Memorial partners with UCalgary, hospitals to develop portal for those dealing with chronic pain


Memorial University, the University of Calgary, the Ottawa Hospital, SickKids, and Women’s College Hospital have partnered on the development of a portal to help those living with chronic pain. The Power Over Pain Portal provides youth and adults with free, evidence-based virtual resources, such as self-directed courses and one-on-one counselling. The portal will also allow users to track their progress as they gain a greater understanding of their pain and how to manage it without waiting to access care. “In essence, the portal helps people who live with pain find the resource that best addresses their immediate concerns during their time of need”basically, the right care, for the right person, delivered at the right time,” said Memorial Associate Professor Dr Joshua Rash.