Speaker: Dr Yves Joanette, Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
The CIHR Dementia Research Strategy
Yves Joanette is Professor of Cognitive Neurosciences and Aging at the Faculty of Medicine of the Universitéde Montréal. He is currently the Scientific Director of the Institute of Aging of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Yves Joanette is overseeing the CIHR Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. He also is the scientific lead of the CIHR dementia research strategy and acts as co-lead of other initiatives on eHealth and on Work and Health. He sits on many international advisory and management boards, including European initiatives in which Canada participates. Yves Joanetteis a member of the World Dementia Council and has advised many governments on their strategy to face the growing challenges of optimising health and wellness of aging populations.
Yves Joanette has been Scholar and Scientist of the Canadian Medical Research Council and has received many distinctions, including the André-DupontAward, and the Eve-Kassier Award for exceptional professional accomplishment. Yves Joanette is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Science. In 2007, the UniversitéLumièrede Lyon (France) presented him with an Honorary Doctorate.