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Wendy Brown is a Professor of Physical Activity and Health, internationally renowned for her research in behavioural epidemiology of physical activity, sitting time, and weight gain across the adult life span.   

Wendy will provide sports medicine clinicians and researchers with an overview of the new 2020 global guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour.  Join Wendy to learn what has changed from the 2010 guidelines, understand the underpinning evidence and context for the changes and how it will impact your work in sports medicine. 

Our multi-disciplinary professional community has a vital role to play in disseminating the key messages within the updated guidelines: some physical activity is better than none, more physical activity is better for optimal health, the importance of reducing sedentary behaviours and how the guidelines should be interpreted for specific populations including pregnant and postpartum women and people living with chronic conditions or disability.  

This event is available face to face in Brisbane as well as online for audiences in other Australian states and territories and internationally.   

Both in person and online attendees will have the opportunity to engage in a valuable Q&A with Professor Brown in this interactive lecture. 

Cost:

 Face to face    Online 
SMA Members – FREE 

Non Members – $75 

  SMA Members – FREE 

   Non Members – $25 

 

Please stay tuned for location and further details to be confirmed as soon as possible.

 

Speakers

Wendy Brown is a Professor of Physical Activity and Health in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences at the University of Queensland. Her research focusses on the behavioural epidemiology of physical activity, sitting time, and weight gain across the adult life span, with emphases on women, working adults, retirees and those with chronic health problems. Wendy has published numerous papers in the peer reviewed literature, and in books, monographs and the lay press. Many of her papers are cited in government and peak body policy documents which guide prevention and health promotion efforts, in Australia and internationally.  Wendy was a founding Board member of the International Society of Physical Activity and Health. She has served on the Boards of Sports Medicine professional bodies in both the US (ACSM) and Australia (SMA), and is regularly invited to speak at national and international conferences.  Wendy was a founding researcher with the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women’s Health, which has been tracking (among other things) activity, sitting, weight change and health outcomes in adult women for the last 23 years.  

Registration for this event is ESSENTIAL.

 Face to face    Online 
SMA Members – FREE 

Non Members – $75 

  SMA Members – FREE 

   Non Members – $25 

 

Details on how to register will be available as soon as possible.