Explore the role of exercise on physical and brain health with professional experts Drs. Steven Blair, Kirk Erickson, and Brian Saelens. The doctors will be sharing their research on the physical and cognitive health benefits of physical activity in today’s society.
Space is limited so please register by April 29, 2016!
Date: Friday, May 6, 2016
Location: University Centre (UBC), 6331 Crescent Road, Sage East (Main Level)
*Registration opens at 2:30pm. Light refreshments will be provided.
About the speakers
Dr. Steven Blair, PhD, is a Professor in the Arnold School of Public Health in the departments of Exercise Science and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of South Carolina. He is a former president of the American College of Sports Medicine and is one of the most highly cited exercise scientists in the world with his work being cited over 45,000 times! Dr. Blair will speak on how lack of physical activity is the biggest health problem of this century.
Dr. Kirk Erickson, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. Kirk is an eminent cognitive neuroscientist whose research interests focus on factors that promote healthy aging including physical activity, intellectual engagement, and vitamin supplementation. To better address his research questions, he employs a variety of measurements such as computer based tasks, questionnaires, genetic testing, physical fitness testing, and magnetic resonance imaging.
Dr. Brian Saelens, PhD, is a health psychologist and Professor of pediatrics and psychiatry and behavioural sciences at Seattle’s Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington School of Medicine. He conducts research in environmental influences on physical activity and eating behaviours and on the psychosocial factors that influence individual choice for weight-related behaviours across the lifespan.