Awareness Award                              

Dr. Susan Bennett (BC Children's Hospital)

Poster Competition Finalists

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Annemarie Dedek - Mechanisms of spinal hyperexcitability in rat and human models of pathological pain

Mr. Michael Mousseau - P2X7R mediated IL-1B release from microglia is a spinal determinant of arthritis joint pain

Dr. Seunghwan Lee- Progression of pathological disc degeneration, innervation and macrophage infiltration over 12 months following single lumbar disc puncture in mice.

Ms. Catherine Paré - Level of Catastrophizing and Depression Co-Morbidity Following Whiplash Injury

Dr. James Khan - Perioperative pregabalin and intraoperative lidocaine infusion to reduce persistent neuropathic pain after breast cancer surgery: a multicenter, factorial, randomized controlled pilot trial

Ms. Brittany Rosenbloom - Postoperative chronic pain and opioid use after major pediatric orthopedic surgery

Trainee Research Award

Mr. Jiale (Gary) Hu (University of Ottawa) - Clinical Science

Dr. Luca Posa (McGill University) - Basic Science

Early Career Investigator Pain Research Grant

Dr. Gabrielle Pagé (Université de Montréal) - Clinical Science

Dr. Nader Ghasemlou (Queen's University) - Basic Science

Trainee Travel Grant

Guillaume Martel, Shanaya Fischer, Robert Ungard, Shaylea Badovinac, Brittany Rosenbloom, Britney Benoit, Yalinie Kulandaivelu, Hannah Gennis, Maria Pavlova, Annemarie Dedek, Tara McGrath, Olof Kristjansdottir, Shehnaz Fatima Lakha, Mariana Bueno, Katelynn Boerner, Kathryn Birnie, Tanya Miladinovic, Bart Witjes

Ronald Melzack -
Canadian Journal of Pain 2017 Paper of the Year Award
Dr. Gabrielle Pagé (Université de Montréal) - Predicting treatment outcomes of pain patients attending tertiary multidisciplinary pain treatment centers: A pain trajectory approach