Quebec network

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about pain

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The Quebec Network of Junior Pain Investigators (QNJPI) was created to bring together student-researchers in the field of pain and promote the creation of new collaborations between students within the various universities of Quebec. 

The last news

SQD evenings 

On Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 19 p.m., the next webinar in the SQD evening series will take place. In particular, this webinar will be entirely hosted by members of the student community! Don't miss the chance to attend this pain webinar for healthcare professionals. This webinar will present the latest advances in pain research and outline the scientific challenges ahead.  
Title: The latest advances in pain research: a summary of the World Pain Congress 2022 
Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 19 p.m.
To participate, please register at the link below 

Le 10 and 11 November next, RISUQ will bring together all its members for its Annual General Meeting, followed by the Student colloquium organized by the Student Committee of the Intersectoral Health Research Network of the University of Quebec (CE-RISUQ).

Several activities will be carried out and our many prizes will be distributed.

The CE-RISUQ invites you to register so as not to miss the opportunity to present your research work during this annual conference and try the chance to win one of our many prizes!

Date: Friday November 11 2022

Location: Quebec, ENAP (555 Boulevard Charest E, Quebec, QC G1K 9E5) 

Link to register: https://forms.office.com/r/eYA7p2X8a8

Link to submit submit your communication: https://forms.office.com/r/u1swFs6v3J

Deadline: September 30, 2022

The International Congress on Pain is fast approaching! 

The World Pain Congress presented by theInternational Association for the Study of PAIN (IASP) is the world's largest gathering of pain professionals. This event brings together more than 7000 scientists, clinicians and healthcare providers from around the world and from all pain-related disciplines.

This year, the congress will be presented on September 19, in Toronto. 

Several members of the RQECD will be present!  

Until then, don't forget to check the many conferences available to help you choose the most relevant to your path. 

Students success stories

The student successes are recognitions for the students of the Network who distinguish themselves by their achievements, their efforts and their commitment in the field of pain. This distinction can be manifested through publications, prizes, organization of events, creation of knowledge transfer material, academic involvement, as long as the activity demonstrates its link with research. on the pain.

Do not hesitate to submit your application or that of your colleagues by email ou via facebook messenger ! 

The RQECD would like to congratulate Jade Degrandmaison who brilliantly defended his doctoral thesis on Delta-like opioid receptors (DOPr), a promising therapeutic target in the treatment of chronic pain. Co-directed by teachers Louis Gendron et Jean-Luc Parent from the IPS, Jade Degrandmaison's project consisted in exploring candidate proteins likely to improve the access of pharmacological compounds to this receptor mainly positioned at the intracellular level.

Jade will continue her academic career in neuroscience at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. We should also remember that last May, Jade received prestigious funding of 2,4 million DKK (approximately 480 000 Canadian dollars over 3 years) from the Lundbeck Foundation (Lundbeckfonden) for her postdoctoral studies.

Join us in warmly congratulating the brilliant career of this RQECD student!

Spotlight on our members

The RQECD would like to congratulate its members who obtained a training grant from the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) in 2022! 

FRQS – Doctoral training:

Alice Bruneau (UMcGill)

Mikael Desmons (ULaval)

Philip Patricio (ULaval)

Monica-Sean (UdeS)

FRQNT – Doctoral training:

Sophie Desjardins (UMcGill)

Postdoctoral training:

Martine Bordeleau (UdeS)

Jade Degrandmaison (University of Copenhagen)

FRQS – Doctoral training for holders of a professional degree:

Claudia Picard-Cote (ULaval)

Marion Dagenais (ULaval)

Jacqueline Tu Anh Thu Lam (UdeM)

Benjamin Provencher (UQTR)

Melanie Roche (UdeS)

Frederique Dupuis (ULaval)

FRQS – Master’s training: 

Claudie Beaulieu (UdeS)


The PAINTalks is an evening of popular conferences on the theme of pain. It's an initiative  bilingual, for free and open to all, which is inspired by the TED presentation format.

We are currently preparing the 7th edition, which will take place on November 3, 2022 at the Centre Mont-Royal in Montreal.

Do not hesitate to consult the PAINtalks pagecommittee directly 2022 for more information