October Conference on Measurement Issues and Challenges in Aging Research
The "10th Measurement and Evaluation Symposium: Measurement Issues and Challenges in Aging Research" conference will take place October 16-18 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), sponsored by American Association for Active Lifestyles and Fitness (AAALF), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and Human Kinetics (HK).
The conference has a unique "expert versus measurement specialist" to help discuss and determine key methodological and philosophical challenges in quantifying human behavior. Session topics include exercise dose-response, assessment of physical frailty, environment and physical activity, measurement challenges in alternative medicine, and psychological well-being. Two pre-conference workshops will review structural equation modeling and longitudinal data analysis.
Dr. James Rimmer, NCHPAD director, will speak on "Assessment Challenges in Persons with Disabilities," on Saturday, October 18 from 8 a.m. to 8:40 a.m.
A wide target audience is encouraged to attend, including aging researchers, measurement specialists, disability researchers, exercise specialists, fitness leaders, athletic trainers, personal trainers, alternative medicine practitioners, health care providers, physical therapists, physical educators, adapted PE specialists, and health/aging policy makers.
Obtain more information at http://www.ncpad.org/663/2759/2003-09-01.