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Join the 3rd Annual NLA Step Challenge at
the NLA's 2019 Scientific Sessions

The Challenge is graciously supported by Amgen and encourages attendees to engage in healthy activities, some friendly competition, and win prizes.

FREE Bluetooth activity trackers will be given out to the first 100 participants that visit the Step Challenge staff at the NLA Registration desk in the Majestic Ballroom foyer on Thursday, May 16 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The NLA Step Challenge App also supports attendees that prefer to track their steps using their own personal FitBit, Garmin, Apple Watch, or the step trackers integrated on their iPhone/Android smart phone via Apple Health or Google Fit. (i)

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The NLA Step Challenge starts on Thursday, May 16 at 3:00 p.m. ET and ends on Saturday May 18 at 11:00 a.m. ET. 

To join:
1) Download the 'NLA Step Challenge' App:
2) Complete the in-app registration and pairing process:
3) Start Walking!
  • To sync your step data to the app, select 'Tap to sync steps'  at the top of the dashboard
  • Note that your steps will only count from the time you first pair your step tracker
  • Please sync your step data at least one time a day as some data sources will not provide step data that is over 24 hours old


  • Scan-In Step Booster: scan the four (4) QR codes daily on 5/17 and 5/18 at the following locations to earn 150 bonus steps at each scan: (ii)

  1. Amgen Expert Theater (during lunch 5/17)

  2. Young Investigator Award-Winning Abstract (Monitor #11 in Exhibit Hall)

  3. Hunninghake Award-Winning Abstract (Monitor #6 in Exhibit Hall)

  4. Amgen Booth (in Exhibit Hall)

  • Scan-In Giveaway: scan the QR code located at the Amgen Booth (in Exhibit Hall) on Friday 5/17 for a chance to win a giveaway of a $100 Amazon Gift Card from the NLA. (ii)



  • 25K Stepper Prize Drawing:  all participants that exceed 25K steps during the Challenge will be entered into a drawing for a free hotel night at JW Marriott Turnberry Miami and a Yeti Rambler 14 oz, Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Mug.

  • Top Stepper Prize:  the top stepper on the final Leaderboard will win a free hotel night at JW Marriott Turnberry Miami AND a Yeti Hopper Backflip Cooler.

Step Goal prize winners will be announced in the exhibit hall at the NLA booth on Saturday, May 18 at 11:30 a.m. ET. Scan-In Giveaway winner will be announced in NLA event app via push alert. 

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(i) The Step Challenge app requires iOS 9.0 and above on the following devices:  iPhone 4S and above, iPad Air, Mini, and 3rd & 4th generation iPads OR Android 5.0 and above that have not been customized by the phone-tablet manufacturer. 

(ii) To scan QR codes:

  1. Open the 'NLA Step Challenge' app

  2. Press the 'Amgen Scan-In' button located on the Walking Challenge dashboard in the app. Note that you will need to allow the app access to your device's camera 

  3. Align the app viewer with the QR Code and the code will automatically be detected and confirmed

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