Rewatch the Veteran and Family Well-Being Series: How the Mind and Body Experience Pain

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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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Dr. Jason Busse Named Canada Research Chair in Prevention & Management of Chronic Pain

The CPCoE’s Director of Research, Dr. Jason Busse, has been named a Canada Research Chair. Dr. Busse has been a great leader in researching chronic pain and the reduction of post-operative care. Congratulations Jason!
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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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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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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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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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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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Assessing the Effectiveness and Satisfaction of a brief interdisciplinary program for chronic pain patients

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