This site
best viewed
at
800x600

Welcome
Conferences 
 & Reports
N.E. Healthy 
 Weight Collab.
Task Forces
Funding Sources
Web Resources
About NECON
Contact NECON

 
New England Coalition for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention

Agenda

24TH ANNUAL NECON CONFERENCE ON PROMOTING PREVENTION
THE SCIENCE OF PREVENTION

FRIDAY - OCTOBER 8, 2004
Registration Fee: $75
The public is welcome to attend. Please register at the door.

The Westin
1 West Exchange Street
Providence, RI

8:00am

Welcome
Bertram A. Yaffe, Chair, NECON
The Honorable Donald L. Carcieri, Governor, State of RI
Introduction: Charles Tretter, Executive Director, New England Governors' Conference, Inc.

   

8:30am

Panel: The Science of Prevention
Moderator: Michael Samuelson, Sr. Management Lead, Health & Wellness Division, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island

  • Terrie Fox Wetle, Ph.D., Assoc. Dean of Medicine for Public Health and Public Policy, Brown University
  • Bill Whitmer, MBA, President & CEO, Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO)
  • Steven L. Gortmaker, Ed.D., MS, Ph.D., Director of Society, Human Development & Health, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Deborah Riebe, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Rhode Island
  • David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, Director, Yale Prevention Research Center
   

10:30am

Networking Break

   

10:45am

What Works

    1) What Works in Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Prevention
    Gilbert J. Botvin, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Institute for Prevention Research, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
    Introduction: Joseph Bevilacqua, Ph.D., Chair, NECON Task Force on Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Prevention
    2) What Works in Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS
    Donna M. Gallagher, RNC, MS, ANP, FAAN, Director, New England AIDS Education & Training Center

   

12:15pm

Working Lunch
Recognition of New England Legislators: Promoting Prevention
Keynote Address
-- The Science of Prevention: Translating Discovery into Policy & Practice
Harvey V. Fineberg, M.D., Ph.D., President, the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies

   

1:30pm

What Works
Introduction: Bert Yaffe, Co-Chair, New England Healthy Weight Collaborative

    3) What Works in the Control of Overweight & Obesity
    Walter C. Willett, M.D., Dr. P.H., Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Chair, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health

   

2:30pm

Panel: Building State Coalitions for Prevention
Moderator: Patricia Risica, Dr.PH
Assistant Professor, Brown University
Institute for Community Health Promotion

  • CT - William Gerrish, MBA, Director, Office of Planning, Communications and Workforce Development, CT DPH
  • MA - Christine C. Ferguson, JD, Commissioner, MA DPH
  • ME - John R. Nicholas, Commissioner, Maine Bureau of Health
  • NH -William J. Kassler, MD, MPH, State Medical Director, NH DHHS
  • RI - Patricia A. Nolan, MD, MPH, Director of Health, RI Department of Health
  • VT - Donald Swartz, MD, Director of Maternal & Child Health, VT Department of Health
   

4:30pm

Closing Remarks

   

5:00pm

Conference Wrap-up and Cocktail Reception


FINAL 10/08/04

Welcome | Conferences & Reports | New England Healthy Weight Collaborative
Task Forces | Funding Sources | Web Resources | About NECON | Contact Us | Privacy Policy

Copyright 2000-2008 NECON. All rights reserved.
The New England Coalition for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
The Yaffe Foundation 2 Regency Plaza, Apt 912 Providence, RI 02903
Tel: 401.272.5522

MouseWorks Web Site Design