Riverwalk Hotel and Conference Center
225 Water Street
Binghamton, New York 13901
While there is no cost to attend the conference, registration is required, as space is limited.
Jointly hosted by Binghamton University, Conversations in the Disciplines, and the Binghamton Biomedical Research Group.
This conference provides a venue for scholars, service practitioners and health professionals who study and address the incidence of obesity in children to share their knowledge from the perspective of their respective disciplines. The goal is to help all participants arrive at a more comprehensive understanding of the phenomenon of childhood obesity and its important implications so that they are better able to collaborate on developing community-based solutions.
The two-day symposium will include fourteen invited speakers, two poster sessions, a panel of local service providers, and breakout sessions to discuss specific topics and challenges in greater depth. The speakers are all experts on childhood obesity and drawn from a number of SUNY campuses, as well as national, regional, and local organizations and colleges/universities. While the presenters will focus on their research and practice related to childhood obesity, the research poster sessions will cover a wide variety of biomedical and community topics.
Dr. Allison Alden, Conference Co-Director
Director, Center for Civic Engagement, Binghamton University
Dr. Susan Terwilliger, Conference Co-Director
Clinical Associate Professor, Decker School of Nursing, Binghamton University
Dr. Mandana Arabi, Executive Director of Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science, New York
Academy of Sciences
Nancy Coddington, Community Outreach Coordinator, WSKG Public Broadcasting
Kathy Cramer, Lourdes Hospital
Claudia Edwards, Director of Public Health, Broome County
Patricia Fell, Director of Community Health Services, United Health Services Stay Healthy
Laura Fitzgerald, Director of Research & Clinical Innovation, Guthrie Healthcare System
Dr. Ralph Garruto, Professor of Anthropology, Binghamton University
Yvonne Johnston, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, Binghamton University
Dr. John G. Kral, Professor of Surgery and Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Dr. Ken McLeod, Professor of Bioengineering, Binghamton University
Mary McFadden, Department of Public Health, Broome County
Heidi Nevgloski, Office of the Dean, Upstate Medical University, Binghamton Clinical Campus
Sudhindra Rao, Doctoral Student, Biological Sciences, Binghamton University
Mary Lou Sollis, Assistant to the Vice President for Research, Binghamton University
Last Updated: 10/2/12