• Invited speaker

Bélanger, M. (2020, 5 mai). Habitudes de vie et prévention de maladies chroniques. Conférences du Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Sherbrooke.

Bélanger, M. (2020, January 28-30). Multi-sport participation during childhood promotes physical activity and mental health in adolescence. Sport for Life Canadian Summit. (Gatineau)

Bélanger, M. (2019, November 9). Projet MATCH: 8 ans d’études sur comment quand et pourquoi la participation à l’activité physique change chez les jeunes. Réunion annuelle de la Société des Jeux de l’Acadie. (Saint John, NB)

Bélanger, M. (2019, November 6). Let’s talk about sweat… and steps. The four S’s of the 24 hour movement guidelines – Sweat, Step, Sit, Sleep. New Brunswick Health Research Annual Conference. (Saint John, NB)

Bélanger, M. (2019, August 22). Monitoring Activities of Teenagers to Comprehend their Habits. Healthy Eating Physical Activity Coalition of New Brunswick (HEPAC). (Webinar – New Brunswick)

Bélanger, M. (2019, August 21). Mesurer les activités des jeunes pour comprendre leurs habitudes. Coalition pour une saine alimentation et l’activité physique au Nouveau-Brunswick (CSAAP). (Webinaire – Nouveau-Brunswick)

Bélanger, M. (2018, November). Monitoring Activities of Teenagers to Comprehend their Habits: The MATCH study. Sport Canada Research Initiative Conference. (Ottawa)

Bélanger, M. (2018, June). Time management: Balancing a successful career with a successful personal life. International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity annual conference – Early Career Researcher and Student Workshop. (Hong Kong)

Bélanger, M. (2018, Mai). Interactions between Physical activity and Metformin and Statins Exercise on HbA1c, Lipid Profile and Functional Capacity. Healthcare research: Knowledge translation workshop of the NB-IRDT. (Fredericton)

Bélanger, M. (2016, Décembre). Laboratoire de recherche sur la prevention des maladies chroniques Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick. Séminaire de recherche. Département de chimie et de biochimie de l’Université de Moncton. (Moncton)

Bélanger, M. (2016, November). Exercise is Medicine and the complementary roles of Physicians and Kinesiologists. New Brunswick Kinesiologists Association Annual Meeting. (Moncton)

Bélanger, M. (2016, November). Achieving Success in Shaping and Steering Career Goals: Opportunities for a successful career beginning in health research. New Brunswick Health Research Foundation Annual Conference. (Saint John).

Bélanger, M. (2016, November). A real world example: Documenting the development of research at the Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick. New Brunswick Health Research Foundation Annual Conference. (Saint John).

Bélanger, M. (2016, November). Diabetes Action Canada: SPOR Network on Diabetes and its related complications. New Brunswick Health Research Foundation Annual Conference. (Saint John).

Bélanger, M. (2016, Avril). Développement de la recherche au Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick. Club Rotary de Shediac. (Shediac)

Bélanger, M., Frémont, P. (2015, 23 octobre). La prescription d’exercice en première ligne. Assemblée scientifique annuelle. Collège québécois des médecins de famille. (Montréal).  

Bélanger, M. (2015, Octobre 14). Votre contribution vers le mieux-être. Conférence d’ouverture du Congrès annuel. Communautés et loisir Nouveau-Brunswick. (Shediac).

Bélanger, M. De Pokomandy, A. (2015, Septembre). L’encadrement des résidents dans leur projet d’érudition : Mettons nos expériences à profit! Journées départementales de formation professorale. Département de médecine de famille de l’Université de Sherbrooke. (Chicoutimi).

Bélanger, M., Fowles, J. (2015, June 6). L’exercice un médicament : Prescription d’exercice en soins de santé. Conférence en médecine de famille du Collège des médecins de famille du Nouveau-Brunswick. (Moncton).

Bélanger, M. (2015, March). Infrastructure and its effect on children’s health. Spaces and Places that Keep Kids Well. New Brunswick Children’s Environmental Health Collaborative. (Fredericton).

Bélanger, M. (2014, Novembre). Programme de recherche sur le développement des habitudes de vie et des maladies chroniques. Lunch interactif du Thème porteur Santé – populations, organisation, pratiques (S-POP) de la Faculté de médecine et des sciences de la santé de l’Université de Sherbrooke. (Visioconférence : Sherbrooke, Moncton, Chicoutimi, Longueuil).

Bélanger, M. (2014, November). Maritime Strategy for Patient Oriented Research Support Unit. New Brunswick Health Research Foundation Annual Conference. (Moncton).

Bélanger, M. (2014, October). Monitoring Activities of Teenagers to Comprehend their Habits Study. Sport Canada Research Initiative Conference. (Ottawa).

Bélanger, M., Kuhn, K. (2014, October). Active Kids Toolkit. New Brunswick Physical Literacy Summit. (Fredericton).

Bélanger, M. (2014, avril). Épidémie de diabète et d’obésité : Pourquoi? et Comment? Programme de formation populaire : Mon école de médecine. CursUS Santé. (Moncton).

Bélanger, M. (2014, mars). Épidémiologie d’habitudes de vie liées aux maladies chroniques. Journée de recherche interdisciplinaire en santé de l’Université de Moncton. (Moncton).

Bélanger, M. (2013). Café scientifique : « Recommandations sur la diète, l’activité physique, le tabac, l’alcool etc… Que doit-on prioriser? ». Société Canadienne du Cancer. Other panelists were: Linda Dalpé and Stéphanie Ward. (Moncton). 

Bélanger, M. (2012). Mieux comprendre la spécificité des déterminants comportementaux de maladies chroniques pour mieux intervenir. Séminaire de recherche en santé du Réseau de santé Vitalité. (Moncton). 

Bélanger, M. (2012). Situation de crise en matière d’activité physique: Besoin d’augmenter les niveaux d’activité physique pour le bienêtre et la santé des enfants. Cours d’été international relatif aux droits de l’enfant. (Moncton).  

Bélanger, M. (2012). Children’s physical inactivity crisis: The need to increase physical activity for wellness and health. International Summer Course on the Rights of the Child. (Moncton).  

Bélanger, M. (2012). Le contexte de la recherche en santé en français au Nouveau-Brunswick. Démystifier la recherche : Journée de formation de base sur la recherche en santé et mieux-être. Réseau-action Formation et recherche de la Société Santé et Mieux-être en français du Nouveau-Brunswick. (Moncton).  

Bélanger, M. (2011). Panel Discussion – Research Networking in New Brunswick. New Brunswick Health research Foundation 3rd Annual Health Research Conference. Other panelists were: Nancy Roberts, Gilles Beaulieu, Anthony Reiman. (Moncton).  

Bélanger, M. (2011). Results from the Mixed Approach Study of Physical Activity Maintenance During Adolescence. New Brunswick Health Research Foundation 3rd Annual Health Research Conference. (Moncton).

Bélanger, M. (2011). Vivre avec la maladie cardiovasculaire. Programme de formation populaire : Mon école de médecine. CursUS Santé. (Moncton).

Bélanger, M. (2011). Santé perçue des francophones et des anglophones dans la seule province officiellement bilingue au Canada. Symposium : Le Réseau de Recherche Interdisciplinaire (RISF), un agent de changement au niveau de la santé des francophones vivant en milieu minoritaire au Canada. Colloque international des programmes locaux et régionaux de santé. (Ottawa).

Bélanger, M. (2011). Towards a better understanding of changes in physical activity during adolescence. Faculty of Kinesiology, University of New Brunswick.

Bélanger, M., Schofield, A. (2011). Development of health research capacity around the Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick. Board of directors, Thunder Bay Regional Health Authority.

Bélanger, M. (2010). Longitudinal study of changes in physical activity during adolescence. Work in Progress Seminars. Department of Public Health. University of Oxford, UK.

Bélanger, M. (2010). Physical activity and youth: Developing a better understanding to develop better interventions. British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group meeting.

Bélanger, M. (2010). Exercice yo-yo chez les ados : Fluctuations du niveau d’activité physique et adiposité. Journée de la recherche du Département de médecine de famille de l’Université de Sherbrooke.

Bélanger, M. (2010). Round table on Statistics Canada’s report entitled Fitness of Canadian children and youth: Results from the 2007-2009 Canadian Health Measures Survey. Other round table participants: Yvan Picard, Chantal Deschenes-Jean, and Mélanie Boudreau. School of Kinesiology and Recreology. Université de Moncton.

Bélanger, M., Deschênes, E. (2010). Pistes d’interventions : Identifier les roues qui tournent pour les utiliser. Provincial Symposium on the Prevention and Treatment of Eating-related Disorders and Obesity. (New Brunswick)

Bélanger, M. (2009). Arrêt de jeu : Il est temps de comprendre les comportements d’activité physique des jeunes. Journées départementales de formation professorale. Département de médecine de famille de l’Université de Sherbrooke.

Bélanger, M. (2009). Symptoms of nicotine dependence among young never smokers. Health Canada Seminar Series, Office of Drugs and Alcohol Research and Surveillance.


  • Conference moderator

Bélanger, M. (2011). Session : Impacts des interventions sur l’équité. Colloque international des programmes locaux et régionaux de santé. (Ottawa).


  • Oral presentations

Ward, S., Bélanger, M. (June, 2020), Comparing the effectiveness of the Healthy Start-Départ Santé online training intervention to the in-person training on childcare educators healthy eating and physical activity practices, and knowledge of fundamental movement skills. International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. New Zealand

Gallant F, Bélanger M. (January, 2020). What scientific evidence exists for sport development models? Sport for Life Summit; Gatineau, QC.

Stearns, J. A., Belanger, M., O’Loughlin, J., & Brunet, J. (June, 2019). Developmental trends in physical activity companionship across adolescence. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) annual conference, Baltimore, USA.

Stearns, J. A., Belanger, M., O’Loughlin, J., & Brunet, J. (Feburary, 2019). Developmental trends in physical activity companionship. Poster presented at the Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation Research Day, Edmonton, AB.

Doré I, Sabiston C, Sylvestre MP, Bélanger, M. (2018). Relatedness is a social mechanism underpinning the association between physical activity and mental health among adolescents. International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) Conference 2018, London, UK.

Doré I, Sylvestre MP, Sabiston C, Bélanger, M. (2018). Psychosocial mechanisms underpinning the association between number of years participating in sports during childhood and mental health in adolescence: A 5-year cohort study. Canadian Academy of Psychiatric Epidemiology (CAPE) Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.

Iancu, H.D., Picard, Y., Bélanger, M., Richard, J., Savoie, R., & Richard, J.F. (2018, July). Validation of a New Physical Education Criteria-based Test Battery for the Assessment of Fundamental Motor Skills of Elementary and Middle School Students. Paper accepted at the 23th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS), University College Dublin & Ulster University, Dublin, Ireland.

Bélanger, M., Saidi, L., Godbout, P. (June 2018). Relationship between physical activity interventions during pregnancy and maternal and fetal outcomes: A systematic review. International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting. Hong Kong. June 3-6, 2018.

Abi Nader, P., Gaudet, J., Brunet, J., Gunnell, K., Bélanger, M. (June 2018). Physical Activity Enjoyment Motives Explain Adolescent Moderate-To-Vigorous Physical Activity Trend. International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting. Hong Kong. June 3-6, 2018.

Doré I, Sabiston C, Sylvestre MP, Gallant F, Brunet J, O’Loughlin J, Abi Nader P, Bélanger M. (2018). Childhood Sport Profiles Predict Mental Health in Adolescence. International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), Annual Meeting, Hong Kong.

Dorval, M., Girouard, G., Bouthiauy, I., Harquail, J., Gaudet, J., Pettipas, K., Béland, A., Bélanger, M. (May 2018). Procalcitonin in end-stage kidney disease: Defining expected ranges. European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association Congress. Copenhagen, Denmark, May 24-27 2018.

Eltonsy, S., Dufour Doiron, M., Simard, P., Jose, C., Sénéchal, M., Bouchard, D. R., LeBlanc, R., Bélanger, M. (November 2017). Interactions between medications use and physical exercise: Insights from diabetes research. New Brunswick Health Research Conference, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. 1-2 November 2017.

Eltonsy, S., Dufour Doiron, M., Simard, P., Jose, C., Sénéchal, M., Bouchard, D. R., LeBlanc, R., Bélanger, M. (October 2017). The impact of metformin interaction with physical exercise on HbA1c, lipid profile, quality of life and functional capacity. Canadian Association for Population Therapeutics (CAPT) 2017 Annual Conference. Toronto Journal of Population Therapeutics & Clinical Pharmacology 24(3): e51-e78, Oct. 2017. DOI: 10.22374/1710-6222.24.3.5

Gallant F., O’Loughlin J., Brunet J., Sabiston C., Bélanger M. (2017, Avril). Childhood sport profile influences adolescent sport profile. New Brunswick Policy Research Forum. Riverview, NB.

Bélanger, M., LeBlanc, E., Greene, B., Arsenault, M., Halpine, S., Thibault, V., Babin, L., Mancuso, M. (April 2017). Influence of a Pay-for-performance program on the care of diabetic patients by family physicians in New Brunswick. New Brunswick Policy Research Forum. Riverview, NB.

Ward S, Bélanger M, Donovan D, Vatanparast H, Muhajarine N, Leis A, Carrier N. (April 2017). Childcare educators’ practices influence preschoolers’ physical activity level and dietary intake. New Brunswick Policy Research Forum. Riverview, NB.

Gunnell, K., Bélanger, M., Sabiston C., Brunet, J. (June 2016). Direct, indirect and reciprocal relationships between psychological need satisfaction and physical activity in adolescents: their effect on health-related quality of life. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. Montreal.

Thibault, V., Bélanger, M., LeBlanc, E., Arsenault, M., Babin, L., Halpine, S., Greene, B., Mancuso, M. (June 2016). Evolution of factors that could explain the increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes in New Brunswick. Canadian Society of Epidemiology and Biostatistics National Student Conference. Winnipeg.

Ward S, Bélanger M, Donovan D, Vatanparast H, Muhajarine N, Leis A, Carrier N. (June 2016). Association between childcare educators’ practices and preschoolers’ physical activity level and dietary intake. Abstract accepted for an oral presentation at the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 15th meeting, Cape Town, SA.

Schappert, A., Ngo, L., Bélanger, M., Brunet, M. (March 11-12, 2016). Writing physical activity prescriptions: How family physicians feel about it. Eastern Canada Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium. Hamilton, On.

Bélanger, M., Aubé, S., Couturier, J., Doucet, M., Mallet, B., Brunet, J. (October 24-28, 2015). Family Physicians’ Experience with Integrating Physical Activity Prescriptions in Their Practice. North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting. Cancun, Mexico.

LeBlanc, A., Jbilou, J., Ouellet, R., Cormier, J., Haché, M.C., Bélanger, M. (October 24-28, 2015). Accessibility to Oral Emergency Contraception: What Role Family Doctors Should Play. North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting. Cancun, Mexico.

Caron, N., Jbilou, J., Cyr, E., Léger, M.L., Bélanger, M. (October 24-28, 2015). Optimizing Drug Prescription in Seniors: An Exploratory Case-Study of Acceptability and Feasibility Conditions. North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting. Cancun, Mexico.

Ward, S., Bélanger, M., Donovan, D., Carrier, N. (October 2015). Peer influence on healthy eating and physical activity behaviours of preschoolers: A systematic review. European Public Health Conference. (Milan, Italy).

Brunet, J., Gunnell, K., Teixeira, P., Sabiston, C., Bélanger, M. (2015, October). Unique and combined effects of competence, autonomy and relatedness on physical activity among adolescents. Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS) Annual Conference. (Edmonton).

Gunnell, K., Brunet, J., Bélanger, M. (2015, October). Changes In Physical Activity, Screen Time, and Hours Slept Over Three Years Are Independently Related To Quality Of Life In Youth. Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS) Annual Conference. (Edmonton).

Iancu, H.D., Picard, Y., Bélanger, M., & Richard, J.F. (2015, July). Challenges in validation of an original physical education test battery for the evaluation of fundamental motor skills of elementary school students. International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education Conference: “Moving up Physical Education and Sports Participation on the Public Health Agenda – It Is Not Too Late to Act!”, Madrid, Spain.

Wing EK, Bélanger M, & Brunet J. (April, 2015). Examining how parents can support or thwart youth’s participation in physical activity. University of Ottawa Human Kinetics Graduate Student Association Annual Conference. Ottawa, ON.

Wing EK, Bélanger M, Brunet J. (March, 2015). Perceived parental controlling and supportive behaviours relate to youth’s physical activity participation in- and out-of-school. Eastern Canadian Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium, Ottawa, ON.

Gunnell, K., Brunet, J., Bélanger, M. (October 2014). Adolescents’ changes in psychological need satisfaction are associated with changes in physical activity over time. Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS) Annual Conference. (London, ON).

Ward S, Bélanger M, Goguen Carpenter J, Caissie I, Vanasse A, Donovan D. Association between the school environment and youth’s participation in organized, non-organized, individual and group based physical activities. International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. San Diego, CA. May 23, 2014.

Bélanger, M., O’Loughlin, J., Sabiston, C., Ward, S., O’Loughlin, E., Contreras, G., Barnett, T. (April 2014). Sustained participation in different physical activities during adolescence relates to physical activity level in adulthood. International Congress on Physical activity and Public health. (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).

Iancu, H.D., Picard, Y., Bélanger, M., Richard, J.F. (2013, June). Construction, validation and standardization of an original physical education test battery for the evaluation of fundamental motor skills of 2nd, 5th and 8th grade students: Pilot study. Paper presented at the 18th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS), National Institute of Physical Education of Catalonia (INEFC), Barcelona, Spain

Contreras G, O’Loughlin E, Sabiston C, Bélanger M, and O’Loughlin J.  Body- and body image-related correlates of meeting moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) recommendations in adolescent smokers and non-smokers. 2013 Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CSEB) Biennial Conference, St.-John’s, Newfoundland, June 24-27 2013.

Contreras G., O’Loughlin E., Sabiston C., Bélanger M., O’Loughlin J. (2013, June 9-12). Prevalence and correlates of meeting moderate-to-vigorous physical activity guidelines in a population-based sample of adolescent smokers and non-smokers.  Canadian Public Health Association 2013 Annual Conference. (Ottawa).

Ward, S., Bélanger, M., Goguen-Carpenter, J., Caissie, I., Vanasse, A., Donovan, D. (2013, March). Influence of school environment on types of physical activities practiced by youth. Atlantic Provinces Exercise Sciences + Kinesiology related disciplines Annual Conference. (Fredericton).

Goguen, J., Bélanger, M., Ward, S., Caissie, I., Xhignesse, M. (2013, March). Different physical activity goals relate to different types of physical activity practiced by grade 5 and 6 students. Atlantic Provinces Exercise Sciences + Kinesiology related disciplines Annual Conference. (Fredericton).

MacKenzie, J., Belanger, M., Deslauriers, J.P., Gray, J., Phillips, J., Weka, H., Caissie, I. (2013, March). Relationship between types of physical activity practiced by parents and their children. Atlantic Provinces Exercise Sciences + Kinesiology related disciplines Annual Conference. (Fredericton).

Savoie, R., Dubuc, C., Picard, Y., Bélanger, M., Iancu, H.D. (2013, March). Feasibility study of seven tests for the evaluation of fondamental motor skills: Preliminary results. Atlantic Provinces Exercise Sciences + Kinesiology related disciplines Annual Conference. (Fredericton).

Iancu, H.D., Bélanger, M., Babineau, C., LeBlanc, R.G., Mekary, S., Poulin-Nadeau, P.A. (2012, November). Effects of daily physical education on primary school students. International Congress on Enhancement of Physical Activity and Motor Skills. (Finland).

Bélanger, M., Poirier, M., Jbilou, J., Scarborough, P. (2012, May). Impact of compliance with dietary recommendations on cancer and cardiovascular disease mortality in Canada. International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. (Austin, Texas).

Bélanger, M., Schofield, A., Bordage, R., Landry, M. (2011). Recrutement et rétention de médecins francophones dans une province où le français est minoritaire : Importance d’une exposition locale durant la formation. Colloque international des programmes locaux et régionaux de santé. (Ottawa).

Bélanger, M. (2010).  Actif un jour, mais pas le suivant : Influence des fluctuations du niveau d’activité physique sur l’adiposité des adolescents. Journée de recherche interdisciplinaire en santé. Université de Moncton.

Schofield, A., Landry, M., Bordage, R., Bélanger, M., (2010). Local opportunities for medical education improve recruitment and retention of physicians. Canadian conference on medical education.

Landry, M., Schofield, A., Bordage, R., Bélanger, M. (2010). Est-ce que la formation au Nouveau-Brunswick améliore le recrutement et la rétention de médecins pour la province? Journée de recherche interdisciplinaire en santé. Université de Moncton.

Dumais, A., Dumais, R., Benoit, C., Bélanger, M. (2009). Knee arthrosis : Relieving pain and improve functioning with prolotherapy. Canadian Family Medicine Forum.

Bélanger, M. (2009).  Activités physiques à promouvoir pour une vie active saine chez les adolescents. Journée de recherche interdisciplinaire en santé. Université de Moncton.

Bélanger, M. (2009). When, why, and how do physical activity levels change during adolescence? Transdisciplinary Research Program in Public and Population Health Research. Département de santé publique de Montréal.

Bélanger, M. (2008). A description of how physical activity levels vary during adolescence. Public Health Agency of Canada.

Bélanger, M., O’Loughlin, J., Meshefedjian, G., Maximova, K., Gray-Donald, K. (2008). Children immigrants’ risk of physical inactivity according to family origin and length of residency. Canadian Public Health Association Annual Conference. Public Health in Canada: Reducing Health Inequalities Through Evidence and Action.

Pinet, B.M., Bélanger, M., Boulay, P. (2008). Effect of aerobic exercise training on the relationships between %VO2 reserve, %heart rate reserve, and %maximal heart rate in sedentary and obese individuals. Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Annual Conference.

Bélanger, M., Setia, M., O’Loughlin, J., Kairouz, S., Guyon, L., McGrath, J. (2006). Nicotine dependence symptoms in young never smokers. Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement Team Meeting: Strengthening the links between research, practice, and public policy to reduce the burden of tobacco.

Bélanger, M. (2004). Physical Fitness and Health Indicators in School Children. 2nd annual Atlantic Physical Exercise Scientists conference.

Bélanger, M. (2003). Effet d’un programme d’exercices aérobies sur le taux métabolique au repos et la composition corporelle de sujets hypertendus et consommant des ß-bloquants adrénergiques. 17e concours ACFAS-Acadie des jeunes chercheuses et des jeunes chercheurs.