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Abstracts, Workshops Needed for Active Living Research Conference


Our friends at Active Living Research (ALR) are seeking abstracts and “high quality workshops” that will be considered for presentation at its 2014 Annual Conference, set for March 9-12 in San Diego, Calif.

Next year’s conference is themed “Niche to Norm,” focused on the importance of advancing healthy, active living. As ALR notes on its conference website, environmental and policy changes designed to increase physical activity, such as Complete Streets ordinances or Safe Routes to School policies, used to be rare. But they are increasing becoming more common as policymakers look to reduce high rates of obesity nationwide.

ALR is looking to make its conference the top venue for cutting-edge research in this area, but wants ensure that research also is accessible to non-scientists. Abstracts can be related to all populations, environments and policy areas, although ALR is encouraging researchers to submit documents focused on informing “strategies for increasing physical activity among racially and ethnically diverse populations of youth and those living in lower-income communities who are at greatest risk for obesity.”

ALR also is accepting applications for workshops from researchers and practitioners, specifically looking for interactive sessions that “have clear learning objectives” that run 1.5 or 3 hours.

The submission deadline is Sept. 4. Click here to complete your application.