Countdown to ExPAAC II

Collaborations, Learning, Advancement.

2016 Exercise and Physical Activity in Aging Conference II

Blending Research and Practice

Conference Deadlines

  • June 17 - Hotel Block Reservations CLOSED [LINK]
  • July 1 - Sponsorships Deadline [LINK]
  • July 15 - Last Day to Register for Pre-con and Conference [LINK]
  • July 27 - Pre-Conference Begins
  • July 28-30 - ExPAAC II Conference

Conference News

  • Conference Handouts
  • ExPAAC II Abstract Submission
    • We have an exciting lineup of Posters. Can't wait to see you there!
  • Distinguished Author and President of the Western Psychological Association Howard Friedman to give Keynote Address
    • Dr. Friedman will discuss his 25-year scientific study of the pathways to health and long life.
    • Come early and stay after to meet Dr. Friedman who will be signing his new book The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark Eight-Decade Study. Learn more.
  • DON'T MISS dynamic sessions and programming!
    • The cutting edge of exercise and physical activity research, education, and clinical practice for older adults.
    • Kathleen Cameron, Senior Director of the National Council on Aging's National Falls Prevention Resource Center, to give opening address on national and international initiatives working to reduce falls for older adults.
    • Three plenary sessions focus on National and International Physical Activity Initiatives, Community Based Interprofessional Health Promotion, and What's New with Exercise
    • Full details available in the Conference brochure.
  • Exciting Pre-Conference programming: FOCUS on Geriatrics
  • Three evening events to NETWORK with colleagues and ENJOY Indianapolis!
    • Dinner and Wine Tasting at Mallow Run Winery on Wednesday.
    • Poster Session, exhibit hall and heavy hors d'oeuvres on Thursday.
    • Dinner and an exclusive presentation of the musical "Tangles" which takes a heartfelt look at dementia and its impact on the individual and families on Friday.

ExPAAC II speakers

KeyNote Speaker

  • Howard Friedman


Full Speaker Lineup

Plenary Sessions 

  •  Lawrence Brawley: Encouraging Self-Management: Group Mediated Cognitive Behavioral Interventions
  •  Kathleen Cameron: National and International Falls Prevention Initiatives for Older Adults
  •  Lindy Clemson: Community Based Fall Presentation: Embedding Balance and Strength in Daily Life Activity
  •  Stephanie Combs-Miller: Community-based Group Exercise for People with Parkinson Disease: Serving a Powerful Punch
  •  Patricia Hageman: Use of Distance Delivery Interventions (Web-based, mHealth, Telehealth) for Hard-to-reach, Vulnerable Midlife and Older Individuals
  •  Adrian Hutber: Physical Activity for the Older Adult: From Health Care to the Community
  •  Kathleen Mangione: Intensive Training for Frail, Homebound Older Adults 
  •  Joseph Signorile: High-Speed Training: Power, Function and Beyond
  •  Dawn Skelton: Spreading a Successful Training Initiative from the UK into Europe - Cascade Training in Evidence-based Falls Prevention Exercise (Otago) - Challenges, Successes and Quality Assurance!
  •  Sarah Wilcox: Promoting Physical Activity in Older Adults: A Public Health Perspective

Breakout Session Speakers 

  •  Wendy Katzman: Age-related Hyperkyphosis: How is It Related to Osteoporosis and What Can We Do about It?
  •  Teresa Liu-Ambrose: Prescribing Exercise to Improve Cognitive Function among those at Risk for Decline
  •  Patricia J. Ohtake: Exercise and Physical Activity for Patients with Critical Illness and Post-intensive Care Syndrome
  •  Debra Rose: Behavior Change Strategies for Promoting Long-Term Participation in Physical Activity
  •  Kshamata Shah: Role of Physical Activity in Managing Diabetes and its Musculoskeletal Complications
  •  Jim Smith: Exercise and Physical Activity for Patients with Critical Illness and Post-intensive Care Syndrome
  •  Matthew Smith: Making Clinical-Community Connections for Fall Prevention: The Otago Education Program and Other Evidence-based Interventions
  •  Kathryn Starr: Fat and Frail: Improving Function and Dietary Intake in Obese, Older Adults
  •  Audrey Zucker-Levin: Age-Related Changes in Gait

Pre-Conference Speakers 


Browse program highlights below for each day.  Click Here to download full Schedule.

Conference Brochure.


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Updated Sponsorship Brochure! Extended Deadline for Sponsorship Opportunities July 1st.

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 For more information or questions not answered above, contact Kayleigh Allen at (317) 791-5934

  • Get exposure to the industry's leading professionals.
  • Interact with more than 150 of the top geriatric physical therapists from across the US.
  • Different levels of sponsorship available to meet any budget.
  • Limited opportunities, ACT NOW!
  • Thursday evening Exhibit Hall to display materials and products and interact with attendees.
  • Opportunities to follow up with attendees after the conference.
  • DEADLINE for sponsorships and exhibitors is July 1, 2016.
  • Learn more.

Housing and Transportation

On Campus Housing

On Campus $60/night for a single and $75/night for a double

The on campus housing option for ExPAAC II will be in traditional style Residence Halls at the University of Indianapolis. The rooms are two person rooms that include beds, desks, and linens (sheets, pillow & pillow case, towel, washcloth, and blanket). The bathrooms are located on each floor and are shared by the members of the floor.

Conference Venue

Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis South

Conference Venue
Conference Venue
Conference Venue
Conference Venue

Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis South at (800) 315-2621 or (317) 783-5151. Ask for "EXP" rate of $104-$114, depending on room selection.

Room booking is available now but deadline for this room block discount is June 17, 2016.

Room cancellations must be done so by June 27, 2016.

Book Reservations Here


Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis South
5151 South East Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46227

Hotel Website


  • For Transportation to/from the airport, click here.
  • Car rental is available at a group rate from Enterprise, click here.
  • See what Indianapolis has to offer!
  • Shuttle service will run between Holiday Inn Express South and the ExPAAC Conference at the University of Indianapolis, as well as to and from all conference-sponsored, off-campus activities and events.


Registration deadlines are approaching!

Pre-Conference (July 27th)

Early Bird (On or Before 4/15/16)

Academy Members- $125
APTA Members- $150
Non-APTA- $200

Registration (After 4/15/16)

Academy Members- $150
APTA Members- $175
Non-APTA- $225

ExPAAC Conference (July 28th-30th)

Early Bird (On or Before 4/15/16)

Academy Members- $495
APTA Members- $520
Non-APTA- $545

Registration (After 4/15/16)

Academy Members- $545
APTA Members- $570
Non-APTA- $595

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