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2012 World Congress on Active Aging

World Congress on Active Ageing 2012 announces keynote speakers and invited symposia

The 8th Annual World Congress on Active Ageing will be held August 13-17, 2012 in Glasgow Scotland.


In the London Olympic Year of 2012 the Congress will be an event that will not only highlight the latest research evidence and best practice on physical activity and active ageing, but also highlight the needs of an often excluded but growing population group world-wide, the oldest old. A program of keynote papers, thematic symposia, networking events, poster sessions and practical workshops will cover a range of conditions and topics related to ageing, but also meet a wide range of professional interests including motivation, measurement, the environment and professional development and training.


The following speakers have accepted invitations to present keynote papers or symposia:

Keynote speakers


Tom Kirkwood, Director, Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University (UK)

Longevity, Exercise and Activity


David Buchner, University of Illinois (USA)

Guidelines for Physical Activity in Older People


Waneen Spirduso , University of Texas (USA)

Activity, Wellbeing and Quality of Life


Professor Jennifer Etnier, University of Greensboro (USA)

Physical Activity in the Prevention and Management of Dementia


Dawn Skelton, Glasgow Caledonian University (UK)

Evidence Based Exercise Interventions for Falls Prevention and Bone Health


Colin Milner, CEO, International Coalition of Active Aging (USA)

Promoting and Marketing Exercise to Seniors


Stephanie Studenski, University of Pittsburgh (USA)

Neurological and Musculoskeletal Conditions: Prevention and Management


Stuart Smith, Neuroscience Research Australia (Australia)

New Technologies to Engage Older Adults in Activity


Neville Owen, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne (Australia)

Emerging Importance of Sedentary Behaviour


Invited symposia


Carolyn Greig, The Physiological Society (UK)

Sarcopenia & Frailty


David Buchner (USA)

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Strategic Health Initiative on Aging (SHI-Aging)


Michael Brach (Germany)

EGREPA - European Group for Research into Elderly and Physical Activity


Marcus Omerod and Rita Newton (UK)

Impact of Built/Natural Environment on Participation


Darren Candow (Canada)

Nutritional Interventions and Exercise on Aging Muscle and Bone Health


Nanette Mutrie (UK)

Increasing Walking Participation Through Primary Care


Steve Iliffe (UK)

Increasing Evidence-Based Exercise Through Primary Care


Denis Martin (UK)

Chronic Pain and Older Adults


Malcolm Granat (UK) and Wiebren Zijlstra (Netherlands)

Objective Physical Activity Measurement


Pradip Ghosh (USA)

Effective Strategies to Prevent Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes


David Dolbow (USA)

The Effects of Ageing and Physical Activity on Those With Spinal Cord Injuries


Samuel Nyman (UK)

Motivation to Uptake and Adhere to Physical Activity and/or Exercise


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