Using existing data for a better future
Opportunities and challenges of harmonising activity data
Trinity Hall, Cambridge, Thursday 18 October 2018
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Following the main 2018 ISPAH Conference in London 15-17 October, this one day meeting in Cambridge will create a platform for discussions about retrospective harmonisation of physical activity and sedentary behaviour data globally.
Retrospective harmonisation enables researchers to bring together activity data acquired using diverse methods, settings or populations for co-analysis. Combining data in this way can provide greater heterogeneity, increased statistical power to investigate weak or complex associations, and extended scientific impact relative to individual study analyses.
This meeting will provide the opportunity to:
- introduce the research community to the value of, and need for, activity data harmonisation
- describe harmonisation methods previously used and those under development
- discuss harmonisation of objective measures, self-report and travel surveys
- strengthen understanding of the opportunities and challenges through sharing best practice
- enable networking between those interested in data harmonisation
- explore future opportunities.
- 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
The meeting starts at 9.00, making it possible to travel from London for the day (less than 1 hour by train).
Standard registration fee (excluding optional dinner) will be £90, covering full meeting costs (including refreshments, lunch and walking tour).
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.
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Who is this meeting for?
The meeting is targeted at researchers with a methodological and/or analytical interest in harmonising PA-related data (e.g. objective data, travel surveys). It is relevant to a range of study aims, such as global surveillance of physical activity participation, analysis of PA-disease associations, and investigation of multi-level determinants of PA. Confirmed speakers include WHO representation and researchers leading work on retrospective PA harmonisation projects (e.g. ICAD, InterConnect).
There is a maximum of 50 places.
Note that on 13 October 2018 the ISPAH Sedentary Behaviour Council will hold a one-day workshop on sedentary behaviour mechanisms, for more information see ISPAH Conference – Sedentary Behaviour Mechanisms Satellite 2018