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***NEW AWARD: International Collaboration Award***

July 11th, 2016

The Society of Pediatric Psychology International Collaboration Award Purpose The purpose of the International Collaboration Award is to facilitate Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPP) members to visit an international research or clinical program for a minimum of one week and up to one month, although longer stays are possible with a compelling rationale. The winner will engage in training and collaborative activities under the supervision of... Read More.

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Announcement – Dr. Pillai Riddell

February 1st, 2016

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Rebecca Pillai Riddell on her recent success. Dr. Pillai Riddell has been awarded the 2015-2016 York University President’s Emerging Research Leadership Award. The York University President’s Emerging Research Leadership Award recognizes fulltime faculty members within 10 years of their first academic appointment, who have had a notable impact on their field(s) and made a significant contribution to advancing the University’s... Read More.

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Announcement – Dr. Kenneth Craig awarded Officer of the Order of Canada

July 2nd, 2015

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Ken Craig on on his most recent achievement. Dr. Craig has been announced today as an Officer of the Order of Canada. The announcement reads: “Kenneth Denton Craig, O.C. Vancouver, British Columbia For providing a new model for the assessment of pain as a global leader in the field of pain research.” Dr. Craig is the second PICH member to... Read More.

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Announcement – Dr. Céleste Johnston awarded the 2015 Jeffrey Lawson Award for Advocacy in Children’s Pain Relief

December 3rd, 2014

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Céleste Johnston on her most recent achievement. Dr. Johnston has won the 2015 Jeffrey Lawson Award for Advocacy in Children’s Pain Relief from the American Pain Society. She will receive the award at the 2015 conference of the American Pain Society on May 14 in Palm Springs, California.   I encourage you to visit for more details.   On... Read More.

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Announcement – Dr. Bonnie Stevens awarded the 2014 CIHR Knowledge

November 18th, 2014

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Bonnie Stevens for her most recent achievement. On November 17, she was awarded the 2014 CIHR Knowledge Translation Award. She received her award at the Innovating Child and Family Health Conference sponsored by CIHR and IHDCYH in Ottawa.   I encourage you to visit for more details.   On behalf of all PICH members, congratulation Dr. Stevens!

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Stepping out of my comfort zone at the World Congress on Pain

October 28th, 2014

Written by Katelynn Boerner (Dalhousie University & IWK Health Centre)   Through my time in graduate school, I have been so fortunate to have attended a number of conferences and training institutes specific to pediatric pain. For a trainee used to working in small, close-knit community like pediatric pain, the prospect of attending a large conference like the IASP World Congress on Pain can be quite... Read More.

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Conquering the Hurt: Practical Approaches to Paediatric Pain Management

October 8th, 2014

This one day inter-professional conference will focus on practical approaches to paediatric pain management.  The purpose of this conference is to raise awareness and explore innovative strategies in managing pain. This conference targets health-care professionals who work with children in all health care settings allowing for networking and interactive learning. At the end of this conference you will be able to: Develop effective approaches for assessing... Read More.


Sleepless and Missing Seattle: My Palermo Lab Experience

October 6th, 2014

Blog Post written by Caitlin Murray   This past summer, I was able to visit Dr. Tonya Palermo’s lab in Seattle, WA through the generous support of Pain in Child Health (PICH). The past three years of graduate school have solidified my desire to become a pediatric pain researcher and clinician. Through the guidance and support of my research mentor, Dr. Grayson Holmbeck, I was able... Read More.


The perpetual trainee – A senior’s perspective on the 2014 PICH Institute

August 5th, 2014

Written by: Manon Ranger As a more senior, or should I say experienced, PICH trainee I would like to share my impressions of our last PICH Institute in beautiful and windy Quebec city. I had the privilege to attend many PICH Institutes but every time I continue to learn more about pain, research, other trainees/researchers projects, life lessons, and even myself. PICH is a unique forum... Read More.


‘Imposter Syndrome’? – A First-time Trainee Experience

July 28th, 2014

Written by: Nikita Rodrigues   As I sat in my first CPS symposium, I was flooded with ‘imposter syndrome’. “Oh gosh, they’ve made a mistake by accepting me into PICH. I have no idea what is going on. Why did I think it was a good idea to do this?! Everyone is so smart and talented and accomplished!” But, I did some quick cognitive restructuring. “I’m only... Read More.