Final Invitation to the Sports Science Institute of South Africa Wellness and Fitness Convention: 17 - 19 February 2016 l 3 days till registration closes l last chance to register l view the final programme
February 11, 2016  

Supplied by Tracy Abrahams from WPA

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

 

It’s only one week to go until the health, wellness and sporting fraternity gathers for the Sports Science Institute of South Africa’s Wellness and Fitness Convention at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. We are excited about hosting this event and with time and seats running out for this event, this is your last chance to register for #FitCon2016.

 

Important information to note:

Registration closes on Friday 12 February 2016.  Only 5 more days to register unless the event is sold out!

 

 

We thought we would share with you some of the reasons why you should not miss out on this event:

  •          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.

 

 

See the final programme below or view online at www.ssisa.com

 

#FitCon2016 programme

PRECONVENTION: 17 February 2016 (Focus on School Sports and Talent ID)

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 - Cathi Draper

10:30

11:00

Tea

11:00

11:30

Early specialisation models of development - Justin Durandt

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 - Ebrahim Moerat

13:00

13:45

Lunch

13:45

14:15

Drug use in school sport - Amanda Claassen-Smithers

14:15

14:45

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

14:45

15:15

"Strength and conditioning for youth” - Kirsty Elliott

15:15

16:00

The perfect school environment for a sportsperson - Gary Kirsten

 

DAY 1: 18 February 2016

08:30

09:00

Opening Address

09:00

09:45

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

09:45

10:30

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

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 - Dale Rae

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

The Future of Healthcare Technology - Thomas Brennan

11:30

12:00

Stand up for health - Quinette Louw

"Moving sport science out of the lab, into the field" - Helen Bayne

"Moving sport science out of the lab, into the field" - Helen Bayne

 

 

Break out sessions

12:10

12:40

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

“What responsibility do fitness facilities, fitness and health care professionals have in contributing to ‘clean’ (drug-free) sport?” - Khalid Galant

Making the most of your tweet - Sharief Hendricks

12:40

13:10

Never too early: Physical activity in early childhood - Cathi Draper

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

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

13:10

14:00

Lunch

 

 

Break out sessions

14:00

14:30

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

Physical and cognitive demands of batting and training for skill development  - Candice Christie

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

14:30

15:00

Physical activity, wellness and wearables: Leon Keulder

How to create a winning mind-set - Kevin Musikanth

Physical activity, wellness and wearables: Leon Keulder

 

 

Break out sessions

15:10

15:40

The $50 billion Mobile Health Industry - Andy Miah (UK)

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

The $50 billion Mobile Health Industry - Andy Miah (UK)

15:45

16:30

Socratic debate: 'Energy balance in the balance: Vicki Lambert

"The quest to fast-track the world marathon record: The sub 2hr marathon project” - Andrew Bosch

 

 

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

Physical activity in the public sector: engaging with government - Frederick Marais

The power of ECCENTRIC training - Mike Posthmus

Entrepreneurial thinking and innovation – Jonathan Marks

 

09:50

10:20

Strength training for wellness -  Candice Christie

FMS screen and its role in predicting injury - Jason Tee

Crowd Funding - Patrick Schofield: ThundaFund

 

10:20

10:50

Tea

 

 

 

Break out sessions

 

10:50

11:20

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

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

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

 

11:20

11:50

Parkruns: a global and South African phenomena - Bruce Fordyce

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

Proactive approach to workplace wellness - Paula Pienaar

 

 

 

Break out sessions

 

12:00

12:30

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

eSports at the Olympic Games  - Andy Miah

eSports at the Olympic Games  - Andy Miah

 

12:30

13:00

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

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 - Daniel Donnelly

 

13:00

14:00

Lunch

 

 

 

Break out sessions

 

14:00

14:40

Do we need a national plan for physical activity? Panel: Adrian Bauman, Vicki Lambert, Lynn Moeng, Leon Keulder, Frederick Marais

Sustainable model for smaller sporting federations - Egoli Squash

The Business of Wellness: Lessons for ROI from wellness interventions - Tony Payne

 

14:45

15:30

Health coaching: Theoretical introduction: Panel Discussion

 

Marketing ethics for health professionals

 
 

*Programme subject to change

 

Event Information:

When:      17 – 19 February 2016

Where:     Emperor’s Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa

(CPD, ethics CPD and CEC  points allocated for this event)

 

Registration options:

Full Convention       (all 3 days)                                       R 2 200

2 day convention    (Thursday and Friday only)                 R 1 850     

Pre-Convention      (Wednesday only)                              R 1 100  

 

To register for FitCon 2016 or for more information visit www.ssisa.com or contact

Joseph de Villiers on (021) 659 5616 or ssisaevents@SSISA.com