The Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA) was pleased to have been chosen by the International Society for Aging and Physical Activity to host the 6th World Congress on Aging and Physical Activity. This Congress was held in London, Ontario, Canada from August 3rd to 7th, 2004. It was the first time that this prestigious event has been held in Canada. The theme selected by the host committee for this congress was "Research to Action for an Aging Society".
This World Congress was conducted in collaboration with Health Canada, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), International Association of Gerontology (IAG), Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Active Living Coalition for Older Adults (ALCOA).
This event is held every four years. Previous congresses have been held in West Point, N.Y., USA (1984), Budapest, Hungary (1988), Jyväskylä, Finland (1992), Heidelberg, Germany (1996) and Orlando, Florida, USA (1999).
The World Congress is an opportunity for the world community to share the latest research findings in the area of aging and physical activity. It also introduces leading edge methods on developing, implementing, and evaluating physical activity programs for older adults. The World Congress is targeted towards researchers, practitioners, organizations, older adults and the general public who are interested in promoting active and healthy lifestyles for adults.