The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain

iSTOP's role is transitioning to

UBC Gunn IMS Program – Faculty of Medicine
University of British Columbia

If you are experiencing an URGENT Medical Emergency
or require Critical Patient Care

9-1-1       Telephone immediately

8-1-1        Nurse Hotline (if you are seeking Non-Urgent Medical Guidance)

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                   Click here to register as DHHSI

"Be Your Own Boss"

Patient Resources

Evidence Based Programs

Self Management for Chronic Pain

Ministry of Health, Patients as Partners Initiative

Usually FREE to participate: family, friends and/or caregivers are also welcome to attend. 

In person, online workshops and health coach support for chronic pain and related conditions.

Organizations Licensed to Offer the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

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Children & Youth

"GrrrOUCH! Pain is like a grouchy bear" 

This book encourages children to communicate their feelings and to explore, visualize and describe their pain.

This children's book has won two awards: 

  • Pain Awareness Award 2011 from the Canadian Pain Society and the Canadian Pain Coalition
  • Children’s Literature Award 2011 from the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario.

Author: Cathryn Morgan

Illustrator: Crystal Beshara

ISBN 978-1-897508-84-8

Preview pages, order book online



iSTOP's role is transitioning to
UBC Gunn IMS Program – Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
For further information and inquiries please visit:

Our gratitude goes out to all iSTOP legacy members and public donors since 1994.

Thanks to you Gunn intramuscular stimulation information resources are freely available to
the public, for patients & their family members, health advocates, pain researchers and enthusiasts alike.

Gunn IMS "points" the way!

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