Virtual Workshop on Physical Activity Interventions for Wheelchair Users, Dec. 1–3
The NIH Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Can Physical Activity Improve the Health of Wheelchair Users?—originally planned for March 2020—has been rescheduled for Dec. 1-3. The workshop will take place online only, with opportunities to submit questions and comments during open discussion periods.
This virtual event is organized by the Office of Disease Prevention, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. It will assess the scientific evidence on 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 using 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.
Learn more and register at prevention.nih.gov/P2P-PAforWheelchairUsers.