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ISPAH 2021

We are excited to announce that the PAR-Q+ Collaboration will play a key role in the organization of the 8th International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) Congress, Vancouver, BC Canada (October 12 to 14, 2021).

We look forward to welcoming delegates and leading presenters from around the world for innovative and exciting discussion related to physical activity, health, and wellness.

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Congratulations to Sports Cardiology BC

A sincere congratulations to Dr. Saul Isserow and his team from Sports Cardiology BC on their $1 million fund raising milestone. We are proud to be part of this initiative and to have so many of our trainees assisting with this innovative program. Please click this link to see photos from the evening’s reception.



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.

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.

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