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Obesity & the Built Environment


Monday, May 24
 Opening Session(549KB)
12:00-12:05Dr. Samuel Wilson, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  Opening Remarks(932KB)  
12:05 – 12:15Dr. Elias Zerhouni, Director, National Institutes of Health
12:15 – 12:35Secretary Tommy Thompson, Department of Health and Human Services
 Chair: Dr. Allen Dearry, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
12:35 – 1:35Federal Activities Addressing Environment and Obesity

Geoffrey Anderson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Ms. Cindy Burbank, Federal Highway Administration
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Kate Coler, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Dr. Henry Falk, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
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Mr. Peter Ashley, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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Dr. Allen Spiegel, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
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 Keynote Speaker
1:35 – 2:05Addressing the Environment to Reduce Obesity
Dr. James Hill, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
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2:05 – 2:40Afternoon Break
2:40 – 3:10Epidemiology, Engineering, and Environments:
Designing Healthy Futures

Dr. J. Michael McGinnis, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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3:10 – 3:40Poverty and Obesity
Dr. Adam Drewnowski, University of Washington
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3:40 – 4:10A New Role For Social Marketing
Dr. Edward Maibach, National Cancer Institute
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4:10 – 4:30Fighters for Fitness-Fitness Fighters Video
Mr. Ian Ellis James
4:30 – 5:30Physical Activity and Obesity Campaigns
Chair: Mr. Rich Killingsworth, Active Living by Design, UNC
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Life Step Programs
Mr. Tim McDonald, General Motors
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Get Kids in Action
Ms. Caryn Altman, Gatorade
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Gatorade PSA(7MB)

Ms. Molly White, Nike
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Tuesday, May 25
7:00-8:00 AMRegistration
 Plenary Sessions Remarks(368KB)
8:00-9:00Plenary Session I: Schools and Children
Chair: Dr. Shobha Srinivasan, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Toxic Classrooms: Marketing to Children in Schools
Dr. Alex Molnar, Arizona State University
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The School as a Contributing Factor to Adolescent Obesity
Dr. David F. Foulk, Florida State University
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Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities:
Opportunities and Challenges for Improving School Food Environments

Dr. Robert Gottlieb, Occidental College
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9:00-9:30Open Discussion with Panel Members

Ms. Sherée Thaxton, NC Department of Health and Human Services

Mr. Tim Torma, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

9:30-10:00Morning Break
10:00-11:30Breakout Session I: State of the Science
11:30-12:00Keynote Speaker

Addressing the Overweight/Obesity Epidemic:
The Role of the Environment
Dr. David Satcher
National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine

12:00-1:30PMLunch (on your own)
1:30-2:30Plenary Session II: Communities and Families
Chair: Dr. Andrew Dannenberg, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Community Design and Physical Activity: What do we know?
Dr. Susan Handy, University of California at Davis
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Community Design and Individual Well Being: The Multiple Impacts of the Built Environment on Public Health
Dr. Lawrence D. Frank, University of British Columbia
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Rethinking Community Planning and School Siting to Address the Obesity Epidemic
Ms. Marya Morris, American Planning Association
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2:30-3:00Open Discussion with Panel Members

Dr. Reid Ewing, University of Maryland

Ms. Megan Susman, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

3:00-3:30Afternoon Break
3:30-5:00Breakout Session II: Setting the Research Agenda
 Keynote Speaker
5:00-5:30 Addressing Health Disparities
Dr. Louis W. Sullivan
Morehouse School of Medicine
 Afternoon Exercise
6:00-7:00Afternoon Exercise Program

Ms. Jacqueline Jackson, Department of Health and Human Services

Wednesday, May 26
7:00-7:30 AMMorning Exercise Program

Ms. Jacqueline Jackson, Department of Health and Human Services

8:00-9:00Plenary Session III: Worksites, Employers and Employees
Chair: Mr. David Brown, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

The Financial Impact of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction Programs in the Workplace: Establishing a Business Case for Increased Investment in Employee Health and Well-Being
Dr. Ron Goetzel Cornell University and Medstat
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Creating Workplace Environments to Combat Obesity
Dr. Michael O'Donnell, American Journal of Health Promotion, Inc.
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Using Obesity-Specific Medical Claims Cost Analysis to Guide Obesity Prevention Strategies in the Worksite Environments
Dr. David Chenoweth,
Worksite Health Promotion, East Carolina Univ.
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9:00-9:30Open Discussion with Panel Members

Dr. James Sallis, San Diego State University

Dr. David McCarron, Academic Network

9:30-10:00Morning Break
10:00-11:30Breakout Session III: Developing Intervention Strategies
11:30-12:00Synthesis and Discussion(1MB)    

Dr. Allen Dearry, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

12:00-12:30Closing Remarks

Dr. Kenneth Olden, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

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