Newman to host Cystic Fibrosis and Exercise Network Meeting

26/02/2020 by Sinead Staunton

Newman University is set to be the host for the Cystic Fibrosis and Exercise Network event. The event aims to bring together professionals with an interest in exercise and Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and will take place on Wednesday 11th March.

Staff from Sport and Health, and Primary Initial Teacher Education at Newman have previously presented their research at the University of Exeter in the Sport and Health Sciences’ seminar series on several occasions. Further links have been made with staff from Exeter in relation to children’s physical activity in special populations. Following this collaborative work, Dr Emma Powell Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at Newman University, is also a co-applicant on a funding bid to the National Institute for Health Research to develop family based interventions to promote physical activity for children with Cystic Fibrosis, contributing her knowledge of intervention work to promote children’s physical activity.

As part of the ongoing work between the two institutions and the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Cystic Fibrosis (ACPCF), Newman’s location in the middle of the country was identified as the ideal venue to host the national Cystic Fibrosis and Exercise Network meeting, bringing professionals and experts together from around the UK. The event looks to bring together exercise technicians, physiologists, therapy technicians and practitioners, physiotherapists, academics, researchers, and fitness professionals to provide them with a mix of talks, workshops, case studies and breakout groups about the topic.

Guest speakers include representatives from hospitals including Great Ormond Street, Frimley Park, Royal Devon and Exeter, Oxford University, and Kings College, London as well as from Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, University of Exeter, Liverpool John Moores University, and West of Scotland Adult CF Unit.

For further information on the event and to book a place, visit the Newman University website.