Veronique Boscart

Veronique Boscart

Keynote presenter

Presentation: The international context of interRAI to deliver quality aged care: Big ideas for strengthening care in New Zealand
Time: Tuesday 11 September, 11.00 am

Dr Veronique Boscart has extensive nursing experience, including working as a clinician, educator, manager and researcher in an international setting. Her research interests range from the substantive area of evidence-based care in gerontology and best practices in research methods with older adults, to the development of gerontological education for healthcare professionals and care delivery models in residential and aged care settings. She has published over sixty peer-reviewed manuscripts and is the lead author on the first Canadian edition of Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging (2011, revised 2018).

Veronique is chair holder of the CIHR/ Schlegel Industrial Research Chair for Colleges in Senior Care funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)/ Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). She is Principal Investigator on several grants, and has received funding from Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada; Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care; Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development; Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario; and Canadian Frailty Network.

Veronique is an interRAI Fellow and has extensive knowledge in training and implementing interRAI tools in various settings, including the RAI-MDS 2.0 in long-term care. She is the interRAI nursing lead in Canada and has presented internationally on implementation of interRAI assessment tools. She also leads the Canadian component of an international study on testing the interRAI Acute Care Screener. 

Veronique is also the past President of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association, and holds Board of Director positions for the Schlegel–University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging, and the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly. She is a Section Editor for the Canadian Journal on Aging. She is a past board member at Canadian Association of Gerontology and the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario. Dr Boscart is also an Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo, McMaster University, and an Adjunct Scientist at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Canada.