News & Updates

Our 4th International Forum on HIV Rehabilitation Research
Posted on 2018-03-27

When: June 16th, 2018

Where: The Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Join us to hear researchers, clinicians, students, community representatives, and people living with HIV from around the world speak about the new evidence and interventions currently being researched in the area of rehabilitation as it relates to successful aging with HIV.

For the Program at a Glance outlining the schedule and speakers (subject to change) click here.

For more information or any questions you may have please contact Rachel Aubry the CIHRRC Coordinator at

Acknowledgements: The 4th International Forum on HIV and Rehabilitation Research and Intersectoral Policy Dialogue is funded by a Planning and Dissemination Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Institute of Aging and Realize.

CIHRRC Fall 2017/Winter 2018 E-Update (March 2018)
Posted on 2018-03-08

CIHRRC is pleased to release the CIHRRC Fall 2017/Winter 2018 E-Update.  This E-Update highlights publications by CIHRRC members, as well as knowledge translation activities and upcoming events related to HIV and Rehabilitation.  If any members have updates on their current research, please send details to Rachel Aubry (CIHRRC Coordinator) and your research will be included in the next E-Update (Summer 2018).

Click HERE to read the E-Update: CIHRRC Fall 2017 / Winter 2018 E-Update

Save the Date! 4th International Forum on HIV and Rehabilitation Research – Translating HIV, Aging and Rehabilitation Interventions into Practice
Posted on 2018-01-23

CIHRRC in collaboration with Realize (formerly CWGHR) will host the 4th International Forum on HIV and Rehabilitation Research on Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario.  The Forum will be held in collaboration with Realize’s Annual Forum and 20th Anniversary Celebration.

The Forum will include a series of dynamic and interactive speakers and research evidence panel sessions focused on the development, implementation and evaluation of interventions to promote healthy aging with HIV.   The Forum will include people living with HIV, researchers, clinicians, and representatives from community organizations who will:

  • Facilitate knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) on HIV and rehabilitation research, clinical practice and service delivery, among people living with HIV, researchers, clinicians on HIV, representatives of community organizations, and policymakers in Canada, the United Kingdom, United States and Ireland;
  • Establish new research and clinical partnerships in HIV and aging internationally;
  • Foster mentorship and training in HIV and aging research.

Click HERE for the Forum Poster!

For more information, please contact Rachel Aubry (CIHRRC Coordinator) at

Where and How does Physical Therapy Fit? Integrating Physical Therapy into Inter-professional HIV Care
Posted on 2018-01-23

Matthew Andrews, Stephanie Cudd, Heather deBoer, Ellie Leung, and Alana Petrie recently completed a qualitative study that examined the role of physical therapy in HIV care.  The students completed this work under the supervision of Kelly O’Brien (University of Toronto), Soo Chan Carusone (Casey House) in partial fulfillment of their Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree at the University of Toronto.  Results of this work will help to inform the role of physical therapy in Casey’s Houses newly launched Day Health Program for adults living with HIV.  A manuscript is currently under review.

Click Here to access the Fact Sheet Summary of the study findings!