QPRN presents:
The North American Pain School

An educational initiative of
IASP and ACTTION

June 25-29th, 2017

Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello
Montebello, QC, Canada

Class of 2016

Erinn Acland

Erinn Acland

University of Toronto
“Chronic Pain and Depression in Mice”
Supervisor: Dr Loren Martin

Jinbing Bai

Jinbing Bai

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Parent-Child Interactions and Child Distress During Cancer Painful Procedures: A Caring Perspective”
Supervisor: Dr Sheila Santacroce

Kathryn Birnie

Kathryn Birnie

Dalhousie University
“Individual, Dyadic, and Family Factors in Children’s Pain”
Supervisor: Dr Christine Chambers

Rachael Bosma

Rachael Bosma

University of Toronto
“Brain and Behavioral Factors that Predict Treatment Efficacy in Chronic Pain”
Supervisor: Dr Karen Davis

Katie Butera

Katie Butera

University of Florida
“Pain with Movement”
Supervisor: Dr Steven George

Alexander Chamessian

Alexander Chamessian

Duke University
“Deconstructing the Neuropathic Spinal Cord Using Cell Type- Specific Transcriptional Profiling”
Supervisor: Dr Ru-Rong Ji

Marc-André Dansereau

Marc-André Dansereau

Université de Sherbrooke
“Figuring Out How CCL2 and CCR2 Contribute to Chronic Pain by Using RNAi Technology”
Supervisor: Dr Philippe Sarret

Ada Delaney

Ada Delaney

Rush University Medical Center
“Burrowing Behaviour in Preclinical Models of Arthritis”
Supervisor: Dr Anne-Marie Malfait

Emma Fisher

Emma Fisher

Seattle Children’s Hospital
“What Drives Disability in Adolescents with Chronic Pain?”
Supervisor: Dr Tonya Palermo

Nathan Fried

Nathan Fried

University of Pennsylvania
“The Central Circuits of Trigeminal Pain”
Supervisor: Dr Wenquin Luo

Charles Gay

Charles Gay

University of Florida
“Functional Connectivity Changes within the Pain Processing and Modulatory Networks following Exercise-Induced Muscular Injury and Manual Therapy”
Supervisor: Dr Mark Bishop

Aimee Hildenbrand

Aimee Hildenbrand

Drexel University
“Relationship Between Pain and Traumatic Stress Among Youth”
Supervisor: Dr Brian Daly

Valerie Hruschak

Valerie Hruschak

University of Pittsburgh
“An Evidence Based Approach to Chronic Pain and Co-Morbid Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders”
Supervisor: Dr Gerald Cochran

Ram Kandasamy

Ram Kandasamy

Washington State University
“Reinventing the Wheel:
Pain-Depressed Wheel Running 
as a Method to Assess Clinically-Relevant Pain”
Supervisor: Dr Michael Morgan

Nicholas Karayannis

Nicholas Karayannis

Stanford University
“Refining Rehabilitation: Integrated Care 
for People with Persistent Spinal Pain”
Supervisor: Dr Sean Mackey

Donna Kennedy

Donna Kennedy

Imperial College London
“The Impact of Neuropathic Pain on the Outcome of Carpal Tunnel Surgery”
Supervisor: Dr Andrew Rice

Christelle Khadra

Christelle Khadra

Université de Montréal
“Virtual Reality Distraction for Procedural Pain and Anxiety in Children with Burn Injuries”
Supervisor: Dr Sylvie Le May

Emerson Krock

Emerson Krock

McGill University
“Sound the ‘Alarmin’: Toll-like Receptors, Intervertebral Disc Degeneration and Low Back Pain”
Supervisor: Dr Lisbet Haglund

Luke Legakis

Luke Legakis

Virginia Commonwealth University
“Paclitaxel Effects on Behaviors in Rats”
Supervisor: Dr Stevens Negus

Matthew Mauck

Matthew Mauck

University of North Carolina
“Chronic Pain Development After Burn Injury”
Supervisor: Dr Samuel McLean

Samantha Meints

Samantha Meints

Indiana University – Purdue University
“Race, Coping, and Pain”
Supervisor: Dr Adam Hirsh

Francie Moehring

Francie Moehring

Medical College of Wisconsin
“Dissection of the Cellular Mechanism by which Keratinocytes Communicate with Sensory Nerve Terminals”
Supervisor: Dr Cheryl Stucky

Milind Muley

Milind Muley

Dalhousie University
“Proteinase-Activated Receptor-2 Contributes to the Development of Joint Pain in Experimental Osteoarthritis”
Supervisor: Dr Jason McDougall

Vanessa Oliver

Vanessa Oliver

University of Michigan
“Detecting Pain in Laboratory Rodents”
Supervisor: Dr Jennifer Lofgren

Janell Payano Sosa

Janell Payano Sosa

University of Maryland Baltimore
“Oral Capsaicin Model of Burning Mouth Syndrome”
Supervisor: Dr David Seminowicz

Luis Queme

Luis Queme

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
“Dual Modulation of Muscle Pain and Cardiovascular Reflexes”
Supervisor: Dr Michael Jankowski

Lucas Topham

Lucas Topham

McGill University
“Epigenetics, DNA Methylation and Chronic Pain”
Supervisor: Dr Laura Stone

Rocio de la Vega de Carranza

Rocio de la Vega de Carranza

University of Washington
“Role of Pain Extent and Pain Intensity on Sleep Quality in Adolescent and Young Adults” 

Supervisor: Dr Mark Jensen

Jillian Vinall

Jillian Vinall

University of Calgary
“The Co-Occurrence and Impact of PTSD and Chronic Pain in Youth: Neural Activation Patterns as a Mutually Maintaining Mechanism”
Supervisor: Dr Melanie Noel

Pauline Voon

Pauline Voon

University of British Columbia
“Pain Among People who Use Illicit Drugs: Implications for Health, HIV Risk Behaviours and Clinical Care”
Supervisor: Dr Thomas Kerr