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ITE Hamilton Section Luncheon: Active Transportation as Disease Prevention
February 22, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm
Topic: Active Transportation as Disease Prevention
Our health is largely determined, not by the healthcare system, but by how – and where – we live. Dr. Mowat will examine how changes in patterns of physical activity are related to trends in common chronic diseases, how efforts to increase physical activity have fallen flat, and how providing environments which support active transportation can have a transformative effect.
Dr. David Mowat is the Senior Scientific Lead, Prevention, at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. He has served as Medical Officer of Health in Kingston and in Peel Region, as Chief Medical Officer of Health of Ontario, and as Deputy Chief Public Health Officer at the Public Health Agency of Canada. His main professional interests lie in the areas of workforce development, evidence-informed decision making, chronic disease prevention, and the built environment. Dr. Mowat graduated in Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, and in Public Health at Berkeley, California. He completed specialty training at the University of Toronto. He is an adjunct professor at Queen’s University and the University of Toronto. If you know of others who might be interested in this informative presentation, please kindly forward it on to them.
As this is a plated event, RSVPs are required. Kindly direct your RSVP to our Section Treasurer, Rob Merritt at Rob.Merritt@hamilton.ca by Wednesday, February 15, 2017.
Cost: $40 per person, $25 for students (cash or cheque)
A vegetarian option is available and we ask those wishing a vegetarian alternative to make this request to Rob when confirming your attendance.