Registration is now open for the online Workshop for Accelerometry Measurement in Africa (WAMAA), which will take place over three days from Tuesday 5 to Thursday 7 October 2021.
Physical inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for mortality and one of the four main risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs); with 80% of deaths from NCDs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Evidence to design better physical activity interventions in LMICs across the life course is urgently needed, and this requires accurate ways of measuring free-living physical activity levels including light unstructured activities.
The Unit is partnering with the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa to deliver the Workshop, which is funded by Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund and supported by the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre Measurement Platform. WAMAA aims to support African researchers conducting physical activity research with varying study objectives. The course is primarily aimed at researchers and students interested or involved in the objective monitoring of free-living physical activity. It is important that those attending the workshop implement their learning and disseminate the knowledge acquired in their own research institutions.
There is no charge for this workshop, however it is expected to attract delegates from all over Africa and spaces are limited.
Applications are now open and the closing date is Friday 27th August 2021.