NCHPAD Joins International Paralympic Committee and American College of Sports Medicine in Celebrating the Achievement of People with Disabilities
Spirit and Success in Motion - A Celebration of Sports and Life Achievement of People with Disabilities
Pre-Conference at American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting
Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
5:00 - 6:15 p.m.
Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Willow Room
Featuring the President of the International Paralympic Committee, Sir Philip Craven, and Dr. Jim Rimmer, Director of the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability, the human spirit will be celebrated in this preconference. Elite sport for persons with a physical impairment will be the topic of the evening with Sir Philip providing his insight as both a world class athlete and holder of the highest office within the Paralympic Movement. Dr. Rimmer will be discussing the grass roots approach within the United States to get more people with a physical impairment more physically active. Sir Philip and Dr. Rimmer will be joined by ACSM President Dr. Mindy Millard-Stafford, International Paralympic Committee Sports Science Committee member Dr. Walt Thompson, and a Paralympic athlete.
5:00 - 5:03 p.m.
Mindy Millard-Stafford, Ph.D., FACSM
5:03 - 5:08 p.m.
Overview and Introduction
Walter R. Thompson, Ph.D., FACSM
5:08 - 5:23 p.m.
Celebration Showcase, The National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability
James Rimmer, Ph.D.
5:23 - 5:38 p.m.
Paralympic Athlete's Perspective
5:38 - 5:58 p.m.
Celebration Keynote Address
Sir Philip Craven
5:58 - 6:00 p.m.
International Paralympic Film: Vancouver 2010
6:00 - 6:15 p.m.