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Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Perrotta

We are pleased to announce that Andrew Perrotta has successfully defended his PhD in the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia. Dr. Perrotta has played a key role in the ongoing evaluation and revision the PAR-Q+ and related knowledge translation initiatives. Congratulations Dr. Perrotta.

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Riddell

We are extremely proud of the work of Dr. Michael Riddell and his collaborators. Dr. Riddell headed an international collaboration that published a Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes Consensus Statement on safe and effective exercise management in type 1 diabetes. This will surely become the seminal work in the field further reflecting Dr. Riddell’s contributions to the promotion of the health benefits of physical activity and evidence-based exercise prescription for persons living with diabetes.

The article reference is as follows:  Riddell MC, Gallen IW, Smart CE, Taplin CE, Adolfsson P, Lumb AN, Kowalski A, Rabasa-Lhoret R, McCrimmon R,  Hume C, Annan F, Fournier PA, Graham C, Bode B, Galassetti P, Jones TW, San Millan I, Heise T, Peters A, Petz A, and Laffel LM. Exercise management in type 1 diabetes: a consensus statement. The Lancet- Diabetes & Endocrinology. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2017 Jan 24. pii: S2213-8587(17)30014-1. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(17)30014-1.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28126459

Dr. Riddell is a leading member of the PAR-Q+ Collaboration and has ensured that our risk stratification and pre-participation strategy reduces the barriers to physical activity participation for those living with cardiometabolic disease. For further information please feel free to visit his laboratory website: Dr. Riddell Laboratory

Americas Masters Games August 26th – September 4th, 2016.

We are proud to support all of the athletes participating in the Americas Masters Games. This is a 9 day celebration of active and healthy living. Our team is pleased to be part of the medical team for this event. Numerous graduate and undergraduate trainees from our collaboration are volunteering during the Masters Games.

Event Dates: August 26th – September 4th, 2016.

For more information please visit: https://www.americasmastersgames2016.com

2016 PAR-Q+ and Q-AAP+

On behalf of the PAR-Q+ Collaboration, we are pleased to announce that the 2016 PAR-Q+ and 2016 Q-AAP+ were officially released in the Health & Fitness Journal of Canada and this website (the official website for the PAR-Q+ and Q-AAP+). The 2016 versions of the PAR-Q+ and Q-AAP+ replace all previous versions and reflect another year of systematic evaluation by our team and various international collaborations. We are honoured to continue to work with colleagues from around the world on the evaluation and refinement of evidence-based best practice in pre-participation screening and risk stratification.

2015 PAR-Q+ and Q-AAP+

On behalf of the PAR-Q+ Collaboration, we are pleased to announce that the 2015 PAR-Q+ and 2015 Q-AAP+ were officially released in the Health & Fitness Journal of Canada and this website (the official website for the PAR-Q+ and Q-AAP+). The 2015 versions of the PAR-Q+ and Q-AAP+ replace all previous versions and reflect another year of systematic evaluation by our team and various international collaborations. We are honoured to continue to work with colleagues from around the world on the evaluation and refinement of evidence-based best practice in pre-participation screening and risk stratification.

Alis Bonsignore Wins Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Student Award

On behalf of the PAR-Q+ Collaboration, we are pleased to announce that Alis Bonsignore recently won the Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (CACPR) Student award.

The CACPR is the national leader in cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation. The CACPR offers prestigious Student Research Awards on an annual basis with the winners presenting their abstracts at the annual symposium. These awards are funded by the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada. In 2014, two national awards (one Masters and one PhD level) were given.

For more information on Alis’ research please visit the Physical Activity Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Unit at the University of British Columbia.