Health information in the spotlight at Just the Facts Please event

December 6, the Faculty of Science and Department of Kinesiology are hosting several experts to discuss issues associated with communicating health information to general public. Just the Facts Please: An Exercise in Achieving Optimal Health brings together high-profile journalists and commentators with leading kinesiology researchers to discuss a broad range of exercise and health topics.

With our seats almost spoken for, we will be livestreaming the event, starting at 7 pm, December 6, on the McMaster's Facebook page.

The evening’s schedule includes:
Pop Culture and Twisted Science
, Timothy Caulfield, Professor, University of Alberta
Exercise & Cardiovascular Health, Making Every Minute Count: Martin Gibala, Professor of Kinesiology, McMaster
Exercise & Musculoskeletal Health, The Unique Benefits of Strength Training: Stuart Phillips, Professor of Kinesiology, McMaster
Exercise & Brain Health, Preventing Cognitive Decline, Jennifer Heisz, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, McMaster
Lessons for Personal Health, How to Move Better and Live Longer: Gretchen Reynolds, Writer and Phys Ed Columnist, The New York Times
Lessons for Public Health, The Exercise Prescription: André Picard, Health Reporter and Columnist, The Globe and Mail

Moderated by a long-time reporter with the Hamilton Spectator, Steve Buist, the event will include a Q & A with the all-star panelists. Activities start at 7 pm at The Atrium, McMaster Innovation Park.  Just the Facts Please is supported by the Department of Kinesiology, the Faculty of Science and McMaster’s Research Office. Tickets are free, but registration is required.

Evening's Schedule
6:30     Doors open
7:00     Welcome and overview (S Buist)
7:05     Pop Culture & Twisted Science (T Caulfield)
7:25     Exercise & Cardiovascular Health: Making Every Minute Count (M Gibala)
7:35     Exercise & Musculoskeletal Health: The Unique Benefits of Strength Training (S Phillips)
7:45     Exercise & Brain Health: Preventing Cognitive Decline (J Heisz)
7:55     Lessons for Personal Health: How to Move Better and Live Longer (G Reynolds)
8:15     Lessons for Public Health: The Exercise Prescription (A Picard)
8:35     Movement break
8:50     Roundtable discussion and moderated audience Q&A
9:30     Reception with light refreshments


Just the Facts event poster Dec 6

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