Be active ’09 Conference

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
October 14-17 2009

Be active ’09 is a concurrent event made up of the 2009 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport , the Sixth National Sports Injury Prevention Conference and the Seventh National Physical Activity Conference.

Be active ’09 will bring together more than 1,500 of the most influential researchers and practitioners in the fields of sports medicine, sports science, physical activity promotion and sports injury prevention. Session topics will include: exercise physiology, nutrition and physiology, paediatric exercise science, neuromechanics, recovery, sports psychology, physical activity, obesity prevention, ageing and arthritis, diabetes, sports injury and clinical

The conference will showcase the latest developments through keynote and invited presentations, symposia, practical workshops, free papers, posters and a trade exhibition. More than 500 research papers will be presented.

Some include:

  • Rethinking how we sit, what is typical, good or bad for the spine?
  • Are vigorous walking and keep-fit activities sufficient to improve strength, balance and mobility for middle-aged women?
  • Thermoregulatory responses to an ice-slush beverage and subsequent endurance exercise performance in the heat.
  • Two AFL player case studies on the affect of hypnosis on performance.
  • Effect of listening to slow and fast rhythm music during warm up on arousal and performance in elite basketball players.
  • Physical activity and depression in female cardiac patients.
  • The effect of dog acquisition and dog loss on recreational walking.
  • Associations between a mother’s own activity levels and her child’s activity.
  • Does snacking influence TV viewing among 2-16 year old children?
  • Children’s preferences and activity levels during electronic games.
  • Can office workers perform computer tasks effectively whilst using active walking and cycling workstations?
  • Exercise and ageing – benefits of different types of exercise.
  • Athletic burnout in regional, rural and remote adolescent athletes.

For more information visit www.beactive09.com. Media passes available.

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For more details or to organise a media pass, contact Amanda Wilson, National Media Manager on mobile 0412 224 729, phone 03 9674 8703 or email amanda@vic.sma.org.au.