ECOG 2010 and beyond - Taking childhood obesity off the menu : 16. - 20. November 2010

Date(s): 
16/11-2010 - 20/11-2010
Organizer(s): 
European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG)
Introduction: 

Image


Dear Colleague,


 


It is our pleasure to invite you to Brussels on the occasion of the 20th European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG) congress. This year’s congress will be our largest to date, taking place from 17-20 of November in Brussels, the capital of Europe.


 


The congress will bring together hundreds of childhood obesity experts and Young scientists from across Europe. It will have a scientific and political agenda allowing us not only to discuss new developments and priorities for the health community, but also ways forward for the EU’s new institutional framework. The four-day congress will have three interesting sessions:


 



  • The congress will be launched on November 17 at the European Parliament, through a public event that will cover the more political aspects of childhood obesity

  • The workshops on November 18 & 19, dedicated to the delegates, will cover some of the main topics on childhood obesity in Europe

  • Finally, a special forum on childhood obesity in Belgium is foreseen for November 20. It will address local professionals working in the field of prevention and treatment of obese children. The forum will be run in collaboration with the Belgian Association for the Study of Obesity (BASO), the Club Européen des Diététiciens de l’Enfance (CEDE), the Societé Belge des Médecins Nutritionnistes (SBMN) and the Association EETEXPERT.

 


In addition, the Directorate General for Research of the European Commission has decided to organize a satellite workshop on overweight and obesity which will take place on November 16.


 


ECOG 2010 is an excellent opportunity to meet, discuss and share information and experiences with like-minded and interesting colleagues from across Europe and beyond.


 


 


We look forward to meeting you at the conference and if, in the meantime, you have any questions please contact us or any of the other Organizing Committee members.


 


Yours Sincerely,


 


Walter Burniat


President Elect ECOG 2010 and President of the Organizing Committee ECOG 2010


 


Margherita Caroli


President ECOG


 


Elizabeth Poskitt


President of the Scientific Committee ECOG 2010


 


Andrea Vania


Chair of the Scientific Committee ECOG 2010


 


Luigi Petito


Chair of the Organizing Committee ECOG 2010

Agenda: 

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME


  


 




DAY 1 - 17 November 2010, European Parliament 


Presentations and discussions will be in English


  


 











































































08.30 – 09.30
  Registration
09.30 – 09.40   Frédérique Ries MEP, Member of the European Parliament’s Committee
on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
Welcome
09.40 - 09.50   Margherita Caroli, ECOG President
Opening Session
09.50 – 10.50   Lars Hoelgaard, DG Agriculture, Deputy Director-General
Best in class: showcase of 2 selected projects to tackle childhood obesity
10.50 – 11.10   Coffee Break
11.10 – 12.10   Antonio di Giulio, DG Research, Head of Unit - Food, Health & Well-Being
Best in class: showcase of 2 selected projects to tackle childhood obesity
12.10 - 13.10   Michael Huebel, DG Health, Head of Unit - Health Determinants
Best in class: showcase of 2 selected projects to tackle childhood obesity
13.10 – 14.30
 

Networking lunch

14.30 - 14.45   Laurette Onkelinx, deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Social Affairs
and Public Health (tbc)
14.45 – 15.00   John Dalli, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy
15.00 – 15.15   Paolo De Castro MEP, Member of the European Parliament and Chairman
of the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural
Development
15.15 – 15.30   Renate Sommer MEP, European Parliament’s Rapporteur for the proposed
regulation on the provision of food information to consumers
15.30 - 16.00   Magnus Scheving, Creator and star of the kids TV show Lazytown™
Inspiring kids to be healthy and active
16.00 – 16.15   Vincenzo Tassinari, President CoopItalia
Club Kids 4-10 – A new ethical approach to sell health
16.15 - 16.30   Joao Breda, Senior Technical Officer (Nutrition), WHO Regional Office for Europe - Division of Health Programmes
16.30 - 16.45   Margherita Caroli, ECOG President
16.45 – 17.15   Discussion
17.15 – 19.30   “Get together” cocktail sponsored by project ACTIVE including preview of a health themed episode of the new European TV series for kids My Friend Boo



DAY 2 - 18 November 2010, Maison des Associations Internationales


 







08.00 – 08.30
  Registration

WORKSHOP A


A common approach and tools for paediatric obesity prevention and
treatment


  











































08.30 – 08.40
  Welcome
08.40 – 09.00   Marie Josée Mozin (Belgium)
Présidente Honoraire Club Européen des Diététiciens de l’enfance
Management of obesity in the very young
09.00 - 09.20   Agneta Yngve (Sweden)
PhD, Unit of Preventive Nutrition at Karolinska Institutet
The role of school and community in obesity control
09.20 - 10.00   Oral presentations
10.00 – 10.30    Coffee break  
10.30 – 11.45   Parallel working groups in 6 rooms
11.45 – 12.00   Time for delegates to return to the plenary
12.00 – 12.30   Plenary: follow up actions and next steps 
12.30 - 13.15   Lunch
13.15 – 14.00   Poster Session 1

 




WORKSHOP B
Climate change and childhood obesity


  



































14.10 – 14.30
  Saverio Cinti (Italy)
Professor of Anatomy, Department of Molecular Pathology and Innovative
Therapies at Faculty of Medicine of University of Ancona
Climate and fat metabolism
14.30 – 14.50   Joao Breda (WHO)
Senior Technical Officer (Nutrition), Non communicable diseases and
environment Unit at WHO Regional Office for Europe
Climate change: a new risk for increased obesity prevalence
14.50 – 15.20   Oral presentations
15.20 – 15.45   Coffee break
15.45 – 17.00   Parallel working groups in 6 rooms
17.00 – 17.10   Time for delegates to return to the plenary 
17.10 – 17.40   Plenary: follow up actions and next steps
17.40 – 19.00   General assembly and presentation of new ECOG Board candidates

 


DAY 3 - 19 November 2010, Maison des Associations Internationales


 







8.00 – 11.30   Vote for ECOG Board (in parallel with the plenary)

 


WORKSHOP C
Communication


 











































08.30 – 08.50   Alison Hardy (UK)
Behaviour Change Planning at the Department of Health, London
Richard Storey (UK)
Chief Strategy Officer, M&C Saatchi, London
Communicating the messages of obesity prevention to the public
08.50 – 09.10   Jacqueline Harding (UK)
MA Cert Ed - Educational Director at Tomorrow’s Child, London
New instruments for communication: web, mobiles, sms, social
networks, etc
.
09.10 – 10.00    Oral presentations
10.00 – 10.30   Coffee Break
10.30 – 11.45    Parallel working groups in 6 rooms
11.45 – 11.55   Time for delegates to return to the plenary
11.55 – 12.30    Plenary: follow up actions and next steps
12.30 - 12.40   Announcement of results of ECOG Board elections
12.40 – 13.30   Lunch
13.30 – 14.05   Poster Session 2

 


WORKSHOP D
Insulin resistance. Early Diagnosis? Early Treatment?


 







































14.15 – 14.35    Ascension Marcos (Spain)
Research Professor, Head of Immunonutrition Research Group, at Instituto
del Frío-ICTAN, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Madrid
Adipokins and insulin resistance
14.35 – 14.55    Eva Erhardt (Hungary)
Senior Consultant Paediatrician in Endocrinology, Diabetology and
Obesitology at Department of Paediatrics of the Medical University of Pécs
What are the roles of insulin and other hormones in the
development of obesity and its complications in children?
14.55 – 15.25   Oral presentations
15.25 – 15.55   Coffee break
15.55 - 17.10    Parallel working groups in 6 rooms
17.10 – 17.20   Time for delegates to return to the plenary
17.20 – 18.00   Plenary: follow up action and next steps
18.00 - 18.10   Announcement of the winner of the Bonduelle Prize
18.10 - 18.30   Announcement of ECOG new President and closing ceremony

 


 


 


DAY 4 - 20 November 2010 – Maison des Associations Internationales


 


ECOG – BASO – CEDE – EETEXPERT – SBMN FORUM
CHILDHOOD OBESITY: A BELGIAN UPDATE


  


Lectures and discussions will be in Flemish and French with simultaneous translation F/F. Abstracts of the lectures and posters will be published in the congress proceedings and must be submitted in English (please refer to the call for abstracts).


 











08.00 - 09.00     Registration
09.00 – 09.05    Welcome by Marie Françoise Cachera, ECOG Vice-President

  


Morning session


  


Part 1 - Chair: Inge Gies and Walter Burniat























09.05 - 09.30     Michele Guillaume
The Belgian situation: a public health challenge
09.30 - 09.50     Daniel Brasseur
New recommendations of the CSS 2009
9.50 - 10.10   Marie-Josée Mozin
‘Over’ or ‘mal’ –nutrition ?
10.10 - 10.30   Discussion
10.30 - 10.50   Coffee Break  

  


Part 2 - Chair: Anne Boucquiau and An Vandeputte



























 10.50 - 11.10    Kim Vanhoorenbeeck
Sleep loss and weight gain
11.10 - 11.30   Caroline Braet
Psychological subtypes in obese children
11.30 - 11.50   MF Rolland-Cachera
Which BMI standards to use in practice?
11.50 - 12.10    Discussion
12.10 - 13.00   Chaired Poster Session
13.00 - 14.00   Lunch 

 


Afternoon session


  


Part 1 - Chair: Caroline Braet and Luc Berghmans























  14.00 - 14.20   Andre Franck
The role of the GP in prevention, management and treatment of
overweight children: a “big” problem
14.20 - 14.40   Véronique Beauloye
Multidisciplinary management on the “second line”
14.40 - 15.00   Ann Tanghe
Residential management
15.00 - 15.30   Discussion
15.30 – 15.50   Coffee Break

  


Part 2 - Chair: Ann Tanghe and Veronique Beauloye























15.50 - 16.10   An Vandeputte
10 years research in the care-system for children and youngsters
with eating/weight problems in Flanders: A vision for long term
management
16.10 - 16.30   Fabienne Henry
The role of school and school medicine
16.30 - 16.50   Michel Demarteau and Paul Bizel
Community intervention in a socially deprived area: nutrition and
physical activity; a 10 year follow-up
16.50 - 17.10   Anne Boucquiau
VIASANO: a community based intervention
17.10 - 18.00   General discussion with the participation of an invited Belgian politician
Venue: 

DAY 1 - 17 November 2010, European Parliament 


DAY 2 – DAY 4 – 18. – 20. November 2010, Maison des Associations Internationales

DANORC is supported by the
The Danish Council for Strategic Research
Institute of Preventive Medicine
Frederiksberg Hospital
Nordre Fasanvej 57
2000 Frederiksberg
Denmark
Tel.: +45 38163025