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Scientific Programme Organisers: 

J. Bernadette Moore, Associate Professor of Obesity and Dr Christine Bosch, Lecturer in Nutrition and Postgraduate Research Tutor, University of Leeds.


Registration is open.  Early bird registration deadline: Midnight on Sunday 10 June

Conference background:

Currently the world is facing an incredibly costly epidemic of obesity. Almost two thirds of UK adults are either overweight or obese and estimated costs to the UK economy are £27 billion a year. While fundamentally obesity is a disorder of energy balance, several decades of research has demonstrated that maintaining energy balance is much more complex than the ‘Calories in, Calories out’ equation that was once touted.

The main purpose of this conference is to provide an overview of the myriad of influencing factors on energy balance, addressing varying needs across the lifespan. Speakers will provide their perspectives on the effects of dietary factors, physical activity, epigenetics and the gut microbiome on energy balance during this three day conference. The conference itself is designed to be a #HealthyMeeting, with healthy choices for food and group physical activities (to maintain energy balance!) offered throughout.