We are pleased to announce that two satellite meetings of the International Society for 2018 Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) Congress will be held in Cambridge.
On 13 October 2018 there will be a one-day workshop on sedentary behaviour mechanisms, and on 18 October 2018 there will be a one-day meeting to discuss retrospective harmonisation of physical activity and sedentary behaviour data.
Sedentary behaviour mechanisms: biological and behavioural pathways linking sitting to adverse health outcomes – Saturday 13 October 2018
On Saturday 13 October the ISPAH Sedentary Behaviour Council will run a one day workshop at the Møller Centre in Cambridge, just prior to the main ISPAH Congress in London (15-17 October).
The workshop will examine established and new evidence on the biological mechanisms through which sedentary behaviour may affect disease risk. Understanding biological pathways is critical for causal inference, and better mechanistic understanding may also provide insight into the best way to alter sedentary behaviour in order to optimise disease prevention.
The morning session will feature talks from distinguished and emerging researchers who will share new findings from mechanistic studies, while the afternoon session will focus on new methods that can help extend this field of enquiry. Confirmed speakers include:
- Professor Nick Wareham, MRC Epidemiology Unit
- Professor David Dunstan, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne
- Dr Thomas Yates, University of Leicester
- Dr Audrey Bergouignan, University of Colorado, and CNRS IPHC – University of Strasbourg
The Registration fee will be £110 for ISPAH Sedentary Behaviour Council members, and £140 for non-members. Registration includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch and lunchtime games on the lawn.
Only 65 places are available for this workshop. For more information about the workshop programme and details about how to register please see the Sedentary Behaviour Mechanisms Satellite workshop website.
Using existing data for a better future: Opportunities and challenges of harmonising activity data, Thursday 18 October 2018
On Thursday 18 October there will be a one day meeting at Trinity Hall in Cambridge to discuss retrospective harmonisation of physical activity and sedentary behaviour data globally.
The meeting will enable networking between those interested in data harmonisation, and provide an opportunity to discuss the need for activity data harmonisation, methods in use or under development for harmonisation of different data types, challenges and opportunities for sharing past practice, and future opportunities.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Professor Fiona Bull, WHO
- Dr Søren Brage, MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge
- Professor Ulf Ekelund, Norwegian School of Sports Sciences
- Dr Andrew Atkin, University of East Anglia
- Dr Esther van Sluijs, Centre for Diet and Activity Research, University of Cambridge
Standard registration fee will be £90, covering full meeting costs (including refreshments, lunch and walking tour, but excluding optional dinner). Given the importance of this topic for research in diverse settings and populations, we will offer up to 10 places at £50 for attendees from low and middle-income countries.
Only 50 places are available for this meeting. For more information about the programme and details about how to register please see the Harmonisation Satellite Meeting website.