Reception and Information Session on Pain Research
Oct. 17, 2011 • Room 256-S, Centre Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa
Research Canada: An Alliance for Health Discovery and the Canadian Pain Society are pleased to present an information session and reception for parliamentarians on Pain Research, a subject of increasing importance for the health and well-being of Canadians. The event will feature three speakers and a series of kiosks situated so that attendees may view research highlights and speak directly with some of Canada’s eminent scientists working in the following areas:
Dr. Patrick J. McGrath, Dalhousie University and Vice-President of Research, IWK Health Centre
Dr. Patrick J. McGrath, Canada Research Chair and Professor of Psychology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Dalhousie University and Vice-President of Research at the IWK Health Centre, is an expert in innovative delivery of mental health care and the diagnosis and treatment of pain in children. His research has been recognized through awards from the Canadian Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, the Canadian Pain Society, the American Pain Society, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). He received the Order of Canada (Officer) in 2003. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He has been a member of the CIHR Institute Advisory Board for the Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health. He received his undergraduate and masters education at the University of Ottawa and the University of Saskatchewan and his PhD from Queen’s University.
Dr. Barry Sessle, University of Toronto
Dr. Barry J. Sessle is Professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of Medicine and a member of the Centre for the Study of Pain, and holds a Canada Research Chair. He is also an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and member of the Canadian Academy of Science. He is Past-President of the Canadian Pain Society and Past-President of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). He has also served as President of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and President of the Canadian Association for Dental Research. He is currently Secretary of the Canadian Pain Foundation and of ACTION Ontario.
Dr. Mary Lynch, Dalhousie University and Past-President, Canadian Pain Society
Dr. Mary Lynch is Professor of Anesthesia, Psychiatry and Pharmacology at Dalhousie University and Director of the Pain Management Unit at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. She has 20 years of experience as a clinician and researcher assisting patients with chronic pain.
Dr. Patrick J. McGrath, Dalhousie University and Vice-President of Research, IWK Health Centre (see biography above)
Dr. Bonnie Stevens, University of Toronto and Hospital for Sick Children
Dr. Mary Lynch, Dalhousie University and Past-President, Canadian Pain Society (see biography above)
Dr. Cathy Bushnell, McGill University and President, Canadian Pain Society
Dr. Jason McDougall, University of Calgary
Dr. Mary-Ann Fitzcharles, McGill University and
Dr. Barry Sessle, University of Toronto (see biography above)
Dr. Dwight Moulin, University of Western Ontario
Pain and Mental Health
Dr. Kenneth Craig, University of British Columbia
Dr. Joel Katz, York University