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Research to Action Conference 2011 | Talk about Motivation!

The third annual Research to Action Conference will take place on June 24-25, 2011 at Western. The event is growing, so this year workshops will take place in the Arthur and Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building on campus. Delegate accomodations for 2011 will be available at London Hall residence at Western.

The theme of this year's conference is Motivating Older Adults To Get Physically Active. The event will feature a host of dynamic new presenters and speakers (as well as some old favourites)! All are eager to share their latest research and physical activity initiatives with our delegates!

Friday, June 24 – Get Motivated and Get In Motion!
Kick start your conference experience with Olympic Curling Coach, Jim Waite! Jim Waite is the national and Olympic curling coach on the men’s side. He is also a motivational speaker on performance, coaching, team building, and being Canadian! Learn more about Jim.

Now that you are pumped up and ready to learn, take some time to catch up on the latest advances in physical activity and aging. Other highlights of Friday morning include information about what’s new in the field of diabetes and physical activity as well as a video montage of senior exercisers sharing the secrets of their intrinsic and extrinsic motivators.

Want to beat the early afternoon blahs? Check out Cardio, Cardio and More Cardio for some fresh new ideas to elevate your heart rate and your exercise class cardio component. Learning about special conditions more up your ally? Register for the Parkinson’s and Exercise workshop one of the most requested areas for more information at the CCAA. Maybe you want in on the best kept secret in physical activity? Join Physical Actvity: The Best Way to Prevent Falls to find out more!

Saturday, June 25 – Mix, Match and Move!
A day tailor made for you! Your choice of workshops all day long will give you an opportunity to learn whatever you want on Saturday. But first everyone will come together to hear a panel discussion by the experts involved in creating, updating and launching the new physical activity guidelines.

Later you are invited to learn new ways of presenting old class components to your older adult participants. Attend Cardio, Cardio and More Cardio (repeat from Day 1) for info to help you spice up your exercise class cardio component or Incorporating Yoga Poses into Your Fitness Class for tips on using yoga poses safely with older adult participants. The special condition featured on Saturday morning is Osteoporosis. Learn why physical activity is such an important factor in the risk reduction and treatment of osteoporosis in the Posture, Osteoporosis and Exercise workshop.

On Saturday afternoon let us get into your head! Starting, Growing and Thriving your Fitness Business will provide you with valuable tips to be a successful fitness business entrepreneur. Elite Mind Performance for Older Adults – Grow Your Brain will show you how to incorporate brain training into your exercise programs. Finally, Optimizing Communication with Your Participants will reveal the answers to your questions about how to most effectively relate to your participants and clients with communication challenges.

Register! (Registration Form - PDF)
The early bird registration fee (sign up before May 13, 2011) is $190 for two days and $135 for one day. Sign up early so you are not disappointed. After the early bird deadline the registration fee is $215 for 2 days and $165 for one day. Click on the Register link (on the right) to download the Conference Registration Form (PDF). For more information contact Sarah Merkel at or 519.661.2029.
Note: All conference registration fees already include 13% HST.

Accommodations (Accommodations Form - PDF)
A block of rooms have been reserved for your convenience, so you can stay and play on site at London Hall Residence at Western. The special conference rate is just $55/night and includes free breakfast! Click on the Accommodations link (on the right) to learn more about the Residence. To book your room, contact

Patty Scheerer
Conference Services
Room 150, Lambton Hall
1421 Western Road
London, ON    N6G 4W4

Important! Be sure to mention you are with the "Aging Conference" when booking


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