Date: 28 April (Sat, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM)

Venue: Hardwick Hall; UBC Medical Student & Alumni Centre

Location: 2750 Heather Street, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4M2

Few doctors feel comfortable prescribing exercise to their patients… Do you? This interactive half-day workshop is designed to empower primary health care providers with the skills, confidence, and tools to provide exercise counselling and prescription to patients of all ages.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review evidence for the harms of physical inactivity and benefits of physical activity,
  2. Understand the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for patients of all ages,
  3. Learn to incorporate the Exercise Vital Sign into your office visits in 1 minute, or less!
  4. Use simple motivation interview strategies, to reframe barriers and enhance behavioural change,
  5. Is exercise safe? Do I need to medically clear patients for exercise? Learn what the best approach is for your patients with pre-existing chronic disease.

 Credits:7 Mainpro+ credits.

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