The 2nd Healthy Weight Research Network Symposium: Promoting Healthy Weight in Children & Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Current Research and Future Directions

The 2nd Healthy Weight Research Network Symposium: Promoting Healthy Weight in Children & Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Current Research and Future Directions

Friday, April 5, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m ET
Location: Parker Omni House, Boston, MA

This free symposium will provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, people with disabilities, family members, and other interested individuals to learn about current research in the field related to promoting healthy weight for children intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Through knowledge translation and dissemination this interdisciplinary symposium provides an opportunity to shine a light on the need for evidence-based health promotion programs, practices, and policies on behalf of this population.

The symposium will include:

  • talks by leading researchers on health disparities, nutrition, eating behaviors, physical activity, and weight management for children with IDD
  • a poster session to highlight innovative research activities that align with the HWRN's research agenda
  • a networking reception (during the poster session) to enable conference participants to meet and learn from one another

Register now to attend! https://tinyurl.com/HWRN2019

For more information about the HWRN, see: https://HWRN.org

The HWRN is supported by a cooperative agreement from the Maternal Child Health Bureau (UA3MC25735) and is coordinated by the E.K. Shriver Center at UMass Medical School in collaboration with Tufts University School of Medicine.