June 9 and 10, 2017
In just 6 weeks the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA) will host the annual Research to Action conference at Western University. This event gets better each year and 2017 is no exception!
This exciting event is almost at capacity, don’t miss out! If you’ve already signed up, give yourself a pat on the back for being on-the-ball. Now, we hope you will share this info with a friend so they can join the fun and learning on June 9 and 10!
The theme of this year’s event is Older Faster Stronger!
R2A 2017 features two inspiring keynote speakers whose projects are currently making headlines!
- Dr. Stuart Phillips is a professor in Kinesiology and in the School of Medicine at McMaster University. His research focuses on diet- and exercise-induced changes in body composition. Dr. Phillips will discuss what, in his view, successful aging is and how it can be achieved with a higher quality of life.
- Dr. Aric Sudicky is passionate about healthy aging, a published athlete, and recently developed a physical activity prescription pad for use in family physicians' offices. His motivating presentation reviews evidence-based, practical approaches to lifestyle change to help you age with vitality.
Keynote talks are followed up each day with new active workshops, hands-on and informative sessions covering a range of topics including
- Exercise, aging and cognition
- Importance of proper foot care
- Age-related vision loss
- Engagement in and adherence to exercise for older adults
- Experiences of masters athletes
Check out the complete agenda, read full workshop descriptions, and register on the R2A conference page: http://www.uwo.ca/ccaa/training/conferences/r2a.html.
But wait there’s more!
On Thursday, June 8th a variety of pre-conference workshops are offered to enhance delegates’ conference experience.
Learn more about the pre-conference Tiered Exercise Program (http://www.uwo.ca/ccaa/training/courses/tep.html), Ball for Fitness Leaders (http://www.uwo.ca/ccaa/training/courses/ball.html), and Post Rehab Exercise for Stroke (http://www.uwo.ca/ccaa/training/workshops/pres.html) workshops on the CCAA websit