LABORATOIRE IMPACTS LABORATORY

Laboratoire d’Investigations sur les Mécanismes et Prédicteurs de liens entre Activités physiques, autres Comportements et Trajectoires de Santé

Pamela Tanguay presents a scientific poster at the CACPR & Toronto-Ottawa Heart Summit.

Pamela Tanguay presents a scientific poster at the CACPR & Toronto-Ottawa Heart Summit.

Pamela Tanguay, a doctoral candidate in health sciences research at the Université de Sherbrooke, was in Ottawa last week to present the team’s scientific poster « Components that Influence Self-Efficacy in Patients Participating in a Hybrid Cardiac Rehabilitation Program » at the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (CACPR) and the Toronto-Ottawa Heart Summit. The information comes from the APRES Study which is a pragmatic randomized controlled trial to promote post-cardiac rehabilitation physical activity by exercising at home https://impactslab.com/en/research/apres_study/

New article for Prof Myles O’Brien on the impact of endothelial function

New article for Prof Myles O’Brien on the impact of endothelial function

A new paper from Prof Myles O’Brien and collaborators (Beverly Schwartz Jennifer PettersonMolly CourishMadeline ShivgulamDerek Kimmerly) shows the impact of endothelial function on the changes in beat-by-beat blood pressure during cardiac cycles absent of muscle sympathetic nerve activity bursts. You can read this article in Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical 👉 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S156607022400047X?via%3Dihub

Book Chapter: Sexe Differences and Frailty by Pr Myles O’Brien & Dr Judith Godin

Frailty is a medical condition of reduced function and health in older individuals. Dr. Myles O’Brien from the IMPACTS Lab at the Centre de formation médicale du N.-B. and Dr. Judith Godin from the Geriatric Medicine Research Unit at Dalhousie University just published a book chapter “Sex Differences and Frailty” within the book “Frailty: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Assessment, Management, and Prevention” edited by Dr. Jorge Ruiz and Dr. Olga Theou.

FMSS Dean’s Honorable Mention for Daniel Saucier and Pamela Tanguay

FMSS Dean’s Honorable Mention for Daniel Saucier and Pamela Tanguay

It is with great pride that we congratulate Pamela Tanguay and Daniel Saucier on receiving the Mention d’honneur from the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences – Université de Sherbrooke. Both are doctoral candidates in health sciences research at the Centre de formation médicale du N.-B. under the co-direction of Prof Mathieu Belanger. From the whole IMPACTS Lab team: BRAVO!

Photo: Pamela Tanguay with Prof Rivard Nathalie, Vice-Dean, Graduate Studies, Research and Innovation, Prof Nicole Marquis, Co-Director, and Prof Patrice Perron, Associate Dean and Executive Vice-Dean. Pr Mathieu Belanger, who was absent when the photo was taken, is also co-director.
Photo: Daniel Saucier flanked by Dr Michel Landry, Associate Dean, French Atlantic, and Prof Mathieu Belanger. Prof Colleen O’Connell, who was not present when the photo was taken, is also co-director.

Lecture from Prof Myles O’Brien at the 2024 annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine

Lecture from Prof Myles O’Brien at the 2024 annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine

Professor Myles O’Brien from ImpactsLab and his students attended the 2024 American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting in Boston. During the event, Prof Myles O’Brien offered a lecture entitled “To Who and Where Do I Send My Patients to be Physically Active?” alongside Dr. Jonathon Fowles and Dr. Taniya Nagpal.

Podium presentation: Taylor Wilson “Impact of a Walk with a Future Doc program on participant frailty levels.”

Posters presentation: Madeline Shivgulam “What are the qualifications for an exercise professional? A content-analysis of Canadian job advertisements”, Jocelyn Waghorn “Meeting muscle strengthening guidelines is associated with better cardiovagal baroreflex sensitivity in adults”, Emily MacDonald “Impact and perceptions of a workplace wellness initiative providing a standing desk converter to academic staff”, Minji Choi “Impact of a Medical Student led Walk with a Future Doc program on executive function in older adults” and Molly Courish “Relationship between frailty and Executive Function by Age & Sex in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging”.

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) advances and integrates scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine. ACSM is the largest and oldest organization in the world dedicated to sports medicine and exercise science.