October 29 Webinar: Spanning Bench to Behaviour: Harnessing CPTP data to understand lifestyle risks across the health spectrum

Posted September 19, 2019

October 29, 2019

This webinar provided an overview of the types of data collected through the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP) — Canada’s largest population study of 330,000 Canadians in six regional cohorts across the country — and showcase examples of how researchers are using the data and samples to explore how genetics, environment, lifestyle and behaviour interact and contribute to the development of chronic diseases, including cancer.

Behaviours and lifestyle choices play an important role in health, which is why CPTP collects health and lifestyle data that are not typically available in other databases or on a population of this size. In this webinar, Dr. Jennifer Vena described the health and lifestyle data available in CPTP and highlight a number of studies using this data to investigate the importance of lifestyle and behaviour in prevention as well as across the chronic disease and cancer spectrum.

Watch the webinar, Spanning Bench to Behaviour: Harnessing CPTP data to understand lifestyle risks across the health spectrum, on our YouTube channel.

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Dr. Jennifer Vena

Dr. Jennifer Vena has worked at Alberta’s Tomorrow Project (ATP), the Alberta arm of the CPTP, since 2015 and served as ATP’s Scientific Director since 2017. She also holds adjunct positions at the University of Calgary and University of Alberta, and has a background in diet and disease. She is particularly interested in the role that lifestyle behaviours, such as diet and physical activity, play in disease prevention as well as in treatment and recovery.

Click here to watch CPTP’s last webinar, One billion pieces of data and growing: Canada’s Living Population Laboratory Overview, Case Studies & Access Guide, on our YouTube channel.