The 2nd HWRN Symposium will be held on Friday April 5, 2019 at the Omni Parker House in Boston.  There is no charge to attend the symposium.
 
The symposium will provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, people with disabilities, family members, and other interested individuals to learn about current research 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.

Attendees are encouraged to submit proposals for poster presentations that can feature new work or research that has been previously presented or published.

Posters should reflect the HWRN’s Research Agenda, which focuses on the following topics relevant to children and youth with ASD and their families:
 
(1) Eating patterns, eating behaviors, and family practices around food/mealtimes;
(2) Physical activity and sedentary behavior patterns and their relation to weight status;
(3) The influence of school and community–based organizations on children’s food intake and physical activity, and how these environments may be modified to promote healthy weight in youth
(4) Prevention or intervention programs and/or systems of care that can be developed, adapted, and delivered in order to be responsive to the needs of youth with ASD/DD and yield the most positive outcomes possible;
(5) The characteristics, experiences, and/or priorities of individuals with ASD/DD and their families, and how these factors may influence or inform the maintenance of a healthy weight;
(6) The development and/or assessment of dietary, physical activity, and other relevant obesity-related measures for use in research with children and youth with ASD/DD.
 
Poster Abstracts Due:  February 15, 2019
 
Poster presenters must be present for the poster session and must register for the symposium at: 
https://tinyurl.com/HWRN2019

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* 1. First and Last Name of Corresponding Author

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* 2. Corresponding Author's Email

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* 3. Poster Title

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* 4. Poster Abstract (500 word limit total)

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* 5. First Author

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* 6. 2nd Author

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* 9. If there are more than 4 authors on the poster, please list their names, degrees, and institutional affiliations below.

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