This week I will be heading to the International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health in Toronto, Ontario. It should be a terrific conference – the program includes presentations by friends of Obesity Panacea including Drs Jen Kuk and Meghann Lloyd, not to mention other internationally renowned physical activity researchers like Steve Blair, Peter Katzmarzyk and Neville Owen. There will also be a large number of oral and poster presentations on a variety of topics by my own lab group, including my own poster (“Relationship between daily steps and clustered cardiometabolic risk in American youth”) which will be displayed all day Thursday.
I will do my best to live-blog the conference on twitter (check for the #ICPAPH hashtag), and if you are attending I’d encourage you to do the same! And please come say hi during my poster session – they can be pretty lonely, so I could use someone to talk to!
Also of note, this conference will be releasing the Toronto Charter for Physical Activity which you can read on the conference website. The online consultation is now over, but feel free to leave comments on the charter here, which I will be happy to share with other attendees at the conference.
Have a great week and I hope to see some of you there!