25 million dollar grant for new pain research in Canada

May 21, 2015

Researchers Across Canada Collaborate in Pain Research Opportunity

Pain BC believes in fostering research on pain and pain-related disability. To move forward, we’ve partnered with leaders in research from Canadian institutions in an application to the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) for a 25 million dollar grant focused on mobilizing a Chronic Pain “SPOR” (Strategy for Patient Oriented Research) Network. SPOR is about ensuring that the right patient receives the right intervention at the right time. The objective is to foster evidence-informed health care by bringing innovative diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the point of care, so as to ensure greater quality, accountability, and accessibility of care.

The network described in this proposal will enable Canada's pain patients to work with researchers, their healthcare professionals and educators, and government policy makers to increase access to the best possible care for people suffering with chronic pain and speed up the introduction of the most current research findings into clinical practice. 

Pain BC is excited about pursing this grant application and in order to complete our submission, we will be hosting an event to being interested researchers together to strategize on a path forward. If you are a researcher interested in joining in on the conversation, contact us at info@painbc.ca

If you're a person with pain who wants to contribute to the research agenda, stay tuned. There will be opportunities to share your input posted through our channels soon. 

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