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Medical marijuana expert Mark Ware interviewed in the New York Times

Dr Mark Ware

An interview with Dr. Mark Ware, Co-Director of the Quebec Pain Research Network, was published recently in the New York Times.  
In this interview Dr. Ware, who is also director of the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids and Director of clinical research of the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit of McGill University Health Center, explains how he became interested in the medical possibilities of cannabis, and the importance of further research on this subject.

Registration is open for the MUHC’s My Toolbox Chronic Disease Self-Management Program for the April 2015 session.

Register now for the April session of ‘My Toolbox’, the highly successful MUHC chronic disease self-management program! Workshops begin late April, 2015. My Toolbox offers free 6-week workshops designed to help people learn the skills to live well with chronic health conditions including asthma, arthritis, chronic pain, diabetes, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, cancer, etc.

Unmasking Chronic Pain

Unmasking chronic pain - Association québécoise de la douleur chronique

The Chronic Pain Association of Québec, Association québécoise de la douleur chronique, has recently released an advertising insert for Quebec newspapers to raise public awareness of chronic pain.  The insert includes patient testimonies,including one by AQDC President Jacques Laliberté, and interviews with researchers, and health care professionals specialising in chronic pain treatment.  

View the insert on the AQDC website, DouleurChronique.org 

McGill's Graduate Certificate in Chronic Pain Management receives CME accreditation

graduate program in chronic pain

The Graduate Certificate in Chronic Pain Management, offered through McGill's School of Physicial and Occupational Therapy, in collaboration with the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain, is an online interdisciplinary and interprofessional training program offered in French and English.  Starting in September, participants will be eligible to obtain CME accreditation from the CACME through McGill's Office for Continuing Professional Development.

Listen to pain research expert Yves De Koninck discuss advances in chronic pain management on Public radio

Yves De Koninck

Pain research expert Yves De Koninck was invited to participate in a discussion of new knowledge about chronic pain and how this will translate to better care for chronic pain sufferers on Minnesota Public Radio.  You can listen to the whole segment here: Daily circuit segment on chronic pain , or download an mp3 file of the discussion here: dailycircuitchronicpain_20150106_64.mp3

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