SCSEPF Annual Conference explores latest developments in exercise physiology and fitness
29 Jul 2016
The 15th Annual Conference for the Society of Chinese Scholars on Exercise Physiology and Fitness (SCSEPF) with the theme of “Active Aging, Quality of Life and Physical Activity as Medicine: Where is the Science?” was held at HKBU on 21 and 22 July.
Eight internationally renowned scholars were invited to the conference as keynote speakers and they shared with the audience their insights regarding policies for promoting physical activity and preventing childhood obesity. Through the conference, they also shed light on the syndemic nature of hypokinetic diseases; uses, problems and alternatives of ratio variables in kinesiology research; physical activity levels and sedentary behaviour of young populations; how brain health can be affected by lifestyle choices, and so forth. They also introduced a new approach for gait analysis and monitoring body balance.
Professor Frank Fu, Chair Professor of HKBU’s Department of Physical Education and President of SCSEPF, said that organisers of the conference are committed to uniting scholars in exercise physiology and fitness from around the globe to promote the study, practice, teaching, research and development of exercise physiology and the fitness profession, and promoting the growth and application of quality research on exercise physiology and fitness. He added that the annual conference is a good opportunity for scholars to explore the latest developments in exercise physiology and fitness from all over the world and provides a platform to exchange cutting-edge research findings.
The conference was organised to celebrate HKBU 60th anniversary with support from the Institute of Creativity and the Dr Stephen Hui Research Centre for Physical Recreation and Wellness.