The 2016 Active Living Research Annual Conference brings together active living researchers and champions from over 30 disciplines to advance knowledge and action around active communities. The 2016 conference theme, “Equity in Active Living”, explores opportunities to ensure that all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, economic background, level of education, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical and/or cognitive ability, have access to safe and enjoyable places to be physically active. The conference is the premier venue for both cutting-edge research and for making findings useable by non-scientists.
The conference agenda has two focus areas: research and practice/policy. Integrating two focus areas provides opportunities for exchange on how to use evidence to increase physical activity in many settings, identify new policy-relevant research questions, and develop new collaborations across sectors. The program will be comprised of approximately two-thirds research-oriented and one-third practice/policy-oriented presentations, with some overlap.
•The premier venue for public health, transportation, urban planning, parks and recreation, and education to intersect.
•Network with academics and researchers, regulatory and governmental agencies, practitioners, and educators.
•Learn from experts and opinion leaders in the field.
•Each year ALR generates a journal issue of selected papers from the conference. Past ALR issues have appeared in journals such as the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Health & Place, Journal of Adolescent Health, and Preventive Medicine. If you would like your organization to be associated with a journal issue from ALR 2016, please contact [email protected]
•This is a very active conference! There will be a wide range of physical activity breaks, including walking, cycling, yoga and Zumba.
The conference will include active living presentations and workshops on the following broad topic areas:
•Urban planning for healthy communities
•Parks and recreation
•School policies and environments
•Policy and environmental strategies
•Tools and measures of active environments
Using Elsevier's new ALR2016 app, you can browse the scientific programme by days, topic or speaker, create your own personal programme, locate rooms and exhibitor stands on the floor plans, and more. Before first use, you will need to download the latest conference data and then afterwards, you can use the app offline.