The 23rd annual congress of ECOG will be opened by a joint session between the Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO) and the European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG), which will be held in Liverpool on the 13th of November 2013.
Sessions will include:
- The Physiobiology of Appetite and Obesity: Genes, Environment and Learning
- Integrated Intervention
- Assessment and Evaluation
- Policy and Practice in the UK
- Panel Discussion – How should Science Inform Policy and Practice?
Registration details, and further information on the congress, are at the ECOG website
Reminder: the 29th of July 2013 abstract deadline for the 2013 UKSBM Annual Scientific Meeting in Oxford(9-10 December 2013) is only 7 days! To submit your abstracts, visit the ASM 2013 website.
Abstracts can now be submitted for the 2013 UKSBM Annual Scientific Meeting, to be held in Oxford, UK, on 9-10 December 2013 at the University of Oxford Examination Schools. Keynote speakers include: Dr Susan Jebb (University of Cambridge), Prof Robert West (University College London) and Prof Laurence Moore (Cardiff University).
The deadline for submitting an abstract is 29 July 2013. Registration is now open. Abstracts are accepted for oral and poster presentations, structured discussions, symposia and workshops. For more details on the conference and to submit an abstract, please visit the conference website available via the main UKSBM home page (uksbm.org.uk)
The call for papers is now open for the 2013 International Conference in Health Psychology, to be held 14-15 Nov 2013 in Santiago, Chile. The conference is to be held alongside the Annual Meeting of the Chilean Society of Behavioral Medicine.
For more information and to submit an abstract, see the invitation (.pdf, 298kb ) and scientific programme (.pdf, 386kb ).
The final programme is now available for the AFRESH approaches to tackling childhood obesity: enterprise, innovation and action post-congress satellite of ECO 2013. The meeting will explore innovative approaches to tackling childhood obesity and will be held at Liverpool John Moores University. It is organised by the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University in association with the European FP7-funded programme Activity and Food for Regional Economies Supporting Health (AFRESH).
The meeting will be relevant to representatives from academia, industry, the public sector and the third sector that have an interest in childhood obesity. This may include researchers, public health professionals, health care professionals, policy-makers, physical activity specialists, nutritionists, dieticians, paediatricians, physicians, educators, community and business leaders, psychologists and behavioural scientists.
For more information and to register, please see the final programme (.pdf, 682KB) and the events webpage.
Registration Deadline: 10 May 2013
The European Health Psychology Society is call for applications to attend the 2013 Synergy pre-conference workshop in Bordeaux, France, 15-16 July 2013. The workshop will focus on methods for changing environmental conditions for health by influencing organisations, key actors and stakeholders and will be convened by Gerjo Kok and Rob Ruiter.
For more information, please see the workshop advert or the Synergy website.
The University of Birmingham is hosting multidisciplinary conference focusing on the subject of Weight Stigma and Health, featuring presentations from both national and international keynote speakers. The conference will be of interest to researchers, clinicians, and students from a wide range of disciplines, including psychology, social sciences, medicine, public health, allied health professions, sports and exercise science, education, media studies, law, business and social policy.
Abstracts are currently being accepted for oral and/or poster presentations on subjects related to weight-associated stigma, including, but not limited to, weight stigma in health professionals, impact of weight stigma on health and well-being stigma in society, public policy implications, legal considerations pertaining to weight-based discrimination, and interventions to reduce weight stigma. Postgraduate students are especially encouraged to submit their work.
Abstract submission instructions and the submission form can be found on the website. Please indicate if you would also like to be considered to deliver an oral presentation. The abstract submission deadline is 7th April 2013 for oral presentations and 23rd April 2013 for posters.
Please see the conference website for details of keynote speakers and further conference information can be obtained from .
The 20th European Congress of Obesity (ECO2013) will be held in Liverpool from 12th-15th May 2013. UKSBM members are invited to attend a post-congress satellite event on Thursday 16th May 2013, entitled “AFRESH approaches to childhood obesity: enterprise, innovation and action”. The event is jointly organised by AFRESH and Liverpool John Moores University. This meeting will explore innovative approaches to tackling childhood obesity and features a fantastic array of high quality speakers from academia, industry, and the public and third sectors. Please see the flyer (pdf, 4mb) for the meeting programme and additional information. As this is a not-for-profit event, the registration fee is just £30. For ECO2013 delegates, registration is free. To register, visit the events webpage.
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The UKSBM is keen to support pre- and/or post-conference workshops at this year’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Oxford, in addition to those available at the ASM itself. Anyone interested in exploring the potential of holding a workshop before or after this year’s ASM should contact either Paul Aveyard or Amanda Lewis by the 29th of March 2013.
The Scottish School of Primary Care would like to invite submissions for abstract presentations, posters and workshops of high quality research of relevance to primary care, to be presented at the SSPC Conference on 25th & 26th April 2013 in Inverness. The theme of the conference is “Environmental Influences on Health”.
To submit an abstract, see the SSPC conference page. Abstract deadline: 1st February 2013. Note selected accepted abstracts may be eligible for a full conference bursary.