2004 - 2005

Bring together some of North America's top engineers, surgeon researchers, bio-medical scientists, information technology experts and clinicians, give them state-of-the-art research facilities, challenge them to find a better solution to an endemic health problem, and just sit back and watch the sparks fly. The synergy created by this meeting of minds is what makes the Human Mobility Research Centre (HMRC) an international leader in the field of bone and joint disorders.

Location: HMRC Conference Room, Doran2, Room 6-214, Kingston General Hospital

Wednesday November 24th, 2004
Dr. Bob Ross
will present his ideas for future research on
new insight into the characterization and treatment
of obesity and related insulin resistance

Objectives for this

Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand the importance of waist circumference as an independent predictor of morbidity and mortality.

  2. To understand the importance of physical activity as a treatment strategy for total and abdominal obesity.

  3. To understand the acute and chronic effects of exercise as a treatment strategy for insulin resistance.

Why we would like you to attend

This BIG SCIENCE meeting will focus on generating ideas and collaborations.
We hope you will attend because we believe solutions will be found by bringing the strengths of many disciplines.

About the speaker

Dr. Robert Ross obtained a Bachelor degree in Physical Education from McGill University, Master's (1988) and Ph.D in Exercise Physiology from the Universite de Montreal in 2002.  He is currently a Processor within the School of Physical and Health Education and the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Queen's University. His research program focuses on the development of lifestyle-based strategies designed to prevent and reduce obesity and related co-morbid conditions, in particular, insulin resistance.  Dr. Ross is recognized internationally in the area of obesity, physical activity and metabolism, and has published over 90 manuscripts and book chapters in the related areas.  He has received the Young Investigator Award from the Canadian Society or Clinical Nutrition and a Premieres? Research Excellence Award from the province of Ontario.  His research program is currently funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the National Science and Engineering Research Council, and several corporate partners.

We hope you will join us!

Directions to the HMRC Conference Room

If you have a KGH Access card (not Photo ID), enter the Watkins 2 (Old KGH) entrance, turn left, go straight down the hall, through the 2 doors (red door, grey door (stair well). As you enter the lobby, the entrance to HMRC is through the grey door next to the glass wall on the left. Once inside HMRC, the conference room is the first room on your right as you pass the reception area.

If you don't have a KGH Access card, please contact Anny Patterson,  KGH ext. 2430,  to arrange a visitor pass. Those with visitor passes will have to use the Davies entrance (revolving door). Instructions to follow as needed from Davies entrance.

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2003-2004 Big Science Meetings
2002-2003 Big Science Meetings

For further information please contact:

Anny Patterson, Seminar Series Co-ordinator

Human Mobility Research Centre
Angada 1
Syl and Molly Apps Research Centre
Kingston General Hospital
Kingston, Ontario K7L 2V7
Telephone (613) 548-2430
Fax (613) 549-2529