Just a brief note to let everyone know that you have 10 days to get in your abstract or propose a workshop for the Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children which will take place in Toronto on May 19-22 of 2014 (Full disclosure: several colleagues, including my former supervisor, are heavily involved in organizing the conference, and I will also be an “official blogger” at the conference. That being said, it still looks like a great conference.).
The conference has a great lineup for anyone interested in pediatric physical activity or sedentary behaviour; confirmed speakers include Adrian Bauman, Shellie Y. Pfohl (Executive Director President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition), Ulf Ekelund and David Dunstan, to name a few. There will also be a number of debates on key issues, such as active video games are a good or bad thing, and whether we should focus our collective on increasing physical activity or reducing sedentary time. The debaters in each of those talks are all knowledgeable and excellent presenters, so they should be really interesting events.
I’m planning to present the results from a recent project, and I’d urge you to consider attending as well. Toronto is a beautiful city, and this is a good excuse to make the trip!