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    Welcome to CIHRRC

    The Canada-International HIV and Rehabilitation Research Collaborative (CIHRRC) is an international research collaborative that includes people living with HIV, researchers, clinicians, representatives from AIDS service organizations, and policy stakeholders in Canada and the United Kingdom (UK), Ireland and the United States of America (USA) with an interest in HIV and rehabilitation research.

    Recent News and Updates

    CUHRRC Changes its Name to CIHRRC!

    We are pleased to announce that the Canada-UK HIV and Rehabilitation Research Collaborative (CUHRRC) has changed its name to the Canada-International HIV Rehabilitation Research Collaborative (CIHRRC)


    The Canada-International HIV and Rehabilitation Research Collaborative (CIHRRC) is an international research collaborative based in Canada that includes people living with HIV, researchers, clinicians, representatives from community-based HIV service organizations, and policy stakeholders with an interest in HIV and rehabilitation research.


    History
    This Collaborative was originally established in 2009 as a partnership among researchers, clinicians, community members and organizations in Canada and the United Kingdom (UK), originally referred to as the Canada-UK HIV and Rehabilitation Research collaborative (CUHRRC). Since inception, the Collaborative has expanded to include members from the United States, Ireland, and other countries whereby individuals living with HIV experience similar types of issues related to disability and rehabilitation.

    Guiding Principles:
    CIHRRC is based on the belief that forming partnerships and exchanging knowledge among countries with individuals experiencing similar types of disability related to HIV is an important step in bridging widespread clinical knowledge with a strong research foundation on HIV and rehabilitation.


    CIHRRC aims to build on the enthusiasm of individual members to facilitate the advancement of research ideas and activities related to HIV and rehabilitation research.
    CIHRRC also supports the GIPA principle (Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS) and MIPA principle (Meaningful Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS).


    Strategic Directions - Research Priorities:
    With direction from the CIHRRC Steering Committee, the CIHRRC membership will pursue a variety of research initiatives that address research priorities in HIV and rehabilitation originally identified by Realize (formerly the Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR))2 and updated by members of Realize / CWGHR and CIHRRC at the International Forum on HIV and Rehabilitation Research in June 2013.

    The current research priorities in HIV and rehabilitation include:

    1. Episodic health and disability
    2. Aging with HIV across the life course
    3. Concurrent health conditions
    4. Access to rehabilitation and models of rehabilitation service delivery
    5. Effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions
    6. Enhancing outcome measurement in HIV and rehabilitation research

    These priorities will be reviewed and updated regularly as new knowledge and priorities related to HIV and rehabilitation evolve internationally.                  

    For more information please refer here to our Terms of Reference and stay tuned for more updates to our CIHRRC website!

    Posted by Melanie Bisnauth Posted on 2016-12-13

    Casey House HIV/AIDS and Mental Health Series: Mental Health and Aging with HIV

    We welcome all to join us at our event with Casey House, 'Mental Health and Aging with HIV: Results fom the HIV Health and Rehabilitiation Survey'. 

    To learn more about the event, Click the following link http://cuhrrc.hivandrehab.ca/docs/CaseyHouseMentalHealthSeries-Dec_15-2016.pdf to view our poster!

    Where do I Register?

    Please Register to the session by emailing registration@caseyhouse.on.ca

    Where is the Event?

    Thursday December 15th, 12pm noon-1:30pm
    519 Church Street Community Centre
    Toronto, Ontario

    What is the Event?

    This seminar will focus on health-related challenges, concurrent health conditions and mental health concerns experienced by people living with HIV. Specifically, highlighting research findings from the HIV, Health and Rehabilitation Survey and examining the impact of community-based exercise interventions. Finally, we will provide updates on research initiatives related to HIV and rehabilitation and offer ideas for implementing strategies for living well into clinical practice across disciplines.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Acknowledgements

    This event is a collaboration with the Casey House 

    Casey House

    Posted by Melanie Bisnauth Posted on 2016-12-13

    Please RSVP for Our Vancouver Knowledge Translation Exchange Event: More to Life than Medications! Research & Community Mobilization on Healthy Living for People Living with HIV

    We welcome all to join us at our public event, 'More to Life than Medications! Research & Community Mobilization on Healthy Living for People Living with HIV'. 

    To learn more about the event, Click here to view our poster and share it!

    Where do I RSVP?

    Please RSVP to the event by clicking the following link provided here: http://www.physicaltherapy.utoronto.ca/forms/more-to-life-than-medications/ no later than Friday, October 14th, 2016.

    Where is the Event?

    Thursday October 20th, 6pm-8pm
    St. Paul’s Hospital, Conference Room 7
    1081 Burrard Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia

    What is the Event?

    Researchers, clinicians and community members will come together to discuss updates on findings from research about living well and living longer with HIV. 

    The session will include key updates from the HIV, Health and Rehabilitation Survey Study, Heads Up! Study, and realize. The session will also include a panel discussion with clinicians and community members who will discuss their perspectives on what the research means for people living with HIV, health providers and community-based organizations.

    Light refreshments and snacks will be provided at 5:30-6:00pm. The session will commence shortly after refreshments from 6:00pm-8:00pm. 

    If you have any questions or would like to receive more information, please feel free to contact CUHRRC's Research Coordinator, Melanie Bisnauth by email at melanie.bisnauth@utoronto.ca

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Acknowledgements

    This event is a collaboration with the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation and Positive Living Society of British Columbia.

    The HIV Health and Rehabilitation Survey Study and Heads Up! Study are funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, HIV/AIDS Research Initiative. 

    Positive Living BC logoDr Peter AIDS foundation logo Heads up logo

    realize logoOHTN logoHHRS logoCIHR logo

    Posted by Melanie Bisnauth Posted on 2016-10-04

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