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Canadian Military Veterans Complete Hike to Bring Awareness to Chronic Pain

Seven military Veterans living with chronic pain from across Canada completed the first-ever Military Veterans Alpine Challenge (Alpine Challenge) – a seven-kilometre hike accessed by helicopter that took place in Whistler, British Columbia on Saturday, August 27. The event was organized by the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans (CPCoE) to bring awareness to Veteran chronic pain and help participating Veterans set goals while managing their chronic pain.
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DR., MAJOR (RETIRED) LUC J. HÉBERT JOINS THE CHRONIC PAIN CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR CANADIAN VETERANS AS DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS

The Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans (CPCoE) has appointed Dr., Major (Retired) Luc J. Hébert as the new Director of Research Partnerships and as the new Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board as of July 1, 2022.
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General (Retired) Walter Natynczyk to Join the Board of Directors at the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans

The Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans (CPCoE) is excited to announce that the former Deputy Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada, General (Retired) Walt Natynczyk, will be joining the Board of Directors as of August 2, 2022
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Dr. Abhimanyu Sud Joins The Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans as Chief Scientific Officer

The Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence (CPCoE) is excited to announce that Dr. Abhimanyu Sud has joined the team as the new Chief Scientific Officer.
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Teaming in Interdisciplinary Chronic Pain Management Interventions in Primary Care: a Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

A systematic review was done to identify key features of interdisciplinary team structures and problems associated.
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Cannabis shown to be an effective treatment option for back pain: Study review

A systematic review by a team of researchers affiliated with the Swedish Neuroscience Institute in Seattle, Wash., have found cannabis to be an effective treatment for back pain.
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Can Psychedelic Drugs Treat Physical Pain?

LSD and psilocybin increasingly show promise as mental health treatments. Now universities and companies are exploring their use in pain management
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Rewatch the Veteran and Family Well-Being Series: How the Mind and Body Experience Pain

The recordings for the June 2nd and June 9th virtual educational sessions of the Veteran and Family Well-Being Series are now available!
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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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Morning Live with Annette Hamm

Veterans Derek Speirs and Marieanne Nyhuis join Annette Hamm on Hamilton’s Morning Live to discuss their experience with chronic pain and the launch of the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans.
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1010 Newstalk with Dave Trafford

Veteran Derek Speirs speaks with radio host Dave Trafford about his experience with chronic pain, and what the Centre of Excellence means to him.
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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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British Medical Journal (BMJ)

Dr. Jason Busse, Research Director at the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence (CPCoE), recently published a rapid recommendation on the use of cannabis for treatment of chronic pain in The British Medical Journal (The bmj).
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Psychological Injury and Law

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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Annals of Internal Medicine

Patients and clinicians can choose from several treatment options to address acute pain from non–low back musculoskeletal injuries.
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Annals of Internal Medicine

Opioids are frequently prescribed for acute musculoskeletal injuries and may result in long-term use and consequent harms.
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Canadian Journal of Pain

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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