02 Feb 2022


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


  • David Langelier
    David Langelier

    Dr. David Langelier is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Investigator in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He completed his MD at the University of Calgary in 2013 and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency in 2018. Dr. Langelier completed a clinically fellowship in Cancer Rehabilitation from the University of Toronto and is currently one of six subspecialized cancer rehabilitation physicians in Canada. Dr. Langelier currently works at the Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship Clinic at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. He sits on the executive committee and leads the acute care oncology rehabilitation consult service. Dr. Langelier holds a Masters of Science in Rehabilitation and has training in mixed methodological research. His main areas of research include: examining the effect of physical activity on cancer associated impairments, creation of surveillance models, and physical activity promotion within the advanced/metastatic cancer population.

  • Lauren Capozzi
    Lauren Capozzi

    Dr. Lauren Capozzi is a Resident Physician in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Calgary, and has her PhD in Health and Exercise Psychology. She is also a Clinical Exercise Physiologist and Co-Founder of Thrive Health, an innovative exercise and health behavior change company specializing in the training of fitness professionals. Throughout her PhD and medical training, Lauren has been nationally recognized for her work in cancer rehabilitation & exercise. Lauren co-founded Canada’s first student-run fitness centre for cancer survivors, the Thrive Centre, and was honoured in Avenue Calgary’s class of 2015 Top 40 Under 40. She is active in medical education, and played a key role in the development of national Physical Activity in Medical Curriculum objectives and curriculum for undergraduate medical students at the Cumming School of Medicine.

Cancer Rehabilitation and Exercise – The Essential and Evolving Role for the Physiatrist

This presentation will focus on the latest evidence supporting physical activity in those with cancer. An approach to impairment identification and treatment will be introduced and participants should feel more comfortable encouraging physical activity amongst their cancer patients. A brief understanding of the cancer and physiatry landscape in Canada will be discussed.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

1: Cite key and emerging evidence on physical activity and cancer control
2: Recognize key physical impairments commonly effecting physical activity participation
3: Illustrate how exercise can be adapted and prescribed safety to those with cancer

Host: Jaime Yu, 1st VP, CAPM&R

Target audience: Physiatrists, Residents, Medical Students

CanMEDS Roles: Medical Expert, Communicator, Health Advocate, Leader

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. You may claim a maximum of 1.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

This program is an accredited self‐assessment program (section 3) as defined by the maintenance of certification program of the royal college of physicians & surgeons of Canada and approved by the Canadian association of physical medicine & rehabilitation. You may claim a maximum of 0.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated)

Declaration of conflict of interest:
Dr. Lauren Capozzi is the Co-Founder, Training programs for Fitness Professionals for Thrive Health