IBTN Chair Partners

With the support of its main funders, the IBTN Chair actively engages in partnerships with other organizations pursuing related research goals and initiatives. These partnerships are integral to the work of the IBTN Chair and help support and widen important collaborations between different networks of researchers working in health and behavioural science.

Réseau-1 Québec (R1Q)

Réseau-1 Québec (R1Q) is a knowledge network in integrated primary health care. R1Q is founded on an infrastructure of clinics which are affiliated with one of four practice-based research networks (also known as PBRNs, or “réseaux de recherche axée sur les pratiques de la première ligne” (RRAPPL), in French) which cover the territory of Quebec. Each PBRN/RRAPPL is housed by one of the four departements of family and emergency medicine in Québec: Université Laval, McGill University, Université de Montréal, and Université de Sherbrooke. Learn more

Cardiometabolic Health, Diabetes and Obesity Research Network (CMDO)

The CMDO Research Network aims to develop research in cardiometabolic health, diabetes and obesity, to translate knowledge, and to promote evidence for improving the health and quality of life of Quebecers. The network supports various research areas, mobilizes key stakeholders, promotes the emergence of partnerships, and maximizes benefits. Learn more

Hypertension Canada

Hypertension Canada is the only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to the prevention and control of hypertension and its complications. It works with leading minds across medical and health disciplines to advance research and professional and public education, and with policy makers to ensure Canadians can avoid the potentially deadly complications of hypertension. Hypertension Canada strives for excellence in three core service areas: research, education and advocacy. Learn more

Diabetes Canada

Diabetes Canada serves as the driving force to build awareness of the disease and its implications, which are often misunderstood. Diabetes Canada is the national voice for millions of Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes. “End Diabetes” is its rallying cry to end the terrible health impacts of diabetes as well as its shame, blame, stigma and misinformation. It is driven to put an end to diabetes altogether with a cure. Learn more

Heart and Stroke Foundation Chair in Hypertension Prevention and Control

The mandate of the Chair in Hypertension Prevention and Control is to maintain and enhance Canada’s position as a world leader in hypertension prevention, detection, management and control through the identification and active promotion of comprehensive hypertension prevention and management strategies at the community, public policy and health care system levels. The Chair is currently held by Dr. Janusz Kaczorowski, Professor and Research Director in the Department of Family and Emergency Medicine at Université de Montréal, holder of the Dr. Sadok Besrour Chair in Family Medicine and the GlaxoSmithKline-CIHR Chair in Optimal Management of Chronic Disease. Learn more

Québec SPOR Support Unit

The mission of the Québec SPOR Support Unit is to transform front-line clinical and organizational practices and to promote the integration of care and services through patient-centred research. Its vision promotes a learning-able health system that integrates research with practices and decision-making based on the experience of its users, professionals and managers. Learn more

The Canadian Respiratory Research Network (CRRN)

The Canadian Respiratory Research Network (CRRN) aims to improve patient care and outcomes for patients with chronic respiratory disease. It works in close partnership with the Canadian Lung Association, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, among others. The CRRN is an enduring national network of investigators and research platforms that enable innovative, collaborative, respiratory health research and aims to influence decision-making and ensure high quality training and career development of a new generation of investigators. The goals of the network include bringing together researchers across disciplines to improve our understanding of the origins and progression of chronic airway diseases in Canada. Learn more

Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (CACPR)

The Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (CACPR) is a national body comprised of interdisciplinary health professionals. Our focus is enhancing knowledge and clinical care, as well as enabling research for those who work in cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation. Learn more

Concordia University Faculty of Arts and Science

Widely recognized for its accent on interdisciplinary thinking in teaching, training and research-creation, Concordia’s Arts and Science research activity is supported by funding from all three tri-council agencies (CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC), their Quebec counterparts (FRSQ, FQRNT, and FQRSC), as well as leading public and private entities, both national and international. Learn more

Concordia University Office of the Vice-President, Research & Graduate Studies

The Office of Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies takes great pride in serving and supporting the university’s researchers with an array of services to help dedicated researchers and promote the results of their research. Learn more

Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

The Université du Québec à Montréal is a dynamic, open, creative university with an international outreach. It is recognized for the originality and quality of its programs, its cutting-edge research, solidly grounded in social concerns, and its innovation in the arts. UQAM is ranked 1st in Quebec and 6th in Canada in terms of research funding for comprehensive universities. The University’s researchers, working in more than a hundred research and creative units, are awarded numerous prizes and distinctions each year. Learn more

Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal (CIUSSS-NIM)

The CIUSSS Nord-de-l’Île is affiliated with Université de Montréal. Serving as an important partner in the training of physicians and health professionals, the CIUSSS-NIM focuses its research activities on three main areas: biomedical research, social research and mental health research in children and adolescents. Learn more

Centre de recherche du CIUSSS-NIM

The CR-HSCM strives for interdisciplinary health research excellent towards the creation and use of knowledge and innovation to improve the health of the population. The CR-HSCM’s mission is to innovate and apply the results of research. To this end, it promotes the excellence of its researchers at the national and international levels, by capitalizing on the strengths, opportunities, and resources of the health community through close collaboration between all axes of research, in both clinical and basic sciences. Learn more

FRQS Chair in Behavioural Medicine

The objectives of the Chair is to understand how poor health behaviours (e.g., a poor diet, physical inactivity, smoking, high stress, etc.) influence cardiovascular disease and asthma, and to develop interventions which improve health behaviours in individuals with non-communicatable diseases (such as cardiovascular disease, asthma, and obesity) and those are risk of developing them. The Chair will also collaborate with a group of international experts to improve behaviour change study designs.

FRQS Société et culture

The Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) promotes and funds research in the fields of social sciences and humanities and the fields of education, management, arts and literature, more specifically in support of the dissemination of scientific knowledge and the training of researchers through merit and professional development scholarships. It also creates partnerships with learning and cultural institutions.

Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Medicine

The objectives of the Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Medicine are to develop innovative approaches for the treatment of non-communicable chronic diseases. The Chair’s research program seeks to support patients with their health behaviours and support physicians in behaviour change counselling. The Chair’s research is expected to generate two events yearly and the development of a variety of tools, such as research guides and webinars, over seven years.

PARTNER 2017-2020: Université du Québec à Montréal Research Chair in Behavioural Medicine

The objectives of the Chair in Behavioural Medicine are to better understand how behavioural factors (smoking, unhealthy eating, physical inactivity, medication adherence) and psychological factors (anxiety, depression) influence chronic diseases (eg. cardiovascular, respiratory, obesity). Researchers will develop prevention and intervention strategies to reduce the morbidity associated with these diseases.