Every year, around the world, new research is carried out which increases our understanding of the link between diet, weight, physical activity and cancer.
To share our latest analysis of this research, the findings from our own funded research, and our policy work with a wider audience, we host and attend conferences to exhibit and to speak. We also occasionally sponsor our funded researchers and experts to present at international conferences.
1–4 May 2016, International Congress on Obesity, Vancouver (Canada)
Together with American Institute of Cancer Research we will be sponsoring Dr Arantxa Colchero to present on ‘Food Taxation: Evidence-based merits and drawbacks’, on Wednesday 4 May at 11am.
23 –28 May 2016, World Health Assembly, Geneva (Switzerland)
Our Policy and Public Affairs team will be attending the World Health Assembly to advocate for greater government commitments and interventions, which target the prevention of nutrition-related non-communicable diseases and overweight & obesity. This is urgently needed if governments are to reach the global food and nutrition targets by 2025. We will be calling for the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition to advance progress on all areas of malnutrition, including overweight and obesity.
We will also be releasing a new policy brief on this topic, which will be available at the World Health Assembly and on our website from 23rd May.
During the WHA we are also a core part of organising a side event, which will see many high profile speakers, such as Jamie Oliver and Health Ministers from around the world, discussing malnutrition in all its forms.
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 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