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Centre intégré universitaire de santé
et de services sociaux de l'Est-de-l'Île-de-Montréal

Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l'Est-de-l'Île-de-Montréal

David Ogez

David Ogez

Clinical researcher


Université de Montréal

Research Axes

Clinical research

David Ogez, PhD, is a clinical researcher at the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Centre. He is also a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the Université de Montréal.

A graduate of the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium, David Ogez has a 23-years background in medical psychology. His research program focuses on the use of hypnotic techniques in medical settings, specifically in oncology and pain clinics. Specifically, he has worked on training programs in hypnotic communication and medical hypnosis, and has developed hypnotic intervention programs in pain and anxiety management. He is affiliated with the Canadian Association of Psycho-Oncology (CAPO) and the Quebec Pain Research Network (QPRN). He is responsible for the scientific committee of the Société Québécoise d'Hypnose (SQH).

Research Unit

HYMED – Medical hypnosis research laboratory

Research interests

We wish to develop and evaluate the effects of hypnosis intervention programs on acute and chronic pain using interventional research methodologies. The development phases are evaluated by mixed methods research, and the effects by clinical trials. Concretely, our work focuses on:

  • Studies on a self-hypnosis group intervention program for patients with chronic pain (FRQ funding)
  • Studies on a program combining music and hypnosis to improve the quality of life of palliative care patients at home (Chaire Blanchard funding)
  • Study of a Virtual Reality Hypnosis intervention in the management of pain and anxiety in patients with multiple myeloma during stem cell transplantation (FRQS funding)

These studies will evaluate the effectiveness of medical hypnosis in improving pain management in different clinical settings. They are conducted in different clinics and care settings, which require distinctive adaptations. They will provide data on the adaptability and effectiveness of hypnosis in various clinical settings, to consider subsequent implementation studies.

  • Caron-Trahan, R., Javaux, AE, Aubin, M, Urbanowicz, R, Richebé, Ph, Ogez, D. (2022). Definition and refinement of HYlaDO, a self-hypnosis training program for chronic pain management: A qualitative exploratory study. Explore.
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  • Zarglayoun, H., Arbour, C, Delage, J, Pierre, S, Tremblay, M, Hjeij, D, Rainville, P, Ogez, D. (2022). How fast can nurses learn therapeutic communication skills? A pilot study on brief hypnotic communication training. Psycho-oncologie.
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  • Bissonnette, J, Pierre, S, Duong, ATJ, Pinard, AM, Rainville, P, Ogez, D. (2022). Development of a mixed hypnosis and music intervention program for the management of pain, anxiety, and well-being in end-of-life palliative care. Frontiers in Pain Research.
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  • Aramideh J, Ogez D, Rondeau É, Duval M, Sultan S. (2022). Development and refinement of Rel@x:A training in hypnosis-derived communication for pediatric nurses to prevent procedural pain. British Journal of Pain.
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  • Bissonnette J, Dumont E, Pinard A, Landry M, Rainville P, Ogez D. (2022). Hypnosis and music interventions for anxiety, pain, sleep and well-being in palliative care: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. March 2022.
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  • Lamore K & Ogez, D. (2022). Comment mener une recherche interventionnelle en psycho-oncologie? Développement, évaluation et implémentation en pratique clinique. Psycho-Oncologie, 16:166–172.
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  • Ogez, D, Aramideh J, Rondeau E, Mizrahi T, Charest M.-C, Plante C, Duval M, Sultan S. (2022). Développement et évaluation d’un programme d’entraînement à la communication hypnotique à destination des infirmières en oncologie pédiatrique : la formation Rel@x. Psycho-Oncologie, 16 (1), 199-205.
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  • Ogez, D., Péloquin, K., Bertout, L., Bourque, C.-J., Curnier, D., Drouin, S., Laverdière, C., Marcil, V., Ribeiro, R., Rondeau, E., Sinnett, D., Sultan, S. (2021). Taking back control together: Definition of a new intervention designed to support parents confronted with childhood cancer. Cogent Medicine, 8(1) ; 1-11.
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  • Ogez, D., Aramideh, J., Mizrahi, T., Plante, C., Charest, M.C., Duval, M., Sultan, S. (2020). Does practicing hypnosis-derived communication techniques by oncology nurses translate into reduced pain and distress in their patients? An exploratory study. British journal of pain, 1-8.
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  • Aramideh, J., Ogez, D., Mizrahi, T., Plante, C., Charest, M.C., Duval, M., Sultan, S. (2020). Do professionals change their communication behaviors following a training in hypnosis-derived communication? A feasibility study in pediatric oncology. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 52, 1-8.
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  • Postdoctoral training

    CHU Sainte-Justine, Université de Montréal, Canada

  • PhD. in Psychology

    Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

  • Master's degree in Psychology

    Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

  • B.A. in Psychology

    Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium


  • 2017 2017 Post-doctoral fellowship  (FRQS)
  • 2010 PhD scholarship  (Ministry of Health, Belgium)