Event by Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster

    Lecture: Healthy Weight Initiative

    The Novo Nordisk Foundation is developing a new national initiative to promote healthy weight among children and adolescents as well as their families. The aim is to reduce the number of children and adolescents in Denmark with overweight. The ambition with the new initiative is to establish a national center for the promotion of healthy weight through collaborative research, innovation and the development of evidence-based interventions and preventive efforts that focus specifically on children and their families. At the lecture, we will share the vision for the centre and some of the initial activities.

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    09 September 2021


    Arne Astrup Project Director, Healthy Weight Center, Novo Nordisk Foundation
    Mads Fiil Hjorth Senior Scientific Manager, Healthy Weight Center, Novo Nordisk Foundation
    Kamilla Bolt Bruhn Senior Project Manager, Healthy Weight Center, Novo Nordisk Foundation


    3:45 pm Arrival & Registration
    4:00 pm Welcome
    4:05 pm Arne Astrup, Project Director, Healthy Weight Center, Novo Nordisk Foundation
    Introduction to ”obesity” and Healthy Weight Center: Why the need for a major initiative?
    4:35 pm Mads Fiil Hjorth, Senior Scientific Manager, Healthy Weight Center, Novo Nordisk Foundation
    Causes of Obesity: What we know, assume, and don’t know
    4:50 pm Kamilla Bolt Bruhn, Senior Project Manager, Healthy Weight Center, Novo Nordisk Foundation
    Implementation of Efficient Measures
    5:05 pm Discussion and questions
    5:30 pm End of lecture
    Networking w/ Drinks and Snacks for Physical Participants
    6:30 pm Thank you for today!

    *Please note that the programme might be subject to changes
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    What is Copenhagen Bioscience Lectures?

    The Copenhagen Bioscience Lectures is a series of open lectures for all researchers and other interested in and around the Copenhagen area. Every 4 weeks, on a Thursday evening, you are invited for lectures on themes with a general interest for the Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers and bioscience researchers in general. Often there will be a cross-disciplinary focus.

    Will it be possible to attend physically and virtually?

    This will be a hybrid lecture with the possibility of attending both virtually and physically. Please note that we have a limited capacity for how many we allow to participate physically, and seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

    Will it be possible to ask questions?

    Yes. We take oral questions from physical audience and written questions from virtual participants.

    I would like to know about upcoming Copenhagen Bioscience Lectures – where can I find information?

    You are very welcome to join the ‘Copenhagen Bioscience Cluster’s Linkedin and/or Facebook group. There you will find information about upcoming lectures, and much more.

    What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

    If you arrive by car, you can park for free in front or at the side of Tuborg Havnevej 19. If that is full, there is 3 hours free parking in the parking to the Waterfront shopping mall at the end of the road. Public transport by train to Hellerup station, and/or bus (1A, 21, 166), nearest by bus stop is Tuborg Boulevard.

    Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    Contact Johan Jansen at jja@novo.dk

    How do I cancel my participation?

    Please help us respecting our speakers, as well as keeping track of the numbers and optimize lecture and catering to the audience by cancelling as soon as you know that you exceptionally will not be able to make it. You can either cancel through Conference Manager or send an email to Johan Jansen at jja@novo.dk

    Can I update my registration information?

    Yes, just log in to Conference Manager. Please use this option also in the unlikely event that you need to cancel your registration.

    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

    No, you do not have to bring your ticket, but registration is mandatory for participation. You will find a tag with your name on it when you arrive.