Hepato-neuro lab


We currently have several clinical research projects for which recruitment is underway.

This project is intended only for irritable bowel syndrom patients followed at gastroenterology's departement of the CHUM and Maisonneuve-Rosemont (HMR).


Do you suffer of irritable bowel syndrome?
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is characterized by a combination of abdominal pain and changes in bowel movements. The FODMAP (Fermentable Oligosaccharides Disaccharides Monosaccharides and Polyols) diet is a structured approach that aims to establish individual tolerance to different foods rich in FODMAP.

The main objective of the research project is to assess the impact on quality of life of following low FODMAP menus via the online service of SOSCuisine.com® with access to a Facebook group moderated by a professional nutritionist specialized for IBS.

The duration of participation in this project is approximately 3 months. You will be asked to follow the FODMAP diet using the web platform (personalized menus, tips and advice for each phase) and the Facebook's private group and to answer online questionnaires three times during your participation.

Contact Sandrine Laforce if you are interested!

514-890-8000 poste 23607

This project is intended only for cirrhotic patients followed at the CHUM.

Nutrition in cirrhotic patients

If you've been diagnosed with cirrhosis and have an interest for nutrition, you are at the right place!

Cirrhosis is a liver damage that can cause malnutrition, a suboptimal nutritional status that can lead to the development of various complications. Thus, adopting a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle is essential.

Nutritional recommendations for people with cirrhosis are not always known and well understood. Thus, national health experts in collaboration with patients and their family caregivers have developed a Nutrition Guide for Cirrhosis, a simple and user-friendly tool allowing a better understanding of these concepts which may seem complex.

The main objective of the research project is to assess the potentially beneficial effect of this Guide on patients with cirrhosis and their caregivers. The duration of participation in this project is 6 months and takes place entirely remotely (online/by phone).

Contact Manila Sophasath if this research project interests you!

514-890-8000 poste 23607

This project is intended only for cirrhotic patients followed at the CHUM.

Play for research!

If you have cirrhosis and a computer or a tablet with an internet connection, you can participate in the project from home!

The aim is to evaluate online tests for the diagnosis of hepatic encephalopathy, a common and potentially treatable complication of cirrhosis. The tests are small games (with their instructions), which assess different mental areas related to cirrhosis.

Your involvement consists of an online game session (45 minutes), in addition to a phone call (5 minutes) every 3 months for 1 year to monitor your health condition.

If you are interested, or for more information, contact Silícia Ane Tres!

514-890-8000 poste 23607