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Public lecture - More than just a game

  • 31 January 2018
  • 6pm-8pm
  • Lecture theatre U0.05, Brockington building, Loughborough University
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About this event

More than just a game: the public health impact of sport and physical activity for people with a disability will emphasise the importance of engaging all people with an impairment, from grassroots up through elite, in sport as a means of promoting population health.

According to the World Health Organisation, up to 15-20% of our global population are individuals with an impairment. Para sport should be seen as a tool not only for elite competitive opportunities, but also to enhance and enrich opportunities for all individuals with an impairment to lead healthy lifestyles.

Visiting guest speaker, Dr Cheri Blauwet will present this lecture. Dr Blauwet is a Seven-time Paralympic Medallist and an Assistant Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School as well as an attending physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

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    • FREE
    • Booking required? Yes
    • To ensure you have a seat at this event please email: a.stanley@lboro.ac.uk