QPRN presents:
The North American Pain School

An educational initiative
of IASP and ACTTION

June 21-26th, 2020

Fairmont Le Château Montebello
Montebello, QC, Canada

About us

Leadership

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:

Jeffrey S. Mogil, Ph.D., (Director)

Jeffrey S. Mogil, Ph.D., (Director)

A basic scientist studying genetic, sex, and social modulation of pain, from McGill University in Montreal

Christine T. Chambers, Ph.D., (Assistant Director)

Christine T. Chambers, Ph.D., (Assistant Director)

A clinical psychologist studying pediatric pain from Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre in Halifax

Theodore Price, PhD

Theodore Price, PhD

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.

Jennifer Haythornthwaite

Jennifer Haythornthwaite

A clinical researcher studying psychosocial factors that affect acute and chronic pain from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Ram Kandasamy, PhD

Ram Kandasamy, PhD

A behavioral pharmacologist studying the functional consequences of pain and analgesic drugs using animal models from California State University, East Bay.

Petra Schweinhardt, M.D., Ph.D.,

Petra Schweinhardt, M.D., Ph.D.,

A pain imager studying cognitive-emotional pain modulation from University of Zurich

Coordination Team

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.

Erwan Leclair, Ph.D.

Erwan Leclair, Ph.D.

Coordinator of the North American Pain School / Scientific coordinator at the Quebec Pain Research Network

Hélène Beaudry, Ph.D.

Hélène Beaudry, Ph.D.

Coordinator of the North American Pain School / Scientific coordinator at the Quebec Pain Research Network