Today, July 21st, 2021, the Sedentary Behaviour Research Network (SBRN) is celebrating its 10th Anniversary!
The SBRN was established in 2011 with a mission to connect sedentary behaviour researchers and health professionals working in all fields of study and to disseminate research to the academic community and to the public at large. Since then, the Network has grown steadily to >2,200 members from >60 countries and is the largest network of professionals interested in sedentary behaviour in the world.
Here is a list of SBRN’s most notable achievements in the first 10 years:
- First posting on SBRN website: July 21, 2011
- Sedentary behaviour vs physical inactivity letters to editors: 2012
- SBRN listserv started as a periodic communications vehicle: September, 2012
- Joint SBRN and ISPAH meeting re: sedentary behaviour special interest group: October, 2012
- Sedentary behaviour questionnaire library established on website: December, 2013
- SBRN 1000th member: November, 2015
- SBRN Terminology Consensus Project release and publication: June, 2017
- Springer Nature Change the World, One Article at a Time Award, SBRN Terminology paper: 2018
- SBRN regular newsletters begin: January, 2019
- SBRN Terminology Consensus Project paper wins 2020 IJBNPA Most Cited Methodology Paper Award: June 2020
- First SBRN awards winners announced: August, 2020
- SBRN 2000th member: September, 2020
- Published commentary supporting new Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines: October, 2020
- Initiated SBRN’s School-Related Sedentary Behaviour Recommendations Project: October, 2020
- Active membership renewal and volunteer membership fee established January, 2021
Congratulations to all SBRN members for contributing to the Network’s past and ongoing success!
Mark Tremblay, PhD, DLitt (hons), FCSEP, FACSM, FCAHS, CSEP-CEP
Founder, Sedentary Behaviour Research Network