While it was active the centre ran the following events:
The Science of Sedentary Behavior and Cardiometabolic Health in Adults: Future Directions for Research
Date: 29 May 2018
Venue: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Presentations can be found in the Resources section.
The Centre of Research Excellence on Sitting Time and Chronic Disease Prevention — Measurement, Mechanisms and Interventions
Satellite Meeting for The International Congress of Behavioural Medicine
Date: 6 December 2016
Venue: Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne
A video of each presentation can be found in the Resources section.
International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods 2015
Date: 1–3 September 2015
Venue: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane
4th International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement
Date: 10–12 June 2015
Venue: University of Limerick Ireland
The following media articles refer to the centre:
Stand up for health — Herald Sun
Prolonged sitting — 2UE
Interview with Jo Townsend, Producer, 60 Minutes, about the health dangers of sitting. Walker discusses the myth of sitting being okay as long as you have regular exercise. Townsend says 12m Australians are too sedentary or completely sedentary in their lives, noting links between prolonged sitting and type 2 diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, colon cancer, breast cancer, spinal compression, and early death. She says Dr David Dunstan at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne is doing some amazing work, mentioning the 60 Minutes reporter ate a high-calorie meal then sat and played with his iPad while monitoring showed 'scary' metrics. Townsend advocates standing up more often. Walker says we could make the case that sitting is the new smoking. Townsend discusses the fully standing classroom at Mont Albert Primary School in Melbourne and the Australian Taxation Office's program that reminds you to get up and move around.