Sedentary behaviour mechanisms: biological and behavioural pathways linking sitting to adverse health outcomes
The Moller Centre, Cambridge, Saturday 13th October 2018
During the course of the day we will examine established and emerging evidence on the biological mechanisms via which sedentary behaviour may affect disease risk. Understanding biological pathways is critical for causal inference. Better mechanistic understanding may also provide insight into the best way to alter sedentary behaviour (reduce total duration vs ’break up’ extended bouts) in order to optimise disease prevention.
We have assembled an exciting programme, which includes Professor Nick Wareham as our keynote speaker. Our morning session will feature talks from distinguished and emerging researchers who will share new findings from mechanistic studies. In the afternoon, we will highlight new methods that can help extend this field of enquiry. Confirmed speakers include:
- 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 meeting starts at 09:00 and finishes at 16:00, making it possible to travel from and to London for the day (50 minutes by train).
Registration fee will be £110 for Sedentary Behaviour Council members, and £140 for non-members. Registration includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch and lunchtime games on the lawn.
Only 65 spaces are available for this workshop.
Please send any questions to SBCsatellite2018@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Note that on 18 October 2018 there will be one day meeting in Cambridge will create a platform for discussions about retrospective harmonisation of physical activity and sedentary behaviour data globally. For more information and to book a place see ISPAH Conference – Harmonisation Satellite 2018.