September 21, 2017 - Reducing Cardiometabolic Risk in Primary care: Role for Kinesiologists in The CHANGE Program

Posted Jun 22nd, 2017 in Education

OKA, in partnership with Metabolic Syndrome Canada is pleased to offer a webinar on Reducing Cardiometabolic Risk in Primary care: Role for Kinesiologists in The CHANGE Program, on September 21, 2017.

Cardiometabolic risk and ensuing diseases result in an enormous burden on the Canadian health care system. Despite promising results from multiple studies showing the benefit of diet and exercise in reducing risk of developing cardiac disease and diabetes, the uptake of reducing cardiometabolic risk through lifestyle modification in Canadian primary care settings is limited. When lifestyle programs are implemented in primary care, they often lack the team based approach, especially the guidance offered by an exercise specialist. It is also difficult to ascertain whether patients have been effectively empowered to make long term changes in their health. The Canadian Health Advanced by Nutrition and Graded Exercise [CHANGE] program, developed by leading health experts from Metabolic Syndrome Canada, a non-for profit organization, educates patients about their cardiometabolic risk and empowers them to undertake an individualized, supervised program of diet modification and exercise under the supervision of their family physician. This webinar will review the evidence supporting the effectiveness of the CHANGE program in primary care, the role of the exercise specialist in the program and current efforts that are underway to expand the program across Ontario and other provinces.

This webinar is open to both members and non members of OKA and we would encourage anyone with interest to participate.

Registration Fee: $25.00 + HST

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Presenter Bios

Dr. Doug Klein is an Associate Professor with the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta. His research experience has included both qualitative and quantitative research methods. He has strong connections to primary care physicians through his work with Primary Care Networks in Alberta. Dr. Klein has expertise in behaviour change including the Theory of Planned Behaviour, often used in lifestyle interventions. He has been recruited for his experience in primary care research by provincial and national committees. Dr. Klein is a recognized expert on lifestyle intervention in primary care and has several ongoing research and health promotion projects based in primary care in Alberta.

Matthew Kallio is the lead Exercise Specialist for CHANGE Cancer Alberta and is a consultant for Metabolic Syndrome Canada. A graduate of the University of Alberta with his Bachelor of Physical Education, Matthew has been involved with promoting Kinesiology within a primary care setting in Alberta. He worked actively with the CHANGE study as Kinesiologist, promoting progressive exercise and lifestyle change for the participants. Matthew is a strong advocate for Kinesiology in healthcare and sees the need to grow the profession. Away from work, Matthew is passionate about basketball and the outdoors.

Rupinder Dhaliwal is the Director of Operations of Metabolic Syndrome Canada, a non-profit organization aimed at improving the health of Canadians at risk of metabolic syndrome through lifestyle modification. She was instrumental in the coordination and overall conduct of the CHANGE study, a diet and exercise intervention in primary care clinics and is currently leading the implementation of the program across Canada. She has vast experience in the development and implementation of multicenter randomized trials and knowledge translation activities in critical care nutrition. She is a Registered Dietitian, has written numerous publications and presented at many national and international conferences. Rupinder is the recipient of the “Fellow of Dietitians of Canada” award for her professional growth, excellence and achievements throughout her career.

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