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Meetings & Workshops

AACORN meetings and workshops have helped to shape a research agenda and identify elements of potentially effective research approaches related to eating, physical activity, and weight issues in African American communities. Please select a year for highlights of our activities with links to our related publications.

2016 - National Workshop

The African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network (AACORN) will host its 7th national workshop in Philadelphia, PA, August 17–19, 2016.

2014 - 6th National Workshop

The African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network Held its 6th national workshop in Charlotte, NC on August 13–15, 2014.

2012 - 5th Invited Workshop

The 5th Invited Workshop entitled "Achieving Healthy Weight in African American Communities: What Works? What's New? What's Needed?" was held on August 17–18, 2012

2010 - 4th Invited Workshop

The 4th Invited Workshop, entitled "Addressing Social Inequities: CBPR to Improve African American Environmental Contexts for Obesity Prevention" was hosted on August 19–21, 2010

2008 - 3rd Invited Workshop

The 3rd Invited Workshop, entitled "Diversity within African American Communities: Implications for Advancing Research on Weight Issues and Related Disparities" was held on August 18–19, 2008

2006 - 4th Annual Meeting and 2nd Invited Workshop

On August 14 & 15, 2006, AACORN hosted its 4th Annual Meeting and 2nd Invited Workshop.

2005 - 3rd Annual Meeting

AACORN's 3rd Annual Meeting was a three-day workshop that engaged the Charter Members in an intensive strategic planning exercise

2004 - 2nd Annual Scientific Meeting & Workshop

The 2nd Annual Meeting was held on August 9–10, 2004.

2003 - Inaugural meeting of charter members and Think Tank on Enhancing Obesity Research

The inaugural meeting of charter members was held in Bethesda MD on March 22–23, 2003 and Charter Members participated in the March 24–25, 2003 Think Tank on Enhancing Obesity Research at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (National Institutes of Health).