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    Physical Disabilities Through the Lifespan
    July 21-22, 2003
    Natcher Conference Center, National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, MD

    In developed nations, improvements in health care have resulted in an
    unprecedented increase in the numbers of older individuals- and individuals
    with disabilities- who are living longer, more active lives. The increase in
    the number of aging persons with disabilities is the result of more
    individuals with serious disabilities living longer and of the accumulation
    of disabilities associated with a larger aging population.

    This conference will focus on the special problems faced by individuals with
    physical disabilities across the lifespan as they seek more productive roles
    in society. The goal of the conference will be to set a research agenda to:

    * Identify gaps in scientific knowledge about the special
    problems of aging for individuals with disabilities, and
    * Inform public policy on issues related to aging and

    Plenary sessions are designed to provide a common frame of reference for all
    participants on broad issues such as demography of disability, the
    biological processes of aging that affect all individuals, and consumer
    participation in research and policy.

    Breakout sessions are constructed to address crosscutting issues that affect
    many disability groups, as well as issues specific to individual disability
    areas. The charge to each breakout session is to determine the questions
    that need to be answered to advance science and to inform public policy.

    Who should attend? Scientists, Policy Makers, Researchers, Physical
    Therapists, Clinicians, and Individuals with Disabilities.

    For detailed agenda and to register:

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