Yves Joanette is professor of cognitive neurosciences and aging at the Universite de Montreal and scientific director of the Institute of Aging of the Canada Institutes of Health Research. He also oversees the CIHR Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging and is the scientific lead for the CIHR dementia research strategy, as well as co-leading other initiatives on eHealth and on work and health. He sits on many international boards, including European initiatives in which Canada participates. Joenette is a member of the World Dementia Council and has advised many governments on strategy for addressing the growing challenges of aging populations. He has been a scholar and scientist for the Canadian Medical Research Council and received many distinctions, including the Andre-Dupont Award and the Eve-Kassier Award for exceptional accomplishment. Joenette is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Science. In 2007, the Universite Lumiere de Lyon (France) awarded him an honorary doctorate.