International public health conference
Day two highlights: Thursday November 1, 2012
be active 2012, an international public health conference, will be held in Sydney (Convention and Exhibition Centre) from October 31 – November 3, 2012. The Conference will see over 1,500 attendees and will incorporate the:
- 4th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health
- Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport
- Australian Physical Activity Conference
- Australian Sports Injury Prevention Conference
This conference will showcase the latest in sports science, sports medicine, physical activity promotion and sports injury prevention and offers a lot of topics/angles.
Internationally renowned speakers in each of these fields will be presenting and are available for interviews. Speakers can be viewed at http://sma.org.au/be-active/speakers/
Day two session highlights include:
- Optimising breast support during physical activity
- The effects of pole walking on health in adults
- How diverse was the leisure time physical activity of older Australians over the past decade
- Demystifying the groin
- Trends in the prevalence of sufficient physical activity among South Australian adults 1985-2010
- Has non occupational sedentary time changed is Australian adults? Trends from Australian Time Use Surveys 1992, 2997, 2006
- The level of physical abilities in 7 year old children in relation to the time spent on the computer games
- Parents and children’s perceptions of whether active video games can help children’s fundamental movement skills.
- Do childhood motor problems predict later academic achievement through physical activity, fitness and obesity?
- Is an increase in active travel associated with an increase in overall physical activity?
- Sitting in cars for commuting and adults weight gain over four years.
- Television and cardiometabolic risk in children and adolescents
- Energy Balance: We will never understand the obesity epidemic or how to deal with it, unless we better understand energy imbalance.
- Greener neighbourhoods, better lives?
- A symposium presented by the Australian Football League featuring high profile speakers Joel Bowden and David Buttifant, focusing on evidence informing change in Australian Football.
- Twenty years of injury surveillance in the AFL: Implications and evidence for change.
- Movement analysis of Australian national soccer players using GPS technology.
- Assessing the relationship between workplace environment and employee physical activity and nutrition behaviours.
For more information visit http://sma.org.au/be-active/
Media interviews and conference passes:
Amanda Boshier, National Media Manager, mobile 0412 224 729 or email firstname.lastname@example.org