News & Updates

3rd Forum Knowledge Translation and Exchange (KTE) Library Launched
Posted on 2016-09-06

We are pleased to launch the 3rd Forum Knowledge Translation and Exchange (KTE) Library for broad dissemination of research knowledge on HIV and rehabilitation translated at the 3rd International Forum on Advancing HIV, Aging and Rehabilitation Research and Practice!

The 3rd Forum KTE Library contains:

For more information about the International Forum on HIV and Rehabilitation Research, please  contact CUHRRC Coordinator, Melanie Bisnauth at

Scoping Studies: Overview and Summary of Resources
Posted on 2016-08-03

Members of a Canada-United Kingdom (UK) partnership hosted an international two-day meeting titled Advancing the Field of Scoping Study Methodology on June 8-9th, 2015 at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Forty-eight researchers, clinicians and knowledge users from Canada, the UK and USA attended this CIHR-funded meeting with the goal to advance the development of methodological quality criteria for conducting and reporting scoping studies in order to enhance knowledge synthesis and translation of health and rehabilitation research. Click HERE to access the Meeting Report.

Posted on 2016-04-06

CUHRRC is pleased to release ‘A Rapporteur Summary of the HIV and Rehabilitation Content presented at the 15th European AIDS Conference hosted by the European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS).

The 15th European AIDS Conference occurred in Barcelona from October 21st-24th, 2015. CUHRRC developed this rapporteur summary to summarize HIV and rehabilitation content presented at EACS 2015 to increase awareness of research in the field. The Rapporteur Summary is organized according to six research priorities in the Framework of Research Priorities in HIV, Disability and Rehabilitation: 1) episodic health and disability; 2) aging with HIV across the lifespan; 3) concurrent health conditions; 4) access to rehabilitation and models of rehabilitation service provision; 5) effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions; and 6) enhancing outcome measurement in HIV and rehabilitation research. The priorities are in no particular order of importance. Specific abstracts are referenced throughout, with a reference list at the end of the summary.

To access the Rapporteur Summary on HIV and Rehabilitation Research, please Click Here.

Readiness to Engage in Exercise
Posted on 2016-03-24

‘Alya Simonik, Kyle Vader, Denine Ellis, Dirouhi Kesbian and Priscilla Leung recently published ‘Are you ready? Exploring readiness to engage in exercise among people living with HIV and multimorbidity in Toronto, Canada: a qualitative study’ in BMJ Open (March 2016).

The students completed this work under the supervision of Kelly O’Brien (University of Toronto), Soo Chan Carusone (Casey House) and Patrick Jachyra (University of Toronto) in partial fulfillment of their Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree at the University of Toronto.

Click here to access the full publication and click here to access the factsheet.


Registration for the 3rd International Forum on HIV and Rehabilitation Research is Now Open!
Posted on 2016-02-16

Registration is now open for the 3rd International Forum on HIV and Rehabilitation Research – HIV and Aging to be held in Winnipeg, Canada on Thursday May 12th, 2016 at the RBC Convention Centre from 8:00am-4:00pm. The Forum is open to all conference attendees. There is no cost for registration however registration is limited. If you would like to attend, please visit to register. Join us on Twitter @CUHRRC for updates!

For more information, please contact Ayesha Nayar (CUHRRC Coordinator) at

AcknowledgementsThe 3rd International Forum on HIV and Rehabilitation Research is funded by a Meeting, Planning and Dissemination Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Aging Institute. We also acknowledge support from Three Flying Piglets (filming). CUHRRC gratefully acknowledges the financial support by the Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR).