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Mission, Vision & Values

What we stand for

Over the years we’ve allowed our mission, vision, and set of values to successfully guide us through a wide variety of challenges and triumphs.

Our mission

To conduct innovative, high-quality research, training and advocacy that will translate into superior pain care across the lifespan.

Our vision

That Dalhousie University will have a premier institute in pain research, training and policy advocacy encompassing the entire lifespan.

Our values

We will act with integrity and compassion towards patients and their families at all times and seek, as a priority, to ensure their welfare and quality of life. We will develop collaborative research programs of the highest scientific caliber, and we will ensure that all patients, including those that do not respond to traditional interventions, are respected and included in our research activities.