CAREC committee

At the service of clinical research expertise and its sharing.

The Advisory Committee for Clinical Research (CAREC) aims to promote the creation of privileged links between the actors of research and clinical services of the University Institute of Geriatrics of Montreal (IUGM) and of the SAPA program at the CIUSSS CSMTL as well as to promote sharing expertise between clinicians and researchers.

CAREC is:

  • An organization that brings together actors from different clinical and research sectors
  • CAREC is above all a forum for exchange between clinicians and researchers, in order to promote the development of projects stemming from clinical needs, which directly benefit the health of the elderly.

The CAREC committee is made up of:

  • Researchers from the different research axes of CRIUGM
  • Representatives of all clinical sectors as well as managers of the IUGM.

With the objective of promoting the networking of clinical and research communities, several activities are organized by CAREC, including:

  • CAREC-COFFEE
  • Exchange forum between clinical and research communities
  • CRIUGM-CAREC Scientific Day
  • CAREC competition

The main objective of the CAREC competitions is to promote collaborations between researchers, clinicians and managers from different disciplines on projects that meet clinical needs and aim to improve the health of the elderly.

CAREC’s mission is thus to support interdisciplinary research activities by facilitating networking between actors in research and clinical settings, the exchange and application of knowledge and the training of the next generation. It is this privileged liaison mechanism that makes it possible to bridge the gap between the research activities and the care of the University Institute of Geriatrics of Montreal.

Funding for CAREC is provided through the generous contribution of CRIUGM and the Foundation of the Montreal Geriatric Institute (FIGM).

Project proposals as well as any questions or comments should be sent to the following address: carec@criugm.qc.ca.

  • between researchers from various disciplines and from different institutions
  • between researchers and clinicians

CAREC’s mission is to support members in their inter-institutional and interdisciplinary research activities by facilitating networking between research and clinical actors, the exchange and application of knowledge and the training of the next generation. It is this privileged liaison mechanism that makes it possible to bridge the gap between the research activities and the care of the University Institute of Geriatrics of Montreal.

The clinical research support program is carried out through CAREC. It is intended to be a tool for the establishment of lasting collaborations leading to subsequent obtaining of funding from granting agencies.

The goals sought by CAREC are generally according to the following targets:

  • Target 1: Competitiveness and innovation. Support research activities on emerging themes selected by clinical communities in order to generate pilot projects promoting the obtaining of grants.
  • Target 2: Knowledge exchange and application. Adopt the most efficient strategies for the exchange and application of knowledge specific to the field of aging in order to encourage new interactions between clinicians and researchers at the Institute.
  • Target 3: Training of the next generation. Help stimulate the training of emerging clinicians and researchers in the field of aging.
  • Target 4: Activities in partnership. Provide more clinical research opportunities in new niches, in a context of a continuum of care and services, multidisciplinarity and multicentrism.
  • Target 5: Interest. Stimulate and support interested clinicians at the IUGM to initiate a clinical research project in the field of aging.

Project proposals as well as any questions or comments should be sent to the following address: carec@criugm.qc.ca.

Funded projects

2020

In the pilot project category, 3 projects received between $ 5,000 and $ 10,000:

  • The emotional experience of people with memory and attention difficulties : a phenomenological study. (Sébastien Grenier – Principal Investigator, Deborah Ummel, Nancy Vasil, Simone Gamm) $ 5,000
  • The interest of semantic analysis in the evaluation of the decision-making capacity of the elderly subject with neurocognitive disorders. (Simona Brambati – principal investigator, Sven Joubert, Serge Daneault, Marie-Jeanne Kergoat, Catherine Brodeur, Thomas Tannou, Antoine Slegers) $ 5,000
  • Adaptation to Quebec French of the “Active Communication Education” program (Adrian Fuente – principal researcher, Jean-Pierre Gagné, Sandra Darbouze, Sarah Milord, Sandrine Hébert, Ronald Choquette) $ 10,000

In the long-term care projects category, 3 projects received between $ 5,000 and $ 20,000

  • Palliative and end-of-life care in residential centers : a review of the scope (Anne Bourbonnais – principal investigator, Stéphanie Daneau, Serge Daneault, Émilie Allard, Pierre Rainville, Marie-Andrée Bruneau, Mario Blouin, Ginette Senez, Audrey Attia) $ 5,000
  • Quebec adaptation of the PRESAGE tool and evaluation of its predictive value to detect elderly people at risk of emergency visits (Nathalie Veillette – principal investigator, Marie-Josée Sirois, Jacques-Henri Veyron, Marie-Jeanne Kergoat, Joël Belmin, Ginette Senez) $ 15,000
  • Personalized cinematography to improve communication and reduce agitation and apathy in CHSLD residents (Ana Inés Ansaldo, Santiago Hidalgo, Marie-Andrée Bruneau, Caroline Ménard) $ 20,000

2019

In the implementation project category, 2 projects received $ 20,000:

  • Implementation of a group-based pelvic floor muscle training program to treat urinary incontinence in older women: a mixed method implementation study. (Chantal Dumoulin-principal researcher, Johanne Filiatrault, Diana Zidarov, Marie-Claude Lemieux, Sophie Lapointe)
  • Implementation and integration of tools aimed at preventing loss of autonomy through treatment through hospitalization: PATH 2.0 (Mylène Aubertin-Leheudre-principal investigator, Marie-Jeanne Kergoat, Raquel Fonseca, Nathalie Veillette, Paola Campana, Mary- Grace Paniconi, François-Jacques Landry, Julie Lalonde, Phillippe Nguyen)

In the category, pilot project, 5 projects received $ 10,000:

  • Assessment of the implementation of an end-of-life care guide for CHSLDs. (Serge Daneault-Principal Investigator, Anne Bourbonnais, Carl Simard, Ginette Senez, Jean Pelletier, Philippe Ducharme, Denise Trudeau, Mario Blouin, Nathalie Séguin, Mélissa Parent, Ghislaine Rouly, Claudette Ferlatte)
  • Implementation of a sensory room with personalized interventions for people showing behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia on a long-term care unit. (Marie-Andrée Bruneau-principal researcher, Anne Bourbonnais, Nathalie Bier, Chloé Aquin, Geneviève Bérard, Laurence Villeneuve, Caroline Ménard, Christine Fournier)
  • Evaluation of an intervention program (in the form of a video capsule) intended for health professionals in CHSLDs who communicate with beneficiaries who have a hearing impairment. (Adriana Lacerda-principal investigator, Jean-Pierre Gagné, Adrian Fuente, Sandra Darbouze, Ginette Senez, Isabelle Matte, Annie Foy)
  • Assessment of the effects and implementation of a falls prevention program adapted to the elderly clientele of day centers. (Johanne Filiatrault-Principal Investigator, Nathalie Bier, Claudine Auger, Cyril Duclos, Yan Kestens, Mireille Couture, Ariane Gauvreau, Chantal Lavoie, Johanne Laquerre, Kami Sarimanukoglu, Johanne Rondeau)
  • Aging in Place: Is the technology useful for assessing remote home development needs? (Jacqueline Rousseau-Principal Investigator, Johanne Filiatrault, Isabelle Ménard, Kami Sarimanukoglu)

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