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The mission of the Quebec Network for Research on Aging is to support interdisciplinary research on aging and to promote the maintenance of a critical mass of researchers, help increase overall research capacity, and stimulate the creation of research partnerships in this field.

The Network’s ultimate goal is to increase knowledge about the biological, clinical, populational, social, and societal aspects of aging. This knowledge can then be used to help promote successful aging, to prevent or delay the expression of the components of frailty and its harmful effects, and to improve the health care and services provided to the elderly.

The Thematic Group Mental Health publishes a volume entitled  Épidémiologie psychiatrique et services de santé mentale en médecine générale :

Étude sur les personnes âgées 

The Quebec Network for Research on Aging Research Days 2019

The 16th edition of the RQRV Research Days will be held October 1 and 2 at the Research Center of the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal.

See the preliminary program which starts with a Café Scientifique for the general public on October 1st (11: 00-12: 00). The question of "What to eat to age healthy" will be discussed.

The Café scientifique « What to Eat for Healthy Aging » was a great success attracting close to 150 people with several questions for Professors Guylaine Ferland (University of Montreal), Stéphanie Chevalier (McGill University) and Nancy Presse (Université de Sherbrooke/ University of Montreal), experts in the field of nutrition.

 The Network co-directors are particularly grateful to the recipients of grants from the Plateform of funding programs for intersectoral research on aging – Fonds de Recherche du Québec. They allowed to draw a global picture of Cohorts, Audace projects and living laboratories funded, thus favoring a better networking.

We also thank all the other speakers and participants, we can be proud of our achievements in research in the field of aging, from cell to society!

Please note in your agenda now that the next Network Research Days will be held on 1-2 October 2020.

Jessica Youwakim, doctoral student in the laboratory of Dr. Hélène Girouard

Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Montreal, is one of two recipients of the Science Fest Award to be held in Paris from October 6 to 14, 2019.

The prize of $ 3,000, co-funded by Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé et les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec, will be used to cover the costs of her research stay.

New pilot project program in partnership with INTER (FRQNT), REPAR and RQRV (FRQS)

The main objective of the program is to promote intersectoral activities among the research clusters of the three networks and to initiate innovative pilot projects with high impact potential.

Applications should cover at least one of the two themes identified by the three partner networks:

1. Intelligent environments
2. Mobility

For the 2019-2020 competition, the deadline for submitting applications is October 31, 2019 at 16:30.

We hope that this project will be a catalyst for intersectorial interactions and will become a model for new structuring activities.

See request form

Congratulations to everybody! See document

RQRV-CIHR Institute of Aging Partnership Program - Catalyst Grant: Analysis of Data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

The network direction congratulates Dr Daiva Nielsen of the McGill School of Human Nutrition, recipient of the $ 15,000 grant from the partnership identified above. Her project is entitled A national investigation on the roles of genetics, social, emotional and environmental determinants of nutrition and cardio-metabolic health among elderly adults in Canada.

The grant will be used in part to offer a MSc studentship complement to Mrs. Gabriella Menniti who will be involved in the study.

The co-directors of the Network invites you to consult this important publication from the Public Health Agency of Canada on A Dementia Strategy for Canada: Together We Aspire


Discover the 2019-2020 recipients of the award of excellence for a scientific publication.

The network directorate warmly congratulates the four student members who have distinguished themselves by the excellence of their publication as first author, during the year 01/04/2018-31/03/2019.

SPA 2019

CIHR Summer program in Aging 2019
Geroscience: A novel interdisciplinary approach for research on aging

The 2019 edition of the CIHR Institute of Aging Summer School, held in partnership with the RQRV from May 26 to 31, was a great success.

This success is due to the exceptional quality of scientific presentations in geroscience and specialists from different horizons (responsible conduct in research, communication and knowledge transfer, etc.), the high quality support offered to student teams by the mentors and the creative genius of the participating students.

For more information, consult the PROGRAM tab

Dr. José A Morais becomes co-director of the Network

The FRQS Board of Directors approved the appointment of Dr. Morais as co-director of the RQRV. This appointment takes effect immediately.

I will become the co-director of the Network.

We will continue with great enthusiasm our mandate according to this structure.

Pierrette Gaudreau PhD.

A healthy mind in a healthy body

Aan interview of Professor Mylène Aubertin-Leheudre from UQAM, member of the orientation committee and Nutrition thematic group of the Network – special issue of the newspaper Le Devoir of April 21, 2019

The Canada's New Food Guide

Experts from the Quebec Network for Research on Aging recommend adaptation to the needs of our seniors

News on La Presse
New Food Guide

On October 20, 2018, Pierrette Gaudreau was awarded the Contribution to Gerontology Award by the Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG).

The honorary plaque was presented by Professor Suzanne Dupuis-Blanchard, President of the CAG, at the organization's 47th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting. This mark of recognition is shared with all members of the Network.

CIHR Summer Program in Aging

Geroscience: A novel interdisciplinary approach for research on aging.

See announcement

Award of Excellence in Research

The submission deadline for the next competition is 31/05/2019. Only original articles published between 01/04/2018 and 31/03/2019 are eligible.

Discover our new RQRV Student Committee Facebook page.

A new approach to networking.

French McMaster Optimal Aging Portal

The RQRV's partnership with the Optimal Aging Portal (McMaster University, ON) is realized by the launch of the french McMaster Optimal Aging Portal. This opens up a new window of international outreach.

Le Dr José A Morais sera le conférencier 2018 de Société Québécoise de Gériatrie

Dans le cadre du partenariat en transfert de connaissances entre le RQRV et la Société Québécoise de Gériatrie (SQG), nous avons le plaisir de vous informer que le docteur José A Morais, professeur au département de médecine et directeur de la Division de médecine gériatrique de l’Université McGill (Montréal), sera le conférencier invité au 31ème Congrès scientifique annuel de la SQG, le 18 octobre 2018 à l’Hôtel Delta, à Montréal. Il est directeur adjoint du RQRV.

New tools available!

Listings of neuropsychological tests with French-Quebec standards developed by the team of professors Joël Macoir and Carol Hudon from Université Laval. This scientific contribution has been financially supported by the Network.

2017-2021 Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé Thematic Network Grant

We are very proud to announce that our evaluation is very positive and that we have obtained the maximum grant available under this program, $ 800,000 / year for the period 2017-2021. This will enable us to implement our new strategic and scientific programming.

We would like to express our gratitude to the Network's student members and researchers who are a big part of this success, as well as the Thematic Group and Platform Coordinators who have worked hard to produce a high quality scientific activity report and scientific program.

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March 9-10, 2020
Toulouse, France

8e Congrès Francophone: Fragilité du sujet âgé • Le vieillissement en santé  
March 17, 2020
Montréal, Qc

Conférence Jean-Philippe Gouin  
March 11-13, 2020
Toulouse, France

International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research (ICFSR 2020)  
March 25 2020
Montréal, Qc

Conférence Noémie Auclair OUellet  

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