Parliamentary Luncheon Showcases Game-Changing Health Research and Innovation in Aging

OTTAWA, December 7, 2022 – The Parliamentary Health Research Caucus (PHRC) and Research Canada are proud to host a Game Changers in Health Research and Health Innovation Luncheon, the fourth in a series of PHRC events under this theme, on aging. This invitation-only event will feature four of the best and brightest Canadian health researchers and innovators who will share their game-changing health research and innovations in aging that promise revolutionary change in human health and healthcare with Parliamentarians and special guests.

Our aging population faces a diverse range of challenges with corresponding implications for healthcare needs and use. This event, sponsored by Innovative Medicines Canada, AGE-WELL and the Canadian Frailty Network, will showcase game-changing research in aging in a variety of areas, including: innovative products and services that transform and tech-enable the aging experience and a treatment that has the ability to prevent and reverse memory loss. We will also showcase the effects of aging on the immune system and new approaches in palliative care.

The Game Changers in Health Research and Health Innovation Luncheon will be held as part of Research Canada’s program on Game Changers in Health Research and Health Innovation: Focus on Aging.

Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Where: Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario
Social media: #HealthResearchCaucus

Lisa Barrett, MD, PhD
Dalhousie University | Nova Scotia Health

Rafik Goubran, PhD
Carleton University | Bruyère Research Institute

Frank Knoefel, MD
University of Ottawa| Bruyère Memory Program | Bruyère Research Institute

Etienne Sibille, PhD
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health | University of Toronto

Parliamentary Health Research Caucus
Chair: Brendan Hanley, MP (Yukon)
Vice-Chairs: Stephen Ellis, MP (Cumberland—Colchester), Carol Hughes, MP (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing)
Senate Representative: The Honourable Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia, Senator (Newfoundland and Labrador)

Research Canada
Rosie Goldstein, MD, Chair
Deborah Gordon-El-Bihbety, President and CEO

About Research Canada
Research Canada is a national alliance dedicated to increasing investments in health research through collaborative advocacy and engaging government, academia, industry and non-profit sectors to build support for long-term health research funding. For more information, visit

Since 2009, Parliamentary Health Research Caucus events on Parliament Hill have helped to educate politicians on the social and economic benefits of Canadian health research and innovation, as well as introduce them to the multi-sector partnerships among academic, private sector and health charity stakeholders essential to a robust health research enterprise and innovation system.

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For inquiries:
Christie Tomkins
Manager of Policy and Public Affairs