Launch of The Lancet Physical Activity Series
Date: Wednesday 18 July 2012
Time: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
Type of event: Seminar
As London counts down the final days before the beginning of the 2012 Olympic Games, The Lancet will publish a major new Series on physical activity, including new analysis that quantifies the global impact of physical inactivity on the world’s major non-communicable diseases. The Series will also review current levels of physical activity and trends worldwide, why some people are active and why they are not, evidence-based strategies for effective physical activity promotion, and how a multi-sector and systems-wide approach that goes way beyond health will be critical to increase population-levels of activity worldwide. There will be a symposium of the six papers presented by the lead authors from the field followed by a discussion led by Dr Richard Horton, Editor-in-chief of The Lancet.
Full programme details will follow shortly. Copies of the Series will be available at the symposium.
Admission: Free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.
Contact: Pam Das