On March 26th, Angelica Blais (PhD candidate) presented findings from the “Toolkit” project to the Eastern Canadian Symposium for Sport and Exercise Psychology, hosted by the University of Windsor. In her talk, Angelica spoke about how a clinical physical activity counselling intervention demonstrated beneficial effects on quality of life and self-efficacy for physical activity among children with congenital heart disease. Her preliminary findings indicated that the intervention could help mitigate age-related declines in motivation for physical activity and quality of life outcomes. This project, led by Dr. Patricia Longmuir, is part of an on-going multicenter collaboration with CHEO, Stollery Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre.

Congratulations, Angelica, on your successful presentation!