Dr. Kenneth Craig appointed into the Order of Canada

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Kenneth Craig, who was appointed as Officer of the Order of Canada.

On July 1, 2015, his Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced the new appointments to the Order of Canada in recognition of “outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.” A world-renowned pain expert, Dr. Craig’s research focuses upon pain assessment and management, socialization of individual differences in pain experience and expression, social parameters of care delivery and pain in infants, children and people with communication limitations.

From: The University of British Columbia website


Prof., MD. Sumio Hoka

Sumio Hoka is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology, Kyushu University, Japan. He graduated in 1978 at the Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu University, Japan. In 1985-1987 he was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA, where he researched anesthetic effects on the reflex regulation of circulation. Sumio is currently working, as an anesthesiologist, in clinical anesthesia in the operating room, and in the pain clinic as well as in palliative care. His interest in pain management led him to the questions about the abilities of medicines treating chronic pain and cancer pain. He followed his interest in considering the different cultural aspects of pain (east versus the west) and the expression of pain in literature. He published books entitled “Listen to the voice of pain” (2005) and “Between sleep and awake” (2009) both in Japanese.

Website: Prof. Sumio Hoka

Book Project: Can the understanding of Pain & Suffering end Suffering?

{Co-writing with Hin Hung Sik and Dr. Smadar Bustan}