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Academic Pain Directors of Canada (APDOC)
Welcome to the Academic Pain Directors of Canada (APDOC) Print E-mail

APDOC is a self-governing association of Canadian Academic Pain Clinic and Regional Pain Program Directors.

APDOC receives no funding from industry sources.

Our objectives are to:

  • Promote exemplary patient care
  • Advise responsible bodies on matters concerning the standards of chronic pain management services
  • Develop and promote undergraduate, post-graduate and continuing professional education in chronic non-cancer and cancer pain management
  • Promote the development of research and scientific progress in the understanding and management of chronic pain
  • Assist the Canadian healthcare community in defining the training and role description of allied health care professionals across the service spectrum in acute, chronic non-cancer and cancer pain management.
  • Represent the interests of university-affiliated tertiary pain centres and clinics.

Access to some parts of the site requires membership of APDOC and login privileges.  If you are responsible for a Canadian pain management centre with academic affiliation but are not currently a member of APDOC, please contact the Chair, Dr. Saifee Rashiq ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

The information is organized as follows:

Officers:  Current Chair, Vice-Chair and Past-Chair
Resources:  Materials pertaining to the Royal College subspecialty and pain centre accreditation
Pain Centres:  Descriptions of individual pain centres and services
Contacts:  All pain directors and contact information
Documents:  APDOC meeting agendas and minutes, funding proposals, policy documents, pain centre clinical tools, provincial strategies, research proposals
Forums: Discussion board

You can click the "help Video" tab on the lower left for assistance on using this site.

 
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