Move it or Lose it Annual Conference
Come and be inspired by our amazing line-up of speakers who will educate and entertain you. By the end of the day you will leave with a wealth of knowledge and motivation to apply all you have learned to help older people enjoy active, healthier, happier lives.
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.
Complimentary refreshments and lunch are included.
Professor Janet Lord - 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 regular speaker at our conference and this year will be talking about nutrition and healthy ageing.
Tim Morton - Parkinson’s Power Project Manager, Parkinson’s UK.
Parkinson’s Power is a behavioural change project that supports inactive people with Parkinson’s aged 55 and over to become and stay physically active. Prior to running this project for Parkinson’s UK Tim managed social enterprises for people with physical and mental disabilities, and delivered community engagement projects for the English and Scottish governments. His presentation will highlight what he learnt from people with Parkinson’s about their attitudes towards physical activity and exercise; how the project is engaging with and supporting inactive people to become more active; and case studies of how being more physically active has helped people live well with Parkinson’s.
Jo Robins - Consultant in Public Health, NHS England Facilitator - Midlands Social Prescribing Network
NHS England plans to recruit 1,000 social prescribing ‘link workers’ as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. The link workers will be able to give people time to talk about what matters to them and support them to find suitable activities that are a better alternative to medication as part of a step change in the provision of ‘personalised care’. Jo Robins will update us on the Social Prescribing Network and how we can work together to help patients live fitter, healthier lives and combat anxiety, loneliness and depression.
More speakers to be confirmed!
Unfortunately, Dr Keir Philips has had to withdraw from the programme.
Hear from some of our speakers at the 2018 Conference...
Professor Janet Lord
Dr Zoe Wryko
Professor Tracey Devonport
The conference will be held on Friday 6th September 2019 at the Park Regis Hotel in Birmingham, see full address below.
Park Regis Hotel Birmingham
160 Broad Street
The conference will begin at 10am (registration from 9:30) and finish at 4:30pm. Refreshments and lunch are included.
Should you wish to stay over, we've secured preferential rates at the hotel of £85 per night on a B&B basis (subject to availability). Simply contact us to get the discount code!
All bookings are non-refundable.