Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Agenda

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Agenda

ALR Annual Conference

7:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Conference Registration

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

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Morning Announcements

8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. NIH Fogarty International and Childhood Obesity Research in Latin America
Nalini Anand, JD, MPH, Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health

In October 2014, the Fogarty International Center (FIC) convened international experts to review research and capacity-building priorities related to preventing childhood obesity in Latin America. Key themes, including identified research and training gaps and opportunities, were discussed.

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Plenary Symposium

The Leading Edge of Research on Physical Activity, Obesity and the Built Environment: New Results from Multi-Country Studies

The International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment (ISCOLE) and the International Physical Activity and the Environment Network (IPEN) Adult and Adolescent studies are state-of-the-art research studies focused on the built and social environments and how they influence obesity and physical activity. Each of the three studies involves investigators and research centers from at least 10 countries. Together they reflect the best and most current understanding of how environments influence the critical health behaviors (physical activity and diet) which underlie obesity.

Symposium Chair: Michael Pratt MD, MPH, Emory University


The International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment (ISCOLE)
Peter Katzmarzyk, PhD, Pennington Biomedical Research Center

International Physical Activity and the Environment Network (IPEN) Adult Study
Jacqueline Kerr, PhD, University of California, San Diego

IPEN Adolescents Brazil
Rodrigo Reis, PhD, Pontiff Catholic University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil; Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil, IPEN Adolescent Study

Discussant: Nalini Anand, JD, MPH, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health

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

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Presentations - Session A

SESSION 1: Parks & Recreation
a) The Chicago Plays! Initiative: Evaluation of a Natural Experiment to Increase Park Use, Sandy Slater, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
b) The Paradox of Parks in Low-Income Areas: Park Use and Incivilities, Deborah Cohen, MD, MPH, RAND
c) Disparities in Physical Activity Resource Availability in the United States, Sydney Jones, BS, BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
d) The Active By Community Design (ABCD) Project: Partnerships, People and Parks, Glenn Austin, MHSc, Wide Bay Medicare Local

SESSION 2: Environments for Walking
a) Point-of-Decision Prompts Increase Walking in a Large Metropolitan Airport: The Walk to Fly Study, Janet Fulton, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
b) Where Do People Prefer to Walk? A Pedestrian Route Choice Model Developed from GPS Data, Joseph Broach, MA Economics, Portland State University
c) Objectively Measured Walking and Built Environments in Small Towns and Urban Areas, Orion Stewart, MUP, University of Washington
d) The Walking Renaissance: Insights from the Greater Los Angeles Area, Kenneth Joh, PhD, Texas A&M University

SESSION 3: Rural Communities
a) Personal, Environmental and Social Predictors of Accelerometer Measured Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity of Bruneian Adolescents, David Sun, PhD, Universiti Brunei Darussalam
b) Physical Activity among Native Youth: A Systematic Review, Ricky Camplain, MSPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
c) Generating Rural Options for Weight-Healthy Kids and Communities, Anne Lindsay, MS, University of Nevada, Reno
d) Rural Active Living: A Call to Action, M. Renée Umstattd Meyer, PhD, Baylor University

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Networking Lunch with Discussion Tables

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Concurrent Presentations - Session B

SESSION 1: Measuring Active Environments
a) Destinations that Older Adults Experience within their Activity Spaces: Relation to Physical Activity, Jana Hirsch, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
b) Validity of Google Earth Aerial and Street Views for Measuring Land Uses: Comparisons to Field Observations, Jonathan Kurka, MS, Arizona State University
c) Developing a Practical Protocol to Diagnose a Neighborhood Environment for Healthy Communities in Korea, Jacheol Kim, PhD, Gachon University
d) A Technology-Driven, Citizen Science Approach To Creating Healthier Neighborhoods, Sandra Winter, PhD, MHA, Stanford University School of Medicine

SESSION 2: Active Travel to School
a) Environmental Correlates of Active Travel to School, by Distance Ranges, Young-Jae Kim, PhD, Texas A&M University
b) A Multi-Site Study of Environmental Correlates of Active Commuting to School in Mexican Children, Alejandra Jáuregui de la Mota, MSc, PhD(c), Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública
c) A Contextual Look at Safe Routes to School Program Implementation in Texas: Results of Qualitative Interviews, Heather Atteberry, MPH, University of Texas School of Public Health
d) Effects of Funding Allocation for Safe Routes to School Programs on Active Commuting to School, Self-Reported Physical Activity, and Environmental Factors, Deanna Hoelscher, PhD, University of Texas School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus

SESSION 3: Partnerships
a) Adaptive Partnerships: Collaborative Research as a Basis for Comprehensive Obesity Prevention Strategies for Latino Middle-School Children, Alexandra Wells, MS, UW-Madison Environmental Design Lab 
b) Assessing Community Readiness for Childhood Obesity Prevention: Findings from Georgia, Erica Sheldon, MPH, Georgia State University
c) Examining How a Community Coalition Creates and Implements Policy Changes to Promote Physical Activity: The Case of Get Fit Kauai, Lehua Choy, MPH, University of Hawaii
d) Evaluation of Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities, Laura Brennan, PhD, MPH, Transtria LLC

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Town Hall Discussion and Endurance Prizes

James F. Sallis, Ph.D., Director, Active Living Research

Must be present to win.