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Creating Quality Movement Opportunities for Older Adults.
Thu, 4 May 2017, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EDT
The 2017 Physical Literacy Summit, hosted by Seneca College and Activate Aurora will focus on the Older Adult and provide professionals who work with older adults the opportunity to hear from experts in the field and network with others who are creating quality movement opportunities.
The morning Sessions will include presentations that highlight research and practice conducted at the University of Western Ontario and the Toronto Rehabilitation Centre, with additional presentations from Bone and Joint Canada, Active Ageing Canada and the Durable by Design Program from Activate Aurora.
This Summit will appeal to all professionals who owrk with adults and older adults and who are eager to learn about current developments in practice and share information and develop skills in practical workshop environments.
Registration is limited to 100 participants.
The following are the Presenter's biographical information:
Dr. Liza Stathokostas, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology at Western University. Liza's research interests focus on the physiological and clinical responses to exercise in older adults and the dissemination of evidence-based research related to physical activity and aging. She conducted her graduate work at the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging and conducted a fellowship at the Evidence Based Practice Centre at McMaster University training in the conduct of systematic reviews; thereafter working as a research assistant on the systematic review that informed the update of Canada’s Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Adults. Liza is the founding faculty member of Exercise is Medicine Canada on Campus at Western University, Treasurer and research board member for Active Aging Canada, and an associate editor of the Journal of Physical Activity and Aging.
Dr. Paul Oh - Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute / University Health Network, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto and will be speaking on 'Exercise is Medicine'
Patricia Clark is the National Executive Director with Active Aging Canada (formerly known as the Active Living Coalition for Older Adults – ALCOA). Patty has worked in the health and fitness field for over 30 years in organizations both at the provincial and national level. In this time she has been a media spokesperson, made numerous presentations across Canada, and authored several articles relating to healthy lifestyle behaviours. Since joining ALCOA in 2007, she has been involved in developing health promotion resources on healthy active aging for both the practitioner and the public. In 2017, ALCOA was rebranded as Active Aging Canada. The change reinforces the continued commitment to reach out to Canadians on the benefits of healthy active aging, and increases the target audience to adults and older adults. It publicly reinforces Active Aging Canada’s purpose while dispelling any confusion with any other brand.
Rhona McGlasson is the Executive Director for Bone and Joint Canada where she has been responsible for implementing best practices in MSK conditions, including working with orthopaedic surgeons to improve patient access to hip and knee replacement and hip fracture surgery. Over the last 2 years, Rhona McGlasson has been working to reduce the impact of osteoarthritis through primary prevention in soccer and is currently launching the GLA:D® program across Canada. Rhona is a physiotherapist with a degree from the University of Greenwich and a Masters in Business Administration from Edinburgh Business School.