Canadian Centre for Activity and Agine

Research to Action Conference

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This conference is an annual learning and networking event for senior fitness instructors, volunteers, health promoters, students and other individuals who work with community-dwelling older adults. The event includes a mix of active and informative sessions including: practical applications of recent research, tips for safe exercise for older adults, and modifications for all levels of abilities.

Purpose:

R2A Conferences have taken place in:

Save the date! Research to Action - London 2018

Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9, 2018
Brescia University College, 1285 Western Road, London, ON
Mercato Hall and St. James Auditorium London, Ontario
Pre-conference workshops: Thursday, June 7, 2018

Agenda

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Time Presentation Presenter
Morning
8:00-8:50 Registration
9:00-9:15 Introduction and Welcome
9:10-10:00 Keynote Address
10:10-10:25 Nutrition Break and Networking
10:25-11:05 Active Session
11:10-11:40 Learning Module
Afternoon
11:45-12:30 Lunch A/Active Session
12:30-1:15 Lunch B/Active Session
1:20-1:50 Learning Module
1:50-2:20 Active Session
2:20-2:30 Nutrition Break and Networking
2:30-3:00 Learning Module
3:10-4:10 Senior Fitness Instructor Exercise Class
4:10-4:15 End of Day Remarks and Thank You
4:15-4:45 Optional: Trainer Chat (Current and Potential)

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Time Presentation Presenter
Morning
8:30-8:55 Registration (Day 2 only delegates)
9:00-9:15 Welcome
9:15-10:00 Keynote Address
10:10-10:25 Nutrition Break and Networking
10:30-11:00 Active Session
11:10-11:40 Learning Module
Afternoon
11:45-12:30 Lunch C/Active Session
12:30-1:15 Lunch D/Active Session
1:20-1:50 Active Session
1:50-2:20 Active Session/Workshop
2:20-2:30 Nutrition Break and Networking
2:35-3:05 Learning Module
3:10-4:10 Senior Fitness Class
4:10-4:15 Closing Remarks and Thank you

Descriptions

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Event Accommodations

For more information about accommodation booking, visit Brescia's Booking page.

Bookings can be made by clicking on the “Guest Registration” link in the left sidebar of the Booking page.

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By completing this registration form you submit that you have read the Leadership Training Policies, Terms, and Agreement and that you agree to abide by these regulations.

NOTE: Confirm that you are registering for the desired conference length (1 or 2 days) and days (Friday or Saturday or both days) before submitting the registration form.

Past R2A Conference Schedules and Speakers

Research to Action 2017

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Friday, June 9

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Dr. Stuart Phillips Successful aging: not in a pill or under a knife
Beth Munro Balance: Anywhere, Anytime
Narlon C Boa Sorte Silva Exercise, Aging and Cognition: Is it possible to mitigate cognitive decline in older adults?
Afternoon
Cassandra Ellis Active Session: Music and the Beat
Cori Hutton A Step in the Right Direction
Colleen McGrath Age-related vision loss: What do I need to know?
Lauren Crutchlow Show Up and Participate
Chris Moffett Full SFIC Class

Saturday, June 10

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Dr. Aric Sudicky Applying the Science: Creating a personalized recipe for healthy aging
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Anne Cooke Active Session: Building Fitness Choreography
Lauren Bechard Promoting Movement as Medicine for the Mind
Afternoon
Leslie McAdam Active Session:Lower Mobility Options
Shilpa Dogra Sedentary Time in Older Men and Women
Dylan Brennan Experiences of Masters Athletes
Sarah Merkel Full SFIC Class
YouTube video

Research to Action 2016

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Friday, June 3

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Introduction and Welcome
Gillian Mandich Keynote: Getting Fitter with Age
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Harry Prapavessis Sedentary Behaviour
Debbie Devries, Kim Kamerman High/Low SFIC Class 1
Afternoon
Kathy Meyer, Leslie McAdam, Clara Fitzgerald Speed Learning 1 [Interval Training, Mat Core Training (YouTube), Evaluation]
Leslie McAdam Activity Burst: Balance
Katelyn Norton Brain Health - Exercise Your Heart!
Gillian Mandich Health and Social Media
Anne Cooke Choreography and Transitions
Clara Fitzgerald End of Day Remarks and Thank You

Saturday, June 4

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Clara Fitzgerald Welcome
Al Salmoni The Benefits of Green Space Physical Activity
Leslie McAdam, Sally Radisic Exercise Risk Management and Air Health Check
Toni Johnston, Chris Moffet High/Low SFIC Class 2
Afternoon
Kathy Meyer, Leslie McAdam, Clara Fitzgerald Speed Learning 2 [Playlists, Exercise Contraindications (YouTube), Chair Core Training]
Ros Banks Activity Burst: Minds in Motion
Anne Van Durmen, Elizabeth Dejaegher, Pat Ecclestone, Susan Haughton Instructor's Guide to Safe and Effective Exercise for Older Adults
Pat, Susan, Anne and Elizabeth
Cassie Ellis Music, Physical Activity and Enjoyment
Clara Fitzgerald Closing Remarks & Thank you

Research to Action 2015

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Friday, June 5

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Registration
Clara Fitzgerald Introduction and Welcome
Melanie Stuckey Top Research Articles – Practical Applications of Recent Research for Seniors’ Fitness Instructors
Denise Connelly Exercising for Chronic Conditions
Kathy Meyer Muscular Training – Strength, Resistance, and Power
Pat Ecclestone Thinking Outside the Exercise Class Format - SAGES
Afternoon
Erin Shellington Cognition and Exercise
Gillian Gorfine Activity Burst
Tobias Morat Sarcopenia, Mobility, and Exercise
Debbie Devries Exercise Class

Saturday, June 6

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Clara Fitzgerald Welcome
Clara Fitzgerald, Daphne Stevens Home-Based Exercising and Spotlight on CCAA Participant
Gillian Gorfine Activity Burst
Dr. Charles Rice The Aging Neuromuscular System and Physical Activity
Sarah Merkel Choreography and Cardio
Afternoon
Dr. Alan Salmoni Why is Physical Activity Such Good Medicine?
Jocelyn King Poling Demonstration and Workshop
Susan Hunter Balance, Gait, and Injury Prevention
Gillian Gorfine Closing Remarks & Thank you

Research to Action London 2015 sponsored by:

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Research to Action 2015 (Calgary)

Friday, April 10

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Introduction and Welcome
Kaitlin McLay, Western University Practical Applications of Top Evidence-Based Research Articles
Clara Fitzgerald, CCAA Master Trainer Small Balls Workshop (active)
Joseph Levy, MRU Motivation and Engaging Older Adult Participation in Exercise
Activity Burst: Chair Exercises
Afternoon
Clara Fitzgerald, CCAA Master Trainer Benefits of Muscular Strength, Endurance and Power Training
Activity Burst: Balance Exercises
Tracy Rand, Fit 2 Age Contraindications and Exercising with Chronic Conditions
Sandra Gordon, MRU Collaborating with Community Partners and Stakeholders
Wrap-up and Thank you

Research to Action 2014

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Friday, June 20

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Jim Weese, Clara Fitzgerald Welcome, Introductions and Instructor Recognition
Dawn Gill, Michael Gregory Top FIVE research articles
Leslie McAdam Creative Cardio
Melanie Stuckey Program Design, Function vs. Chronic Condition-Specific Exercise Classes
Afternoon
Clara Fitzgerald Home-Based Approaches and Exercise in all Seasons
Kathy Myers Expand your Toolkit
Tony Johnston Let’s Get Moving! Exercise Class

Saturday, June 21

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Clara Fitzgerald Meet Centenarian Hanna Spencer
Alan Salmoni Exercise as Medicine, Disease Prevention and Management
Clara Fitzgerald Physical Activity and the Brain
Afternoon
Debbie Devries Choreography - Practice Makes Perfect
Lindsay Siple Sedentary Behaviour Knowledge for all Physical Activity Promoters
Diana Londono Incorporating Yoga Techniques
Leslie McAdam Muscular Training
Sarah Merkel The Role of Exercise in Falls Prevention

Research to Action 2013

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Friday, May 31

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Nancy Revie Morning Energizer
Liza Stathokostas Top Research Articles
Jennifer Wilson PARC/OPHEA Research Update
Afternoon Elective Workshops
Leslie McAdam, Mary Anne McCoy Option 1: Get on the Floor
Sarah Merkel Option 2: Promoting Class Adherence
Tamar Meyer Option 3: Mental Health Workshop
Bonus Workshops
Shannon Belfry Option 1: Grant Writing
Leslie McAdam, Sarah Merkel Option 2: New SFIC Manual
Toni Johnston Option 3: Sample Seniors' Fitness Class

Saturday, June 1

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Jan Sims Morning Address
Morning Sessions - Special Conditions
Clara Fitzgerald Lung Health and Exercise
Rose Johnston Parkinson's and Exercise
Kathy Meyer
Afternoon Elective Workshops
Leslie McAdam Option 1: One Class - Difference Abilities
Sykes Canada Team Option 2: Motivation and Health Coaching
Clara Fitzgerald Option 3: Networking Show and Share

Research to Action 2012

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Friday, July 13

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Daniel Keir Top Ten Physical Activity Research Articles
Jeff Timmermans Miles for Memories
Geoff Power Use it or Lose it Holds True in Old Age
Older Adult Motivation Panel
Afternoon Elective Workshops
Leslie McAdam Functional Ativity Measures
Sarah Merkel, Christina Wiggers, Ben Roberts, Jeremy Fernandes Strength and Power Training
Noah Koblinsky Walking and Gait Retraining

Saturday, July 14

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Clara Fitzgerald, Debbie DeVries Lung Health and Exercise
Sarah Merkel, Christina Wiggers, Ben Roberts, Jeremy Fernandes Strength and Power Training
Leslie McAdam Cardio, Cardio, and More Cardio
Afternoon Elective Workshops
Sarah Merkel, Christina Wiggers Balls and Balance
Leslie McAdam Postural Assessment and Training
Nancy Revie Exercising and Eats

Research to Action 2011

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Friday, June 24

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Jim Waite, Men's National and Olympic Curling Coach Keynote Address
-- The Role of Leisure for Chinese Immigrants Living in the Greater Toronot Area
-- Physial Activity Counselling and Exercise Prescription for Individuals with Diabetes
-- Motivation: What is it? Watch the Trailer
Afternoon Elective Workshops
-- Parkinson's and Exercise
-- Cardio, Cardio, and More Cardio
-- Physical Activity: The BEST Way to Prevent Falls

Saturday, June 25

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Don Paterson, Mary Duggan, Clara Fitzgerald Physical Activity Guidelines Panel Discussion
-- Incorporating Yoga Poses into Your Fitness Class
-- Cardio, Cardio, and More Cardio (Repeat from Friday)
-- Posture, Osteoporosis and Exercise
Afternoon Elective Workshops
-- Elite Mind Performance for Older Adults - Grow Your Brain
Angus Shuttleworth, Chartered Accountant
Jeff Boris, Marketing Expert
Toni Johnston, Certified CCAA Trainer
Starting, Growing, and Thriving Your Fitness Business
Victoria Meredith, Patti Hinton, Sue Leat Optimizing Communication with Your Participants

Research to Action 2010

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Friday, June 18

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Kevin Shoemaker, Neurovascular Research Laboratory, School of Kinesiology, Western University Keynote Address: Exercise, Aging, and the Brain
Dr. David Cunningham, School of Kinesiology and Department of Physiology, Western University Can You Walk the Walk?
Melanie Stuckey, Coordinator, Let's Talk Science Partnership Program, Western University Love Your Heart
Linda Norton, Rehab Education Coordinator and Margot McWhirter --
Grad Student Project Competition Winning Presentation --
Afternoon Elective Workshops
Clara Fitzgerald, CCAA Program Director Choice A: Alzheimer's and Exercise - What are we forgetting? (Low-Moderate)
Leslie McAdam, CCAA Program Coordinator Improving Stability on the Ball and Mat! (High)
Chelsie Free, CCAA Kinesiologist Fall Prevention Physical Activity Workshop (Low)
CCAA Trainer Panel Trainers dicuss and answer questions about special topics related to fitness for older adults

Saturday, June 19

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Clara Fitzgerald, CCAA Program Director Choice A: Restorative Care Refresher - Maximizing Client Potential (Low)
Leslie McAdam, CCAA Program Coordinator Choice B: Post Rehab Exercise for Stroke Fast Track (Low)
Sarah Merkel, CCAA Project Coordinator Choice C: Balls, Bands, and Balance (High and Low)
Chelsie Free, CCAA Kinesiologist Choice D: Improving Stability on the Ball and Mat! (Repeat from Day 1 (High)
Afternoon Elective Workshops
Dana Van Gorp, CCAA Program Coordinator Choice A: Fall Prevention Physical Activity Workshop (Low-Moderate)
Leslie McAdam, CCAA Program Coordinator Choice B: Functional Activity Measures for Older Adults (High and Low)
Clara Fitzgerald, CCAA Program Director Choice C: Alzheimer's and Exercise - What are we Forgetting? (Low)
Sarah Merkel, CCAA Project Coordinator Choice D: Nordic Pole Walking Certification Course (High)
*Additional $100 fee for certification, includes poles

Research to Action 2009

Research: July 17, 2009

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Dr. Quincy Almeida, Director, Movement Disorders Research & Rehabilitation Centre, Wilfred Laurier University Choice A: Restorative Care Refresher - Maximizing Client Potential (Low)
Ann Hutchison, Director of Media Relations, Western University Working with the Media
Rachel Dean, PhD Candidate, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Victoria Examining Older Adults Beliefs About Strength Training
Afternoon Elective Workshops
Matt Quin, Communications Specialist, Western University Marketing to Older Adults
Julia Murias, PhD Candidate, Western University Cardiovascular responses to Edurance Training: Age and Sex-Specific Adaptations
Patricia Clark, National Executive Director, Active Living Coalition for Older Adults Physical Activity for Older Adult Cancer Survivors

Action: July 18, 2009

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Clara Fitzgerald, CCAA Program Director Option 1: Post Rehab Exercise for Stroke (PRES) Workshop
Leslie Brown, CCAA Program Specialist and Trainer Option 2: Functional Activity Measures Workshop
Chelsie Free, Kinesiologist, CCAA Option 3: Balls, Bands, and Balance for Active Aging Workshop
Afternoon Elective Workshops
-- Option 1: Higher Functioning Senior Fitness Class
-- Option 2: Lower Functioning Senior Fitness Class

For more information about CCAA conferences:

CCAA Conference Coordinator
Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging 
1490 Richmond Street London, ON N6G 2M3
Email: ccaa.conferences@uwo.ca
Phone: (519) 661-2059 Toll Free: 1(866) 661-1603 
Fax: (519) 661-1612