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Welcome Anne Marie Pinard to the Scientific Advisory Board!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Paul Roos on Morning Live with Bob Cowan / Morning Live avec Bob Cowan

Director of Operations Paul Roos speaks with Bob Cowan on “Morning Live” about how the Centre is partnering with Veterans in our research and working with a national network of interdisciplinary care teams.
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Centre of Excellence on chronic pain launched at McMaster University

‘We can feel hope again,’ says veteran, advocate for veterans’ issues and volunteer with the centre.
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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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