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UCPH LOM Conference 2018

We look forward to once again welcome both UCPH researchers and research support staff in the field of lifestyle, obesity and metabolic research to the annual UCPH LOM conference.

Conference programme 6-7 June (tentative)

Register for the conference (deadline 22 May)

The title of this year's conference is:

Trends in excellent and interdisciplinary lifestyle, obesity and metabolic research

The aim is to provide a setting for UCPH researchers to showcase the state of the art in their respective fields, to set the stage for network activities within and across disciplines, and to invite  leading international experts in the field(s) to share their insights.

Programme overview

Day 1: Wednesday 6 June

09.00-13.15: Young Investigators presentations

14.00-18.10: Symposium on "Obesity Theories"

18.10-21.30: Dinner

Day 2: Thursday 7 June

08.30-17.45: Keynote lectures

and parallel sessions with scientific presentations.



Young Investigator presentations at Medical Museion

Before the opening of the main conference, two morning sessions dedicated to young researchers will be held on 6 June. The sessions will comprise scientific presentations by young investigators. Themes for the sessions are:

  • Theme 1: The eating and digesting human being - Meals, eating, nutrition and the gut 
  • Theme 2: Personalised medicine, targeted interventions and individualization

See the call for short summaries / abstracts

Symposium on 'Obesity Theories'

Day 1 of the main conference will begin on 6 June at 2pm (14:00) with a symposium on 'Obesity Theories' with the following four international speakers (co-organized and co-hosted by PhD Graduate Programme for Basic Metabolic Research):

  • Kevin HallSection Chief, Integrative Physiology Section, Laboratory of Biological Modeling, NIDDK (Nationale Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney diseases), USA.
  • John R. SpeakmanProfessor at the Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, chair in Zoology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
  • David B. Allison (on video), Provost Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Dean and Provost Professor of School of Public Health-Bloomington, USA.
  • Stanley UlijaszekProfessor of Human Ecology at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthopology, Oxford university. Affiliate professor at CoRe, University of Copenhagen.

Keynote speakers

Day 2 of the conference will comprise four keynote speakers:

  • Sonja Kahlmeier, University of Zürich, Group leader of EBPI(Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention), Head of the Unit on Physical Activity and Health.
  • David James, Professor, School of Life & Environmental Sciences and Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney.
  • Giles Yeo, Principal Research Associate, Director of Genomics/Transcriptomics, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, University of Cambridge.
  • Paul Bissell, Professor,  Dean of the School of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield.

Parallel sessions

Day 2 of the conference will also include six parallel sessions hosted by researchers from UCPH and other research institutions. The themes for the parallel sessions are:

  • Lifestyle and health of the elderly – incl. norms and stigma hosted by Ylva Hellsten (NEXS) and Nete Schwennesen (ANTHRO)
  • Children's lifestyle and health - incl. norms and stigma hosted by Camilla Trab Damsgaard (NEXS) and Bente Stallknecht (BMI) 
  • Physical (in)activity in everyday life hosted by Astrid Pernille Jespersen (SAXO) and Jørn W. Helge (BMI)
  • Physiological mechanisms behind the health promoting effects of physical activity hosted by Erik Richter (NEXS) and Jesper Lundbye-Jensen (NEXS)
  • Behaviour, interventions and "the healthy choice" hosted by Lotte Holm (IFRO) and Berit Heitmann (IFSV)
  • The development of obesity and associated diseases hosted by Thorkild I. A. Sørensen (IFSV/CBMR) and Marit Eika Jørgensen (SDCC)

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

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

If you have any questions regarding the conference please contact Martha Dall (martha@sund.ku.dk) or colleagues at the LOM research support office