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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Tom Hoppe, Chair of the Advisory Council for Veterans, Appeared on Pain BC's 'Pain Waves' Podcast

Listen to Tom Hoppe talk about his personal experiences and the challenges faced by Veterans living with chronic pain.
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Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans Announces New Partner Clinic

The Atlantic Pain Clinic will be the 12th clinic to join our network of interdisciplinary pain management centres and the first clinic in New Brunswick.
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Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans gets featured in Legion Magazine

Dr. Ramesh Zacharias, the Centre’s CEO and medical director, Dr. Jason Busse, the Centre's research director, and Tom Hoppe, Chair of the Advisory Council for Veterans, were interviewed by Legion Magazine – Canada's Military History Magazine – for their January/February 2021 issue where they discussed the Centre's mission, ongoing chronic pain research, and how the Centre of Excellence works with a national network of interdisciplinary pain clinics across the country so Veterans can get evidence-based care closer to home.
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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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