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PRESIDENT (2018 - 2020)

Fiona Campbell, BSc, MD, FRCA

Fiona is an anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at SickKids, and an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto.  She is Co-Director of the Pain Centre at SickKids, and in this role leads in developing strategic initiatives to improve pain outcomes for children. She Co-chairs the Ontario Pediatric Chronic Pain Advisory Network in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Health - with the aim of developing a provincial strategy to improve services for children with Chronic Pain. She has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Pain Society.

Her clinical focus is in perioperative pain management, and also in the evaluation and treatment of complex chronic pain in children/adolescents and to this end works in SickKids Interprofessional Chronic Pain Program.

Her research programs include (i) utilizing Quality Improvement methodology to improve pain outcomes for hospitalized children, and (ii) identifying risk factors involved in the transition from acute to chronic pain. Fiona has recently won a SickKids Innovation competition, which will enable her to develop an app so that kids will be able to monitor postoperative pain management in real time on smartphones.

PRESIDENT-ELECT (2018 - 2020)

Karen D. Davis,PhD

Karen is a translational neuroscientist in the field of pain and brain imaging. She is a Full Professor at the University of Toronto, and Head of the Division of Brain, Imaging and Behaviour - Systems Neuroscience at the Krembil Research Institute (UHN). She is a founding member of the University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain and sits on its executive committee.

Karen pioneered electrophysiological and brain imaging approaches to study mechanisms of pain. Her "dynamic pain connectome" concept has advanced understanding of individual factors to predict treatment outcomes and develop personalized pain management strategies. She has given over 170 invited lectures, published 165 papers with 15,000+ citations and an H-index of 65, and has held many leadership positions to advance research and education. She serves on the CIHR INMHA Institute Advisory Board, is a principle investigator of the Canadian Chronic Pain Network SPOR, and held editorial positions at Pain and other journals. She has also served as councillor of the International Association for the Study of Pain, chairs their fellowships/grants/awards committee, and spearheaded training to foster pain management leaders in developing countries.

Dr. Davis has a strong interest in education and knowledge translation and her TED-Ed video "How does your brain respond to pain?" has over 1.5 million views. Dr. Davis is also active in research ethics, created a graduate student oath, and chaired the IASP task force on the use brain imaging to diagnosis pain (Nature Reviews Neurology, 2017). Dr. Davis was a Mayday Pain and Society Fellow, was inducted into the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars, and her honours include the CPS mentorship award.




Brian E. Cairns, PhD, DrMed, ACPR, RPh

Brian E. Cairns PhD (University of British Columbia, Canada), DrMed (Aalborg University, Denmark), ACPR (clinical pharmacy, Vancouver General Hospital, Canada) is currently a Professor at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the University of British Columbia as well as a registered pharmacist in the province of British Columbia. 

His research interests include peripheral mechanisms of pain and analgesia as well as sex-related differences in pain.  His work involves translational pain research that starts with findings in the laboratory and then takes them forward to human experimental pain studies and ultimately to clinical trials.  In addition to research, he teaches in the undergraduate pharmacy program, as well as in the graduate programs in Dentistry and Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia, and in the graduate program in medicine at the University of Aalborg, Denmark.


SECRETARY (2017 - 2020)

Eloise Carr, BSc, RN, MSc, PhD

Dr. Eloise Carr joined the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary, Alberta in Canada as a full Professor in October 2011. Previously, she had been Deputy Dean Research in the Faculty of Health and Social Care, Bournemouth University in the UK. A nurse by background, she is strongly committed to improving pain management through collaborative practice to improve patient care. Eloise has published widely, created educational courses, textbooks and visual materials related to pain. Her research interests include postoperative pain, chronic pain and interprofessional education. She has worked extensively with clinical teams to improve care using improvement methods.


TREASURER (2016 - 2019)

Karim Mukhida, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Dr. Mukhida is an anesthesiologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Management and Perioperative Medicine at Dalhousie University with a clinical practice focused on acute and chronic pain management and neuroanesthesia. Originally from Halifax, he completed his MD and PhD degrees at Dalhousie, a Visiting Fellowship at Harvard University, and was a resident in Neurosurgery and Anesthesia at the University of Toronto and Dalhousie. He joined the Faculty of Medicine after doing chronic pain fellowship training in Toronto and Halifax with the support of a Killam Post-graduate Scholarship.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Mukhida is pursuing research in pain management and the medical humanities. His interest in medical education has led him to spend time in Nepal, Vietnam, and Rwanda participating in teaching initiatives with the Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery and the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society International Education Foundation.



Tuan Trang, PhD.

Tuan is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. His research is directed towards unlocking the mysteries of chronic pain, and how to better treat it.  By understanding the cellular and molecular causes of chronic pain, his goal is to develop better pain therapies and to improve the safety of opioid drugs.

 Tuan has received Young Investigator Awards from CIHR, the Canadian Association for Neuroscience, and Canadian Society for Pharmacology and Therapeutics. He has also gained international recognition from the American Pain Society, Rita Allen Foundation, and the International Narcotics Research Conference. Tuan has served on the scientific program committee for the Canadian Pain Society since 2012 and is excited to work with the board and the scientific committee to shape upcoming meetings for the society.





Laura S. Stone, PhD

Dr. Stone received her PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota in 1999. As a post-doctoral trainee at the Oregon Health and Sciences University, she was the first recipient of the John J. Bonica Post-Doctoral Training Fellowship from the International Association for the Study of Pain. After working in both biotechnology and academia, she joined the Faculty at McGill University in 2007. Dr. Stone is an inventor on 7 patents, has received research funding from both NIH and CIHR, has co-authored over 40 manuscripts and was awarded the Early Career Award from the American Pain Society in 2006.

She is currently appointed as an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry and in the Departments of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Anesthesiology and Neurology & Neurosurgery at McGill University. Current research projects utilize both pre-clinical models and patient populations to investigate the mechanisms underlying low back pain and the epigenetic regulation of chronic pain.




Melanie Noel, PhD, RPsych 

Melanie Noel, PhD, RPsych is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary and a Full Member of the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute. 

Dr. Noel’s research expertise is in the area of children’s memories for pain and co-occurring mental health issues and pediatric chronic pain (66 papers; H index=20). She has published guiding conceptual psychological models of children’s pain memory development, co-occurring PTSD and chronic pain, and pediatric fear-avoidance. In recognition of her contributions to advancing knowledge of the psychological aspects of children’s pain, Dr. Noel received early career research awards from the International Association for the Study of Pain, the Society of Pediatric Psychology, the Canadian Pain Society and the Canadian Psychological Association.

Dr. Noel is an advocate for the use of developmentally tailored psychological interventions for pediatric pain management and serves on committees to assess, promote, and implement evidence-based interventions within her children’s hospital and beyond. As an evidence lead on the HELPinKids&Adults (Help Eliminate Pain in Kids and Adults) team, Dr. Noel co-authored clinical practice guidelines for pain and fear management for vaccine injections across the lifespan. Many of these recommendations were adopted by the World Health Organization.





Loren Martin, PhD.

Dr. Martin is a neuroscientist and Canada Research Chair in Translational Pain Research at the University of Toronto Mississauga. He received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto in 2009. He continued his training as a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University where his was the inaugural recipient of the Canadian Pain Society postdoctoral fellowship. He joined the faculty at the University of Toronto in 2015, where his research explores how chronic pain changes brain circuitry and aims to identify the circuits that encode pain relief.

Dr. Martin has received early career grants from the Canadian Pain Society, American Pain Society and the Ontario Ministry of Innovation. His lab is currently funded by NSERC, American Pain Society, Connaught Institute, CRC and is furnished by a CFI and NSERC RTI award. His work has appeared in top-tier academic journals with over 2500 citations and he currently has an h-index of 22. 




Josiane Mapplebeck, BSc

Josiane completed her undergraduate studies at McGill University under the supervision of Dr. Jefferey Mogil. She is currently pursuing a PhD in physiology with Dr. Michael Salter at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

Josiane investigates sex differences in the spinal mechanisms underlying neuropathic pain. She recently demonstrated that there is a profound sex difference in the immune cells involved in neuropathic pain in mice.





Perri Tutelman, BHSc. (Hons)

Perri is a PhD student and Vanier scholar in Clinical Psychology at Dalhousie University. She is supervised by Dr. Christine Chambers at the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research at the IWK Health Centre. Perri completed her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science at McMaster University in 2011 before entering Dalhousie’s clinical psychology program. Her clinical and interests include the role of families in children’s pain, and the pain experience of children with cancer.

Perri is actively involved in her community, serving on boards and academic committees in the areas of pain, psychology and oncology.