Move it or Lose it Annual Conference


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Healthy Ageing Conference Friday 6th September 2019

Come and be inspired by our line-up of leading academic scientists, researchers and experts in healthy ageing to enhance your knowledge and give you the practical application 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.*

Confirmed speakers:

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.

Steven McFadyen - Programme Partnerships Officer, Alzheimer's Society

Steven has over 10 years’ experience of working within the sector on a range of inclusive and accessible sports projects. Specialising in disability and inclusive sport, adapting activities to meet the needs of differing audiences has been a big part of his work. The ultimate aim is being able to use sport and physical activity as a way to have a positive impact on people’s lives.Now working at Alzheimer’s Society, leading on a dementia friendly sport and physical activity project, supporting organisations to become more dementia friendly in a range of ways. Steven is working with the Prime Ministers Champion Group to advise leading physical activity providers on the support they can offer to enable more people affected by dementia to enjoy more active lives in their community.

Daniel Howarth - Head of Care, Diabetes UK

Daniel is a clinical nurse specialist in diabetes with over 12 years experience.  He has a subspecialty of emergency diabetes care and insulin and has a strong passion for educating others about diabetes. At the  conference this year, he's going to do a diabetes Type 2 masterclass covering understanding diabetes, misconceptions, barriers to physical activity, reviewing the latest information and signposting.


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


B15 1DT

*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 using discount code COSE (subject to availability).

All conference bookings are non-refundable.

With thanks to EMDUK and CIMSPA for their kind sponsorship


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