IASP eNewsletter - Aug 2014

Canadian Pain Society Honors Leaders at National Meeting

The Canadian Pain Society held its 35th Annual Scientific Meeting in Québec City from May 20 to 23. The city is one of the oldest settlements in North America and has a distinct European feel with many historic sites. The meeting was very successful in terms of attendees, networking opportunities, sponsorships, and tradeshow participation.

The scientific program, under the leadership of Dr. Jennifer Stinson (chair) and Dr. Jeff Mogil (vice chair), provided the latest thinking and evidence that stimulated new ideas to take back to individual research and clinical work settings. International keynote speakers included Drs. Robert Gereau, Anne Louise Oaklander, and Lorimer Moseley. The multidisciplinary nature of the conference provided opportunities for basic scientists and health professionals of various disciplines and backgrounds to come together and discuss common interests in pain research and management.

Several Canadian leaders were honored for their contribution to the society and beyond. The national and international contribution of Dr. Bonnie Stevens to improving infant and children’s pain was recognized in the presentation of the Distinguished Career Award. Dr. Patrick McGrath, also well known nationally and internationally, was recognized for his mentorship of very successful trainees. Additional information on current and upcoming activities of the society can be found at www.canadianpainsociety.ca.

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At the Canadian Pain Society meeting in May, attendees included (from left) Drs. Barry Sessle (previous president), Gilles Lavigne (president-elect), Judy Watt-Watson (president), Jeff Mogil (vice chair of the Scientific Committee), and IASP President Dr. Fernando Cervero.