The Executive Committee is composed of seven high-energy, successful scientists from a number of disciplines—including basic science, translational research, and clinical and psychosocial science— from across Canada and the U.S. They will organize and attend NAPS every year. They are:
A basic scientist studying genetic, sex, and social modulation of pain, from McGill University in Montreal
A clinical psychologist studying pediatric pain from Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre in Halifax
Our laboratory is interested in the fundamental principles underlying pain plasticity. Our goal is to develop novel therapeutics based on these discoveries with the potential to either prevent the development of or permanently reverse chronic pain states.
A clinical researcher studying psychosocial factors that affect acute and chronic pain from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
The Khanna lab investigates neurobiological mechanisms responsible for pain chronification. The focus of our laboratory’s research is to understand how ion channels and receptors involved in nociception are regulated by novel protein interactions using computational, molecular, biochemical, electrophysiological, and behavioral approaches.
A clinical translational neuroscientist and neuroepidemiologist investigating underlying contributors of pain’s impact on physical and cognitive function across the lifespan.
Following recommendations of the Executive Committee, the scientific coordinators of the Quebec Pain Research Network will serve as the Coordinating Team of NAPS, handling all local organizing responsibilities related to venue, transportation, and outings.