Every year, around the world, new research is carried out which increases our understanding of the link between diet, weight, physical activity and cancer.
1-2 September 2016, Hot Topic Conference - Life course influences and mechanisms: Obesity, Physical Activity and Cancer, Charles Darwin House, London (England)
World Cancer Research Fund International and World Obesity Federation are delighted to be hosting this two-day conference in 2016. This conference is a ‘part-2’ in a series following the first OPAC conference in 2013. It will bring together scientific, health and policy professionals working in the area of obesity, physical activity and cancer.
The programme for this event can be downloaded here.
The latest evidence and future research needs will be shared and discussed on topics including:
The epidemiology and metabolic mechanisms linking obesity, weight change, and physical activity to cancer risk and survival
Early life events linked to obesity and cancer susceptibility in later life, including discussion on findings on height and cancer risk
Issues and new approaches to assess body composition and metabolic markers of cancer risk and progression
Best practice for implementing scientific evidence into policy actions for prevention of obesity, cancer and other non-communicable diseases
The Scientific Committee of this conference is as follows:
Prof. Matty Weijenberg (Chair), Maastricht University (Netherlands)
Prof. Alan Jackson, University of Southampton (UK)
Prof. Jennifer Baker, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
Prof. Juan Rivera, National Institute of Public Health (Mexico)
Dr Mark Gunter, International Agency for Research on Cancer (France)
Prof. Rudolf Kaaks, German Cancer Research Center (Germany)
Prof. Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, University of Alabama at Birmingham (US)
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Online registration is now open. If you would like to find out more about how to register, please contact World Obesity Federation.
31 October – 3 November 2016, World Cancer Congress, Paris (France)
The World Cancer Congress, organised by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), takes place every 2 years and is the world’s leading event in cancer control. It brings together people working in all aspects of cancer, from prevention and screening, to treatment and care.
We will have an exhibition stand in the ‘Global Village’ and will be involved/presenting at the following sessions:
Monday, 31st October
Leader’s Summit: Tomorrow is now: our journey to 2025
Hotel Salomon de Rothschild
Tuesday, 1st November
Obesity prevention and control-lessons from campaigns, interventions and advocacy (the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network and WCRF International)
Room 352 B
Wednesday, 2nd November
Cancer outcomes associated with food, food contaminants, obesity and dietary patterns: from science to policy (IARC and WCRF International)
Wednesday, 2nd November
Strategies for breast cancer control: role of genetic and lifestyle factors (Breast Cancer Now and WCRF International)
Meet’ in Café
Thursday, 3rd November
Complex realities-Innovative solutions: identifying priorities and mobilising action in the areas of nutrition, physical activity (WCRF International with 12 other cancer societies)
Room 342 AB
Limited places are still available - sign up for a place at the World Cancer Congress here.