Simon Bacon, PhD, FTOS, FCCS, FABMR
Concordia University, Montréal, QC

There is good epidemiological evidence that good health behaviours, e.g., eating well, being physically active, and not smoking, reduce the development and progression of respiratory diseases. However, it has been much harder to translate this evidence into practical implementable behaviour change interventions. A large part of why this is the case is that these interventions have not been systematically developed or tested. This presentation will provide details on newer frameworks to overcome this, and it will provide examples of how this might work in practice.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe systematic approaches to developing implementable behaviour change interventions; and
  • Detail how stakeholders are critical in the development of these kinds of interventions.

CanMEDS Roles Addressed: Collaborator, Leader, Scholar