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December 10, 2007

Priester call for presentations deadline extended

The Call for Presentations deadline for the 2008 Priester National Extension Health Conference has been extended to Dec. 14, 2007.

The conference is April 8-10, 2008 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, which serves Raleigh and Durham. It is sponsored by the North Carolina State University Family and Consumer Sciences Program, North Carolina Cooperative Extension and the United States Department of Agriculture-Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (USDA-CSREES).

The 2008 Priester National Extension Health Conference theme, "Building Healthy Communities, One Person at a Time," celebrates Cooperative Extension's long history of promoting health and preventing disease for individuals of every age and background, in families of all types, living in rural, suburban, and urban communities. The conference showcases the successful programs of Extension professionals, their community and organizational partners, and their students.

Conference Tracks are:
- Successful Aging
- Global Health
- Growing Up Healthy IRL (in real life)

Presentations that share health-related educational programs and resources, applied research, collaborative strategies and integrated programming ideas are welcome.

More information about the Priester Conference, including presentation proposal submission information, is available on line at http://continuingeducation.ncsu.edu/PNEHC/index.html

Named in honor of retired CSREES National Program Leader Jeanne Priester, the conference has drawn participants from the Cooperative Extension System state and county offices, CSREES/USDA, departments of public health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Rural Health, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. EPA, HUD Healthy Homes Program, National Cancer Institute, National 4H Council, National Rural Health Association, public school systems, local governments, non-profit and private organizations, faith-based organizations, and other university departments of health-related disciplines.

Priester Conference Coordinating Committee members are Dr. Sandy Wiggins, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Specialist for Environmental Health and Housing (sandy_wiggins@ncsu.edu); Dr. Robert Williamson, Extension Natural Resources Specialist (robertw@ncat.edu); and Ms. Julia Storm, agromedicine information specialist (julia_storm@ncsu.edu).

Posted by Dave at December 10, 2007 11:24 AM