GCU hosts NRS Ageing Speciality Conference

19 January 2015

GCU hosts NRS Ageing Speciality Conference

Professor Dawn Skelton

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is hosting the NHS Research Scotland (NRS) Ageing Speciality Conference.

Taking place on Friday, February 27 2015, the conference will have the theme ‘Waste not, want not’, a practical approach to increasing value and reducing waste in the ageing research field.

The University of Edinburgh’s Professor of Stroke and Elderly Care Medicine Gillian Mead will chair the conference.

GCU Professor in Ageing and Health Dawn Skelton will present on ‘Utilising existing cohorts to answer new research questions on sedentary behaviour’.

GCU research in the area of sedentary behaviour is significant, with Professor Skelton leading a number of research projects including Seniors USP, an MRC-funded collaborative project bringing together internationally-recognised multidisciplinary expertise in a range of areas such as active ageing, sedentary behaviour and physical activity/inactivity to collectively deliver crucial information to inform future interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour and increase physical activity in older people.

Dr Miles Witham from the University of Dundee will present on ‘Using big data to answer big questions’.

Prizes of £150 each will be awarded for best poster and presentation.

The NRS Ageing Speciality Group is affiliated with the National Institute for Health Research’s Clinical Research Network for Ageing.

To register, please go to the payment page.

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