Innovations in Aging Research Webinar Series
The Innovations in Aging Research (IAR) Webinar Series aims to improve the quality of life of older adults by delivering timely resources, innovative topics and the latest research to professionals, caregivers, and older individuals. The series will provide information about wellness, successful aging, caregiving, trends in gerontology and geriatric rehabilitation medicine to provide quality caring practices for our aging population.
14 JULY // 2:00 – 3:00 PM EDT
Physical Activity Challenges & Solutions During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Cindy Lin, MD, FACSM
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at UW Medicine Sports & Spine Medicine
Associate Director of Clinical Innovation at the Sports Institute at UW Medicine
Upon completion of the webinar, learners will be able to:
- Understand the global burden of physical inactivity
- Understand how COVID-19 has impacted physical activity patterns
- Learn why physical activity is critical for health in general and during a pandemic
- How to implement Exercise is Medicine in clinical practice for rehabilitation medicine patients
- Discuss home- and community-based solutions to physical activity barriers during COVID-19
ABOUT CINDY LIN
Dr. Cindy Lin, MD, FACSM, is a Clinical Associate Professor of Sports & Spine Medicine in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA. She serves as Associate Director of Clinical Innovation for The Sports Institute at UW Medicine. She is Associate Editor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Journal and an Exercise is Medicine (EIM) Clinical Practice Committee for the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Lin has been involved in national and international sporting event medical coverage, and has published many journal articles and book chapters on sports medicine. Her research interests around clinical innovations focus on exercise promotion, sports injury prevention, women’s and youth sports medicine, and motion and gait analysis.
13 AUG // 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT
Exercise is Medicine for the Aging Brain
Patricia C. Heyn, PhD, FGSA, FACRM
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Deputy Director, Cochrane US University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Affiliated Center
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine
Associate Senior Scientist, Center for Gait and Movement Analysis (CGMA)
The Children’s Hospital Colorado
Review Articles Editor, The Gerontologist
Editorial Board Member, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
When the first Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health was published in 1996, it had the goal of changing the fitness practice and physical activity culture in the United States. The report recommendations were based on the best research with the goal to maintain, or improve, the health of the American people by increasing the adoption of an active lifestyle. Since 1996, scientists have learned much more about the effects of exercise on human health, including on the brain. For many of us investigating the effects of exercise training on aging and disease, the data on exercise and aging is robust. Thus, this webinar will concentrate on the benefits of exercise for cognitive function in older adults with cognitive impairments.
ABOUT PATRICIA HEYN
Patricia C. Heyn, PhD, FGSA, FACRM is an Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She is the Deputy Director of the Cochrane US Network, University of Colorado Affiliate Center. Patricia is internationally recognized for her pioneer research evaluating the effects of exercise training on individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. She authored numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts, abstracts, and book chapters. She is a member of several committees and councils responsible for policy and clinical practice guidelines, such as the ACSM Exercise is Medicine Clinical Practice Committee. She is a fellow of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the Gerontological Society of America. She is the recipient of the 2018 ACRM Women in Rehabilitation Science Award for excellence in rehabilitation sciences and of the 2008 Professor Alfonso Bovero Award from the University of Sao Paulo Medical School (Brazil) for her Outstanding Contributions to Medical Education. She is an editorial board member for the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and associate editor for The Gerontologist, and the Journal of Physical Activity and Aging.