Thursday, February 19, 2009 Agenda

Thursday, February 19, 2009 Agenda

7:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Conference Registration

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Roundtable Discussions

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Overview and Technology & Resource Announcements
James F. Sallis, Ph.D., Director, Active Living Research
Technology Vendors in Attendance

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Panel Presentation

Making Kid-Friendly Cities: Lessons from Around the World

What does it take to create an active living environment for children in cities? From three different perspectives - Canada, Europe, and South America - speakers will look not just at the physical dimensions of the issue but also consider the cultural contexts. Why, for instance, do children walk and cycle to school in some countries but not in others, even when the distances are the same? What are considerations about placement and design of playgrounds? Panel members will explore the experience in their own communities of planning and building safe public spaces, and comparing the results of such initiatives. Promotional programs and cultural differences will be examined. The emphasis will be on what works in the long run, given that children have different needs at different ages.

Gordon Price, Director, The City Program, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada

Panel Members
Niels Torslov, Director, Traffic Department, Technical and Environmental Administration, City of Copenhagen, Denmark
Rodrigo Reis, Ph.D., Pontiff Catholic University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker Presentation

Lawrence Selzer, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Conservation Fund

Reconnecting Children and Nature

Reconnecting children with nature means that we have to have some nature left to reconnect to.  Mr. Selzer will speak about the relationship between land conservation and healthy children.

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Active Living Research: Translating Research to Policy Award Presentation
Award Presenter:  James F. Sallis, Ph.D., Director, Active Living Research

Award Recipient:

Incorporating Public Health in Long Range Transportation Planning: Implementing Research in Policy [pdf], Shaunna K. Burbidge, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Brigham Young University and Owner/Principal, Active Planning

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Plenary Presentations
1) Automobile Traffic around the Home and the Development of Obesity in Children Aged 10-18 Years: A Longitudinal Cohort Study, Michael Jerrett, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
2) The Relationship between Active Transportation and BMI from Kindergarten through Grade 2 among Children Participating in the Quebec Longitudinal Study of Child Development, Roman Pabayo, MSc., University of Montreal

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Concurrent Presentation Sessions

SESSION 1 - Built Environment & Physical Activity
a) Associations of Perceived Neighborhood Attributes with Self-Report and Objective Measures of Walking in Hong Kong Adults: Preliminary Findings, Ester Cerin, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
b) Differences in Physical Activity in Adults Living in 'High Walkable' Versus 'Low Walkable' Neighborhoods, Delfien Van Dyck, Ph.D., Ghent University
c) Neighborhood Walkability Perceptions: Associations with Amount of Neighborhood-Based Physical Activity by Intensity and Purpose, Andrew Kaczynski, Ph.D., Kansas State University
d) Exploring the Effects of Demographic Factors and Preferences on Family Walking Trips, Jenna H. Tilt, Ph.D., Oregon State University

SESSION 2 - Childhood Obesity
a) From Good Ideas to Actions: First Year Outcomes of a Community Collaborative to Prevent Childhood Obesity, Jennifer Huberty, Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Omaha
b) Healthy and Active Communities Initiative: A Foundation's Response to the Obesity Epidemic, Alyse Sabina, M.P.H., Missouri Foundation for Health
c) Generations Working Together to Prevent Childhood Obesity, Kerrie Hora, M.S., First Health of the Carolinas
d) Childhood Obesity and Proximity to Urban Parks and Recreational Resources: A Longitudinal Cohort Study, Jennifer Wolch, Ph.D., University of Southern California

SESSION 3 - Recreation & Physical Activity
a) Disparities in School Program Exposure Among Elementary School Children, Meenakshi Fernandes, M.Phil., RAND Corporation
b) Caminando con Fe (Walking with Faith): Promotoras Advocating for Built Environmental Changes to Promote Physical Activity among Churchgoing Latinas, Elva Arredondo, Ph.D., San Diego State University
c) Programming, Community Involvement, and Park Safety: What Matters in Getting People More Active?, Deborah Cohen, M.D., M.P.H., RAND Corporation
d) What Contributes to Children's Physical Activity in Urban Neighborhood Parks? An Examination of Individual, Social, and Environmental Factors, Myron Floyd, Ph.D., North Carolina State University

4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Break
Change clothes for physical activity breaks.

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Physical Activity Breaks
Activities included:
• Yoga Session
• San Diego Harbor Walk
• Balboa Park Walk
• Running Group
• Eveoke Youth Dance Workout
• Self-Guided Walk

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Poster and Technology Session and Reception
Technology Vendors include:
ActiGraph, LLC
New-Lifestyles, Inc.
Phillips Respironics

8:00 p.m. Dinner on your own