Foundations of lifestyle medicine: An integrated approach to behaviour change in nutrition, exercise and sleep

Foundations of lifestyle medicine: An integrated approach to behaviour change in nutrition, exercise and sleep

The University of British Columbia Southern Medicine Program and the Faculty of Medicine’s Centre for Health Behaviour Change held their inaugural 2022 Health Behaviour Change Summer Institute June 9 & 10 at the UBC Okanagan campus.

Physicians, registered dietitians, occupational therapists, and researchers were invited to participate in two days of evidence-based medicine approaches to health behaviour change. The inaugural Health Behaviour Change Summer Institute was led by Sarah McCorquodale, MD, Regional Associate Dean of the Interior Southern Medical Program and Mary Jung, PhD,  Director of the Diabetes Prevention Research Group and Centre for Health Behaviour Change. As a result of attending the program the attendees were able to apply the current knowledge on health behaviours in a manner that patients are receptive to. Participants learnt about how to confidently engage in prescription delivery specific to diet, exercise, and sleep behaviours with their patients. The event was approved by UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development and participants received Continuing Medical Education (CACME) credits for attending.

Thank you to the faculty and community partners who shared their knowledge with the participants:

Amber Cardenas; Okanagan First Nation Band

Sarah McCorquodale, MD; Regional Associate Dean of the Interior Southern Medical Program

Marie Terrant, RN, PhD; UBC Faculty of Health and Social Development

Connie Davis, GNP; Development Lead for the Centre for Collaboration, Motivation and Innovation

Bruce Hobson, MD; Medical Director for Program Standards for UBC Faculty of Medicine

Karyn Rasmussen, RD; Interior Health Primary Care Network and The Bariatric Surgery Program

Heather Gainforth, PhD; Principal Investigator Applied Behaviour Change Lab

Jane Dittaro, MD; Lifestyle Medicine Clinic

Marjorie Docherty, MD; Rural Family Practice Site Lead, UBC Department of Family Practice

Ron Cridland, MD; Kelowna Sleep Clinic

Jonathan Little, PhD; Principal Investigator Exercise, Metabolism, and Inflammation Lab

Mary Jung, PhD; Principal Investigator Diabetes Prevention Research Group


For more information on future knowledge translation opportunities visit: Centre for Health Behaviour Change.


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