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Highlights from the 19th European Congress on Obesity 2012

Last Updated : 28 November 2012

In May 2012, experts from around the world gathered in Lyon for the 19th European Congress on Obesity, hosted by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO). Global rates of obesity are rising rapidly, making the management and prevention of obesity and obesity-related disorders a top priority for government and public health initiatives. The programme drew over 2,500 participants from more than 80 countries and covered a range of obesity-related topics, including environment and prevention, genes, and clinical practice and management. In this podcast, EUFIC interviewed the following 13 speakers who summarise their research presented at the conference.

  1. Jason Halford, Professor of Psychology, University of Liverpool, UK
  2. Xavier Allirot, PhD student, Institut Paul Bocuse and University of Lyon, France
  3. Neil King, Professor of Human Movement and Sports Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
  4. Graham Finlayson, Researcher, University of Leeds, UK
  5. Caroline Braet, Professor of Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium
  6. Lien Goossens, Researcher, Ghent University, Belgium
  7. Wim Saris, Professor of Human Nutrition, Maastricht University, the Netherlands
  8. Kristin Verbeke, Professor, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  9. Nathalie Delzenne, Professor of Nutrition and Metabolism, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  10. Harry Flint, Professor, Rowett Research Institute Aberdeen, UK
  11. Inger Björck, Professor of Applied Nutrition, Lund University, Sweden
  12. Alessandro Viggiano, Researcher, Second University of Naples, Italy
  13. Florian Kiefer, Researcher, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

This podcast is a EUFIC/EASO collaboration to increase the outreach of new knowledge in the field of obesity research.

For more information:

ECO2012 in Lyon, France - Official congress Abstract Book
ECO2011 in Istanbul, Turkey - Podcast
ECO2013 in Liverpool, UK - Podcast
ECO2014 in Sofia, Bulgaria - Podcast
European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO)