Upcoming Virtual Events

Veteran and Family Well-Being Series

A Person-Centered, Evidence-Based Approach to Chronic Pain
Four Events: November 18, November 25, December 2, & December 9 (1 hr each, all starting at 12PM EST).
Registration is now open for our Veteran and Family Well-Being Series, four virtual symposiums presented by a collaboration of respected researchers from Canada and the U.S. discussing the evolution of pain management and current best practices in evidence-based interdisciplinary care.
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Keeping hope alive through veteran-first chronic pain research.

Discover how the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence is working with veterans to shape the future of chronic pain management.
Derek Speirs

The Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence provides national leadership for research co-designed with veterans and their families, and supports the implementation of this research with a national network of clinics to help veterans and their families manage their pain and reconnect with life.

Thanks to $20 million in funding from Veterans Affairs Canada over 5 years, the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans will be a world leader in veteran-first chronic pain research and care.

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Our National Network

With the Centre of Excellence’s research, we support the implementation of pain management therapies through a national network of clinics, and provide training and education for interdisciplinary teams to improve the delivery of evidence-based pain care across the country.

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For Veterans
& Families

Find tools and resources especially for veterans dealing with chronic pain and their families.
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For Clinicians & Researchers

Learn how you can adopt best practices for your chronic pain clinic and partake in research.
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Dr. Ramesh Zacharias on The Scoop with Joel Sindle

In this feature of The Scoop, CFRC’s Campus News Coordinator, Joel Sindle, sits down with Dr. Ramesh Zacharias, CEO and Medical Director of the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans.
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Congratulations to Lieutenant-General (ret’d) J.O. Michel Maisonneuve for being selected as the 30th Anniversary Vimy Award Laureate!

Michel is a Board Director for the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans, and we could not think of a better representative and champion for Veterans’ care needs.
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How the Centre of Excellence Partners with Veterans and their Families

The Centre of Excellence is guided by the principle of Veteran Engagement, which means we partner directly with Veterans to genuinely understand the daily challenges they face with chronic pain.
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Leadership & Board
The Centre of Excellence’s Board of Directors oversees the operations and financials of the Centre of Excellence as a not-for-profit, and includes veterans, industry leaders, and chronic pain experts from McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences and Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation.
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