Dr. Laforce obtained his PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology in 1998 and worked as an Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neurosciences before completing his studies in Behavioral Neurology in 2011. He performed a Fellowship in frontotemporal dementia under Dr. Bruce Miller at the Memory and Aging Center, University of California San Francisco. He conducted brain imaging studies using FEG-PET and amyloid PET with Dr. Gil Rabinovici (University of California, Berkeley). He has been the co-leader of the Neurology class at the Laval University Faculty of Medicine, since 2012. He is a Clinician and Researcher in the CHU de Québec research center, member of the C5R (Consortium of Canadian Centres for Clinical Cognitive Research), RQRV (Réseau Québécois de Recherche sur le Vieillissement), and CINQ (Consortium d’Imagerie en Neurosciences et santé mentale de Québec). Dr. Laforce obtained several major grants (CIHR, Weston Brain Institute, RMGA), presented at national and international meetings, published over 100 scientific papers in prestigious journals such as Lancet Neurology, Brain, Neurology, Neuroimage, Alzheimer Research and Therapy. He wrote a book on memory as well as book chapters. Dr. Laforce is one of the Principal Investigators in the great international endeavours GENFI (Genetic Frontotemporal Dementia Initiative) and DIAN (Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network). He leads several research projects on the development of cognitive tools (www.dcqtest.org et www.quoco.org) and the clinical utility of molecular imaging such as FDG-PET and amyloid PET in the differential diagnosis of atypical dementias.

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Montembeault M, Chapleau M, Jarret J, Boukadi M, Laforce R Jr, Wilson MA, Rouleau I, Brambati SM

Differential language network functional connectivity alterations in Alzheimer's disease and the semantic variant of primary progressive aphasia.

Journal Article

Cortex, 117 , pp. 284-298, 2019, ISSN: 0010-9452.

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Zukotynski K, Gaudet V, Kuo PH, Adamo S, Goubran M, Scott C, Bocti C, Borrie M, Chertkow H, Frayne R, Hsiung R, Laforce R Jr, Noseworthy MD, Prato FS, Sahlas DJ, Smith EE, Sossi V, Thiel A, Soucy JP, Tardif JC, Black SE

The Use of Random Forests to Classify Amyloid Brain PET.

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Clin Nucl Med, 2019, ISSN: 0363-9762.

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Bouchard LO, Wilson MA, Laforce R, Duchesne S

White Matter Damage in the Semantic Variant of Primary Progressive Aphasia.

Journal Article

Can J Neurol Sci, 46 (4), pp. 373-382, 2019, ISSN: 0317-1671.

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Gazzina S, Grassi M, Premi E, Cosseddu M, Alberici A, Archetti S, Gasparotti R, Van Swieten J, Galimberti D, Sanchez-Valle R, Laforce RJ, Moreno F, Synofzik M, Graff C, Masellis M, Tartaglia MC, Rowe JB, Vandenberghe R, Finger E, Tagliavini F, de Mendonca A, Santana I, Butler CR, Ducharme S, Gerhard A, Danek A, Levin J, Otto M, Frisoni G, Sorbi S, Padovani A, Rohrer JD, Borroni B, Genetic FTD Initiative, GENFI

Education modulates brain maintenance in presymptomatic frontotemporal dementia.

Journal Article

J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry, 2019, ISSN: 0022-3050.

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Sellami L, St-Onge F, Poulin S, Laforce R Jr

Schizophrenia Phenotype Preceding Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia Related to C9orf72 Repeat Expansion.

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Cogn Behav Neurol, 32 (2), pp. 120-123, 2019, ISSN: 1543-3633.

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Premi E, Calhoun VD, Diano M, Gazzina S, Cosseddu M, Alberici A, Archetti S, Paternico D, Gasparotti R, van Swieten J, Galimberti D, Sanchez-Valle R, Laforce R Jr, Moreno F, Synofzik M, Graff C, Masellis M, Tartaglia MC, Rowe J, Vandenberghe R, Finger E, Tagliavini F, de Mendonca A, Santana I, Butler C, Ducharme S, Gerhard A, Danek A, Levin J, Otto M, Frisoni G, Cappa S, Sorbi S, Padovani A, Rohrer JD, Borroni B, Genetic FTD Initiative, GENFI

The inner fluctuations of the brain in presymptomatic Frontotemporal Dementia: The chronnectome fingerprint.

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Neuroimage, 189 , pp. 645-654, 2019, ISSN: 1053-8119.

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Mutsaerts HJMM, Mirza SS, Petr J, Thomas DL, Cash DM, Bocchetta M, de Vita E, Metcalfe AWS, Shirzadi Z, Robertson AD, Tartaglia MC, Mitchell SB, Black SE, Freedman M, Tang-Wai D, Keren R, Rogaeva E, van Swieten J, Laforce R, Tagliavini F, Borroni B, Galimberti D, Rowe JB, Graff C, Frisoni GB, Finger E, Sorbi S, de Mendonca A, Rohrer JD, MacIntosh BJ, Masellis M, GENFI consortium

Cerebral perfusion changes in presymptomatic genetic frontotemporal dementia: a GENFI study.

Journal Article

Brain, 142 (4), pp. 1108-1120, 2019, ISSN: 0006-8950.

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van der Ende EL, Meeter LH, Stingl C, van Rooij JGJ, Stoop MP, Nijholt DAT, Sanchez-Valle R, Graff C, Oijerstedt L, Grossman M, McMillan C, Pijnenburg YAL, Laforce R Jr, Binetti G, Benussi L, Ghidoni R, Luider TM, Seelaar H, van Swieten JC

Novel CSF biomarkers in genetic frontotemporal dementia identified by proteomics.

Journal Article

Ann Clin Transl Neurol, 6 (4), pp. 698-707, 2019, ISSN: 2328-9503.

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Macoir J, Hudon C, Tremblay MP, Laforce RJ, Wilson MA

The contribution of semantic memory to the recognition of basic emotions and emotional valence: Evidence from the semantic variant of primary progressive aphasia.

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Soc Neurosci, pp. 1-12, 2019, ISSN: 1747-0919.

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Lavoie M, Bier N, Laforce R Jr, Macoir J

Improvement in functional vocabulary and generalization to conversation following a self-administered treatment using a smart tablet in primary progressive aphasia.

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Neuropsychol Rehabil, pp. 1-31, 2019, ISSN: 0960-2011.

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Active projects

  • Centre thématique de recherche en neurosciences, Subvention, Institutionnel - BDR, BDR - Centres de recherche reconnus, from 1999-06-01 to 2020-10-18
  • Centres hospitaliers universitaires de Québec - Université Laval, Subvention, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31
  • Phase Two of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Consortium canadien en neurodégénérescence et vieillissement (CCNV), from 2019-04-01 to 2024-03-31

Recently finished projects

  • Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging - Full proposal, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Consortium canadien en neurodégénérescence et vieillissement (CCNV), from 2014-04-01 to 2019-03-31
  • Étude du métabolisme cérébral chez les porteurs asymptomatiques d'une mutation MAPT : une sous-étude GENFI, Subvention, Société Alzheimer de Québec, from 2017-11-07 to 2018-11-06
  • Genetic Frontotemporal dementia Initiative (GENFI), Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement, from 2014-07-01 to 2019-06-30
  • IUCPQ application for Core Clinical Center for CTSN network, Subvention, National Institute of Health (USA), Centres cliniques principaux pour le Réseau d’essais chirurgicaux cardiothoraciques (CTSN), from 2013-07-17 to 2019-01-31
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