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A webinar for clinicians from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

More adults with disabilities need physical activity –
How can health professionals help?

Tuesday May 20, 2014, 2:00PM-3:00PM ET


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. 

Sponsored by:

Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Welcome & Introduction

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


  • 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


Please access the recent and relevant CDC Vital Signs™ at
 CDC Vital Signs