Jan 3, 2018

Predicting treatment response in trigeminal neuralgia using diffusion tensor imaging

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a chronic neuropathic facial pain disorder, characterized by excruciating, shock-like attacks of pain. When medications do not offer adequate relief for these patients, neurosurgical treatments are often considered. However, up to 20% of patients still do not experience relief even after surgical intervention. The ability to predict which patients are likely to respond to surgical intervention, and which would not would greatly optimize treatment planning and enable individual pain management.  In a recent paper, UTCSP members Peter Shih-Ping Hung, Dr. Karen Davis, Dr. Mojgan Hodaie, and colleagues investigate the use of diffusion tensor imaging to predict long-term pain relief in TN patients that undergo neurosurgical treatment.
Jan 3, 2018

Effect of pain and glucose administration on brain development in premature babies

Preterm infants undergo many procedures in neonatal intensive care units, with oral glucose often being given as an analgesic. Procedural pain is associated with a myriad of long-term consequences. However, very little is known regarding the precise developmental influences of pain in neonates and whether glucose can mitigate these adverse effects.
Oct 3, 2017

Opioids: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly...

Presentation by A.J. Lanca, MD, PhD
Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine, University of Toronto
Jul 12, 2017

Parental pain management strategies in pediatric cancer-related pain

Pediatric cancer is often associated with significant amounts of pain, a symptom which is detrimental to the child’s well-being. This pain can manifest due to painful procedures, chemotherapy, and the disease itself. As primary caregivers, parents are at the front line in helping to manage their child’s pain. However, parental pain management strategies have not been well studied.
Nov 1, 2017

Facilitators Needed for UTCSP-IPC

We are looking for seeking individuals to facilitate the Interprofessional Small Group Sessions of the UTCSP-Interfaculty Pain Curriculum (IPC) on March 20 & 21, 2018

For complete details and to register, please click on the following LINK

Jul 12, 2017

PAIN Pictured illuminates how brain imaging is used to understand chronic pain

PAIN Pictured is a relatively new sub-section in PAIN, that uses elegant figures to depict the latest, important insights on the multidisciplinary nature of pain – including the biopsychosocial factors that modulate pain, its key underlying mechanisms, tools in which we can study pain, and novel findings. The overarching goal of PAIN Pictured is to provide education about pain to its broad readership in a fun and accessible way.
Jul 18, 2017

New Book!

Herpes Zoster: Postherpetic Neuralgia and Other Complications - Focus on Treatment and Prevention

There is broad interest in herpes zoster and its complications, not only from infectious disease and pain specialists, but also among general internists, family practitioners, public health departments and the public. This book has been written for wide readership and follows two earlier well used volumes.


Connaught Summer Institute In Pain: Pain Across the Ages

Presented by the University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain
July 16-20, 2018
Toronto Canada

Application Deadline:  March 2, 2018
Click HERE for program and application details

Cross Talks - The Opioid Crisis: Looking Through A Paediatric Lens

Presented by Sickkids Pain Centre and Sickkids Centre for Brain and Mental Health, in association with the University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain
April 12, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
​Main Auditorium r, 1246 Black Wing
​The Hospital for Sick Children


Facilitators Needed For UTCSP-IPC

We are currently seeking individuals to help facilitate the Interprofessional Small Group Sessions of the UTCSP Interfaculty Pain Curriculum (IPC) on March 20 & 21, 2018

For complete details and to register, please click on the following LINK


2018/19 Purdue Pharma QEII-GSST Award
Applications are now being accepted
Deadline:  March 30, 2018
For complete award details and application forms, please click on the following LINK

The Canadian Pain Society 39th Annual Scientific Meeting 2018

May 22-25, 2018
Hotel Bonaventure Montreal
Montreal, Quebec

Please visit the CPS website for complete details

IASP's Global Year For Excellence In Pain Education

January marks the launch of IASP's 2018 Global Year For Excellence In Pain Education.  IASP sponsors and promotes the Global Year For Pain, which is a year-long initiative designed to raise awareness of various aspects of pain. 

For further information, please visit the IASP website