Congratulations to Lieutenant-General (ret’d) J.O. Michel Maisonneuve for being selected as the 30th Anniversary Vimy Award Laureate!

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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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Bruno Guévremont and Dawn Herniman on CHCH Evening News with Phil Perkins

Phil Perkins, who co-anchors CHCH Evening News, interviews Bruno Guévremont and Dawn Herniman at the first annual Advisory Council meeting to hear their stories about living with chronic pain, and how they have used physical activity to manage their pain.
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Congratulations Derek Speirs For Being Awarded Commendation from Minister of Veterans Affairs!

Derek Speirs has been awarded a Commendation from the Minister of Veterans Affairs and the Associate Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, for his dedication to improving the well-being of Veterans.
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Why We Should Move Away from Opioids for Management of Veterans’ Post-Injury Acute Pain

The Centre of Excellence's Research Director Jason Busse published two new evidence reviews which examine the links between opioids and non-opioid alternatives, and how effective they are in treating chronic pain related to acute musculoskeletal injuries especially in 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.
Read This

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.
Read This

Congratulations Derek Speirs For Being Awarded Commendation from Minister of Veterans Affairs!

Derek Speirs has been awarded a Commendation from the Minister of Veterans Affairs and the Associate Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, for his dedication to improving the well-being of Veterans.
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Why We Should Move Away from Opioids for Management of Veterans’ Post-Injury Acute Pain

The Centre of Excellence's Research Director Jason Busse published two new evidence reviews which examine the links between opioids and non-opioid alternatives, and how effective they are in treating chronic pain related to acute musculoskeletal injuries especially in Veterans.
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Serving Those Who Served: The Origins of the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans

When patients and colleagues ask me about the origins of the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans (“Centre of Excellence”), I start by telling them a story of an early patient of mine at the Michael G. DeGroote Pain Clinic.
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Ensuring Our Veterans Get Access to Care They Need

Over 40% of Canadian veterans experience chronic pain, but they often do not receive the proper care they deserve because the current healthcare system is not built to properly address the unique needs that veterans with chronic pain face, like mental illness and PTSD. Veterans also face many barriers to access care. Derek Speirs gives his perspective as a former Submariner in the Canadian Navy.
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Chronic Pain Centre for Veterans on CHCH

Next month, the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans launches at Hamilton’s McMaster University. Marie-Anne Nyhuis and Derek Speirs are two veterans who have benefited from research and treatment and they joined us this morning to tell us about what happened to them.
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Management of Acute Pain From Non–Low Back Musculoskeletal Injuries

Patients and clinicians can choose from several treatment options to address acute pain from non–low back musculoskeletal injuries.
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Predictors of Prolonged Opioid Use After Initial Prescription for Acute Musculoskeletal Injuries in Adults

Opioids are frequently prescribed for acute musculoskeletal injuries and may result in long-term use and consequent harms.
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Pain Management Program Outcomes in Veterans with Chronic Pain & Comparison with Nonveterans

This study presents evidence supporting the effectiveness of an interdisciplinary pain management program in addressing pain-related variables in Veterans and nonveterans and provides insight into how pain management is experienced differently by Veterans.
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Assessing the Effectiveness and Satisfaction of a brief interdisciplinary program for chronic pain patients

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Medical hypnosis in chronic pain management

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