UTCSP News

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.
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.
May 16, 2017

A multidisciplinary approach to the care of chronic postsurgical pain: a case report by the Transitional Pain Service

The serious risks of opioid use (including side effects, dependence, tolerance, and overdose mortality) have raised concerns about safe opioid prescribing and management. Opioid-dependent chronic pain patients who undergo major surgery are especially vulnerable. The current postsurgical care provides little guidance and education for patients to manage their pain. The Toronto General Hospital Transitional Pain Service (TPS) is a novel team that provides specialized, multidisciplinary care for chronic postsurgical pain patients. In a recent case report, UTCSP members Dr. Hance Clarke, Dr. Joel Katz, and colleagues describe the postsurgical care by the TPS team of a patient with complex chronic pain and high opioid dependence.
May 9, 2017

Congratulations!

Dr. C. Peter N. Watson is the 2017 recipient of the Mitchell B. Max Award from the American Academy of Neurology for his work in neuropathic pain. As a neurologist and clinician scientist he has made outstanding scientific contributions to the understanding of neuropathic pain and pharmacological treatment such as with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) and diabetic neuropathy.
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Mar 14, 2017

Reflecting on the 2017 UTCSP Annual Scientific Meeting

On February 28th, the UTCSP held its Annual Scientific Meeting at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. After a welcome and introduction by Drs. Hance Clarke, Rob Bonin, and Bonnie Stevens, attendees had the opportunity to hear from several speakers, including UTCSP faculty and trainees with expertise in both basic and clinical pain research.

Events

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Canadian Pain Society (CPS)
39th Annual Scientific Meeting
May 22-25, 2018

Submission Deadline:  November 10, 2017
Research & Clinical Innovation Posters
Submission Deadline:  December 11, 2017

Click HERE for further details

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 Against Pain After Surgery

January marks the launch of IASP's 2017 Global Year Against Pain After Surgery.  IASP sponsors and promotes the Global Year Against Pain, which is a year-long initiative designed to raise awareness of various aspects of pain. 

For further information, please visit the IASP website