Friday, February 17, 2006

Friday, February 17, 2006

7:30 a.m. Breakfast and Registration

8:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Address
Kristen Day, PhD, Program Committee Chair, University of California, Irvine
James F. Sallis, PhD, Director, Active Living Research
James S. Marks, PhD, Senior Vice President and Director of Health Group,
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

9:00 a.m. Plenary Presentations:
1) Association Between Neighborhood Characteristics and Children's Physical (In)activity Level, Sanne DeVries, MSc, TNO Quality of Life, The Netherlands
2) Promoting Active Community Environments Through Land Use and Transportation Planning, Semra Aytur, MPH, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
3) Physical Activity Relationships with Urban Form for Youth, Lawrence D. Frank, PhD, University of British Columbia

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Concurrent Presentation Sessions

SESSION 1 - Diverse Populations
a) The Impacts of Neighborhood Revitalization: Lessons from Minnie Street, Kristen Day, PhD, University of California, Irvine
b) Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Likelihood of Physical Activity: The Role of Neighborhood Characteristics, Stephanie L. Taylor, PhD, MPH, RAND Corporation
c) The Effect of Sport Facilities and Trail Systems on the Use of Green Spaces for Physical Activity Among Latino(a) Americans, Monika Stodolska, PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
d) Perceived Neighborhood Environment and Walking Among Japanese Adults, Shigeru Inoue, MD, PhD, Tokyo Medical University

SESSION 2 - Children / Parks & Recreation
a) Characteristics of School Campuses and Youth Physical Activity: Does Size Matter?, Angie Cradock, ScD, Harvard School of Public Health
b) Active Where?: Multi-Region Formative Research to Understand Children's Physical Activity Environments, Jacqueline Kerr, PhD, MSc, San Diego State University
c) Urban Park Use and Physical Activity, Deborah Cohen, MD, MPH, RAND Corporation
d) Modeling Urban Trail Use: The Importance of Viewsheds and Trail Characteristics, Jeffrey Wilson, PhD, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis

SESSION 3 - Community Design & Buildings
a) Taking the Stairs: Spatial Measures that Predict Stair Use, Gayle Nicoll, MArch, Ryerson University
b) Neighborhood Greenness, Walkable Destinations and Health, Jenna Tilt, PhC, MS, University of Washington
c) The Role of Neighborhood Form and Personal Values in the Determination of Walk and Transit Mode, Matthew Coogan, BA, New England Transportation Institute
d) Do Americans Want Walkable Communities? Evidence from a National Survey, Susan Handy, PhD, University of California, Davis


12:15 p.m. Lunch and Networking

1:45 p.m. Overview of Afternoon

2:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker Presentation

Beyond Walkability: Health and Politics in the Rebuilding of New Orleans, Thomas Farley, MD, MPH, Tulane University

The damage caused by Hurricane Katrina provides a unique opportunity to rebuild the neighborhoods in New Orleans in ways that promote health. This opportunity is particularly valuable in Louisiana, with its large low-income minority population and health statistics that are among the worst in the country. This presentation will summarize the ways that features of neighborhoods can influence health, including not just walkability but also retail outlets, visibility, and blighted housing. The presentation will then review how the rebuilding of New Orleans is being planned and implemented, including the political opportunities and obstacles to creating health-promoting neighborhoods.

3:00 p.m. Commissioned Paper Presentation
The Influence of the Media Environment on Physical Activity, Ed Maibach, PhD, George Washington University

3:30 p.m. Networking Break and Yoga Stretch

4:00 p.m. Plenary Presentation
The Urban Built Environment and Obesity in New York City: A Multi-Level Analysis, Andrew Rundle, DrPH, Columbia University

4:30 p.m. Breaking News Update / Scientific Session

5:00 p.m. Poster and Technology Session (Cocktail Reception)
Technology Vendors included:
ActiGraph, LLC
New-Lifestyles, Inc.

7:30 Dinner on your own

9:00 Live rock 'n' roll music and dancing featuring the band Forgotten Space with Jim Sallis