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The Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit



Chronic pain affects approximately one third of the population, at great cost to the individual patient and to society. With the ageing population and improved survival rates for conditions such as cancer, these figures will probably increase. Pain management, especially regarding chronic pain, is therefore at the core of the McGill University Health Centre’s (MUHC) medical activities, and supports many clinical departments.

The MUHC Pain Program is at the forefront in the field of pain research and management, through excellence and innovation in clinical care, pain education and community collaboration and is staffed by dedicated professionals committed to alleviating pain and suffering by means of the following activities:

1. Pain treatment programs for patients
2. Research into pain
3. Educational programs for clinicians and scientists



Upcoming rounds


Rounds Type




AEPMU rounds

Ann Gamsa PhD.

Psychologist AEPMU. Associate Professor, Dept Anesthesia. McGill Univ


Representation of pain in the arts


Internal AEPMU meeting

Yoram SHIR, MD 

Director – Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit

AEPMU General Assembly


AEPMU rounds

Marie Noelle Hebert-Blouin, MD(Neurosurgeon)

Bobbi Popovec, MD (Anesthesiologist.

MUHC Neuromodulation unit. Pain Clinic Montreal Neurological Institute

Neuromodulation for chronic pain management.

Update from the MNI Neuromodulation Pain Clinic

Click here for a list of previous and future scheduled rounds