Exercise and the Immune System Webinar

Exercise and the Immune System Webinar

Exercise and the Immune System: An Update Webinar

Exercise is a stress, and as a result, it is both influenced and is an influencer of the immune system. It has direct effects on immune function and immune markers, and indirectly effects healthy immune function through the regulation of hormones, blood glucose levels, thermoregulation, sleep quality, nutrient metabolism and many other systems within the body. Engaging in exercise training has immediate, short term and long-term positive effects on the function of the immune system.

This session will support the exercise professional in understanding:
  • The foundations of the immune system in normal function
  • The impact of exercise on that system, and the outcomes associated with varying levels of exercise
  • The impact of other environmental factors that are relevant to understanding exercise’s role in overall health
  • How the wrong exercise can cause the immune system to be compromised and exacerbate immune system dysfunction
  • How biological variation will mean that different interventions will be needed to support optimal immune function for different individuals
    Presented by Dr Cam McDonald, BSc (Hlth+Ex), MSc(Nut+Diet), AEP, APD, PhD (Phil)
  • Dr Cam McDonald started as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Accredited Practising Dietitian and completed his PhD with a focus on both in chronic disease prevention. He is currently the CEO of the Precision Health Alliance - a world leading organisation focussing on the education of health professionals in the use of precision health principles and technology. The organisation’s mission is to eliminate chronic disease and pain by 2050 and having ‘healthy’ and ‘resilient’ as the norm. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine and is an international leader in the application of precision & personalised health. He educates companies, health professionals and the general public alike on how the whole environment impacts physical and mental health and disease, and the role technology has in optimising healthy behaviour change.  What allows Dr Cam to leave an indelible mark on the audience is his ability to simplify the complexity of health principles, infuse hope and stimulate action. The combination of science, down-to-earth humour and elegant simplicity of truth makes him accessible, relatable and a must attend.
    Wednesday, 7 December 2022
    12.00pm - 1.30pm AEDT
    Please note, the times listed are in Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time. 
    Your local time will be: 
     ACT:         12.00pm - 1.30pm
     NSW:   12.00pm - 1.30pm
     NT:   10.30am - 12.00pm
     QLD:   11.00am - 12.30pm
     SA:   11.30am - 1.00pm
     TAS:   12.00pm - 1.30pm
     VIC:   12.00pm - 1.30pm
     WA:   9.00am - 10.30am 
    Please note: This is a live webinar and needs to be watched at the specified time above. If you are unable to watch the webinar live, it will be produced as a podcast and can be purchased within the following month.

    Rates per person

     ESSA Member          $30.00
     Non-Member    $50.00
     ESSA Student Member    $15.00
     Student Non-Member    $25.00
    Please see terms & conditions for registration type definitions.

    Access to Webinar

    You will be provided information on how to access this webinar within your registration confirmation email.
    NB: A confirmation of your attendance is required.

    Target Audience

    Any Accredited Exercise Scientist, Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Accredited Sports Scientist Level 1, Accredited Sports Scientist Level 2 and/or Accredited High Performance Manager 

    ESSA CPD Points


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    Registration for this professional development will close at 10.00am AEDT, Wednesday 7 December 2022.

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