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Posted On: 2 February 2014 11:44 am
Updated On: 11 January 2022 08:28 am

1st National Conference on Physical Activity

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Aspetar is to organise the first national conference on physical activity and health. The event, taking place on February 3 and 4, will bring together experts from around the world to discuss best practices for promoting physical activity in Qatar.
Aspetar is a leading specialised orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital, the first of its kind in the Middle East.
The two-day conference will feature scientific sessions addressing topics like physical activity for precaution and treatment and sedentary behaviour, community and school-based intervention for physical activity promotion and nutrition.

Guest speakers set to attend include Prof Fiona Bull, chair of Global Advocacy for Physical Activity Council (GAPA) and Dr Thomas Best, Pomerene Endowed chair of primary care and director of the Division of Sports Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at the Ohio State University; Anne Karen Jenum, professor at the Department of General Practice, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo; and John J Reilly, professor of physical activity and public health science physical activity for Health Group, School of Psychological Sciences and Health University of Strathclyde. Additionally, Dr Karim Khan, the director of the Research and Education Centre at Aspetar, will be present at the event.

The conference, which has been organised by the Healthy Lifestyle Programme at Aspetar, will take place in the Torch-Doha Hotel and is open to the public.