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



JAN 11



Catherine FERLAND, PhD. Assistant Professor. McGill University, Montréal · Department of Anesthesia

AEPMU Host: Dr.J.Perez


Persistent Postoperative Pain.

Case presentation: Post-thoracotomy pain syndrome

Scientific presentation from a basic science perspective.

JAN 18

Monthly AEPMU Rounds

Étienne Vachon-Presseau, psychologist. PhD student in Neuropsychology, Department of Psychology, Université de Montréal

AEPMU Host: Dr.M.J.Rivard

Stress model of pain

JAN 25

Internal AEPMU Rounds

1.  Jordi Perez, MD, PhD.  Associate Medical Director AEPMU. Assistant Professor of Anesthesia. McGill University

2. Yoram Shir, MD. Medical Director AEPMU. Professor of Anesthesia and Edwards Chair in Clinical Pain. McGill University

Does Opioid Induced Hyperalgesia Exist? 

PRO/CON debate

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