Monday, February 12, 2018 Agenda

Monday, February 12, 2018 Agenda

7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Conference Registration

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast

7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.  Active Living Research 101
Arlie Adkins, The University of Arizona, USA
John Spence, University of Alberta, Canada
Tanya Berry, University of Alberta, Canada

Active Living Research 101 is an optional session for those who are new to the field or are attending the conference for the first time. Speakers will provide an overview of active living, basics of physical activity and health, use of ecological models, importance of environments and policy, and principles of transdisciplinary research. Examples of studies related to the fields of planning, transportation, and parks and recreation will be highlighted.

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Conference Welcome and Opening Address
Jennifer Dill, Portland State University, USA
Kerry Mummery, Alberta Centre for Active Living, Canada
Matthew D. Trujillo, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, USA

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Group Physical Activity Break

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker

Seleta Reynolds, General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Transportation, USA

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m Optional Special Lunch Session: Active Living Policy Scan
Carter Headrick, Director, State and Local Obesity Policy Initiatives, American Heart Association, USA
Brian Torrance, Director, Ever Active Schools, Canada

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Concurrent Presentation Sessions

SESSION 1: The Many Benefits of Active Transportation
a) Active transportation and cardiovascular disease risk factors among U.S. Adults by urbanization level: Findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2011-2014, M. Zwald, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
b) Transit use and physical activity: Findings from the Houston Travel-Related Activity in Neighborhoods (TRAIN) study, G. Knell, The University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth) at Houston, USA
c) Impact of daily commute on workplace performance-evidence from Australian cities, L. Ma, RMIT University, Australia
d) The positive utility of active travel: Multitasking and subjective well-being, P.A. Singleton, Portland State University, USA

SESSION 2: Size Matters? Large-scale Physical Activity Interventions
a) Putting ‘play' into practice: The ParticipACTION 150 Play List, D. Dampier, ParticipACTION, Canada
b) A REAIM evaluation of an insurance-sponsored weight management policy focusing on costs and physical activity, S.J. Zizzi, West Virginia University, USA
c) Choose to Move: Implementation of a physical activity intervention at scale across British Columbia, H.A. McKay, University of British Columbia, Canada
d) Québec en forme: What have we learned after 10 years in action and where are we heading to? L. Lapierre, Québec en Forme, Canada

SESSION 3: Activating Parks, Trails & Outdoor Spaces
a) Safe routes to parks: Engaging communities, R. Banner, National Recreation and Park Association, USA
b) Assessing local parks and outdoor spaces for physical activity: Building an online database for physical activity prescription programs in rural and urban areas, R.W. Christiana, Appalachian State University, USA
c) Integration of parks and trails as alternative transportation and preventive health factors, T.L. Penbrooke, NCSU, GP RED & GreenPlay, LLC, USA
d) ParkIndex: Commonality and diversity across academic, public health, and parks and recreation key informant perspectives on a national standardized park access tool, E.W. Stowe, University of South Carolina, USA

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Poster Session 2

The poster session will give presenters and attendees the opportunity to network and discuss the most recent active living research and practice/policy work across a broad range of topics and settings.

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Evening Activity: Dance 


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