Wonderful Workshop

Over the past two days, researchers and clinicians working on the RMI-Family project met in Edmonton to network and map out this new clinical study. One of our primary goals was to discuss, update, and get-close-to-finalizing the RMI-Family Interview for teens and parents, which is designed to assess motivation to change lifestyle habits in families. We made great progress on refining the interview, and talked openly about how we can balance the need for academic rigour and research methods with what is feasible and appropriate in the clinical settings where the research will occur, both in Edmonton and Calgary. Thanks very much to Josie Geller (Co-PI) and Suja Srikameswaran (Co-I) for their time, passion, and leadership on this project, especially with respect ensuring the principles and philosophy of motivational interviewing are embedded in the interview itself and our work in general. Looking forward to piloting our new-and-improved interview in the weeks and months ahead!

GB

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