Lay Adviser Gets Involved with Active 2014 Campaign and SEM Symposium

A Lay Adviser to The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK and contributor to the Glasgow Active 2014 campaign, Stephen Morrison, supported a Sport and Exercise Medicine Symposium via the local media this month (February 2014).

The main findings about obesity and the benefits of physical activity from the Symposium, which took place on the 7 February, were highlighted in a local Glasgow newspaper, alongside Stephen’s, commentary as part of the ‘Get Glasgow Active’ campaign in the run up to the Commonwealth Games.

The presentation on obesity and physical activity at the conference was lead by an international expert on obesity, Professor Steven Blair, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, US, who challenged the scientific and medical understanding about the causes of obesity.

Professor Stewart Hillis, lead organiser of the Symposium and Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine comments: “This is a great example of how we can bring the messages and research coming from a progressive exercise medicine conference into the public domain to help inform and improve the health of the nation at a local level.”

You can view the Active 2014 article, including findings from Professor Blair’s presentation and Stephen’s comments, here and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh’s news release on the Symposium here.


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