Invitation to the Sports Science Institute of South Africa Wellness and Fitness Convention: 17 - 19 February 2016 l less than 4 weeks to go... l See what you missing out on... l Limited seats available so register today...
January 27, 2016  

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17 – 19th February 2016   l   Emperors Palace   l    Johannesburg   l   South Africa

   Click here to register

 

 

With less than a month to go before the Sports Science Institute of South Africa’s Wellness and Fitness Convention takes place in Johannesburg, we thought we would share with you some of the reasons why you should not miss out on #FitCon2016:

 

  •          Learn from top local and international speakers with more than 1 000 published scientific papers between them. International speakers include:

o   Professor Adrian Bauman (University of Sydney, Australia)

o   Professor Andy Miah, (University of Salford, Manchester, UK)

o   Dr Sean Cumming (University of Bath, UK)

o   Professor Aaron Coutts (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)

  •          Over 40 different educational sessions and 35 presenters to choose from.
  •          5 dedicated themed tracks over 3 days with topics covering the latest trends, information and best practice. Themes include:

o   A Pre-convention focused on schools sports, youth talent identification and development.

o   A Health Track covering the consequences of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and how research can be, and is, translated into practice to achieve population-wide impact and health equity.

o   A Technology Track that will ensure you stay ahead of your game, as well as update you on the emerging technological trends in the industry.

o   A Business Track covering the business acumen of health, wellness and sport.

o   A Performance Track addressing the fundamental aspects associated with high performance and how to implement it.

  •          Most affordable industry conference where you can learn, network and share ideas with likeminded individuals.
  •          Credible and informative event which includes CPD and CEC points and backed by industry associations.

 

The programme below says it all. We look forward to welcoming you!

 

#FitCon2016 programme

PRECONVENTION: 17 February 2016

09:00

09:10

Welcome

09:00

10:00

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

10:00

10:30

Early childhood development

10:30

11:00

Tea

11:00

11:30

Early specialisation models of development

11:30

12:00

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

12:00

12:30

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

12:30

13:00

Transforming school sport, a practical model

13:00

13:45

Lunch

13:45

14:15

Drug use in school sport

14:15

14:45

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

14:45

15:15

"Strength and conditioning for youth”

15:15

16:00

The perfect school environment for a sportsperson

DAY 1: 18 February 2016

09:00

09:45

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

09:45

10:30

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

10:30

11:00

Tea

 

Break out sessions

 

 

Health Track

Performance Track

Technology Track

11:00

11:30

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

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

The Future of Health Technology

11:30

12:00

Stand up for health

"Moving sport science out of the lab, into the field"  

"Moving sport science out of the lab, into the field"

 

 

Break out sessions

12:10

12:40

Physical inactivity in adolescents: a growing health problem - Sean Cumming

Physical and cognitive demands of batting and training for skill development  

Athlete tracking and technology: Using microtechnology in sport - Aaron Coutts

12:40

13:10

Never too early: Physical activity in early childhood

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

Making the most of your tweet

13:10

14:00

Lunch

 

 

Break out sessions

14:00

14:30

Online learning - ”empowering yourself to be better/more knowledgeable”

FMS screen and its role in predicting injury

Online learning - ”empowering yourself to be better/more knowledgeable”

14:30

15:00

Physical activity, wellness and wearables:

How to create a winning mind-set

Physical activity, wellness and wearables:

 

 

Break out sessions

15:10

15:40

The $50 billion Mobile Health Industry - Andy Miah

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

The $50 billion Mobile Health Industry - Andy Miah

15:45

16:30

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

08:30

09:15

Sport's Digital Revolution - Andy Miah (UK)

 

 

Break out sessions

 

 

Health Track

Performance Track

Business Track

09:20

09:50

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

The power of ECCENTRIC training

Entrepreneurial thinking and innovation

09:50

10:20

Strength training for wellness

Supplement usage: ethical considerations

Crowd Funding

10:20

10:50

Tea

 

 

Break out sessions

10:50

11:20

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? -

11:20

11:50

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

 

 

Break out sessions

12:00

12:30

National Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Obesity - National Department of Health

eSports at the Olympic Games  - Andy Miah

eSports at the Olympic Games  - Andy Miah

12:30

13:00

Panel and friends: Engaging stakeholders for physical activity and health

Whether or not holding a mass event (Olympic legacy) changes physical activity behaviour in a country - Adrian Bauman

Start a business! It’s good for your health

13:00

14:00

Lunch

 

 

Break out sessions

14:00

14:40

Health coaching: Theoretical introduction: Panel Discussion

Sustainable model for smaller sporting federations

Marketing ethics for health professionals

14:45

15:30

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

 

  *Programme and times subject to change

And in case you don’t have that feeling of FOMO just yet, some #FitCon2016 attendee stats:

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      (Day 1 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