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June 16th, 2022
Dr. Lindsay Jibb
(Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing)

Dr. Lindsay Jibb holds the Signy Hildur Eaton Chair in Pediatric Nursing Research at the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto and a Certified Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurse. Dr. Jibb’s research program is broadly focused on enhancing quality of life and improving psychosocial care for children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer and their families.

Please click HERE to learn more about Dr. Jibb through a brief interview about her career.

Dr. Sara Guilcher
(Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy)  

Sara Guilcher and the Guilcher lab lead science that aims to optimize overall health care delivery, experiences, outcomes and well-being of individuals.  Dr. Guilcher’s main areas of research include transitions in care, integration of care, multimorbidity, disability, self-management, person-centred care, patient safety and hospital harm/deconditioning, alternate level of care (delay in discharge, “hallway medicine”), hip fracture, and spinal cord injury/dysfunction.

Please click HERE to learn more about Dr. Guilcher through a brief interview about her career.
Trainee Funding in Veteran Chronic Pain Research 

Capacity Building Initiatives (CBIs) build capacity in the field of Veterans’ chronic pain research by supporting Canadian graduate students conducting relevant research at the Master’s or Doctoral level. Please click on the opportunities below to learn more and apply.

Centre of Excellence Capacity Building Initiative - Master’s

François Dupéré Capacity Building Initiative - Master’s

Centre of Excellence Capacity Building Initiative - Doctoral

Please note that the application deadline for the 2022-2023 Capacity Building Initiatives (CBIs) has been extended untiJune 30, 2022
Submit a Manuscript to the Canadian Journal of Pain for a Special Issue on:
Future of Canadian Pain Research: Highlighting Trainee Contributions

What: The Special Issue is soliciting original research led by trainees from all disciplines involved in the study of pain, including the clinical and basic sciences, epidemiology, health policy and health systems, and implementation science. The work reported must be technically sound, innovative, and unique, advancing the state of the field under study.
When:  July 31st, 2022

Click HERE for complete details and instructions
PI Funding Opportunities in Veteran Chronic Pain Research 

As the national leader in Veterans’ chronic pain research, the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans is pleased to offer three new funding opportunities for 2022-2023. The application deadline for these opportunities will be July 15, 2022. Please click on the opportunities below to learn more and apply.

Educating Veterans on Medical Cannabis

Educating Veterans on Physical Therapies

Engaging Veterans in Physical Activity/Exercise

Virtual reality is a feasible intervention to reduce procedural pain in children with cancer 

Children with cancer report pain as the most distressing aspect of the cancer experience, especially when undergoing subcutaneous port (SCP) needle insertion treatments. Distraction methods have been shown to alleviate such pain and distress during medical procedures in children. Emerging evidence on virtual reality (VR) suggests it is immersive and simple to implement, making it an attractive option to reduce pain in children with cancer. The aim of this pilot randomized controlled trial, conducted by UTCSP members Dr. Jennifer Stinson, Dr. Lindsay Jibb and colleagues, was to assess the feasibility of VR as a distraction tool for children and adolescents with cancer undergoing SCP needle insertions for cancer treatment.     

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IASP World Congress on Pain
The Premier Global Multidisciplinary Meeting on Pain

What: The largest global gathering of pain professionals. This event brings together more than 7,000 scientists, clinicians, and healthcare providers from around the world and across pain disciplines

When: September 19th to 23rd, 2022

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Center South Building, Toronto, Ontario
Please click HERE for full details on the event. 


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