QPRN presents:
The North American Pain School

An educational initiative
of IASP and ACTTION

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, Ph.D.

Theodore Price, Ph.D.

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, Ph.D.

Jennifer Haythornthwaite, Ph.D.

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

Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, M.S.P.H., Ph.D.

Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, M.S.P.H., Ph.D.

A translational neuroscientist and neuroepidemiologist investigating underlying contributors of pain’s impact on physical and cognitive function across the lifespan.

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

Iulia Tufa, BSc

Iulia Tufa, BSc

  • Coordinator of the North American Pain School
  • Coordinator at the Quebec Pain Research Network