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Article has been cited more than 3000 times!

August 21, 2015 Recent Events No Comments
Article has been cited more than 3000 times!

We are extremely pleased to report that an article created by Drs. Warburton and Bredin (published in the prestigious Canadian Medical Association Journal) has now been cited over 3000 times. This article is amongst the most cited papers in the history of the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

We are pleased with the reception that this article has received since its publication in 2006. We feel that this reflects clearly the importance of the health benefits of physical activity, and provides further validation for the value of the research conducted in the Physical Activity Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Unit.

International Charter on Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation: A Call for Action

March 6, 2013 Recent Events No Comments
International Charter on Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation: A Call for Action

We are delighted to report that an international initiative involving Drs. Bredin and Warburton has been warmly received including a formal publication in the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. We are delighted that Dr. Mark Williams (Editor, JCRP) has chosen to allow free access to our article that can be retrieved HERE.

The reference for the article is: Grace, S.L., Warburton, D.E.R., Stone, J.A., Sanderson, B., Oldridge, N., Jones, J., Wong, N., & Buckley, J.P. International Charter on Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation: A Call for Action. 2013;33:128-131.

If you would like to learn more about the Charter and the International Collaboration in Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (ICCPR) please visit: http://www.globalcardiacrehab.com.

The International Collaboration in Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (ICCPR) can attribute its roots to the development of the ICCPR Charter in 2011. Over the next year a series of influential meetings were held (including in person meetings at the 2012 World Congress of Cardiology; Dubai, UAE) to identify the key aims and strategies of this international collaboration of leading experts from around the world. The International Collaboration in Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation was officially formed at the World Congress of Cardiology on April 19, 2012.

The ICCPR calls to action cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation organizations and established associations around the world to partner and collaborate with those responsible for administering patient care:

1) To establish cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation as an obligatory, not optional service.

2) To support both low-to-middle and high-income countries to establish and augment, respectively, programs of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation (adapted to local needs and conditions) to ensure broader access to these proven services

We aim to maintain and grow this consortium through partnership with international organizations, to consider and communicate on-going consensus on evidence-based standards for cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation.

Funding for this initiative was originally provided to Dr. Darren Warburton, Dr. Shannon Bredin, Dr. Sherry Grace, and collaborators from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

 

The New PAR-Q+ and ePARmed-X+

August 5, 2011 Recent Events No Comments

We are pleased to announce that the background systematic review papers for the new PAR-Q+ and ePARmed-X+ have been published in Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism. The entire series of articles have been published online, and are open access for everyone to be able to download.

http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/toc/apnm/current

The new PAR-Q+ and ePARmed-X+ are also available. Please be sure to check out www.eparmedx.com and the Health & Fitness Journal of Canada for these resources.

A sincere thank you to all of the authors, students, staff, and volunteers that gave so much of their time to this worthy endeavour. It is anticipated that over 50 million individuals worldwide will make use of the new risk stratification strategy, which serves to reduce the barriers to physical activity participation for everyone.

Article Reaches Its 500th Citation!!!

May 26, 2010 Recent Events No Comments
Article Reaches Its 500th Citation!!!

On behalf of the Physical Activity and Chronic Disease Prevention Unit, we are honoured to announce that an article created by Dr. Darren Warburton, Crystal Whitney (research trainee) and Dr. Shannon Bredin (published in the prestigious Canadian Medical Association Journal) has reached the achievement of being cited over 500 times. To put this into context, an article that has been cited more than 400 times is often referred to as a “citation classic.” We are proud to be amongst an esteemed group of researchers to achieve this milestone.

We are pleased with the reception that this article has received since its publication in 2006. We feel that this reflects clearly the importance of the health benefits of physical activity, and provides further validation for the value of the research conducted in the Physical Activity and Chronic Disease Prevention Unit.

Increasing the Awareness for Parkinsons (Pedal for Parkinsons 2010)

May 14, 2010 Recent Events No Comments
Increasing the Awareness for Parkinsons (Pedal for Parkinsons 2010)

June 19th 2010 will be the start of a very meaningful journey across Canada for 3 British Columbian bicyclists on a quest to raise funds and awareness for BC Parkinson’s Society. Bruce Cope was diagnosed with Parkinson’s five ago and will lead his son William Cope and longtime family friend, Wayne Newport on this fund raiser for Parkinson’s across Canada to Ottawa. It all began as William’s desire to make others aware of this debilitating disease and to accomplish something truly special with and for his Dad. All three ride regularly with the “Head over Wheels’ riding group in Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island.


Their journey will start in Qualicum Beach at Head over Wheels Cycle and Sports on 2nd Ave. on the morning of June 19th at 8:30 am and proceed to Duke Point ferry. The fellows are hoping for as many well wishers as possible to come out to the shop area at that time for this grand send off. Once on the mainland they will continue to Abbotsford for the first night of rest. From there, the planned itinerary will take them east along Hwy 3 through the beautiful Kootenays and majestic Rockies, then onto the Prairie Provinces riding the long straight roads towards the Ontario lake heads. After the lake head road they will take hwy 17 following the Ontario Quebec border all the way to Ottawa where they will finish the ride at parliament hill.


During this trip Dr. Darren Warburton (Cardiovascular Physiology & Rehabilitation Laboratory, Physical Activity and Chronic Disease Prevention Unit, University of British Columbia) will be conducting a series of advanced cardiovascular assessments pre, during, and after the ride. The riders are pleased to contribute in any way to help solve some of the unknowns of Parkinson’s disease.


There will be a fund raiser at Qualicum Community Hall on Memorial Ave. on June 11th at 7 pm with a silent auction along with appetizers and beverages. The website www.pedalforparkinsons.ca will have a donation site to click onto and will give further information about the trip, the riders, and their daily progress across the country.


Email: contact@pedalforparkinsons.ca or phone for more information at 250 951 8866. Tickets for this event will be available at Head over Wheels Cycle and Sport and Mulberry Bush Book store both at 130 W 2nd Ave Qualicum,  also at Qualicum Cruise and Travel agency 115 W. 2nd Ave.


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