ne in five Canadians—roughly seven million people—lives Owith chronic pain. The treatment of chronic pain costs the
national health care system more than $6 billion each year and,
as our population ages, the number of sufferers and the costs will
University of Regina researchers like Dr. Gord Asmundson and
Dr. Nick Carleton are working hard to better understand chronic
pain and to mitigate its effects.
Recently, Drs. Asmundson and Carleton hosted Pain and Education
Research Day, a gathering of prominent international chronic pain
researchers to explore contemporary issues in pain assessment,
management, and treatment.
The University of Regina has established a proud tradition in
health research. Our researchers are collaborating with others
across Canada and around the globe to expand the frontiers of
knowledge and improve the quality of life for Canadians and
people throughout the world.
(L-R): Dr. Geert Crombez, Ghent University, Belgium;
Dr. Johan Vlagyen, Maastricht University, Netherlands;
Dr. Gordon Asmundson; Dr. Joel Katz, York University, Toronto
and Dr. Nick Carleton