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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presents Weight of the Nation™ 2012, its national conference on obesity prevention and control. The theme for the 2012 conference is Moving Forward, Reversing the Trend. Conference organizers will illustrate this theme through presentations—concurrent, plenary, poster or video—that emphasize how communities; early care and education facilities; medical care facilities; workplaces; states, territories, and tribes; and schools can change nutrition and physical activity environments to prevent and control obesity. The conference will convene elected and appointed public policy makers; federal, tribal, state, local, and territorial public health practitioners; media and social marketing experts; and partners and researchers vested in obesity prevention and control.

Persons and organizations engaged in developing, implementing, and evaluating policy system and environmental strategies to address obesity are invited to submit proposals.

The proposals will be used to select track specific concurrent panelists and poster presentations.

  • Concurrent sessions will foster discussion among panelists and with the audience on the use of policy, system and environmental approaches (PSE) to promote dietary quality, increase physical activity and prevent obesity.The concurrent session tracks are: agriculture, access, and sustainability; built environment and transportation; early care and education; law and legal authorities; medical care; schools; states and communities; and workplaces.An overview of each track with instructions on proposal submissions is detailed below.
  • Poster sessions will feature traditional and film technology formats. As only a limited number of proposals will be selected for oral presentation, other highly rated proposals may be invited as posters.

Click here to submit your proposal.

Proposal Submission Instructions 

Submit online beginning Monday, August 1, 2011 and no later than 3:00 PM EST, Sunday, October 2, 2011.

  • Word Limit - 600 words or less.
  • Indicate applicability of the strategy to one or more of the intervention settings: early care and education; medical care; schools; communities; or workplaces.
  • Identify the evidence for the strategy: emerging, promising, or best practices.

For a detailed listing of submission/track information please click here. 

Please check event website at regularly for agenda updates.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 August 2011 10:04

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