Health & Disability

April 21, 2008 • Volume 5, Number 2


Accessibility & Games for Health Conference

The Games for Health Conference is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to learn more about how video games can convey health messages or change health behaviors. The conference will bring together researchers, medical professionals, and game developers to share information and best practices about the impact games and game technologies can have on health care and policy.

Date: May 7-9, 2008
Location: Baltimore, MD
For more information, visit conference site.

The New Professional: Leadership in Science, Practice, Policy and Advocacy, AAIDD 132nd Annual Meeting
Date: May 28-30, 2008
Location: Washington, DC
For more information, go to AAIDD Conference Website.

Spina Bifida Conference (SBA) 35th National Conference

The SBA National Conference will provide up-to-date information about urology, orthopedics, neurology, neurosurgery treatment, education, transition, and other pertinent topics for children and adults with Spina Bifida, their families, physicians, nurses, other healthcare providers, educators and service providers.

Date: June 22-25, 2008
Location: Tucson, Arizona
For more information, visit conference site.

RESNA 2008 Annual Conference
The 2008 Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Annual Conference is a public forum that brings together service providers, researchers, educators and consumers in the field assistive and rehabilitation technology to discuss state of the art research, design work, and clinical findings that will enhance independence and community participation for persons with all types of disabilities and across the age span.

Date: June 26-30, 2008
Location: Washington, DC
For more information, visit conference site.

Autism Society of America 2008 National Conference
Date: July 9-12, 2008
Location: Orlando, Florida
For more information, visit the conference website.

The 11th International Fragile X Conference
Date: July 23-27, 2008
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Hosted by The Fragile X Resource Center of Missouri
For more information, visit National FragileX Foundation website.

Call for Papers
The Inclusive Fitness Conference: Exercise is for Everybody
Date: October 15-18, 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Deadline for Submission: April 23, 2008

The Inclusive Fitness Conference is the first conference for practitioners in fitness and wellness to learn about creating and executing a plan of action to make your facility accessible to all. Papers are invited on as wide a variety of topics including fitness techniques, exercise science, recreation, sports, assistive technology, programming, health promotion, evidence-based practice, wellness and more.

Please email all submissions to Marc Onigman. Submissions should include: Speaker's Name, Job Title, Company, Street Address, City, State, Zip, Country, Phone, Fax, Email, Bio, Presentation Title, Abstract (A concise paragraph describing the session content), Objectives (3 examples of what the attendees will take away), Session Format (i.e. solo session, workshop, panel, roundtable), and Target Audience. If the submitter is different from the speaker, please provide your own details (name, company, phone, email).