Programme

 

Sunday 26 May

14.00

Social programme comprising a walking tour of Cambridge city and punting on the River Cam (optional)

18.30

Welcome drinks reception (Lounge Bar)

19.00

Conference dinner (Restaurant)

 

Monday 27 May                                                                        

09.00

Welcome and Introduction: Andy Jones & David Ogilvie

Review sessions: evidence and approaches. In these sessions, we will review the available evidence for the effectiveness of ‘individual’ and ‘environmental’ approaches to changing physical activity behaviour, and for the environmental modification of individual determinants of behaviour change. We will discuss the strengths and limitations of the different intervention approaches taken to date, the opportunities these generate for observational, quasi-experimental and experimental research, and the general principles of how research in this area might be taken forward. 

09.15

Review session 1 (Chair Andy Jones)
Susan Michie:
Behaviour change techniques and a framework for increasing physical activity.

10.00

Review session 2 (Chair Andy Jones)
David Ogilvie:
Physical activity and the environment – in search of scientific evidence for public health solutions.

10.45

Tea/coffee break

11.15

Review session 3 (Chair: Esther van Sluijs)
Billie Giles-Corti:
Is the built environment a moderator of individually-focussed interventions?

12.00

Plenary discussion (Chair: Esther van Sluijs)
Discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches and the themes emerging from the body of work presented so far, which will be captured to help shape the focus of the afternoon’s breakout groups.

12.45

Lunch followed by optional walk

 

Monday 27 May

Case studies: challenges and lessons learned. In these sessions, we will go into more detail by ‘lifting the lid’ on a series of case studies of trials of the effectiveness of different combinations of ‘individual’ and ‘environmental’ approaches to changing physical activity behaviour. Speakers will discuss the methodological issues they have encountered in designing and carrying out these studies, which we will then explore further in small group discussions.

13.45

Case study 1 (Chair: Susi Kriemler)
Nanette Mutrie:
Can a workplace self-help intervention enhance the effects of an infrastructural intervention? The design and baseline results of a cluster randomised trial (iConnect-iPAC).

Group discussions. Four breakout groups, each with a chair/facilitator and a rapporteur. Each group will be given one methodological topic to focus on, but with the option of extending into the others as time and interest allow.

14.30

Break out group discussion 1
Drawing on the presentations and participants’ own experience and questions, we will explore an initial set of methodological issues such as:

  • the nature of the ‘individual’ components of interventions
  • defining ‘environmental’ interventions
  • researchers’ lack of control over the ‘environmental’ component of interventions
  • defining control groups or other ways of classifying exposure to interventions.

15.45

Tea/coffee break

16.15

Plenary feedback 1 and look ahead to Tuesday (Chair: Jenna Panter)

16.55

Look ahead to Tuesday

17.00

Close

19.00

Dinner in Cambridge (optional)

 

Tuesday 28 May

09.00

Recap and feedback (Chair: Andy Jones)
Participants will be invited to identify issues of interest or concern during the breaks throughout the meeting and add them to a board. We will review these to help shape discussions for the rest of the day.

09.15

Case study 2 (Chair: Andy Jones)
Shannon Sahlqvist:
Connecting people with their community – an environmentally focused individual intervention to increase physical activity among adults.

10.00

Case study 3 (Chair: Andy Jones)
Susi Kriemler:
Multicomponent interventions to promote physical activity in childcare, kindergarten and school settings (KISS, BALLABEINA, Joup l’a Bouge).

10.45

Tea/coffee break

Group discussions. Participants will reconvene in the same breakout groups as on Monday.

11.15

Breakout group discussion 2
In this session, we will continue and extend the methodological discussions to cover further issues such as:

  • scalability, logistics and cost of interventions
  • negotiating implementation
  • evaluation of implementation and process
  • evaluation of outcomes.

12.30

Lunch followed by optional walk

13.30

Plenary feedback 2 (Chair: Esther van Sluijs)

14.30

Tea/coffee break

14.45

Plenary discussion 3: Where next? (Chair: David Ogilvie)
A recap of what we have learned about how we might conceptualise, design and evaluate interventions for future studies, and an opportunity to discuss possibilities for collaboration.

15.45

Closing remarks: Esther van Sluijs

16.00

Satellite ends

 Programme updated 9/05/2013.