interRAI News

Seeking: Research Data Analyst
School of Public Health and Health Systems,
University of Waterloo
One Yeah Appointment

Master's degree in health sciences, epidemiology, and biostatistics or a related field or equivalent education/experience. Demonstrated ability to plan and carry out research projects. Experience in data management and analytics is preferred. Previous experience working with health administrative data, epidemiology or in a research environment would be an asset. The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of epidemiological methods and the ability to conduct univariate and multi-variable statistical analyses of large, complex, cross-sectional and longitudinal data sets. Previous experience with statistical software (SAS preferred) and Excel is required. Some knowledge of interRAI series of assessment instruments and their applications, including: outcome measures, quality indicators, care planning protocols and case-mix systems, is preferred. Knowledge of other CIHI databases (e.g., DAD, NACRS) would be an asset. Please review the job description at

Qualified candidates please forward your cover letter and resume to Julie Koreck

2016 World interRAI Conference - Register Now!
Sept 13, 2015

Don't miss the World interRAI Conference!
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 11-13, 2016

The first World interRAI Conference will provide an important forum that brings together researchers, policy makers and practitioners from around the globe, using the interRAI system of instruments in home and community care, residential/long-term care, acute care, assisted living, mental health and palliative care.

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From now until September 25, the conference planning committee will be accepting proposals for podium and poster presentations under the conference theme; Global Collaboration, Local Benefits. Clinicians, researchers, educators, staff and policy makers who are interested in sharing their working knowledge, best practices, and strategies for working with the interRAI suite of instruments in around the world are encouraged to submit. For more information about presentation format and submission requirements, click here.

John Hirdes inducted as Fellow into Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
Sept 18, 2014

Fellows of the Academy are elected on the basis of their demonstrated leadership, creativity, distinctive competencies and commitment to advance academic health sciences. Membership is considered one of the highest honours for members of the Canadian health sciences community and carries with it a covenant to serve the Academy and Canadian society.

interRAI Network of Excellence in Acute Care(iNEAC) Travel Award
August 8, 2013

iNEAC Invites PhD and MD students to submit for an award to attend their 5th Symposium in New Orleans, USA, April 8-10, 2014

The interRAI Network of Excellence in Acute Care (iNEAC) conducts research and instrument development relevant to hospital (emergency and inpatient) and post-acute care of older people.

iNEAC will hold its fifth symposium in April 2014. This symposium will showcase iNEAC and related research, innovation, and instrument development as well as include collaborative working sessions.

Ochsner Medical Center and Prof. Len Gray are hosting this iNEAC symposium in New Orleans, USA. Roughly 30 clinicians and researcher from around the globe are expected to attend.

PhD or MD students are invited to apply for up to $3,000 USD to attend the iNEAC Symposium in New Orleans. The successful applicant(s) will have the opportunity to attend and contribute in the entire symposium, including exhibiting their research.

John P. Hirdes PhD Awarded National Honour
October 25, 2012
Dr. John Hirdes, professor in the Department of Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, and the Ontario Home Care Research and Knowledge Exchange Chair, was recognized on October 23 at the Canadian Home Care Association Conference with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal. The medal, part of the Canadian System of Honours, is bestowed to individuals who have made a significant contribution to a particular province, territory, region or community within Canada, or an achievement abroad that brings credit to Canada. Dr. Hirdes was honored for his leadership in the development and adoption of the interRAI Home Care Assessment System and the Method for Assigning Priority Levels algorithm. These tools enable the delivery of high quality home care and community care services across Canada.