Injury Repair Recovery Program (IRR)

The vision of the Injury Repair Recovery Program (IRR) is to provide leadership in research and development, resulting in breakthroughs in the management of personal injury and reduction of its socioeconomic burden.

Injury can occur from accidental trauma or be the result of surgical treatment itself. Together, the consequences of trauma and surgical injury impose an enormous financial and social burden. Traumatic injury alone costs the Canadian taxpayer about $20 billion annually – including costs related to reduced productivity, disability and premature death. A largely unrecognized injury burden is also caused by planned patient procedures every day. Millions of patient procedures performed per year have not been optimized to produce the best outcomes.

Through the IRR Program, researchers with fundamental, clinical and epidemiological approaches are collaborating to tackle these critical issues and pool their strengths in domains ranging from clinical studies and basic healing process improvement to big data and social policy modification. Our mission is to develop innovative procedures, products, policies and technologies that can resolve major global health challenges.

Review our research highlights and publications in the 2023 RI-MUHC Annual Report.

More selections: 20222021; 2020.

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We are proud to celebrate the scientific achievements of our researchers and trainees in publications, grant competitions, honors and awards, and appointments, as well as in the mainstream press.

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The IRR Program organizes and supports numerous speakers, seminars, and symposia throughout the year.

Research Initiatives

Researchers in the IRR program are involved in a multitude of research initiatives, including:

Clinical Innovation Platform (CLIP) logo

The Clinical Innovation Platform (CLIP), powered by National Bank at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre is a state-of-the-art facility within the Montreal General Hospital of the MUHC (MGH), designed to help health tech startups develop and grow.

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The Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning uses medical simulation technologies to enhance the skills of health care professionals. Fully integrated into McGill's medical and health sciences programs, it provides hands-on training without risk to patients.

Peri-Operative Program (POP) logo

The Peri-Operative Program (POP) is a structured, personalized prehabilitation program designed to help patients both prepare for – and recover faster from – major surgery.

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The Surgical Innovation Program is a graduate program delivered jointly by McGill University’s Department of Experimental Surgery, the École de technologie supérieure, the John Molson School of Business and the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Concordia University.

Contact the IRR Program

Contact the IRR Program at the RI-MUHC. We are happy to hear from you!

Anne Mathiot
Anne Mathiot

Program Manager

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About the RI-MUHC

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) is a world-renowned biomedical and healthcare research centre. The Institute, which is affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University, is the research arm of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) – an academic health centre located in Montreal, Canada, that has a mandate to focus on complex care within its community. The RI-MUHC supports over 460 researchers and close to 1,200 research trainees devoted to a broad spectrum of fundamental, clinical and health outcomes research at the Glen and the Montreal General Hospital sites of the MUHC.