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


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FEB 22


Pain Frontiers

Manon CHOINIÈRE Professeure titulaire, Département d’anesthésiologie,  Université de Montréal

Exploring clinical research avenues other than RCTs to improve the management of chronic pain: A priority



Monthly AEPMU Rounds

Aline BOULANGER, MD. directrice du Centre d’expertise de la douleur chronique au CHUM et directrice de la Clinique de la douleur à l’Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal.  Professeur agrégée au Département universitaire d’anesthésiologie, Université de Montréal

"Médécin Expert" description of the CHUM physician assisted telehealth program for community doctors with queries about pain management




Luda DIATCHENKO, MD, PhD is a Canada Excellence Research Chair in Human Pain Genetics, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anesthesia, and Faculty of Dentistry,  at McGill University, Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain

Genetics and pain: Fibromyalgia

Case presentation and Research presentation of genetic studies in fibromyalgia

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