EIM Continues Global Outreach; Meets with Representatives from China, India
Exercise is Medicine has been making significant strides in promoting physical activity and exercise to prevent disease and improve health on a global scale.
In December, Exercise is Medicine representatives met with Chinese government public health officials. Adrian Hutber, Ph.D., vice president of the initiative, presented Exercise is Medicine as a case study for physical activity counseling and exercise referrals in the United States during a training session for members of the Chinese sport ministry. Exercise is Medicine Task Force member Steven Blair, P.E.D., FACSM, provided attendees with scientific evidence on the mortality risk and disease risk associated with inactivity.
Exercise is Medicine hopes to use this opportunity to further expand its international outreach and bring the guiding principles of the initiative into China through the Ministries of Health and Sport.
Blair also presented the Exercise is Medicine initiative to the Indian Federation of Sports Medicine (IFSM) during its annual conference in November. In addition, Exercise is Medicine is currently pursuing partnership opportunities with organizations overseas such as the South African Sports Medicine Association, the Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science, the Federazione Medico Sportiva Italiana in Italy, the Serbian Institute of Sport, and many more.
Exercise is Medicine will bring together global organizations and leaders in physical activity promotion during its inaugural World Congress. Held June 1-5, 2010, in Baltimore, the inaugural World Congress on Exercise is Medicine will be a unique international forum that addresses the science, practice, public health, and policy aspects of the impact physical activity has on disease prevention and health promotion. Click here for details on World Congress sessions, the scientific roundtable and more.
For more details on Exercise is Medicine as a global initiative, please visit www.exerciseismedicine.org/global.htm.