Let’s keep 
you active

Series Details

  • January 2023 – December 2023
  • Monthly Webinar Series
  • Thursdays, 12pm – 1pm EST (Subject to speakers availability)
  • International Speakers

Hosted By

Jane Thornton

MD, PhD, CCFP (SEM), Dip. Sport Physician (IOC) Dip. Sport Med., OLY

Dr. Thornton is a Canada Research Chair and a Clinician Scientist specializing in long-term athlete health, female athlete health, and physical activity in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. Dr. Thornton received support for this Masterclass from the Citywide Department of Family Medicine, Family Medicine Special Project Fund.

Overall Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Develop and prescribe a patient-centered physcial activity plan to a wide range of patients with varying goals and underlying conditions
  • Identify and manage common and urgent musculoskeletal injuries

General Presentation Format

  • Introduction by Dr. Jane Thornton (3 minutes)
  • Speaker presentation (40 minutes)
  • Question and answer period (15 minutes)
  • Concluding remarks & participant evaluations (2 minutes)
    25% of each presentation is dedicated to participant interaction

CFPC (Mainpro+ Certification)

Each of the 13 sessions has been accredited for 1.0 Mainpro+ credits as follows:
This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University for up to 1.0 Mainpro+ credits. Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that they actually spent participating in the educational program.

This program has received no commercial support.

Speakers

“Exercise and the heart: a primer on sports cardiology”
Paul Dorian

By the end of this session, participants will be able to understand cardiovascular adaptations to exercise and sport, be aware of the effects of duration and intensity of exercise and fitness on health outcomes and develop an approach to exercise prescription in patients with heart disease

When: January 19th, 2023 at 5pm EST

 

View Recording Here

“Relationship between sleep and physical activity and how to provide advice”
Saverio Stranges

By the end of this session, participants will be able to advise their patients on the relationship between sleep and physical activity

When: February 9th, 2023 at 12pm EST

 

VIew Recording Here

“Walking for health – translating the evidence to a clinical practice”
Nanette Mutrie

By the end of this session, participants will be able to interpret relevant research findings and build physical activity into their clinical practice

When: March 30th, 2023 at 12pm EST

 

VIew Recording Here

“Sport imaging – what primary care physicians need to know and how to determine “best” radiologic investigations”
Bruce Forster

By the end of this session, participants will be able to interpret musculoskeletal imaging

When: April 20th, 2023 at 12pm EST

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“Physical activity for those with low back pain”
Fiona Wilson

By the end of this session, participants will be able to treat those with acute and chronic low back pain

When: May 4th, 2023 at 12pm EST

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“How to advise patients with respiratory illness on exercise”
Dr. Martin Schwellnus

By the end of this session, participants will be able to prescribe physical activity to those with respiratory illness.

When: June 29th, 2023 from 12-1pm EST

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“The plus-sized community and physical activity- a perspective from a 205kg patient”
Tracey Carr

By the end of this session, participants will be able to counsel plus-sized patients on physical activity.

When: July 6th, 2023 from 12-1pm EST

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“Making every contact count for physical activity”
Ann Gates

By the end of this session, participants will be able to explain the importance of integrating physical activity into daily life to their patients and how to advise patients to do so.

When: August 3rd, 2023 from 12-1pm (GMT-4)

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“Physical activity prescription in primary care: what do we know and where do we need to go?”
Dr. Irfan Asif

By the end of this session, participants will be able to explain the importance and benefits of prescribing physical activity to their patients.

When: September 5th, 2023 from 11:00am-12pm EST

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“Physical activity prescription in primary care: providing personalized advice”
Dr. Mats Borjesson

By the end of this session, participants will be able to provide personalized physical activity advice to their patients.

When: September 7th, 2023 from 12:00pm-1:00pm EST

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Dr. Lauren King

“Rheumatological conditions and physical activity”
Dr. Lauren King

By the end of this session, participants will be able to prescribe physical activity to those with rheumatological conditions.

When: October 26th, 2023 from 12:00pm-1:00pm EST

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Dr. Catherine Carty

“Disability and sport: Why is it important and where do we point our patients for more information?”
Dr. Catherine Carty

By the end of this session, participants will be able to support patients with disabilities in being physically active.

When: Thursday, November 16th, 2023 from 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT -4)

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