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/694/3223/2005-09-01#16 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/694/3223/2005-09-01#17.
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, go to http://www.ncpad.org/694/3223/2005-09-01#18.
Childhood Obesity, Dallas, TX, October 27-29, 2005
"Childhood Obesity" is the 8th conference in The Cooper Institute Conference Series. The scientific program will focus on topics including current interventions, energy balance, diet, physical activity, and more.
2006 Ski for Light International Week, Granby, CO, January 29 - February 5, 2006
Join over 300 active adults from across the U.S. and around the world for a cross-country skiing vacation at the 31st annual Ski for Light International Week. Visually and mobility-impaired skiers are paired with sighted instructor/guides. The program attracts beginners to advanced competitors. Skiers set the pace, asking their guides to assist with skills, technique, endurance, or simply enjoying the outdoors. The participant application deadline is November 1, 2005.
For more information, go to http://www.ncpad.org/694/3223/2005-09-01#20.