Women with Disabilities Symposium: A Practical Approach to Providing Quality Care to Women with Visual, Hearing, and Mobility Impairments, September 17, 2005
Harvard Medical School's Center of Excellence in Women's Health sponsors this conference on providing quality care for women with disabilities at Harvard Medical School. The conference will provide clinicians and managers with the practical knowledge and skills that will enable them to care more sensitively and effectively for women with disabilities, with workshop topics such as maximizing mobility, preventing and managing common complications (i.e., obesity), and management of chronic fatigue, pain, and common mental health conditions.
To learn more about the conference and register, visit http://www.ncpad.org/693/3207/2005-08-01#18 and contact Lindsay Giorgi, Program Coordinator, for further information at Lindsay_giorgi@hms.harvard.edu or 617-732-5502.
2005 Southwest Conference on Disability, Albuquerque, NM, September 28-30, 2005
The conference encourages contributions about quality of life from a variety of perspectives, including employment, housing, transportation, physical and emotional health, accessibility, education, assistive technologies, and culture.
For more information, go to http://www.ncpad.org/693/3207/2005-08-01#19.
2005 National Blueprint Conference: Increasing Physical Activity Among Adults Aged 50 and Older, Champaign/Urbana, IL, October 12-13, 2005
During this conference, Blueprint partners will play a key role in sharing ideas, using their expertise to participate in strategy planning for the coming year, and hearing from the lead organizations about the tremendous progress that has been made since the January 2004 conference.
Read more at http://www.ncpad.org/693/3207/2005-08-01#20.
ACSM and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: Walking for Health: Measurement and Research Issues and Challenges, Champaign/Urbana, IL, October 13-15, 2005
Walking and other forms of mobility for people with disabilities (i.e., wheelchair rolling) are the most simple and effective physical activity modes in promoting physical activity, but critical research and measurement questions remain. Topics will include measurement and research challenges; information on the latest research programs; and training on programs, measurement techniques, and statistical methods.
For information on registration and abstract submission (through August 31, 2005), go to http://www.ncpad.org/693/3207/2005-08-01#21.
3rd National Prevention Summit, Innovations in Community Prevention, Washington, DC, October 24-25, 2005
The Summit will focus on chronic disease prevention and health promotion and will feature innovative prevention programs that are making a difference in communities across the country. These programs are focused on healthy lifestyle choices, including eating a nutritious diet, being physically active, avoiding high-risk behaviors, and obtaining preventive screenings to prevent the major health complications created by obesity, diabetes, asthma, cancer, heart disease, and stroke.
For questions or more information, contact email@example.com. To submit an abstract or presentation, visit http://www.ncpad.org/693/3207/2005-08-01#22. Fax or mail your registration form to 3rd National Prevention Summit, c/o Unbridled Solutions, 1331 17th Street, Ste. 808, Denver, CO 80202, F: 303-996-6170.
34th National Conference on Physical Activity for the Exceptional Individual, Buena Park, CA, November 10-12, 2005This conference will feature Special Olympics, "Possibilities Unlimited" a martial arts group for athletes with disabilities, and 34 sessions for teachers, therapists, and parents who work/teach students with disabilities.
For more information on registration and presenting, go to http://www.ncpad.org/693/3207/2005-08-01#23.
International Conference on Aging, Disability, and Independence (ICADI), St. Petersburg, FL, February 1-4, 2006
The conference will cover ways to maintain independence in later life, including mobility options, assistive technology, and home and work modifications.
For more information, go to http://www.ncpad.org/693/3207/2005-08-01#24.
International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia, April 17-20, 2006
The Physical Activity and Health Branch at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host this event to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the release of the landmark U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health. Key scientific and programmatic advances in the field in the past 10 years will be emphasized and the direction of future research and promotion will be highlighted. Abstracts and contributed papers will be accepted for presentation at the Congress. Watch for the upcoming Call for Abstracts.
VISTA Conference, Bonn, Germany, May 6-7, 2006
This conference is to provide a forum for exchange on current information, research initiatives, and expertise related to classification in Paralympic Sport and the Paralympic Movement.
For further information, go to http://www.ncpad.org/693/3207/2005-08-01#25.