WTGF Research Webinar: Dr. Manoela de Paula Ferreira

The World Transplant Games Federation (WTGF) is inviting you to attend their next Research Webinar with CDTRP member Dr. Manoela de Paula Ferreira. Dr de Paula Ferreira is a Physiotherapist and has a bachelor’s degree in Dance. Additionally, she has Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Physical Education from the Federal University of Paran (UFPR) – Brazil, where she studied the effects of home-based dance exercise program in people with Parkinson’s Disease. Currently, Dr. Ferreira is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, working with Dr. Sunita Mathur since 2019 in the area of frailty and sarcopenia in solid organ transplant candidates and recipients. Moreover, Dr. Ferreira is interested in making home-based exercise programs accessible and feasible for people with functional mobility restrictions.

  • Title: Approaches to evaluate and define sarcopenia in solid organ transplant recipients: Preliminary results from the FROST study
  • Date: Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022
  • Time: 10 am EST

About the World Transplant Games Federation (WTGF)

Established in 1978, the World Transplant Games Federation is a worldwide organisation with representation from more than 60 countries that celebrates successful transplantation and the gift of life through unique and inspiring events – namely the Summer and Winter World Transplant Games.

Their principle aim is to raise public awareness of the importance and benefits of organ donation by demonstrating the health and fitness that can be achieved post-transplant. Equally, they aim to encourage all recipients to remain fit and healthy post transplant.

The World Transplant Games give recipients the motivation to strive towards full rehabilitation through exercise, camaraderie and healthy living. They also provide them with a way of saying ‘thank you’ to those who made it all possible – the donors, their families, health professionals, researchers and carers… Without them, there would be nobody on the starting line.