Topic: Medical Marijuana for Pain
Dr. John Xavier Pereira is the President-Elect of the Pain Society of Alberta, past Ronald Melzack Fellow of the McGill Pain Center and past Pfizer Canada Scholar in Persistent and Neuropathic Pain. He received teaching awards from the medical school classes of 2012, 2013 and 2014 at the University of Calgary. He has spoken on the topic of chronic pain at conferences both nationally and internationally, most recently in Auckland, New Zealand. He represented Western Canada on the committee of physicians who wrote our country’s national guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of fibromyalgia. His dream of creating the world’s foremost fibromyalgia treatment program has moved one step closer as FibroFOCUS at the Calgary Chronic Pain Centre just won a Health Quality Council of Alberta Patient Experience Award.