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"Our State of Obesity" symposium underway at Pittsburg State

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Organizers of the "Our State of Obesity" symposium have decided to offer the event for free.  The event is hosted by Pittsburg State's Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation.

"This is such an important topic for discussion that we didn't want to exclude any possible participants because of the fee," organizer Mike Leiker says in a news release issued by PSU.

The symposium is being held in the Student Recreation Center on the campus of PSU.

 

Friday July 26, 2013

 

  • 1:10 – 1:15, Opening Remarks – Mike Leiker,Pittsburg State University
  • 1:15 – 1:25, Welcome – Dr. Steve Scott, President,Pittsburg State University
  • 1:30 – 2:00, Presentation – Mike Carper, Ph.D.,Pittsburg State University - Skeletal Muscle's Involvement in Obesity
  • 2:05 – 2:35, Presentation – Theresa Van Becelaere,APRN, Pittsburg State University - Know Your Numbers:" Is YourLifestyle Leading to Diabetes?"
  • 2:35 – 2:45, Break – Beverages and Snacks
  • 2:50 – 3:20, Presentation – Jamie Wood, PittsburgState University - Success of Behavioral Interventions for Reduction ofChildhood Obesity: A Review of Reviews
  • 3:25 – 3:55, Presentation – Steve Sedbrook and RobHefley, Fort Hays State University and Pittsburg State University - The Roleof PK-12 Health, Physical Education, and Athletics in Student Physical Activityand Physical Fitness
  • 4:00 – 4:30, Presentation – Laura Covert,Pittsburg State University - Actively Engaging the Older Adult….and We'reNot Talking About Bingo!!
  • 4:35 – 5:05 Presentation – Dr. Rick Schoeling,Schoeling Family Practice - Endocrinology and Obesity
  • 5:05 – 5:10, Closing Remarks – John Oppliger,Pittsburg State University

 

Saturday July 27, 2013

 

  • 8:30 – 8:35 Welcome – Mike Leiker / Mike Carper
  • 8:40 – 9:40, Key Note – Dr. John Thyfault, Ph.D.,University of Missouri
  • 9:40 – 10:00, Break
  • 10:05 – 10:35, Presentation – Paula Clayton,Director, Bureau of Health Promotion - Population Based Effects of Obesityin the State of Kansas
  • 10:40 – 11:10, Presentation – Greg Kandt, FortHays State University - Evolving Body Composition Assessment Tools andPractical Metrics for Health Related Physical Activity
  • 11:15 – 11:45, Presentation – Mike Leiker,Pittsburg State University - Exercise Is Medicine
  • 11:50 – 12:20, Panel – E.I.M. Panel Discussion -Mike Leiker
  • 12:20 – 12:30, Closing Remarks – John Oppliger,Pittsburg State University

 

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