Des travaux de recherche qui soutiennent et nourrissent le travail des cliniciens
Clinical research is a major activity of the Research Centre. To be successful, it requires numerous and close collaboration between the researchers and clinicians of the IUGM whose daily concerns are both different and complementary. The Advisory Committee for Clinical Research (CAREC) acts as a catalyst for clinical research by implementing ways to optimize the exchange of knowledge between clinicians and researchers of the CRIUGM. In recent years the CAREC has expanded its mandate and has greatly promoted cutting-edge research conducted jointly by researchers and clinicians. A new important committee has also emerged: the Committee for Contractual Research (CREC). The role of this committee is to support research projects in partnership with industry, particularly the pharmaceutical industry, providing training to staff on good clinical research practice. Projects developed in recent years have testified to large multidisciplinary collaborations between research and the clinic, including themes such as the treatment and causes of urinary incontinence, the effects of physical activity and nutrition on cognition in seniors, cognitive stimulation in people with mild cognitice impairment and the neurobiological bases of recovery in aphasia, to name a few. The new direction for clinical research will aim to build on these assets, to further develop the interaction between researchers and clinicians. In particular, we will aim to increase collaboration and joint activities (conferences, training, knowledge transfer). This will effectively support clinical research projects representing both the interests of clinicians, researchers and the Quebec population.