Vital Signs Webinar: More adults with disabilities need physical activity - How can health professionals help?


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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m ET
Location: webinar

Adults with disabilities are more likely to be inactive and have certain chronic diseases than adults without disabilities.  Your patients with disabilities are 82% more likely to be physically active if you recommend it.  You can make a difference.

Please join an expert panel for a webinar on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT.  The panel will address how you can discuss and recommend appropriate physical activity options and programs for your adult patients with disabilities. 

This webinar is sponsored in part bySponsored by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

**Please note that the intended audience for this session is healthcare providers. We appreciate you sharing this announcement with your clinical colleagues across your organizations and networks.**


Welcome & Introduction

  • Brandy Peaker, MD, MPH -  LCDR, U.S. Public Health Service, Coordinator, Medical and Business Outreach Programs, CDC Vital SignsTM

Discussion of Clinical Tools/Resources

  • Dianna Carroll, PhD, MS - LCDR, U.S. Public Health Service, Senior Health Scientist, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC
  • Cheri Blauwet, MD - Sports Medicine Fellow, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Northwestern School of Medicine; Chair, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Medical Committee
  • Lisa Culver, PT, DPT, MBA  - Senior Specialist, Clinical Practice, Department of Clinical Practice and Research, American Physical Therapy Association
  • Adrian Hutber, PhD  - Vice President, Exercise is Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine

Discussion of Clinical Tools/Resources

  • James Rimmer, PhD  -  Director of the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability 
  • Matt Holder, MD - Global Medical Advisor and Darcie Mersereau, Vice President, Health Programs, Special Olympics 

Followed by a question and answer session


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