Trends in Excellent and Interdisciplinary Lifestyle, Obesity and Metabolic Research - UCPH Conference – University of Copenhagen

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Trends in Excellent and Interdisciplinary Lifestyle, Obesity and Metabolic Research - UCPH Conference

We look forward to once again welcome both researchers and research support staff at UCPH and external colleagues and collaborators, who work within lifestyle, obesity and metabolic research, to the annual UCPH LOM Conference.

The conference will showcase excellent and interdisciplinary science, and facilitate interaction between disciplines and approaches in the area of lifestyle, obesity and metabolic research.

Registration - Sign up for the Conference (deadline 22 May)
Call for abstracts - Closed (deadline 23 April)
Tentative Conference programme
Tentative programme for parallel sessions


Keynote Speakers

Dr Rebecca O'Connell

Senior Research Officer at Thomas Coram Research Unit and co-convenor of the British Sociological Association Food Study Group. Dr O’Connell has a background in Social Anthropology and with principal research interests in the intersection of care and work, especially foodwork and childcare, with a particular focus on the home, food practices and the ethics of care. She is currently undertaking a ERC funded study that examines what young people and their families eat in Portugal, the UK and Norway, and how they manage in difficult economic times, the Families and Food in Hard Times research projectLink to research profile

  • Keynote presentation: Families and Food Poverty in Austerity Europe: A Sociological Study
  • Master class presentation: Researching why children and families eat as they do: methodological reflections from three studies of food practices

Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa. Dr. Chaput’s research focuses on obesity prevention and the adoption of a healthy lifestyle. He is also interested in new determinants of obesity such as lack of sleep and mental stress. Current research interests include: childhood obesity, sleep, physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health. Link to research profile

  • Keynote presentation: Interactions between movement, sleep and other non-movement behaviours in the pathogenesis of obesity
  • Master class presentation: Widespread misconceptions about obesity

Parallel sessions

  • ”To be or not to be” – sex and gender specific health issues hosted by Bente Stallknecht (BMI) and Eva Wulff Helge (NEXS)
  • Improving health and wellbeing through personalised interventions hosted by Thomas Elbenhardt Jensen (NEXS)
  • Big data, health technologies and devices hosted by Henning Langberg (IFSV) and Anne Løkke (SAXO)
  • Ageing in relation to health and wellbeing hosted by Tenna Jensen (SAXO) and Inge Tetens (NEXS)
  • Should Obesity be defined as a disease? hosted by Merete Fredholm (IVH) and Peter Sandøe (IFRO)
  • Stress and obesity hosted by Christian Gaden Jensen (PSYK) and Naja Hulved Rod (IFSV)
  • Involvement of target groups in developing health promotion interventions: barriers and potentials in research hosted by the SDCC, Nana Folmann Hempler (SDCC) and Dan Grabowski (SDCC)
  • From mechanisms to new drug targets hosted by Harald S. Hansen (PHARMA) and Birgitte Holst (CBMR)

Each session will include two presentations from young researchers selected from submitted short summaries / abstracts. See the call for short summaries / abstracts


Programme overview

Day 1: Tuesday 20 June – for YI

12.00-17.00: Presentations by Young
Investigators, Master classes with keynote speakers and networking.

Day 2: Wednesday 21 June

09.00-18.00: Scientific presentations

Keynote lectures, parallel sessions and panel debate with keynote speakers.

18.00-23.00: Dinner


If you have any questions regarding the conference please contact the LOM research support office