2017 NCFR Annual Conference Session Listing

2017 Full Conference Schedule (PDF)

Below, find details about each session planned for the 2017 NCFR Annual Conference, Nov. 15-18 in Orlando, Florida. We have also created a series of sessions sorted by NCFR sections and interest areas.

Session pages will include presentation slides or handouts if the presenter(s) chose to make them available. 

Showing 1 - 14 of 14 Session(s)
Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 1
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
109
Location
Salon 13

Symposium organized by the Families and Health Section on parent-child relationships. Topics include self-awareness, bullying, addressing nutrition with Latino parents, and more.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 2
10:00 AM
11:15 AM
Session #
120
Location
Salon 1

Experts in the field of Families and Health will present on individual, family, and neighborhood risk factors influencing body mass index (BMI) across the lifespan including, childhood, adolescents, middle adulthood (mid 30s), and end of life.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 3
3:30 PM
4:45 PM
Session #
144
Location
Salon 11

Political and scholarly interest in aging issues has gained momentum over the past several decades. This symposium will provide a broad overview as well as in-depth examples of the state of science on aging in the Family Science field.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 3
3:30 PM
4:45 PM
Session #
145
Location
Salon 14

How do different contexts shape the influence of work demands on individuals' and families' well-being? This symposium will discuss specific findings and implications across different racial groups and work contexts.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 4 (Invited Symposium)
5:00 PM
6:15 PM
Session #
149
Location
Grand Ballroom B

Special invited symposium on family policy and aging, organized by Family Policy and Families and Health Section. This session will be live streamed. 

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 4
5:00 PM
6:15 PM
Session #
154
Location
Salon 15

This symposium features three studies using diverse research designs to illuminate the role of family members and healthcare providers in supporting health and wellbeing of youth with special healthcare needs and their care providers.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 5 (Invited Symposium)
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
207
Location
Salon 11

This symposium will focus on a study of research utilization by legislators in two states—one of the most politically polarized and one of the least politically polarized states in the nation.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 5
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session #
211
Location
Salon 14

This symposium covers four papers on the topic of romantic relationships and health. Together, we investigate how individual differences and romantic relationship contexts predict various health outcomes, including major depression, risky sexual behavior, and alcohol use disorder.

Conference Session
Symposium
Invited Symposium
12:00 PM
1:15 PM
Session #
217
Location
Grand Ballroom B

Special invited symposium on family policy and aging, organized by Families and Health and Family Policy Sections. This session will be live streamed. 

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 7
3:15 PM
4:30 PM
Session #
239
Location
Salon 13

This symposium focuses on the BioBehavioral Family Model developed by Dr. Wood to explain the link between close relationship and physical health. Specifically, we will present empirical research testing the expansion of all the BBFM constructs.

Conference Session
Symposium
Invited Symposium
12:00 PM
1:15 PM
Session #
322
Location
Grand Ballroom B

This symposium includes three papers on toxic stress, which is the chronic experience of adversity absent the presence of a nurturing figure who can buffer these experiences. This session will be live streamed.

(Made possible with the support of Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago)

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 9
1:45 PM
3:00 PM
Session #
329
Location
Grand Ballroom B

Invited symposium on family policy and disabilities, organized by Family Policy and Families and Health Section. This session will be live streamed. 

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 11
11:00 AM
12:15 PM
Session #
411
Location
Salon 13

This symposium extends emerging research on sibling relationships drawing from cross-disciplinary collaboration and the strengths-based approach to advance past scholarship that once pathologized and marginalized families of non-nuclear, nontraditional family configurations.

Conference Session
Symposium
Concurrent Sessions 11
11:00 AM
12:15 PM
Session #
412
Location
Salon 11

This symposium aims to highlight mechanisms by which families influence children's weight and eating behaviors, and to examine whether prevention programs targeting modifiable, family-based risk factors can improve health outcomes, particularly for vulnerable children.