Local Connections

  • Fund for Innovative Research Excellence (FIRE) Grant
    This is a local grant at the Saint John Regional Hospital, and was awarded to the Canada East Spine Centre for the study "Effects of Intra-Operative Ropivaciane® Epidural Injection on Post-Operative Outcomes Following Elective Lumbar Fusion: A double blinded randomized controlled trial."
  • Saint John Regional Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
    The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is one of Canada East Spine Centre's local collaborators for the study "Elucidating the effects of a prehabilitation program on spinal surgery candidates with cardiac comorbidities: A randomized controlled trial." We would like to thank the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation for their generous support funding this study.
  • Dr. Caroline Brunelle, PhD
    Canada East Spine Centre collaborated with Dr. Brunelle on the study of "Opioid Analgesic Use in Patients with Degenerative Thoracolumbar Spine Pathologies: Impact of Surgical Intervention and Predictors of Long-Term Use."
  • IWK Centre for Pediatric Pain Research
    Canada East Spine Centre has been collaborating with the IWK on the clinical trial "Post-Operative Recovery following Spinal Correction: Home Experience (PORSCHE Study)." A prospective observational study examining the pain and recovery patterns in a pediatric population following scoliosis correction surgery.
  • Dr. Dean Tripp, PhD
    Canada East Spine Centre has been collaborating with Dr. Tripp on the study "Psychological Risk Factors for Poor Spine Surgery Outcomes" which is a prospective, observational study to test the hypothesis that a combination of psychological risk factors can affect the recovery of a spine surgery patient.
  • The Canadian Spine Outcomes and Research Network (CSORN)
    Canada East Spine Centre and The Canadian Spine Society with 19 other sites participate in CSORN. CSORN is a prospective patient data collection effort that consecutively enrolls all consenting, adult, surgical patients at CESC. We are the second largest contributor to this database, and work with spinal surgeons in 20 different sites across Canada to maintain it.
  • The Canadian Spine Research & Education Fund (CSREF)
    The Canadian Spine Research and Education Foundation (CSREF), an arm’s length charitable foundation, The Canadian Spine Society is involved in cutting edge spinal research and medical education and they advocate for better back care for all Canadians.
  • Dr. Wayne Albert, PhD
    Dr. Albert has collaborated with the Canada East Spine Centre on the study "Patient-Reported disability vs. Objective Physical Performance Measures in Assessing Patient Recovery." Aimed to compare objective measures of biomechanical ability to patient-reported pain and disability.
  • Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick (DMNB)
    The Canada East Spine Centre partners with Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick, by working with Dalhousie medical students with their research projects in orthopaedic spine. The first program of its kind in Canada, Research in Medicine is a mandatory program that introduces Dalhousie medical students to research from the start of their medical training. From first year on, it fosters their research and critical thinking abilities as they complete independent research projects.
  • Horizon Health Network’s Research Services Unit (RSU)
    The Canada East Spine Centre's office is located in the Research Services department in the Saint John Regional Hospital.
  • Research Ethics Board (REB) Hoirzon Health Network
    The Research Ethics Board (REB) of the Horizon Health Network is the board who approves all research conducted by the Canada East Spine Centre.
  • Rick Hansen Institute
    Hosts the GRP platform the Canadian Spine Outcomes and Research Network registry (CSORN) is on.