Our annual Dalhousie Pain Research Day celebrates current research projects and programs being conducted in the university and clinical communities. It provides a venue for cross-disciplinary structures and draws in interested colleagues and potential collaborators. There are poster presentations and social networking opportunities.
4th Dalhousie Pain Research Day The fourth Dalhousie Pain Research Day was held on May 4, 2016 with Dr. Irene Tracey as the keynote speaker.
3rd Dalhousie Pain Research Day The third Dalhousie Pain Research Day was held on May 8, 2015 with Dr. Claudia Sommer, Professor of Neurology, Wurzburg University Hospital, Germany as the keynote speaker. View the poster [PDF - 937 kB].
2nd Dalhousie Pain Research Day
The second Dalhousie Pain Research Day was held on May 9, 2014. Dr. Celeste Johnston, James McGill Professor and Associate Director for Research at the McGill School of Nursing was the keynote speaker. View the agenda [PDF - 942 kB].
1st Dalhousie Pain Research Day
In May 2013, we hosted the first Dalhousie Pain Research Day which was funded by the DMRF Picchione Visiting Scholar Program, the Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management and Perioperative Medicine and the Dalhousie Pain Network Speaker Fund. Internationally recognized expert in pain research and president of the American Pain Society, Dr. Roger Fillingim, was the inaugural keynote speaker. View the poster [PDF - 289 kB].
Dalhousie Pain Colloquia
The Dalhousie Pain Colloquium is a forum for pain researchers, trainees and technical staff to gather to discuss and debate emerging ideas in the field of pain. An additional function of the colloquium series is to create a feeling of camaraderie among participants.
On 1st February 2017, The Dalhousie Pain Network held its second colloquium debate at the University Club. Drs. Mary Lynch and Ian Beauprie debated the premise that “Prescription opioids are an important means of treating chronic non-cancer pain”. The discussion was lively, thought-provoking and collegial. The event was very well attended by researchers, clinicians, trainees and members of the public. While no definitive answer was arrived at, the audience went away a lot wiser and had a much better appreciation of this complicated and contentious issue. View the poster [PDF - 189 kB].
In March 2014, we hosted our first colloquium, a debate about the new federal legislation on the access to medical marijuana (Drs Clark, Fraser, McDougall). View the poster [PDF - 304 kB].
We hosted a successful and well-attended CIHR Café Scientifique (Drs. Campbell-Yeo, Lynch, Rosen, Chambers, McDougall) in November 2013, “We are Family – The importance of parents, peers and partners in pain relief”. View the poster [PDF - 406 kB].
In January 2015, we hosted the Picchione Lecture with guest speaker Dr. Jeff Mogil, EP Taylor Professor of Pain Studies, McGill University. Funded by the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, the Dalhousie Pain Network Speaker Series and the Integrated Health Research Training Partnership. DPG participants included Drs. Lynch, Harman and Hayden. View the poster [PDF - 765 kB].