Training and Education Events

Our training programs and workshops target multiple healthcare professionals and trainees:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Allied health professionals

Training program and workshop topics include:

  • Motivational communication approaches
  • Adherence interventions
  • Stress management
  • Health behaviour change strategies and interventions
  • Multidisciplinary medicine

Our programs and workshops focus on the following disease areas:

  • Hypertension
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Diabetes
  • Addiction
  • Polyarthritis (rheumatological disorders)
  • Cardiac disease
  • Cancer
  • Irritable bowel disease (gastrointestinal disorders)
  • Psoriasis (dermatological disorders)

Please note that articles are posted in the language in which they were originally published.

Results from a Randomized Feasibility Trial of Motivational Interviewing to Promote Participation in Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation

Talk to be presented by Can-Change member C.R. Rouleau at the Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (CACPR) Annual Meeting (October 20-22, 2017)

A Conversation about Addiction and Treatment: What Does the Science Say?

Can-Change member Dr. Kim Corace speaks alongside other professionals about addiction and treatment as part of the Recovery Day Ottawa events on September 23, 2017.

Why Don’t People Listen? How Motivational Communication Can Improve Cancer Management and Adherence

Presented by Dr. Kim Lavoie on June 24, 2017 at the Urology Nurses of Canada Conference in Toronto

How to develop and test behavioural interventions and the potential impact of changing behaviours in patients with asthma

Presentation reviewing the most recent advances in how to develop and test behavioural interventions, with an emphasis on new frameworks which have been proposed. These are then discussed in terms of two research streams in adult patients with asthma which have used these frameworks. The first stream has culminated in a behavioural randomized controlled trial assessing a structure exercise intervention (66 patients randomised to exercise or usual care). The second stream describes the development and impact of a behavioural weight management intervention (20 patients all undergoing a version of the intervention).

Mieux vivre avec les maladies chroniques: Essayer la médecine comportementale!

Présenté par Dre. K.L. Lavoie lors du Colloque Ma santé, Cancer-Aide Lanaudiere, samedi 29 octobre 2017, 11h-12h

Le stress et votre santé : reconnaitre vos signes de stress et comment les gérer

Présenté par Dre. K.L. Lavoie lors du Colloque Ma santé, Cancer-Aide Lanaudiere, samedi 29 octobre, 2016, 9h15-10h30h

The lost art of listening: Building an effective change-based relationship between the patient and provider

Presented by Dr. K.L. Lavoie at the Joint Meeting of the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine and the International Society of Addiction Medicine, Oct 22, 2016 in Montreal

Moving beyond motivational interviewing: Using motivational communication to facilitate behavior change to improve outcomes in addiction

Presented by Drs. K. Corace, K.L. Lavoie, T.S. Campbell, S.L. Bacon, M. Vallis, and M. Willows at the Joint Meeting of the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine and the International Society of Addiction Medicine, October 22, 2016 in Montreal.

Supporting behavior change and self-management in COPD patients: adapting the Living Well with COPD Program

Presented by Dr. K.L. Lavoie at the COPD Update Conference, at Hinduja Hospital on September 26-28, 2016 in Mumbai, India

IBTN Conference workshops

The 2016 IBTN International Conference (held from May 19 to 21 in Montréal) is a great opportunity to hear from field leaders who will offer a series of interactive workshops which will including practical support and advice.

Diabetes Jeopardy: A Medley of Topics

Diabetes Educator Section South Saskatchewan Chapter welcomes keynote speaker Dr. Kim Lavoie on April 29, 2016 at the Jacqui Shumiatcher Theatre, Conexus Arts Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan. Dr. Lavoie will discuss how motivational communication skills can improve adherence and client outcomes in chronic disease management. This interactive workshop will help participants identify the most common communication traps and provide insight on how to engage patients and overcome resistance.

CAPhO “Let’s Talk” Conference 2016

The conference's opening plenary was presented by Dr Kim Lavoie who went through the basics of motivational communication and brought sobering statistics on current “medication counseling” - 50–70% of all information reviewed during a clinic visit is forgotten, and 50% of that is remembered incorrectly.

Mundimeeting 2015 : Asthme et Observance

Our training programs and workshops target multiple healthcare professionals and trainees:

Physicians Nurses Psychologists Allied health professionals

Training program and workshop topics include:

Motivational communication approaches Adherence interventions Stress management Health behaviour change strategies and interventions Multidisciplinary medicine

Our programs and workshops focus on the following disease areas:

Hypertension Asthma COPD Diabetes Addiction Polyarthritis (rheumatological disorders) Cardiac disease Cancer Irritable bowel disease (gastrointestinal disorders) Psoriasis (dermatological disorders)

Please note that articles are posted in the language in which they were originally published.

Can-Change Member Dr. Catherine Laurin presents at the 2015 CPA Conference

Dr. Laurin presented four different workshops: Advanced Workshop on Motivational Communication Skills for Health Behaviour Change; Canadian Network for Health Behaviour Change and Promotion: Challenges and Opportunities; Positive Impact of Healthcare Autonomy Support on Patient Motivation and Adherence to Asthma Medication; and Effect of Panic Attacks on Exacerbations in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.