Stoppa barnfetma

Tidsperiod: 2016-06-01 till 2016-06-30

Projektledare: Peter Bergsten

Finansiär: Vetenskapsrådet

Bidragstyp: Stöd till forskningsmiljö

Budget: 150 000 SEK

Uppsala Health Summit is an international high-level summit on how science and innovation can meet global health challenges. Obesity and connected disease like type 2 diabetes pose a major threat to global health. In particular, the number of obese children is escalating with 42 million children younger than 5 years being obese with doubling anticipated in ten years.WHO’s recent report on Ending Childhood Obesity (ECHO) will form the basis of this year's summit. The summit will focus on how to implement the report in different areas of the world with special focus on interventions and monitoring. Uppsala Health Summit will gather key representatives from the scientific community: Dr Sania Nishtar, chair of the WHO Commission on ECHO, Dr Timothy Armstrong, Program manager of WHO's “NCD Prevention” and ECHO, Dr Ruxandra Draghia-Akli, Director of the Health Directorate at EU Commission’s DG Research, Dr Wayne S. Cutfield, risk factors in early development and Dr Tessa J. Roseboom, studies on the Dutch famine cohort. The summit will include dialogue in the form of workshops, where strategies and implementation will be focused on. The workshops will identify the first building blocks for concrete action plans, aiming to stop childhood obesity, including the identification of knowledge gaps to fill for an evidence-based monitoring of interventions in different socio-economic settings.Dates: 11 – 12 Oct, 2016Venue: UppsalaDelegates: 200www.uppsalahealthsummit.se