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Workshop on Physical Activity Interventions for Wheelchair Users

The Office of Disease Prevention will hold a Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Can Physical Activity Improve the Health of Wheelchair Users? Mar. 30-31 at Natcher Conference Center. It will assess the scientific evidence to better understand the potential benefits of physical activity interventions for people at risk of using, or currently using, wheeled mobility devices such as a manual wheelchair, motorized wheelchair or scooter. 

Speakers will identify and address research gaps related to the safe and effective types and amount of exercise for people who use wheeled mobility devices.

The workshop is designed for researchers, health care professionals and non-scientists. Individuals who use wheeled mobility devices and caregivers are particularly encouraged to attend. Cosponsors include NICHD’s National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research and NINDS.

The event is free and open to the public. Register at prevention.nih.gov/P2P-PAforWheelchairUsers-Register. Attendees can join either in person or via NIH Videocast.

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