Outcomes of Interdisciplinary Pain Management

This virtual symposium will be streamed live and will be accessible in both official languages.
What is the recommended treatment program for chronic pain? This concluding session of the series will begin with the presentation of findings from the USVA Whole Health Project followed by the findings of a study on the effectiveness of interdisciplinary care for Veterans.
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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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The Latest

Statement on the Passing of François Dupéré

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Rewatch the Veteran and Family Well-Being Series: A Person-Centered, Evidence-Based Approach to Chronic Pain

The recordings for each of our virtual symposiums for the Veteran and Family Well-Being Series are now available!
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How We Accelerate Research with “Rapid Recommendations”

Research can be a slow yet steady process, often taking years to finalize into a publication at which point the research becomes publicly available. Then, it can take much longer, even decades, for research to be widely applied into clinical practice where patients can finally see its benefits.
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Chronic Pain: Evolution of Clinical Definitions and Implications for Practice

This paper reviews information regarding the evolution of definitions of pain terminology and pain syndromes as they relate to everyday practice for clinicians and those operating within the medicolegal judicial system, both trainees and seasoned professionals, with a focus on 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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