Wales Exercise Medicine Symposium 2017
Tickets are now on sale for the Wales Exercise Medicine symposium on January 28th 2017 for only £15.00+ VAT!
Who should attend?
The day is designed for exercise professionals, doctors, physiotherapists, sport and exercise scientists, sport and exercise medicine practitioners, students in the aforementioned fields and anyone working within the exercise industry.
We have applied for 6 CPD points from the Royal College of Physicians and the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine
Delegates will be educated and inspired about about the latest developments in Physical Activity for Health. The aim of the conference is to promote Exercise as Medicine and to highlight the importance of Physical Activity across a range of areas.
What will I get out of the symposium?
We hope that by attending the symposium you will gain extra knowledge about the power of Physical Activity within your everyday practise, with expert speakers talking about Obesity, Sedentary Behaviour, Women Health & Exercise, Getting a nation hooked on sport and more. We also have 3 afternoon seminar streams lead by leaders in their fields which will inform and aid you in your practise.
8:15 to 09:00 Arrival, registration, coffee & refreshments
09:15 to 13:55 Morning plenary sessions
14:45 to 17:30 Afternoon seminar sessions
17:30 Symposium conclusion and collection of attendance certificates
815 – Registration (Tea, Coffee and light breakfast option – Sponsors display)
900 – Welcome Talk Organisers
925 – Dr Paul T. Thomas (Chair of Sport Wales) “Wales hooked on exercise”
955 – Dr Frank Atherton (Chief Medical Officer for Wales)
1030 – Professor Gareth Stratton (Head of research at Applied Sports, Technology, Exercise and Medicine at Swansea University) - Update on physical activity and paediatric exercise participation
1045 – Professor Greg Whyte OBE (Former Olympian and Professor in Applied Sport & Exercise Science at Liverpool John Moores University) - Fighting obesity and sedentary behaviour
1125-1150 – Break (Tea, Coffee and Snacks and Sponsors Display)
1155 – Mr Ian Ritchie (Immediate Past President of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh) – The Importance of being fit for surgery
1235 - Mrs Leonie Lightfoot (Coach Development Manager for England Athletics and Psychological Mentor at Chimp Management) - Women’s mental health, participation and exercise
1315 – Professor Steven Blair (Steven N. Blair is Professor in the Departments of Exercise Science and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina. Dr Blair is a past-president of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM))
Afternoon Seminar Sessions:
The afternoon will now be split into 3 streams based on Caardiovascular health & Exercise, Neurological Health & Exercise and Exercise Technology. These will run as follows:
1445 Professor Greg Whyte - Former Olympian and Professor in Applied Sport & Exercise Science at Liverpool John Moores University
1515 Professor Rob Shave – (Professor of Sport and Exercise Physiology and co-organiser of the London Marathon Medicine Conference).
1545 Professor John Buckley – Professor of Applied Exercise Science, University of Chester-
Neurology and Exercise (Chaired by Hannah Furby)
1445 Professor Monica Busse – (Director of Mind, Brain and Neuroscience Trials at Cardiff University) – Huntington’s Disease and exercise.
1515 Dr Chris Marley – (Lecturer in exercise physiology at University of South Wales) – Exercise Training and the Dementia Brain
1545 Professor Helen Dawes – (Leader of the Movement Science Group based in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Oxford Brookes University) “Exercise Presciption for Long-Term Neurological Conditions”.
1615 Dr Craig Ranson – (Dr Craig Ranson is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Director in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Cardiff Metropolitan University and a Sports Physiotherapist with the Wales Rugby Team) – “Long term effects of concussion and the king – Devick test”
1445 Professor Huw Summers (Chair in Nanotechnology to health at Swansea University)
1515 Professor Nicola Phillips (Programme Manager MSc Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy at Cardiff University)
1545 Dr Dale Esliger (Senior Lecturer in the Measurement of Physical Activity at Loughborough University)
1615 Dr Liz Williams (Biomechanist and Forensic Scientist at The Ospreys RFC)
Sponsored by: BASEM, Diploma MSc, Sempris, MDU, Physical Activity Network Wales, Bristol University (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/sps/study/postgraduate/nutrition-physical-activity-public-health/) and Technogym #WEMS17