Dr Cindy Forbes

PhD

Yorkshire Cancer Research Career Development Research Fellow

Role at Hull York Medical School

I am a Career Development Research Fellow as part of the Yorkshire Cancer Research Transform project.

My main area of research is the role of physical activity and sedentary behaviour on quality of life among cancer survivors, and the utility of technology in assisting lifestyle behaviour change to influence quality of life and other health outcomes.

Biography

I am originally from Nova Scotia, Canada and completed most of my graduate training at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta. After completing my PhD in 2015, I worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Recently, I completed a Visiting Research Fellowship with the University of Adelaide in Adelaide, Australia that was awarded as part of the Australian Government’s Endeavour Scholar program.

I currently have collaborations with researchers in Canada and Australia; we are developing and testing the feasibility of individually tailored, website delivered exercise programs and support for people diagnosed with cancer. In addition to my current role, I serve as a communications committee member for the Cancer Prevention and Management Special Interest Group with the International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity.

Research

Research grants

1. Short CE, Galvão D, Vandelanotte C, Forbes CC, Brook NR, Newton R, Chambers S, Wittert G. (2017). Delivering personalized and evidence-based exercise support to men with metastatic prostate cancer via the internet - A pilot RCT examining intervention impact on behaviour change and quality of life. Funded by the ANZUP Cancer Trials Group Below the Belt Research Fund (1 year; $50,000 AUD).

2. Forbes CC, Keats MR, Younis T, Blanchard CM. (2017). Feasibility of an eHealth/mHealth physical activity and sedentary behaviour change program among cancer survivors. Funded by the Nova Scotia Health Authority – Research Fund. (2 years; $24,968).

3. Blanchard CM, Forbes CC, & Giacomantonio N. (2016). Getting heart disease patients more active and less sedentary: An eHealth/mHealth feasibility study. Funded by the Nova Scotia Health Authority - Research Fund – 1 year ($14,973).

4. Blanchard CM, Forbes CC, Younis T. (2016). Examining strategies to engage in healthy behaviours among breast cancer survivors. Funded by the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute Seed Fund, 1 year ($10,000).

5. Courneya KS (PI), Forbes CC, Blanchard CM, Mummery WK. (2011). Promoting physical activity in Nova Scotian cancer survivors. Funded by the University of Alberta - EFF Support for the Advancement of Scholarship Grant Program, 1 year ($6,000).

Publications

Submitted Journal Articles

1. Cui Y, Sweeney E, Forbes CC, DeClercq V, Grandy S, Keats M, Parker L, Yu ZM, Dummer TJB. (submitted). The Association between Physical Activity and Self-Rated Health in Atlantic Canadians. Journal of Physical Activity and Health.

2. Sweeney E, Yu ZM, Dummer TJB, Cui Y, DeClercq V, Forbes CC, Grandy SA, Keats M, Parker L, Adisesh A. (submitted) The Effect of Shift Work on Cardiometabolic Health: Findings from the Atlantic PATH Cohort Study. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health.

Refereed Journal Articles

1. Forbes CC, Keats M, Rainham D, Younis T, Laczy R, Blanchard CM. (accepted). Changes in objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behaviour among breast cancer survivors undergoing treatment. Rehabilitation Oncology.

2. Yu ZM, DeClercq V, Cui Y, Forbes CC, Grandy S, Keats M, Parker L, Sweeney E & Dummer TJB. (2018). Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Obesity among Populations in Eastern Canada: the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health Study. BMJ Open, 8(4):e018060. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018060.

3. DeClercq V, Cu Y, Dummer TJB, Forbes CC, Grandy S, Keats M, Parker L, Sweeney E, Yu ZM & McLeod R (2017). Relationship between adiponectin and apob in individuals with diabetes in the Atlantic PATH cohort. Journal of the Endocrine Society. 1(12):1477-1487.

4. Keats M, Cui Y, DeClercq V, Forbes CC, Grandy S, Parker L, Sweeney E, Yu ZM, Dummer TJB. (2017). Multimorbidity in Atlantic Canada and association with low levels of physical activity. Preventive Medicine, 105(Supplement C):326-331. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.10.013.

5. DeClercq V, Cui Y, Forbes CC, Grandy S, Keats M, Parker L, Sweeney E, Yu ZM, Dummer TJB. (2017). Adiposity measures and plasma adipokines in females with rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. Mediators of Inflammation. doi: 10.1155/2017/4302412.

6. DeClercq V, Cui Y, Forbes CC, Grandy S, Keats M, Parker L, Sweeney E, Yu ZM, Dummer TJB. (2017). Association between diet quality and adiposity in Atlantic PATH cohort. Nutrients, 9(10), 1155. doi: 10.3390/nu9101155.

7. Sweeney E, Cui Y, DeClercq V, Devichand P, Forbes CC, Grandy S, Hicks J, Keats M, Parker J, Thompson D, Volodarsky M, Yu ZM & Dummer TJB. (epub August 23, 2017). Cohort profile: The Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (Atlantic PATH) Study. International Journal of Epidemiology. doi/10.1093/ije/dyx124

8. Forbes CC, Blanchard CM, Mummery WK, Courneya KS. (2017). A pilot study on the motivational effects of an internet-delivered physical activity behaviour change program in Nova Scotian cancer survivors. Psychology & Health, 32(2), 234-252.

9. Forbes CC, Blanchard CM, Mummery WK, Courneya KS. (epub November 25, 2016). Dog ownership and physical activity among breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors. Psycho-Oncology. doi: 10.1002/pon.4324.

10. Courneya KS, Segal RJ, Vallerand JR, Forbes CC, Crawford JJ, Dolan LB, Friedenreich CM, Reid RD, Gelmon K, Mackey JR, McKenzie DC. (2016). Motivation for Different Types and Doses of Exercise During Breast Cancer Chemotherapy: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 50(4), 554-563.

11. Forbes CC, Blanchard CM, Mummery WK, Courneya KS. (2015). Feasibility and preliminary efficacy of an online intervention to increase physical activity in Nova Scotian cancer survivors. Journal of Medical Internet Research – Cancer, 1(2):e12.

12. Forbes CC, Blanchard CM, Mummery WK, Courneya KS. (2015). A comparison of physical activity preferences among breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors in Nova Scotia, Canada. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 12(6), 823-833.

13. Friedenreich CM, Neilson HK, Wang Q, Stanczyk FZ, Yasui Y, Duha A, MacLaughlin S, Kallal C, Forbes CC, Courneya KS (2015). Effects of exercise dose on endogenous estrogens in postmenopausal women: A randomized trial. Endocrine-Related Cancer, 22(5), 863-876.

14. Forbes CC, Blanchard CM, Mummery WK, Courneya KS. (2015). Prevalence and correlates of strength exercise among breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors in Nova Scotia, Canada. Oncology Nursing Forum, 42(2), 118-127.

15. Courneya KS, McKenzie DC, Gelmon K, Mackey JR, Reid RD, Yasui Y, Friedenreich CM, Forbes CC, Trinh L, Jespersen D, Cook D, Proulx C, Wooding E, Dolan LB, Segal RJ. (2014). A multicenter randomized trial of the effects of exercise dose and type on psychosocial distress in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 23(5), 857-864.

16. Courneya KS, Segal RG, Mackey JR, Gelmon K, Friedenreich CM, Yasui Y, Reid RD, Jespersen D, Cook D, Proulx C, Trinh L, Dolan LB, Wooding E, Forbes CC & McKenzie DC. (2014). Effects of exercise dose and type on sleep quality in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy: a multicenter randomized trial. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 144(2), 361-369.

17. Forbes CC, Blanchard CM, Mummery WK, Courneya KS. (2014). A comparison of physical activity correlates across breast, prostate and colorectal cancer survivors in Nova Scotia. Supportive Care in Cancer, 22(4), 891-903.

18. Courneya KS, McKenzie DC, Mackey JR, Gelmon K, Friedenreich CM, Yasui Y, Reid RD, Cook D, Jespersen D, Proulx C, Dolan LB, Forbes CC, Wooding E, Trinh L, Segal RJ. (2013). Effects of exercise dose and type during breast cancer chemotherapy: multicenter randomized trial. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 105(23), 1821-1832.

19. Courneya, KS, Forbes, CC, Trinh, L, Sellar, CM, Friedenreich, CM, & Reiman, T. (2013). Patient satisfaction with participation in a randomized exercise trial: Effects of randomization and usual care crossover. Clinical Trials, 10(6), 959-966.

20. Courneya KS, Sellar CM, Trinh L, Forbes CC, Stevinson C, McNeely ML, Peddle-McIntyre CJ, Friedenreich CM, Reiman T. (2012). A randomized trial of aerobic exercise and sleep quality in lymphoma patients receiving chemotherapy or no treatments. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 21(6), 887-894.

21. Forbes CC, Plotnikoff RC, Courneya KS, Boulé NG. (2010) Physical activity preferences and type 2 diabetes: Exploring demographic, cognitive, and behavioural differences. The Diabetes Educator, 36(5), 801-815.

Articles in Preparation

1. Forbes CC, Yu ZM. Prevalence and comparison of health behaviours among urban and rural residents in Atlantic Canada.

2. Forbes CC, Short CE. A systematic review of the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of online supportive care interventions targeting men with a history of prostate cancer.

3. Forbes CC, DeClercq V, Sweeney E. Reallocating time to sleep, sedentary, and active behaviours in Atlantic PATH participants: associations with obesity-related outcomes.

4. Forbes CC, Cahill L, DeClercq V, St-Jaques N, Younis T. Breast cancer risk factors according to mammography exposure and adherence.

5. Yu ZM, Forbes CC, DeClercq V, Cui Y, Grandy S, Keats M, Parker L, Sweeney E & Dummer TJB. Associations between active commuting and body adiposity among Atlantic Canadians.

6. Keats MR, Forbes CC, Grandy S, Sweeney E, Dummer T. Use of wearable activity monitoring technologies to promote physical activity in cancer survivors: Challenges and opportunities for improved cancer care. 7. Grandy S, Cui Y, DeClercq V, Forbes CC, Grandy S, Keats M, Parker L, Sweeney E, Yu ZM, Dummer TJB. Cancer, CVD and Medication Use (title TBD).

Published Abstracts

1. Sweeney E, Yu ZM, Dummer TJB, Cui Y, DeClercq V, Forbes CC, Grandy S, Keats M, Parker L, Thompson D, & Adisesh A. (2018). The effect of shift work on cardiometabolic health: findings from the Atlantic PATH cohort study. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 75(Suppl 2):A133.2-A134DOI10.1136/oemed-2018-ICOHabstracts.379.

2. Forbes CC, Finlay AM, McIntosh, Short CE. (2018). A systematic review of the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of online supportive care interventions targeting men with a history of prostate cancer. In Quintiliani, LM (Chair), Huberty J, Forbes CC, Lyons E (discussant), Feasibility for eHealth and mHealth approaches for Cancer Care and Survivorship. Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana. Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Extending Our Reach. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 52(Supplement).

3. Forbes CC, Blanchard CM, Mummery WK, Courneya KS. (2016). Prevalence and correlates of sedentary behaviour among Nova Scotian cancer survivors. Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Behavioral Medicine at a Crossroads: 21st Century Challenges and Solutions. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 50(Supplement), S118.

4. Forbes CC, Blanchard CM, Mummery WK, Courneya KS. (2016). Associations between dog ownership and physical activity among breast, prostate and colorectal cancer survivors. Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Behavioral Medicine at a Crossroads: 21st Century Challenges and Solutions. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 50(Supplement), S320.

5. Forbes CC, Laczy R, Keats M, Rainham D, Younis T, Blanchard CM. (2015, October). Prevalence of objectively measured physical and sedentary behaviour in Nova Scotian breast cancer survivors undergoing adjuvant therapy. Proceedings of the SCAPPS 2015 Annual Conference. Journal of Exercise, Movement, and Sport, 47(1).

6. Forbes CC, Blanchard CM, Mummery WK, Courneya KS. (2015, October). Motivational effects of an internet-delivered physical activity behaviour change program in Nova Scotian cancer survivors. Proceedings of the SCAPPS 2015 Annual Conference. Journal of Exercise, Movement, and Sport, 47(1).

7. Forbes CC, Blanchard CM, Mummery WK, Courneya KS. (2015, June). Feasibility and preliminary efficacy of an online intervention to increase physical activity in Nova Scotian cancer survivors. Annual Meeting of International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Advancing Behaviour Change Science, International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition & Physical Activity. SO4.4.4, page 224.

8. Forbes CC, Blanchard CM, Mummery WK, Courneya KS. (2015, June). Prevalence and correlates of strength exercise among breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors in Nova Scotia, Canada. Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Advancing Behaviour Change Science, International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition & Physical Activity. P2.95, page 489.

9. Courneya KS, MacKenzie DC, Mackey JR, Gelmon K, Friedenreich CM, Yasui Y, Reid RD, Cook D, Jespersen D, Proulx C, Dolan LB, Forbes CC, Wooding E, Trinh L, & Segal RJ. (2014, March). Exercise dose and type effects in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy: A randomized trial. Cancer Research, 73 (24 Supplement): PD2-6-PD-2-6.

Non-refereed Publications

1. Forbes CC. (2014, May). Physical activity preferences for people with Type 2 Diabetes. Alberta Centre for Active Living Research Update, 21(2). Accessible at: http://www.centre4activeliving.ca/news/2014/04/physical-activity-preferences-people-type-2-diabet/

Collaborations

I currently have collaborations with researchers in Canada and Australia; we are developing and testing the feasibility of individually tailored, website delivered exercise programs and support for people diagnosed with cancer. In addition to my current role, I serve as a communications committee member for the Cancer Prevention and Management Special Interest Group with the International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity.

External roles

Journal Reviewer

Invited reviewer for Journal of Medical Internet Research, Journal of Medical Internet Research – Research Protocols, International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, BMC Cancer, BMC Public Health, European Journal of Cancer Care, Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica (AOGS), British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Thesis Examiner

1. Honours Thesis Examiner, 2017. Department of Psychology, Central Queensland University, Queensland, Australia.

Conference Advisory/Organizing Committee

1. Member, SBM Annual Action Team, 2017-2018.

Contributions to Professional Societies and Organizations

1. Committee Member, International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity: Communications Committee (2018-present).

2. Committee Member, Canadian Society for Psychomotor and Sport Psychology Membership Committee (2016-present)

3. Affiliate Member, Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute (2015-present)

4. Member, Cancer Care Nova Scotia Physical Activity and Cancer Working Group (2015 - present)

5. Member, Canadian Society for Psychomotor and Sport Psychology (2015 - present)

6. Social Network Administrator, Member, International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity: Cancer Special Interest Group (2015 - present)

7. Member, International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity: eHealth/mHealth Special Interest Group (2015 - present)

8. Member, Certified Personal Trainer, Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologists (2009 – present)

Community

1. Expert Reviewer in social cognition models and exercise for “Get Active, Sit Less! Exercise and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines Guidebook for Kidney Cancer Survivors” developed by L. Trinh (2015).

2. Member, Vice President of Professional Development for Physical Education and Recreation Graduate Student Society (2014-2015)

3. Member, Communications Officer for Physical Education and Recreation Graduate Student Society (2013-2014)

Honours and awards
  1. Government of Australia, Endeavour Research Fellowship, 24,500AUD – 6 months visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (2017).
  2. Dalhousie University, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Postdoctoral Fellow Conference Funding Award $500 (to present at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in San Diego, California, 2017).
  3. Dalhousie University, Department of Medicine, University Internal Medicine Research Fund, Internal Research Fellowship, $25,000/year (2016-2018)
  4. Oncology Nursing Society, Excellence in Writing Award for Quantitative Nursing Research $1000USD (for Prevalence and Correlates of Strength Exercise among Breast, Prostate, and Colorectal Cancer Survivors, 2016)
  5. University of Alberta, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, Conference Funding Award $500 (to present a poster and short oral at the International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, 2015)
  6. University of Alberta, Graduate Student Association, Professional Development Award $500 (to present a poster and short oral at the International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, 2015)
  7. University of Alberta, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, Profiling Alberta’s Graduate Students Award $1000 (to present poster at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2014)
  8. University of Alberta, Graduate Student Association, Professional Development Award $500 (to present poster at the International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference in Ghent, Belgium, 2013)
  9. University of Alberta, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, Conference Funding Award $500 (to present poster at the International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference in Ghent, Belgium, 2013)
  10. University of Alberta, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, Graduate Studentship Bursary, $10,000/year (2009-2015)
  11. University of Alberta, Research Assistant Remission Scholarship (2009, 2010)
  12. University of Alberta, School of Public Health, Conference Funding Award $500 (to present poster at the International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference in Banff, 2008)
  13. University of Alberta, Centre for Health Promotion, Graduate Studentship Bursary, $4,500/year (2005-2009)
  14. Graduate Student Scholarship, Alberta Minister for Advanced Education (2006)
Presentations

Refereed Presentations

  1. Forbes CC, Keats M, Younis T, Vandelanotte C, Short CE, Blanchard CM. (2018, August). Feasibility of tailored eHealth/mHealth physical activity and sedentary behaviour change advice among breast cancer survivors. Accepted at the Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Galway, Ireland. Poster.
  2. Sweeney E, Yu ZM, Dummer TJB, Cui Y, DeClercq V, Forbes CC, Grandy S, Keats M, Parker L, Thompson D, & Adisesh A. (2018, April). The effect of shift work on cardiometabolic health: findings from the Atlantic PATH cohort study. Presented at the 32nd Triennial Congress of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), Dublin, Ireland.
  3. Rundle A, Iles S, Matheson K, Cahill L, Forbes CC, Saint-Jacques N, Urquhart R, Younis T. (May, 2018). Breast cancer prevention at mammography screening and Well Women's clinics. Presented at the Breast Cancer Conference in Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Poster.
  4. Forbes CC, Keats M, Younis T, Vandelanotte C, Short CE, Blanchard CM. (2018, April). Development of a tailored, web-based physical activity program and exercise plan for breast cancer survivors. Presented at the Annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana. Poster.
  5. Forbes CC, Yu ZM, Cui Y, DeClercq V, Grandy S, Keats M, Parker L, Sweeney E, Dummer T. (2018, April). Prevalence and comparison of obesity and health behaviours between urban and rural residents: an Atlantic PATH study. Presented at the Annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana. Poster.
  6. Forbes CC, Finlay AM, McIntosh, Short CE. (2018, April). A systematic review of the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of online supportive care interventions targeting men with a history of prostate cancer. In Quintiliani, LM (Chair), Huberty J, Forbes CC, Lyons E (discussant), Feasibility for eHealth and mHealth approaches for Cancer Care and Survivorship. Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  7. Forbes CC, Keats M, Rainham D, Younis T, Blanchard CM. (2017, June). Environments associated with moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in breast cancer survivors in Nova Scotia, Canada. Presented at the Annual meeting of the International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Victoria, British Columbia. Poster.
  8. Forbes CC, Rainham D, Giacomantonio N, Vallis M, Plotnikoff R, Rhodes R, Shields C, Fowles J, Blanchard CM. (2017, June). Examining physical activity and sedentary behaviour in people living with type 2 diabetes over a 6-month period. Presented at the Annual meeting of the International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Victoria, British Columbia. Poster.
  9. Forbes CC, Cui Y, DeClercq V, Grandy S, Keats M, Parker L, Sweeney E, Yu ZM & Dummer TJB. (2017, June). A comparison of physical activity and sitting time correlates among Atlantic Canadians with and without a history of cancer. Presented at the Annual meeting of the Canadian Public Health Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Poster.
  10. Sweeney E, Cui Y, DeClercq V, Forbes CC, Grandy S, Keats M, Parker L, Thompson D, Yu ZM & Dummer TJB. (2017, June). Cohort Profile: The Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (Atlantic PATH) Study. Presented at the Annual meeting of the Canadian Public Health Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Poster.
  11. Yu, Z.M., Cui Y, DeClercq V, Forbes CC, Grandy S, Keats M, Parker L, Sweeney E & Dummer TJB. (2017, June). Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Obesity among Populations in Eastern Canada: the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health Study. Presented at the Annual meeting of the Canadian Public Health Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Poster.
  12. DeClercq, V., Cui Y, Forbes CC, Grandy S, Keats M, Parker L, Sweeney E, Yu ZM & Dummer TJB. (2017, June). Sleep and obesity in the Atlantic PATH cohort. Presented at the Annual meeting of the Canadian Public Health Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Poster.
  13. Cui Y, DeClercq V, Forbes CC, Grandy S, Keats M, Parker L, Sweeney E, Yu ZM & Dummer TJB. (2017, June). Association between Physical Activity and Self-Rated Health in Atlantic Canadians. Presented at the Annual meeting of the Canadian Public Health Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Poster.
  14. Forbes CC, Keats M, Rainham D, Younis T, Blanchard CM. (2017, March). Changes in objectively measured activity over 6 months among breast cancer survivors on adjuvant therapy. Presented at the Annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, California. Poster.
  15. Forbes CC, DeClercq V, Keats M. (2017, March). Associations between physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep habits among an Atlantic Canadian cohort. Presented at the Annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, California. Poster.
  16. Keats MR, Dummer Tϯ, & Atlantic PATH Team. (2017, March). Multimorbidity and Physical Activity in Atlantic Canadians. In J. Suls & M.B. Howren (Chairs), Multimorbidity in Older Adults and Cancer Survivors: Behavioral, Cogntitive-Affective, and Biological Processes. Symposium presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, California, USA. (ϯ Presenter)
  17. Forbes CC, Keats M, Rainham D, Younis T, Laczy R, Blanchard CM. (2016, May). Associations between quality of life and objectively measured physical activity among breast cancer survivors currently undergoing adjuvant therapy. Presented at the Annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Poster.
  18. Forbes CC, Blanchard CM, Mummery WK, Courneya KS. (2016, March). Prevalence and correlates of sedentary behaviour among Nova Scotian cancer survivors. Presented at the Annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC. Poster.
  19. Forbes CC, Blanchard CM, Mummery WK, Courneya KS. (2016, March). Associations between dog ownership and physical activity among breast, prostate and colorectal cancer survivors. Presented at the Annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC. Poster.
  20. Forbes CC, Laczy R, Keats M, Rainham D, Younis T, Blanchard CM. (2015, October). Prevalence of objectively measured physical and sedentary behaviour in Nova Scotian breast cancer survivors undergoing adjuvant therapy. Presented at the Annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology, Edmonton, Alberta. Oral presentation.
  21. Forbes CC, Blanchard CM, Mummery WK, Courneya KS. (2015, October). Motivational effects of an internet-delivered physical activity behaviour change program in Nova Scotian cancer survivors. Presented at the Annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology, Edmonton, Alberta. Oral presentation.
  22. Courneya KS, Segal RJ, Vallerand JR, Forbes CC, Crawford JJ, Dolan LB, Friedenreich CM, Reid RD, Gelmon K, Mackey JR, McKenzie DC. (2015, October). Motivation for Different Types and Doses of Exercise During Breast Cancer Chemotherapy: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Presented at the Annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology, Edmonton, Alberta. Oral presentation.
  23. Forbes CC, Blanchard CM, Mummery WK, Courneya KS. (2015, June). Feasibility and preliminary efficacy of an online intervention to increase physical activity in Nova Scotian cancer survivors. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Edinburgh, Scotland. Short oral presentation.
  24. Forbes CC, Blanchard CM, Mummery WK, Courneya KS. (2015, June). Prevalence and correlates of strength exercise among breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors in Nova Scotia, Canada. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Edinburgh, Scotland. Poster
  25. Forbes CC, Blanchard CM, Mummery WK, Courneya KS. (2014, April). A comparison of physical activity preferences among breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors in Nova Scotia, Canada. Poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Poster
  26. Courneya KS, McKenzie DC, Mackey JR, Gelmon K, Friedenreich CM, Yasui Y, Reid RD, Cook D, Proulx C, Dolan LB, Forbes CC, Wooding E, Trinh L, Segal RJ. (2013, December). Effects of exercise dose and type during breast cancer chemotherapy: Multicenter randomized trial. Poster discussion presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, TX.
  27. Forbes CC, Blanchard CM, Mummery WK, Courneya KS. (2013, May). A comparison of physical activity correlates across breast, prostate and colorectal cancer survivors in Nova Scotia. Poster presented at the International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Ghent, Belgium. Poster
  28. Forbes CC, Plotnikoff RC, Courneya KS. (2008, May). Physical activity preferences and type 2 diabetes: Exploring demographic, cognitive, and behavioural differences. Poster presented at the International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Banff, AB. Poster

Pre-Conference Sessions

  1. Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (Atlantic PATH) Team. (2017, June). National Population Health Data: An Overview of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project and the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health. Presented at the Annual meeting of the Canadian Public Health Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Invited Presentations

  1. Forbes CC. (2017, October). Online physical activity behaviour change support among cancer survivors. Invited public lecture to Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition at University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia.
  2. Forbes CC. (2017, October). Online physical activity behaviour change support among cancer survivors. Invited presentation to Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA) Seminar Series at University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia.
  3. Forbes CC. (2017, October). Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Change among Cancer Survivors. Invited presentation to Physical Activity Research Group Seminar Series at Central skypQueensland University, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia.
  4. Short CE & Forbes CC. (2017, September). Enhancing online physical activity behaviour change support for men with a history of prostate cancer. Invited presentation to Health Psychology & Behavioural Medicine Research Group September Seminar at Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia.
  5. Forbes CC & Short CE. (2017, August). Prescribing exercise via the internet to men living with metastatic prostate cancer– useful or useless? Invited presentation to Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health August Research Seminar at University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia.
  6. Forbes CC. (2016, October). Physical Activity and Cancer. Invited presentation given to NSHA Primary Cancer Network, Halifax, NS.
  7. Forbes CC. (2015, November). Physical Activity and Cancer. Invited presentation given to Doctors Nova Scotia General Practitioners Council, Halifax, NS.
  8. Forbes CC. (2011, September) Current Clinical Trials in Exercise Oncology. Invited presentation given to Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, AB.