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Exercise intensity and cardiometabolic risk: towards more precision in exercise medicine

Part of the PERFORM Colloquium Series

Date & time

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.


Dr. Robert Ross


This event is free




Wendy Kunin
514-848-2424 ext. 5295


Loyola Jesuit Hall and Conference Centre
7141 Sherbrooke W. Room RF-130

Wheelchair accessible


Emerging evidence regarding the separate effects of exercise intensity and amount (caloric expenditure) on adiposity and related cardiometabolic risk factors will be considered. Major gaps in knowledge will be identified and the quality of evidence upon which exercise intensity has independent effects will be scrutinized. Finally, the inter-individual response for selected cardiometabolic risk factors in response to standardized exercise will be considered.

By the end of this lecture, attendees will:

  • Understand the separate associations between exercise amount and intensity on selected health risk factors
  • Understand the heterogeneity in response to standardized exercise for selected cardiometabolic risk factors

This talk is open to everyone. Wine and cheese will be served afterwards.

Check out the full line-up for the series.


About the speaker

Dr. Robert Ross obtained a Bachelor degree in Physical Education from McGill University and PhD in Exercise Physiology from the Université de Montréal in 1992. He is currently a Professor within the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University. His research program focuses on the management of obesity and related co-morbid conditions. Dr. Ross has published extensively in these and related areas.

He is a Past-President of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, the current Vice-President of the College of Kinesiology in Ontario, a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association, and is last year’s recipient of the Honor Award from the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology. He has delivered over 300 lectures to medical, scientific and lay groups worldwide.

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