Active Living Research Seeks Conference Abstracts and Award Nominations
Active Living Research (ALR), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,
announces a call for presentation and workshop
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10th Annual Conference on February 26-28, 2013, in San Diego, CA. The conference theme is
"Achieving Change Across Sectors: Integrating Research, Policy and Practice,"
and recognizes the importance of engaging people from multiple disciplines to increase
physical activity and help reverse the obesity epidemic.
Call for Abstracts - Research & Practice Tracks
The aim of the ALR conference is to be the premier venue for both cutting-edge research on
active living and for making findings accessible to and useable by non-scientists. Thus,
the 2013 conference will be organized into two tracks - research and practice.
ALR welcomes abstracts related to all populations and active living environments and
policies in all settings. Abstracts related to the conference theme and abstracts on
research and practice that inform strategies for increasing physical activity among racial
and ethnic minority youth and those living in lower-income communities who are at greatest
risk for obesity are encouraged.
Call for Workshops
ALR seeks high quality workshops for researchers (e.g. methods, statistics) and
practitioners (e.g. use of measures, dissemination or translation of findings to inform
policy and practice). These sessions must be interactive and have clear learning
objectives. Workshops can be proposed for either 1.25 or 3-hour formats.
Read the full Call for Presentation and Workshop Abstracts:
Call for Award Nominations
The "Translating Research to Policy Award" acknowledges innovative teams or
individuals who have had success in catalyzing policy or environmental change related to
youth physical activity, sedentary behavior and obesity prevention. In addition to a cash
prize, the winner will be invited to present at the 2013 ALR Annual Conference and the
case study will appear in the conference program.
Read the full Call for Nominations:
The submission deadline for presentation abstracts, workshops and award nominations is
August 31, 2012, 4:00 p.m. PT. Notifications will be sent out in early November 2012.
If you have questions, please contact:
Amanda Wilson, M.S.R.S.
Active Living Research