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OSHF 11th Annual Conference: Aging Strong!


OSHF 11th Annual Conference: Aging Strong!

The 2019 Conference will focus on Active Aging, Seniors, and Accessible Movement and will provide a platform for OSHF members and associates to meet their certification CEC requirements and a meaningful opportunity for quality knowledge translation. Both hands-on and lecture-style sessions are being offered (see SCHEDULE below) along with an excellent chance to network through the day's activities. Please note: space in the active sessions are limited, register as soon as possible to guarantee your spot.

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Participant sign-in
Annual Members Meeting and Light Breakfast
Session Overviews

"Working With Older Clients Who Have Back Pain"
Stuart McGill, BPHE, M.Sc, Ph.D
Success in changing the lives of people with back pain requires an assessment of the pain mechanism. Pain mechanisms, their assessment and programming are discussed in the context of the older client.
Stuart McGill is Professor Emeritus (University of Waterloo) who authored over 240 scientific journal papers, 5 books, and mentored over 40 graduate students during this scientific journey. Investigations in the laboratory, training centre and research clinic probed back injury and pain mechanisms, rehabilitation approaches, and performance training. As a consultant, he has provided expertise on low back injury to various government agencies, many corporations and legal firms and hundreds of professional/international athletes and teams worldwide. He is regularly referred special patient cases from the international medical community for opinion.

"Information Session and Q&A"
Michael Fraleigh
Here we will have a lawyer available to discuss various implications around touch and consent.

"Exercising Under Pressure: The Applications of Blood Flow Restriction Training"
Jamie Burr, Ph.D
In this session we will examine the novel technique of manipulating blood flow using tourniquet cuffs for human health and performance. We will explore the rationale and effects of manipulating flow both prior to competition, and during an exercise training sessions for rehabilitation and strength training purposes.
Jamie Burr completed his PhD in Exercise Physiology at York University and Post-Doc in experimental Medicine at UBC. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, and Health and Fitness Federation of Canada, and is a CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist. As the director of the Human Performance and Health Research Lab at the University of Guelph, Dr. Burr’s work shares a joint focus on the role of exercise for promoting health and improving human performance.

"Baycrest NBS Sharing Dance Seniors: Promoting physical, cognitive and social well-being through dance.
Melissa Taflers – Baycrest Health Sciences
Megan Ferris – Canada’s National Ballet School
Sharing Dance, an initiative of Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) is breaking down philosophical, cultural and financial barriers to access quality, fun and engaging dance activities. Through NBS Sharing Dance, people of all ages and states of health are reconnecting with their inner dancer. In collaboration with Baycrest Health Sciences, leaders in healthcare for seniors, NBS has developed dance programs designed to offer a high-quality, accessible dance experience, to support health and wellness goals. By the end of this active workshop, you will receive a sample dance class for seniors and information about specialized training opportunities.
Melissa Tafler MSW, RSW is the coordinator of the arts and health program at Baycrest Health Sciences. A leading academic health organization focusing on aging and brain health in Toronto. Melissa is a clinical social worker whose work focuses on the integration of the professional arts in care, education and research of older adults and health care practice. In collaboration with NBS, Melissa has led the conceptual and practical development of the sharing dance for seniors programs.

Megan Ferris is a member of the Sharing Dance faculty at Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS). A graduate of the NBS Teacher Training Prgoram, Megan has the opportunity to lead and engage many people through dance. She is currently working with children in Toronto public schools and after school programs, providing dance education. She has also been helping to pilot a program geared towards keeping seniors active through dance.

"Exercise and Nutrition for Healthy Aging"
Chris McGlory, PhD
In this presentation aspects related to appropriate nutrition and exercise for healthy aging will be discussed. Specifically, information related to protein intake and resistance exercise will be presented as well as recommendations for the audience as to how to improve their overall physical health and well-being. There will be a question and answer session at the end of this talk so that audience members can ask Dr. McGlory questions related to their own needs.
Dr. Chris McGlory is a Diabetes Canada Research Fellow working with Dr. Stuart Phillips in the Department of Kinesiology where he is investigating the role of protein and fish oil in the regulation of muscle growth. Prior to his appointment, Dr. McGlory completed his M.Phil and PhD at Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Stirling respectively, where he studied the molecular regulation of protein turnover following exercise in humans.

"Movement for Everyone"
Phoebe Taylor, RMMT
Session Description to be updated

"Exercise Training for Older Adults"
Mark Tarnopolsky, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Aging is associated with a reduction in strength and muscle mass. Mitochondrial dysfunction is a primary factor contributing to muscle decline. Endurance and resistance exercise training can attenuate and/or reverse many of the functional and molecular effects of aging in men and women. Several nutritional interventions can enhance the benefits of exercise.
Mark Tarnopolsky, MD, PhD, is the Clinical and Research Director of the Corkins/Lammert Family Neuromuscular and Neurometabolic Clinic at McMaster University. He holds an endowed chair at McMaster Children’s Hospital and Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation in Neuromuscular Diseases and is a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine. He has received the Dr. David Green Award from the Muscular Dystrophy Association in 2005, the Barsky Lectureship for Excellence in Mitochondrial Medicine in 2007 and the honor award from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology 2008, the McMaster Distinguished Alumni Award for Science in 2012, and the International Biochemistry of Exercise Honor Award in 2015. His research focuses on nutritional, exercise, pharmacological and genetic therapies for neurometabolic (primarily mitochondrial), neuromuscular, and neurogenetic disorders as well as diseases associated with aging.

"An Introduction to the BoneFit Program"
BoneFit Staff
Session Description to be updated

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