I have just returned to the Department following a trip overseas for the European Congress on Obesity which was held in Porto, Portugal from May 17 – 20, 2017. My abstract The parent-led PEACH™ program for child weight management improved parenting and child diet, and was associated with reduced child adiposity when delivered at scale was selected for an oral presentation in the Day 2 Session on Child obesity management: from the lab to the community.
Highlights of the meeting included the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) Media Masterclass; a symposium on Young adult obesity: the transition from adolescence to emerging adulthood; and the conference dinner held in the historic Portuguese Ferreira Port Wine Cellar.
Prior to the international meeting, I visited researchers at the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) Hub at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, UK. Dr Narelle Berry then hosted me at the University of East Anglia in Norwich where I met with researchers and gave an invited presentation on Key outcomes and learnings from PEACH™ Queensland: An upscaled, Australian community program to improve Parenting, Eating and Activity for Child Health.
I am grateful for the financial support of the Flinders University Professional Staff Development Fund; Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences All Staff Opportunity Scheme; and Healthy Development Adelaide who made this incredibly worthwhile trip possible.