Active Living Research Annual Conference

02/09/2021 – 02/11/2021

US Grant Hotel, downtown San Diego, CA, USA

The seventh Active Living Research Annual Conference will be held February 9-11, 2010 at The US Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego, CA.

The theme for the 2010 conference is Engaging Communities to Create Active Living Environments. The theme encompasses multiple research areas that are related to ALR's goal of reversing the childhood obesity epidemic. To enhance the relevance and impact of research, it is important to engage communities in defining research questions, identifying promising environmental and policy solutions, and ensuring results are meaningful to the people who are affected. The theme also includes research on communicating research to communities and engaging communities in using research to advocate for improved conditions to support active living.

A secondary theme of the conference is Accelerating Progress in Reversing Childhood Obesity. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and ALR have a goal of reversing the epidemic by 2015, which is just a few years away. Slow, steady change will not be sufficient to meet this goal, so we'll examine potential solutions that can be implemented both rapidly and widely. Creative thinking, unexpected partnerships, bold communication strategies, and innovative research and evaluation methods will be explored.

The conference agenda will contain a variety of breakfast roundtable discussions, keynote speaker, plenary and concurrent presentations, as well as panel presentations. The conference is not CME (continuing medical education) or CEU (continuing education units) accredited.

For more information, please contact:

Active Living Research
San Diego State University
3900 Fifth Avenue, Suite 310
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: 619-260-5534
Fax: 619-260-1510