MEDTalks is a health education speaker series exploring current and emerging trends in medicine. Hosted by the Southern Medical Program at UBC Okanagan, join researchers and health professionals as they share their insights and expertise on how to enhance your overall health.

On Wednesday, June 7th, 2023, Drs. Sarah Purcell and Sarah Robbins present Building muscle, building health

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
7:00 to 8:00 pm
Clinical Academic Campus
Kelowna General Hospital
2312 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC

In-person and virtual options available. No cost to attend.

Lecture overview

Up to roughly one-third of Canadians have low muscle mass, even in those with higher body weight.

As we age, low muscle mass leads to poorer quality of life, complications during surgery, or longer hospital stays. It can also significantly impact how long we live.

Hear from health experts about how the intersection of nutrition, exercise, and chronic disease prevention can improve overall health.

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Speaker details

Dr. Sarah Purcell is an Assistant Professor with the UBC Faculty of Medicine Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and UBC Okanagan Faculty of Science, Department of Biology. She is also an Investigator with the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management based at UBC Okanagan. Dr. Purcell completed a BSc in Dietetics and MSc in Clinical Nutrition at Florida State University followed by a PhD in Nutrition and Metabolism at the University of Alberta. Dr. Purcell’s research aims to improve our understanding of the unique dietary requirements of people with chronic diseases and reduce obesity in people with chronic disease by implementing nutrition and exercise interventions.
Dr. Sarah Robbins is a gastroenterologist, a nutrition specialist and the founder of Well Sunday Health Corporation, an online education platform that offers cutting-edge nutrition information to improve people’s health and quality of life. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor with the UBC Faculty of Medicine Department of Medicine’s Division of Gastroenterology. With expertise in gut health, nutrition, and lifestyle medicine, Dr. Robbins provides easy-to-digest, science-backed courses about a wide range of gastrointestinal illnesses to help people achieve vibrant health.