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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.

We wish to underline, with this message, the important and unique contribution of Dr. Serge Gauthier as a member of the steering committee of the Quebec Network for Research on Aging from 2011 to 2020. His comments and suggestions have always conveyed a vision of excellence for the Network and we sincerely thank him for this.

Dear Serge, we wish you a safe journey on the gentle path of a well-deserved retirement!
José A Morais and Pierrette Gaudreau, co-directors of the Network.


Les Matinées de Recherche du Réseau aura lieu en mode virtuel les 18 et 19 mars 2021, de 08:30 à 12:30. Consultez le programme et les informations associées.

Évènement Comité Étudiant RQRV

3e Soirée-Discussion
Jeudi 23 septembre, 2021 de 17h à 19h!
Cliquez ici pour vous inscrire et obtenir le lien Zoom.


The Quebec network for Research on Aging, in partnership with the NuAge Research Banks, is launching a call for projects open exclusively to researchers who are active members of the Network. The purpose of this call for projects is to use biological samples from the NuAge cohort to carry out an original and innovative research project that has the potential to lead to a high impact factor international publication.

In the context of the Network's structuring grant program, the cost of biomarker analyzes will be covered by a combined 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 budget of $ 60,000 dedicated to NuAge Banks. The costs associated with the preparation of the participants' data file and the preparation of the biological samples from the biobank will be covered by the NuAge Banks, thanks to the financial support of the Platform for financing intersectoral research on aging - cohort component of the Fonds de recherche du Québec.

New deadline : September 30 septembre 2020

For more information, see the attached documents

Discover the 2020-2021 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 /2019-31/03/2020.

Launch of the 8th Edition of the Award for Excellence in Research for RQRV students

This award aims to stimulate RQRV students to publish in the best possible journals based on their field of research.

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As a precaution and benevolence, and in accordance with the recommendations of Health Canada and the Ministry of Health and Social Services of Quebec, we ask the research teams to suspend any research project funded by the RQRV and involving face-to-face interactions with older adults.

Long-distance interactions, via a communication platform (e.g. Zoom, Skype, etc.), are allowed provided that they do not cause anxiety in these people.

For more information on COVID 19, please visit the Quebec government website - Situation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Quebec and that of Canada - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Message from the Quebec Research Fund
Rémi Quirion - Chief Scientist of Quebec

COVID-19 context: Extension of one year of funding to strategic groups, centers, institutes and research networks

See the web version

The co-directors of the Network is very proud to highlight the Results of a fruitful between the thematic groups Incontinence and Nutrition:

Mélanie Le Berre *, Nancy Presse, Mélanie Morin, Maryse Larouche, Lysanne Campeau, Yu Xin Hu, Isabelle Reid, Chantale Dumoulin. What do we really know about the role of caffeine on urinary tract symptoms? A scoping review on caffeine consumption and lower urinary tract symptoms in adults. Neurourology and Urodynamics, https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.24344

* Doctoral student under the supervision of C Dumoulin.

The thematic group pilot projects in the spotlight

The directorate of the Network is very proud to present the pilot projects that were funded for the year 2019-2020. They reflect the innovative nature of the research carried out within the RQRV.

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


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 Jo�l Macoir and Carol Hudon from Universit� 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 24-25, 2022
Toulouse, France

2nd Euro-Geroscience Conference: What can Geroscience offer to the Biology of Aging?  

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Apply now! Alzheimer Society Research Funding Available   
September 22, 2021
Connexion étudiante-Association canadienne de gérontologie
Séries webinaire   
November 9, 2021
Poste de coordonnateur de recherche pour un projet en mode Living Lab  
August 31, 2021
DIALOGUE – Volet Relève étudiante   

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