PAINtalks 2018

PAINtalks 2018 Winner

The third edition of PAINtalks from the Quebec Network of Junior Pain Investigators (QNJPI) which took place at the salle des Promotions du Séminaire de Québec on October 5th, 2018, was a great success!

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. We heard excellent presentations from our 5 student-members as well as from a member of the Association québécoise de douleur chronique, and our 2 guest speakers.

This edition was the first to be open to the public.

For this special edition, QNJPI teamed up with Denis François Gravel. President and co-founder of TEDxQuébec, Denis François is also an experienced coach and trainer. All our presenters benefited from an individual training session with Denis François to ensure high quality presentations.

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

In addition, our collaboration with the North American Pain School (NAPS) continues to offer a spot at the 2019 edition of NAPS to the winner of the best student presentation.

Finally, the evening ended with a casual cocktail where everyone had the opportunity to meet and interact with the speakers.


You can look at the speakers’ videos, available on our Youtube channel, with this link:




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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.
















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