“A celebration of diversity and inclusion in active ageing”
We are very proud to have hosted the 8th World Congress on Active Ageing in August of 2012 in the City of Glasgow, Scotland. Held every 4 years, this showcase event took place over 5 days in the prestigious Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre adjacent to the historic River Clyde. It presented a unique opportunity to bring together scientists and practitioners, experts and enthusiasts from a range of professional interests and disciplines involved in the promotion of Active Ageing.
In the London Olympic Year of 2012, the Congress not only highlighted the latest research evidence and best practice on physical activity and active ageing, but also highlighted the needs of an often excluded but growing population group world-wide, the oldest old.
Our Local and Scientific organising committees worked with our key partner agencies on a programme of keynote papers, thematic symposia, networking events, poster sessions and practical workshops. These covered a range of conditions and topics related to ageing, but also meet a wide range of professional interests including motivation, measurement, the environment and professional development and training.
Professor Dawn Skelton, Glasgow Caledonian University (Chair), Bob Laventure, BHF National Centre for Physical Activity and Health, Loughborough University (Vice Chair)
Co-hosts 8th World Congress on Active Ageing
The WCAA 2012 Scientific Abstracts are now published in the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity (JAPA). If you are a member of JAPA you can download them now by visiting this link:
If you are not a member of JAPA, there is a cost of £20 for the downloaded supplement.
In the next few weeks we will be putting up links to the talks and presentations that we received agreement to share.