PAINtalks 2018

PAINtalks 2018 Winner

The Quebec Network of Junior Pain Investigators (QNJPI) is proud to announce the 3rd edition of PAINtalks which will take place in the Salle des promotions of the Séminaire de Québec on October 5th (2018) in the evening.

This bilingual and free initiative is inspired by TED-style presentations and aims to provide the audience with presentations focused on the field of pain. Speakers (6 students and 2 guest speakers) will be asked to discuss controversies and advances in the field of pain.

These presentations must be as accessible as possible, as this edition will be the first to be open to the public.

We are also pleased to announce that the QNJPI has teamed up with Denis François Gravel. President and co-founder of TEDxQuébec, Denis François is also an experienced coach and trainer. All our presenters will be able to benefit from an individual training session with Denis François to ensure high quality presentations.

In order to provide this information to the public, all presentations will be filmed in high definition, then made available to Internet users via our website, our Youtube channel and our Facebook page. The videos will be filmed and edited by Vimetri a professional team that also covers the TEDxQuébec event.

In addition, the winner of the best trainee presentation will be granted a spot (including the US $500 registration fee) at the 2019 edition of the North American Pain School (NAPS).

Finally, the evening will end with a casual cocktail where everyone will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the speakers.

You can now reserve your place or submit your application by visiting the link:

Registration for Speakers: June 5th 2018
Registration deadline : October 3rd 2018

Hope to meet you there!

The PAINtalks organizing team




Diamond Sponsors





Quebec pain research network (QPRN)

Supported by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) and ranked first among Quebec health research thematic networks, the QPRN’s objective is to exercise strong leadership in order to increase the competitiveness of Quebec research teams in the field of pain, maximizing the basic, clinical, evaluative and epidemiological research impact to improve the quality of life of Canadians suffering from chronic pain. The QPRN supports strategic initiatives and technology platforms that contribute to the development of 1) knowledge of pain neurophysiology, 2) new pain assessment protocols, 3) patient-oriented programs to improve health care, and 4) knowledge transfer initiatives to inform health professionals, decision makers and patients. The QPRN, the largest pain research network in North America, has more than 100 researchers in 8 different universities and research centres, and supports the QNJPI, which includes more than 200 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.



The CPS is a society if scientists, health professionals, educators and pain advocates who have a vested interest in pain research and management. As a chapter of the IASP, we support the treatment of pain as a basic human right and are currently advocating for a Canadian National Pain Strategy.
















Bronze Sponsors