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