Latest News & Timeline

October 2017

State-of-the-art Chan Gunn Pavilion is scheduled to open October, 2017, the facility
will house the Centre for Physical Activity & Exercise Medicine.

Faculty of Medicine

Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Clinic | Department of Family Practice


UBC Development and Alumni Engagement


September 2016

The federal and provincial governments provides $4.7 million for project
construction of the new Chan Gunn Pavilion.

Gunn IMS is highlighted heavily throughout this publication series

Reversibility of Chronic Degenerative Disease and Hypersensitivity, Volumes 1-5
William J Rea and Kalpana Patel
CRC Press 2010 - 2017

READ MORE... "Reversibility"

July 2016

Chan Gunn Pain Center - Penang, Malaysia
Pusat gunn ims & Fisioterapi
Opening Ceremony July 27, 2016

Opening Ceremony July 27, 2016

June 2016
UBC Sports Medicine Chan Gunn Pavilion

UBC Construction Watch

May 2016

Thirty First Annual 2016 Gunn Loke Lecture

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

University of Washington (map)

Daniel Clauw, MD Dr. Clauw is a Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine (Rheumatology) and Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. He serves as Director of the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center at the University of Michigan. He is very interested in nervous system mechanisms of myofascial pain.
Speaker Profile


April 2016

Poole Foundation provides million-dollar gift for research and rehabilitation gym

The University of British Columbia’s future sports and exercise medicine centre will include a state-of-the-art gym, 

thanks to a $1-million donation from the Jack and Darlene Poole Foundation.

Media Release

August 2015

New release of the Gunn IMS Needling Manual now available for purchase
Order Book

July 2015

A new home for sports medicine, with help from a pioneering physician

UBC Medicine Magazine
ISSUU Flipbook - see page 23

March 2015

Pain relief pioneer donates $5 million for new UBC sport and exercise medicine centre
Brian Kladko - UBC Faculty of Medicine 
UBC website         
Print PDF

Vancouver doctor donates $5 million to UBC for sports medicine
5M Donation Powers UBC Plan - news article with video
Tiffany Crawford - Vancouver Sun 
News Article                Print PDF

March 2014

The Gunn IMS training program hosted by UBC became eligible for Main-Pro-M1 credits 
with the 
College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

September 2013

2013 saw a new portal launched to help manage our growing membership
to publish the new iSTOP International Member Directory

April 2013

Spring of 2013 saw significant turnover "leaf" of events.
Research and teaching role was endowed to the Medical Faculty of the University of British Columbia, Department of Sports Medicine.


2013 also saw the closure of the iSTOP patient care clinic.
iSTOP moved its operations to an office setting and changed it's function as a membership and information entity.


UBC Medicine - The Magazine of the UBC Faculty of Medicine

Volume 7 No. 2 Fall 2011 Page 5

The Giving Tree - Philanthropy’s power to create better health

Focus on Philanthropy - a pioneer in pain management taps UBC to promote his cure


Dr Gunn is featured in The BC Almanac Book of Greatest British Columbians, 'a spirited celebration of the people who built the province'.

'Full of historical sidebars, anecdotes, illustrations and archival photographs'.

The BC Almanac Book of Greatest British Columbians

by Mark Forsythe & Greg Dickson

1-55017-368-5 • 200 pp • October 2005

Harbour Publishing


Corporate Name Change

“Institute for the Study of Soft Tissue and Other Pains” 

“The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain”

October 1994

iSTOP was founded in 1994 under the name “Institute for the Study of Soft Tissue and Other Pains.”

The organization was registered with Revenue Canada as a Charitable Organization

For iSTOP news prior to April 2013, please click this link to go back to the legacy website

Our gratitude goes out to all iSTOP members and donors for making this directory possible. 

Thank you for making GunnIMS resources available to the public, for patients, practitioners, researchers and enthusiasts alike.

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