SSISA Wellness and Fitness Convention: 17 - 19 February 2016, JHB, South Africa l 1 month to go l 5 educational tracks, 3 days and over 40 presentations to kick-start 2016 l Limited seating available so register today.
January 11, 2016  

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Happy New Year… a blank canvas of 366 days filled with the option of exciting new opportunities!

We trust you had a restful December and that your energy tank is recharged to take on the year ahead.

 

What better opportunity to grow professionally and enhance your knowledge in 2016, than to register for the Sports Science Institute of South Africa’s Wellness and Fitness Convention. This event, just over 1 month away, is the ideal industry platform to learn, network and share ideas with likeminded individuals. With over 40 sessions to choose from, valuable networking opportunities, themes covering health, performance, technology, business and youth talent Identification and development, make sure you do not miss it. NB - space is limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

 

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PRECONVENTION: 17 February 2016

Biological maturation of youth. Assessment and implications - Sean Cummings (UK)

Early childhood development

Tea

Early specialisation models of development

Multidimensional assessment of factor effecting athletic development in youth athletes - Aaron Coutts (AUS)

Practical case study of using maturation assessments and sport - Sean Cummings (UK)

Transforming school sport, a practical model

Lunch

Practical perspectives on the implementation of high-performance programs in schools: safe and sustainable development pathways

"Strength and conditioning for youth”

The perfect school environment for a sportsperson - Gary Kirsten

 

 

DAY 1: 18 February 2016

Opening Address

"Low-hanging fruit: if you could do ONE thing to change physical activity behaviour…" - Adrian Bauman

Developing training monitoring system: Theoretical basis and practical application - Aaron Coutts

Tea

Breakout sessions

Health Track

Performance Track

Technology Track

Sleep: The X-factor in promoting health and maximising athletic performance.

Sleep: The X-factor in promoting health and maximising athletic performance.

Announcement coming soon

Stand up for health

Fitness gadgets: can you rely on the information they provide?

Fitness gadgets: can you rely on the information they provide?

Break out sessions

Preview of the Healthy Active Kids South Africa Report Card

Physical and cognitive demands of batting and training for skill development

Athlete tracking and technology: Using microtechnology in sport

Never too early: Physical activity in early childhood

Current techniques in performance cycling - Analysis of training load and fatigue to optimise progression

Making the most of your tweet

Lunch

Breakout sessions cont..

Online learning - empowering yourself to be more knowledgeable

The FMS and injury prevention

Online learning - empowering yourself to be more knowledgeable

Physical activity, wellness and wearables:

How to create a winning mind-set

Physical activity, wellness and wearables:

Social Media and influence on behaviour change

Protein as a recovery aid: Is it relevant in elite sport?

Social Media and influence on behaviour change

Socratic debate: 'Energy balance in the balance:

The quest to fast-track the world marathon record: The sub 2hr marathon project

Developing and using world class performance monitoring devices

 

 

DAY 2:  19 February 2016

It’s a digital world - Andy Miah

Breakout sessions

Health Track

Performance Track

Business Track

What should the fitness professional "say" about diet and nutrition:

The power of ECCENTRIC training

Entrepreneurial thinking and innovation

Physical activity for seniors

Supplement usage - ethical considerations

Crowd Funding

Tea

Breakout sessions cont…

Physical activity in Africa: does it make rands and sense?

Insight into managing the physiological, cognitive and environmental stresses of professional cycling to optimise performance

Physical activity in Africa: does it make rands and sense?

Physical activity in the public sector: engaging with government

Making sense of the noise-factors to consider when interpreting measurement

Proactive approach to workplace wellness

National Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Obesity

The intricacies of creating a winning culture

The business of social media

Panel and friends: Engaging stakeholders for physical activity and health

The intricacies of creating a winning culture

The art of selling: It’s your personal brand

Lunch

Breakout sessions cont..

Health coaching: Theoretical introduction

Sustainable model for smaller sporting federations

Announcement coming soon

Strength training for wellness

Announcement coming soon

Marketing ethics for health professionals

Do we need a national plan for physical activity? Panel Discussion:

 

                                                                                                *Programme subject to change

Event Information:

When:      17 – 19 February 2016

Where:     Emperor’s Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa

(18 CPD points allocated for full conference)

 

Registration options:

Full Convention       (all 3 days)                                         R 2 200

2 day convention    (2 day excl Pre-Convention)      R 1 850     

Pre-Convention      (1 day only)                                       R 1 100  

 

Group Discounts:

If you own an practice, business, health or fitness facility that employ multiple staff or just have a group of friends with an interest in health, fitness or sport, why not register for a group booking option:

  • Groups (3-5 delegates) - 5% discount
  • Groups (6-9 delegates) - 10% discount
  • Groups (10 or more) - 15% discount

 

To register for FitCon 2016 visit www.ssisa.com or contact Joseph de Villiers on (021) 659 5616 or ssisaevents@SSISA.com

 


Travel packages:

 

Based outside of JHB? Are you considering travelling to the convention? Want to take the hassle out of searching for reasonable travel options? For preferential accommodation and flight rates enquire here or call +27 (0) 21 593 0064