Accelerating the Development of Pediatric Physical Activity Interventions

Meeting Date and Time
Virtual via WebEx
Joyce Obeid, Ph.D., Nina S. Kadan-Lottick, M.D., M.S.P.H., David A. Dzewaltowski, Ph.D.
Obesity and Cancer Webinar Series

Date Posted

Physical activity promotion in pediatric populations could be an effective strategy for life course disease prevention, either by primary cancer prevention or by improving outcomes for cancer survivors. However, the journey from etiologic discovery to evidence-based behavioral intervention dissemination and implementation is long and uncertain.

Experts will describe pediatric physical activity research across the translational research continuum. They also will discuss opportunities to accelerate the application of pediatric physical activity knowledge from bench to bedside to communities.

This webinar is part of the NCI Obesity & Cancer Webinar Series, which aims to foster cross-disciplinary research on obesity that can help prevent, treat, and/or control cancer.


“Exercise and natural killer cells in children and adolescents”

Joyce Obeid, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Child Health & Exercise Medicine Program
Department of Pediatrics
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

“Moving forward: Physical activity interventions in childhood cancer survivors”

Nina S. Kadan-Lottick, M.D., M.S.P.H.
Oncology and Pediatrics
Director, Survivorship Research Initiative
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Washington, D.C.

“Community- and setting-engaged approaches for pediatric population health physical activity”

David A. Dzewaltowski, Ph.D.
Professor and Endowed Community Chair
Department of Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE


Heather Bowles, Ph.D.
Senior Epidemiologist
NCI Division of Cancer Prevention

Frank Perna, Ed.D., Ph.D.
Program Director
NCI Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences

Reasonable Accommodations

Closed captioning will be available to all participants. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should contact Requests should be made at least five business days in advance of the event.

The Obesity and Cancer Webinar Series is a trans-divisional NCI initiative.