Dr. Abhimanyu Sud Joins The Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans as Chief Scientific Officer

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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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East Meets West in Therapeutic Approaches to the Management of Chronic Pain

Eleni G. Hapidou, partner with the CPCoE wrote a perspective article in the International Journal of Yoga. The purpose of this perspective article was to compare and contrast psychological practices such as mindfulness mediation, relaxation response (RR) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with Yoga in the management of chronic pain.
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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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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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Medical cannabis or cannabinoids for chronic pain: a clinical practice guideline

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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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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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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