Participate in Our Research

If your child is experiencing pain and you don't know why, you might be eligible to participate in the PIUO Study.

We are looking for children between 6 months and 18 years with neurological conditions, who cannot communicate verbally about their pain and continue to have unexplained pain. The pain must not be due to accidents, injury or to medical procedures, and must not have responded to treatments in the past.

Children can participate at one of our four study centres:

  • BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. Site Lead: Dr. Tammie Dewan
  • Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary. Site Lead: Dr. Vithya Gnanakumar
  • Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Site lead: Dr. Julia Orkin
  • Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa. Site Lead: Dr. Christina Vadeboncoeur

For more information or to enroll please contact (contact information)