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ISBNPA 2012 Pre-Conference Workshop

ISBNPA 2012 Pre-Conference Workshop

“Parenting Measurement: Current Status and Consensus Reports”

Research on health promotion parenting is constrained by measures that differ in definitions, component constructs, and numbers and types of items.  Conflicting findings in the literature may be due to differences in measures.  Research on parenting aspects of child obesity prevention will more rapidly advance when consensus and validated measures are available.  The 2012 ISBNPA Pre-Conference Meeting on Parenting Measurement will be action oriented.  Investigators from several countries have been invited to address critical issues in the measurement of parenting style and practices (re: diet, physical activity, sedentary behaviors).  Attendees will self-select into four working groups, which will take the next steps in designing and conducting the identified research and develop ties post conference through international collaborative programs.

Pre-Conference attendance is limited to 100 registrants to facilitate exchange of ideas and promote discussion among the attendees.

The conference will be held at the premier USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center in one of the US's biggest, most technologically advanced, most diverse, and FRIENDLIEST U.S. Cities...Houston.  Houston, with 5.9 million residents, is the fourth most populous city in the United States, trailing only New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

2012 Pre-ISBNPA-Workshop Submission Dates:
     -Call For Abstracts
          Opens 10/28/2011, Closes 01/15/2012
          Click here for the pre-conference abstract submission guidelines
     -Author Notification:  Jan 31, 2012
          Now Open
          Click HERE to register for the Pre-Conference
          Limited to first 100 registrants

Click here to view the 2012 Pre-Conference Workshop Agenda.

For more information on this workshop, please contact

Click HERE for travel information.

Attention Pre-Conference Attendees!  The Houston Marriott Courtyard at the Texas Medical Center has offered a special BCM ISBNPA conference rate of $109.00 per night - contact Alex Solorzano, at 713 351 1025 or email your reservation request to

For more information on area hotels, visit these hotel websites:
Holiday Inn and Suites Medical Center
Hilton Houston Plaza and Medical Center
Houston Marriott at the Texas Medical Center
Hotel Zaza
Residence Inn Houston Medical Center
Courtyard Houston Medical Center

For more information about Houston, Texas:
Visit Houston - Vacation Planning
Things to Do in Houston
Houston on a Budget