UCPH LOM Conference 2018 – University of Copenhagen

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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 (final version)
Map of the conference venue

Register for the conference 
There is no conference fee, but registration is required.

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
Please note: venue change to the Niels K. Jerne auditorium

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: Pathways regulating insulin sensitivity and glucose uptake incl. effects of physical activity
  • Theme 2: Personalised approaches, interventions and behavioural concepts
  • Theme 3: Diet and gut signaling in obesity and insulin action

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 (National 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), Dean, Distinguished Professor, and Provost Professor Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington.
  • Stanley UlijaszekProfessor of Human Ecology at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 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 hosted by Ylva Hellsten (NEXS) and Nete Schwennesen (ANTHRO)
  • Diet, physical activity, health and well-being in children 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)
  • Intervention research: How to achieve maintained behavioural change? hosted by Lotte Holm (IFRO) and Berit Heitmann (IFSV)
  • Obesity and diabetes - a complex relationship hosted by Thorkild I. A. Sørensen (IFSV/CBMR) and Marit Eika Jørgensen (SDCC)

Each session will include presentations from young researchers selected from submitted 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

The University of Copenhagen treats conference participants’ data as confidential. LOM will not publish the list of participants and other conference material on the conference website.