Friday, February 23, 2007

Friday, February 23, 2007

7:15 a.m. Breakfast and Registration

7:30 a.m. Roundtable Discussions

8:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Address
Myron Floyd, PhD, Program Committee Chair, North Carolina State University
James F. Sallis, PhD, Director, Active Living Research
James S. Marks, PhD, MPH, Senior Vice President and Director of Health Group, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

9:00 a.m. Plenary Presentations
1) Preventing Childhood Obesity through State Legislation: Patterns and Predictors of Policy Enactment, Tegan Boehmer, PhD, Saint Louis University
2) Relationships of Urban Containment Policies to Physical Activity: A Longitudinal Analysis of Large U.S. Metropolitan Areas, Semra Aytur, PhD, MPH, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
3) Fear of Walking Outdoors: An Ecological Analysis of Violence and Disorder in Urban Neighborhoods, Caterina Roman, PhD, The Urban Institute

10:30 a.m. Break and Morning Physical Activity
Lift Off, Led by Antronette Yancey, PhD, MPH, UCLA School of Public Health

11:00 a.m. Panel Presentation

From Research to Policy

Larry Morandi, National Conference of State Legislatures

Panel Members:
The Promise of Wisconsin's 1999 Comprehensive Planning Law - A Play in Three Acts, Joseph M. Schilling, JD, LLM, Metropolitan Institute at Virginia Tech
Intergovernmental Coordination and School Siting, David Salvesen, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
• John M. Vasquez, Supervisor, Solano County, CA (District 4)
• Lori Saldana, Assembly Member, California State Assembly

12:30 p.m. Lunch and Physical Activity Break
Activities included:
• Yoga Session
• Downtown San Diego Walking Tour
• Coronado Beach Lunch and Stroll
• Coronado Walking Tour
• Group Run
• Bike Scavenger/Bike Ride along San Diego Bay
• Tennis
• Volleyball
• African Dance

2:45 p.m. Concurrent Presentation Sessions

SESSION 1 - Perceptions of Environments
a) What Do New Orleans Residents Want in Their Neighborhoods? Priorities for Building Urban Communities, Thomas Farley, MD, MPH, Tulane University
b) Perceptions of the Environment and Physical Activity: Gender Differences Among Urban African American Adolescents, Amy Vastine Ries, PhD, MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
c) The Association of Park Environments and Physically Active Recreation Among African American Visitors, Kindal A. Shores, PhD, East Carolina University
d) The Influence of Perceptions on the Relationship between Physical Activity and Neighborhood Environment, Andrea D. Livi Smith, MS, University of Maryland

SESSION 2 - Schools and Active Living
a) Critical Factors for Active School Travel Among Low-Income and Minority Students, Noreen C. McDonald, PhD, University of Virginia
b) Ethnic Disparity in Environmental Support for Children's Walking to School, Xuemei Zhu, BArch, Texas A&M University
c) Predictors of Overweight and Physical Activity During the School Day, Christopher J. Gidlow, PhD, Stafforshire University, United Kingdom
d) The Impact of Texas Senate Bill 19 on Elementary School Children's Level of Physical Activity, Steven H. Kelder, PhD, MPH, University of Texas School of Public Health

SESSION 3 - Active Living in Diverse Populations
a) Designed to Deter: Community Barriers to Physical Activity for People with Visual or Motor Impairments, Corinne E. Kirchner, PhD, American Foundation for the Blind
b) Mind Over Matter? Neighborhood Structural and Perceptual Factors and their Relative Importance to Activity Engagement in Older Adults, Diane King, PhD, Kaiser Permanente
c) Assessing the Relationship between Path Design Characteristics and Path Choice for Walking among Active Older Adults in Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Anjali Joseph, PhD, The Center for Health Design
d) Socio-Economic Status and Perceived Barriers to Physical Activity: An Ecological Perspective, Ester Cerin, PhD, Institute of Human Performance, The University of Hong Kong

4:15 p.m. Networking Break

4:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker Presentation

Healthy Environments and Healthy People
Robert Bullard, PhD, Director, Environmental Justice Resource Center, Clark Atlanta University

5:30 p.m. Poster and Technology Session (Cocktail Reception)
Technology Vendors included:
ActiGraph, LLC
Diabetes Prevention Source
New-Lifestyles, Inc.

7:00 Dinner on your own