Hallman Lecture Series

Exercise as health care: past, present, and future - Hallman Lecture

Dr. Paul Oh, cardiologist and medical director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Program at the UHN-Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, will discuss the evolution and future of exercise as a key component of health promotion and care, particularly for people at risk for, or living with, chronic conditions.

The presentation will examine the collaborative role of clinical care and community services in exercise as part of health promotion and care, and as an opportunity for collaborations across medical disciplines.

The lecture will be hosted both in person at the University of Waterloo and streamed online, followed by a panel discussion. In-person attendees are invited to stay for a cocktail reception following the talk.

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Dr. Paul Oh

Dr. Paul Oh.

Dr. Paul Oh is a cardiologist, medical director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Program at the UHN-Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and GoodLife Fitness Chair in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Rehabilitation within the University Health Network and University of Toronto.

He is the author of more than 300 academic publications with focus on exercise as a therapeutic approach for cardiac and other chronic conditions. Oh is a Fellow of the America Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and the American College of Physicians. He has served as an expert member for several national and international guideline committees, especially those focused on management of cardiovascular disease and risk factors.

He works with diverse clinical and community stakeholders to build robust collaborations and infrastructure to support exercise research and implementation for prevention and rehabilitation of chronic health conditions. His leadership in the development and dissemination of models of clinical care for prevention and rehabilitation has had profound impact on the uptake of exercise as therapy for cardiac conditions but also the expansion of exercise therapy to other clinical groups.

This Hallman Lecture Series is funded by the Lyle S. Hallman Professorial Endowment. The event is hosted by the Centre for Community, Clinical and Applied Research Excellence (CCCARE) and Faculty of Health at the University of Waterloo.

The Exercise as Health Care lecture is in celebration of the 20th anniversary of CCCARE's UW WELL-FIT program.

Lecture location

Health Expansion Building (Room 1689)
Corner of Columbia St. W. and Hagey Blvd.
200 University Ave West
Waterloo, ON

About the Lyle S. Hallman Professorial Endowment

Lyle S. Hallman (1922-2003) was a developer, contractor, and noted philanthropist in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. He was the recipient of many awards, including the Order of Canada, the Canada 125 medal, the Paul Harris fellowship from the Rotary Club and an honorary doctorate from the University of Waterloo.

Lyle, with his wife Wendy, was an outstanding friend and benefactor to the Faculty of Health and funded the Lyle S. Hallman Institute for Health Promotion and established a number of endowments to expand and sustain the ongoing health promotion activities within the Faculty.

The Lyle S. Hallman Professorial Endowment was established by Lyle and Wendy to provide focused academic leadership to evaluate health promotion programs and their effectiveness in changing behaviour, and to stimulate new research in areas such as cardiac rehabilitation, dementia care, fitness and nutrition, and school-based smoking prevention programs. The endowment provides the funding to appoint one faculty member dedicated to this focus or to attract distinguished visiting researchers to the University of Waterloo to give academic presentations to both graduate and undergraduate students and faculty members, establish research collaborations with UW professors, and offer public lecture opportunities for community members including public health practitioners, educators, and other professionals.

We are deeply grateful for Lyle's generous spirit and the continued support of the Hallman family through the Lyle S. Hallman Charitable Foundation. The University of Waterloo is proud to be part of the Hallman Foundation’s vision for a caring community that invests in its children, its healthcare, and its institutions of higher learning.