A multidisciplinary team involving a full network of experts

Director

Olivier Beauchet, MD, PhD,

Dr. Olivier Beauchet, who is Neurology, Internal Medicine and Geriatrics-certified, took over as director of the Centre of Excellence on Longevity in June of 2016. At 51, Dr. Beauchet is a Professor at McGill University, Geriatrician in the Division of Geriatrics of the Jewish General Hospital and Joseph Kaufmann Chair in Geriatric Medicine. He possesses a Master’s Degree in Pharmacology, a Master’s Degree in Neuropsychology and a Doctorate in Neurosciences. In his 27 years of clinical research and practice, Dr. Beauchet has brought into focus the motor and cognitive decline associated with aging, Vitamin D’s effects upon neurological functions and the health pathways of elderly patients. He is now one of the world’s leading experts on gait and balance disorders, and their relationship with cognitive decline. He has founded and leads two consortia rallying international research teams and clinicians specializing in human aging. In 2018, Dr. Beauchet was named Visiting Professor at Nanyang Technological University and at the Faculty of Medicine of Lee Kong Chian School in Singapore.

Experts at the Centre of Excellence on Longevity

As the Centre for Excellence on Longevity attracts the collaboration of high calibre experts, complementary professional practices and various environments, it is capable of addressing the full spectrum of fields associated with human longevity.
Therefore, the Centre of Excellence on Longevity can call upon the knowledge of an extensive community of provincial, national and international subject-matter experts, on a frequent or infrequent basis, and seek complementary opinions upon a variety of specialities relating to human longevity.
These subject-matter experts — university researchers, teachers, entrepreneurs, sociologists, nurses, occupational therapists, designers, professional caregivers, communication and marketing specialists, territorial development specialists, geriatricians, gerontologists, doctors, home automation specialists, trainers, political representatives and advocates for the elderly, among others — have been enlisted from various associations, universities, communities, public services, economic sectors and government agencies.

Dr. Jonathan Afilalo, MD, MSc, FACC, FRCPC
Researcher, Lady Davis Medical Research Institute
Director of the Cardiology and Epidemiology Divisions
Assistant Professor at the Department of Medicine, McGill University
Associate Member of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University

Dr. Marc Afilalo, MD, MCFP (EM), CSPQ, FACEP, FRCP
President of the Executive Committee of Emergency Medicine, McGill University
Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Director of Emergency Medicine at the Jewish General Hospital

Dr Ben Albright, MD, CM, CCFP (COE)
Director of the Elderly Patients Treatment Program and Assistant Professor at the Department of Family Medicine, McGill University

Isabelle Aumont
Head of the Information Operations and Performance Evaluation Service at CIUSSS West-Central Montreal

‎Dr John Barden, PhD
Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Neuromechanical Research Centre, University of Regina, SK

Dr Olivier Beauchet, MD, PhD
Full Professor of Geriatric Medicine, McGill University
Holder of the Dr. Joseph Kaufmann Chair in Geriatric Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Senior Researcher, Lady Davis Medical Research Institute
Consultant in Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, Geriatrics Division, Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital
President of the Scientific Committee at the Congress of the Canadian Geriatrics Society (Montreal, 2018)
Joint President of the Quebec Committee of the OPUS-AP Program
Visiting Professor at Nanyang Technological University and at the Faculty of Medicine of Lee Kong Chian School, in Singapore

Nouha Ben Gaied, PhD
Director of Research and Development, Quebec Federation of Alzheimer Societies, Montreal

Dr Howard Bergman MD, FCFP, FRCPC
Director of the Department of Family Medicine
Professor of Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Oncology, McGill University

Dr Louis Bherer, PhD
Neuropsychologist and full Professor at the Department of Medicine, University of Montreal
Research Centre of the Montreal Cardiology Institute
Preventive Medicine and Physical Activity Centre (EPIC)
Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM)

Pr Nathalie Bier, Erg., PhD
Associate Professor, School of Occupational Therapy, University of Montreal
Researcher, Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM)

Erica Botner, MSc RS
Program Manager, Cummings Centre
Conference Leader, Applied Human Sciences, Concordia University

Christine Bougie
Research Nurse and Clinical IT Analyst, Jewish General Hospital

Dr Richard Camicioli, MD
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Isabelle Caron, MSc, N
Associate Director of Geriatric Nursing, Documentation and Digitalization, Department of Nursing Care, Jewish General Hospital, CIUSSS West-Central Montreal

Dr Julia Chabot, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine, St. Mary’s Hospital Centre .

Dr Victoria Chester, PhD
Co-Director of McCain Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB

Dr Ming-Yueh Chou, MD
Director of the Geriatrics Department, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan

Dr Benoit Cossette, B.Pharm, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke
Researcher, Research Centre on Aging, Sherbrooke
Pharmacist, CIUSSS Estrie — CHUS

Carmen Desjardins, BSc Inf
Program Manager of the Dementia with Psychiatric Comorbidity Program, Douglas University Institute for Mental Health, CIUSSS West Montreal

Dr Gustavo Duque, MD, PhD, FRACP, FGSA
Professor and Chair of Medicine, Western Health
Director, Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS)
President, Australian and New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia and Frailty Research (ANZSSFR), Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne

Dr Ruby Friedman, MD, FRCP
Site Director, Geriatrics Department, Jewish General Hospital

Kévin Galéry, MS, Gérontologue
Scientific Assistant Director, Scientific Project Manager and International Medical Research Coordinator, Centre of Excellence on Longevity

Camille Gagnon, PharmD
Assistant Director, Canadian Deprescribing Network

Dr Sébastien Grenier, PhD
Research Assistant Professor in Psychology/ Gerontology, Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC

Pr Vasilii A. Gromov, PhD, DSc
Senior Researcher and Research Officer of Centre for Reliability and Sustainability of Structures of Dnipropetrovsk National University
Associate Professor of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Cybernetics Department of Applied Mathematics Faculty, Dnipropetrovsk National University, Ukraine
Full Professor, Department of Data Analysis and Artificial Intelligence, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

Dr Paul C. Hebert, MD, MHSc, FRCPC
Head of the Medical Department and Permanent Researcher at the CHUM Research Centre
Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal
Deputy Scientific Director, CHUM Clinical Research, Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal

Dr Cyrille Launay, MD, PhD
Service of Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine, Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland

Marie-Christine Le Bourdais
Director, program and Services, Alzheimer Society of Montreal

Dr Guillaume Léonard, PhD
Assistant Professor School of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke, QC

Dr Teresa Liu-Ambrose, PhD
Canada Research Chair (Tier II), Physical Activity, Mobility and Cognitive Neuroscience Director, Aging, Mobility, and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Dr Josefina Maranzano, MD
Full Professor, Department of Anatomy, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Researcher, Montreal Neurological Hospital and Institute, McConnell Centre of Cerebral Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Laboratory, McGill University

Éric Maubert, LLB, MSc
Project Coordinator, Centre of Excellence on Longevity, McGill RUIS
Project Manager for the Ministerial Initiative on Alzheimer’s Disease and other major neurocognitive disorders, McGill RUIS Territory

Dr Mary Mittelman, PhD
Research Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Rehabilitative Medicine
Director, NYU Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Family Support Program
NYU Langone Health, NYU School of Medicine

Dr Maxime Montembeault, PhD
Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM)
Department of Psychology, University of Montreal

Dr José Morais, MD, FRCP, CSPQ
Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine, McGill University, Jewish General Hospital & Montreal General Hospital (CUSM)

Pam Orzeck, MSW, PhD
Assistant Professor, Deputy Director of the MSW/QY program, McGill University School of Social Science

Dr Soham Rej, MD, MSc
Geriatric Psychiatrist and Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital, Lady Davis Medical Research Institute, McGill University

Samantha Remondière
Art Therapist, Gerontologist
Coordinator of the Geriatric Inclusive Art Workshops, Jewish General Hospital
Art therapist, Evasion Centre

Julie Roy, B.Pharm, MSc, PhD
Deputy Head of Research and Teaching, Department of Pharmacy, Jewish General Hospital, CIUSSS West-Central Montreal

Dr Patrice Tremblay, MD, CCFP (COE)
Assistant Professor at the Department of Family Medicine, McGill University Faculty of Medicine
Director of Pre-Doctoral Education in Family Medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital Centre

Valérie Schneidman, MSc (A) ENC(C)
Nursing Care Coordinator for Emergency Medicine, Head Emergency Unit Nurse, Jewish General Hospital, CIUSSS West-Central Montreal

Christine Touchette, MSW
Deputy Director, CIUSSS West-Central Montreal
Support for Elderly Autonomy Program Directorate, CLSC chapter

Katy Shadpour, MSc (IT)
Coordinator, Centre of Expertise in Telehealth (CECoT), CUSM

Maude Sigouin
Coordinator, Counselling-Network, Montreal Alzheimer Society

Cindy Starnino, MSW
Director of Academic Affairs, CIUSSS West-Central Montreal

Dr Tony Szturn, PhD
Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

Maria Veres
IT analyst, Information Management Service, Jewish General Hospital

Christine Vilcocq, MSc, BSc Comm, Gérontologue
Director of Public Relations and Partnerships, Centre of Excellence on Longevity, McGill RUIS COO of Biomathics, Consortium Applying Biomathematical Modelling to Human Longevity