The mission of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care is to become a cutting-edge institute in the area of chronic pain and a magnet for researchers in the field.
The Michael G. DeGroote endowment has provided the opportunity for the Institute for Pain Research and Care (IPRC) to focus on the problem of pain. Encompassing an array of technologies, disciplines, and specialties, the institute will explore the causes of a number of different types of pain, develop new strategies for its prevention, diagnosis, and management, and develop innovative care for patients with a special emphasis on thalamic and persistent post-surgical pain.
The multi-disciplinary researchers of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care are seamlessly integrated with the world-class research already underway in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster, bringing to their work the insights and approaches from a number of different disciplines and faculties.
The Michael G. DeGroote National Pain Centre (NPC) was established in 2010 as the result of a generous gift from Mr. Michael DeGroote. The National Pain Centre draws on McMaster University's expertise in evidence-based medicine to identify, collate, review, revise, update, and develop clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of chronic pain and dissemination of best practice techniques through knowledge translation.
The mission of the Michael G. DeGroote National Pain Centre is to improve the management of pain through best practice information. The vision for the National Pain Centre is to be an integral pillar of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care; a world leader in resolving the problem of chronic pain through basic science, clinical care, and education.