Move it or Lose it Annual Conference & 10th Anniversary Celebrations!


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We're celebrating 10 years of Move it or Lose it at our Annual Healthy Ageing Conference! 


Taking place on Friday 2nd October 2020 at the Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre, our annual conference is taking on a party atmosphere as we celebrate Move it or Lose it's 10th anniversary!

As always we have a great line-up of leading academics, researchers and experts in healthy ageing to enhance your knowledge and give you the practical skills to help older people enjoy active, healthier, happier lives. 

This year, we'll also be having a party, straight after the conference with birthday cake and prosecco or a soft drink for everyone. So stay to celebrate 10 years of Move it or Lose it! 

This is a fantastic opportunity to hear from experts in the field of healthy ageing followed by Q&As after each talk. You can also enjoy meeting and networking with like-minded people from across the UK, all working together to transform ageing.

Confirmed speakers:

Professor Janet Lord FMedSci - Director of the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, University of Birmingham

Janet works within a multidisciplinary research institute, bringing together fundamental scientists and clinicians to translate understanding of the process of inflammation in to new treatments for chronic age-related inflammatory disease and the consequences of major trauma. Janet is a member of the Move it or Lose it advisory board and a regular speaker at our conference.



Professor Karim Raza BA, BMBCh, FRCP, PhD - Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, University of Birmingham

Karim is Arthritis Research UK Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Birmingham and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist and Director of Research and Development at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust. His research primarily focuses on rheumatoid arthritis and he has a wealth of knowledge on this topic to share with you.


Maggy Pigott CBE FRSA - Author of How To Age Joyfully

Maggy had a Central Government Civil Service career in a variety of roles, including five years as a CEO.  Since retiring, she’s developed a passion for dancing, volunteering, Twitter and learning to age well. At the age of 68, in 2019, Maggy’s first book, ‘How to Age Joyfully: Eight Steps to a Happier, Fuller Life’ was published. The steps are based on research, evidence, and her personal experience, including as Vice Chair of Open Age, a London charity for older people. Public Health Professor, NHS legend, Doctor and author, Sir Muir Gray has called her book "outstanding...a manifesto for living better longer", you’ve achieved Step 1 - but how about the other seven?’


Dr Catriona Anderson MBChB, BSc(Hons), MRCGP, DFSRH -  GP and specialist in women's health

Dr Anderson runs a specialised women’s health clinic in North Staffordshire and London focusing on menopause and a much-neglected area of medicine, recurrent and chronic UTI. She is also a medical advisor for Bladder Health UK and MenoHealth. As our population ages, the burden of UTI in older adults, both men and women,  is expected to grow, making the need for improvement in diagnostic, management and prevention strategies critical to improving the health of older adults. Dr Anderson will provide a specialist's guide to Urinary Tract Infections helping us to understand more about them.


Professor Janice Thompson PhD, FACSM - Professor of Public Health Nutrition and Exercise, University of Birmingham

Professor Janice L. Thompson is a leading expert in the field of public health nutrition and exercise, and their role in preventing and treating risks for obesity, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes across the lifespan. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the European College of Sport Science and on the Scientific Committee of the British Nutrition Foundation. She is a member of the Diabetes UK Community Education Insight Advisory Group, and is Section Editor for the journal BMC Public Health. She will share her wealth of knowledge on nutrition, physical activity and health.


Registration opens at 9:30am with the conference beginning at 10am. The conference will finish at 4pm but we encourage you to stay for our birthday party at 4.30pm - 6.30pm.

The venue is Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Center. 

Refreshments and lunch are included.


All conference bookings are non-refundable.


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