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Physical Activity and the Pandemic : Lessons for older adults and health professionals
Keeping active and well as we grow older is a key challenge for public health. This event, hosted by the Institute of Public Health, will focus on the value of sustaining physical activity as we get older and how to support populations to do so. Speakers from Ireland, the UK, and Australia will share evidence, policy and best practice. The webinar will have a key focus on challenges faced in keeping populations active during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The webinar will be relevant to stakeholders with responsibility for public health in Ireland and Northern Ireland; health professionals; policymakers; national and local government; Healthy Ireland and Making Life Better networks; the community and voluntary sector; the research and academic community; and people with an interest in how to stay active.

Moderator: Prof Roger O’Sullivan, Director of Ageing Research and Development, Institute of Public Health

Speakers include:

• Minister Frank Feighan TD, Minister for State with responsibility for Public Health, Well Being and the National Drugs Strategy (Department of Health, Ireland)

• Evelyn Gourley - My experience of staying physically active

• Prof Adrian Bauman, Professor of Public Health at University of Sydney
What works for getting and keeping older adults active

• Prof Dawn Skelton, Professor in Ageing and Public Health at Glasgow Caledonian University
Translating physical activity guidelines for older adults

• Deirdre Lang, HSE Director of Nursing on the National Clinical Programme for Older People
Lessons from the Get Up, Get Dressed, Get Moving campaign

There will be a panel discussion and the opportunity to ask questions on the day. You can also submit questions in advance by emailing communications@publichealth.ie

The programme is now available to download at the following link https://publichealth.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/PA-Webinar-programme-final-1.pdf

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