Friday, January 30, 2004

Friday, January 30, 2004

7:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration

8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Anne Vernez-Moudon, Dr. es Sc., Program Committee Chair
James Sallis, Ph.D., Director, Active Living Research
M. Katherine Kraft, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Opening Address:
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A., President and Chief Executive Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

8:30 a.m. Active Living Research -- Round 1 Grantee Presentations
Environmental Assessment of Public Recreational Space, Brian E. Saelens, Ph.D., Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Environmental Characteristics of Recreational Areas: Study Update, Ariane R. Bedimo-Rung, Ph.D., Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Developing and Evaluating Objective Measures of Outdoor Recreational Areas, Philip Troped, Ph.D., M.S., Harvard School of Public Health

9:15 a.m. Overall Discussion

9:30 a.m. Active Living Research -- Round 1 Grantee Presentations and Discussion
Development and Validation of an E-diary System for Assessing Physical Activity and Travel Behaviors, Weimo Zhu, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Evaluation of Automated Systems for Assessing Physical Activity in Specific Environments, Patricia A. Sharpe, Ph.D., M.P.H., University of South Carolina; presented by Regina Fields, M.S., C.H.E.S.

10:00 a.m. Overall Discussion

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Active Living Research -- Round 1 Grantee Presentations and Discussion
Assessing Built Environment Features Linked to Physical Activity, Marlon G. Boarnet, Ph.D. and Kristen Day, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
Identifying and Measuring Environmental Determinants of Physical Activity, Reid Ewing, Ph.D., University of Maryland, Ross Brownson, Ph.D., and Susan Handy, Ph.D.
Measuring Connectivity for Bicycling and Walking, Jennifer Dill, Ph.D., Portland State University

11:15 a.m. Overall Discussion

11:30 a.m. Wrap-Up

11:45 a.m. Lunch and Physical Activity Time
Activited included:
• Shuttle to Torrey Pines Reserve
• Walking tour of Del Mar
• Walk/lunch on the beach


1:45 p.m. Afternoon Session Introduction

2:00 p.m. Paper Presentation:
Application of the 'Ecometrics' Approach to Validate Neighborhood-Level Measures of Walkability, Lise Gauvin, Ph.D., University of Montreal

2:30 p.m. Paper Presentation:
Using a Quasi-Experiment to Learn about Urban Form and Physical Activity: The California Safe Routes to Schools Program, Marlon G. Boarnet, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

3:00 p.m. Commissioned Paper Presentation:
Strategic Directions in Environmental and Policy Research on Physical Inactivity and on Preventing Youth Obesity, Thomas Robinson, M.D., M.P.H., and John Sirard, Ph.D., Stanford University

3:35 p.m. Break

4:00 p.m. Keynote Address

Applying the Diffusion Model to Active Living Innovations, Everett M. Rogers, Ph.D., Regent's Professor, Department of Communication and Journalism, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

5:00 p.m. Wrap-Up and Announcements

5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception and Poster Session

7:00 p.m. Dinner on your own

8:30 p.m. Live Rock 'n' Roll Music and Dancing
Featuring Forgotten Space with Jim Sallis