Lancet Commission on Obesity Event as iCalendar

11 July 2017

Location: Tamaki Campus

New thinking and future directions for research and action on obesity

The Lancet Commission on Obesity visits the University of Auckland. This is a unique opportunity to meet the Commissioners and Commission Fellows and hear the latest developments for obesity research and action.

13:00: Meet the Experts (see over for rooms)

  •  Enjoy informal small group sessions with 2-3 Commissioners on a specific topic.

 

14:00: Mini-symposium (room 730-220)

  • 14:00 Powhiri followed by afternoon tea
  • 15:00 Welcome: Prof John Fraser, Dean, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
  • 15:10 Short presentations: Chair, Prof Boyd Swinburn
  •  Overview of the work of the Commission: Prof Bill Dietz
  •  Joining up obesity and climate change: Dr Mario Herrero
  •  Adding systems science to obesity prevention: Prof Peter Hovmand
  • Why governance is central to obesity prevention: Prof Sharon Friel
  • Creating social change: Prof Shiriki Kumanyika
  • Human rights as a lever for change: Mr David Patterson
  • Experiences from Mexico: Mr Alejandro Calvillo
  • Response from Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor (TBC)
  • General discussion and Q&A with the panel of Commissioners
  • 17:00 Close

 

Please contact Tina Eliott for further details.

 

Attending Commissioners

Position

Country

Boyd Swinburn, MD, FRACP

Professor, University of Auckland

NZ

Bill Dietz, MD, PhD

Professor, George Washington University

USA

Vincent Atkins, MSc, LLB

Trade Policy Advisor, CARICOM

Barbados

Alejandro Calvillo, PhD

Director, El Poder del Consumidor (Consumer Power)

Mexico

Sharon Friel, PhD

Professor of Health Equity, Australian National University

Australia

Shifalika Goenka, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Public Health Institute of India

India

Mario Herrero, PhD

Chief Research Scientist and Science Leader at CSIRO Agriculture

Australia

Peter Hovmand, PhD

Director, Social System Design Lab, Washington University in St. Louis

USA

Mark Howden, PhD

Professor, Australia National University

Australia

Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD

Emeritus Professor, University of Pennsylvania

USA

Bagher Larijani, MD

Professor of Endocrinology, Tehran University of Medical Science

Iran

Victor Matsudo, MD

Director, Physical Fitness Research Laboratory of Sao Caetano do Sul

Brazil

Patricia Nece, LLB

Patient advocate, Obesity Action Coalition

USA

An Pan, MD

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

China

David Patterson, LLM, MSc

Senior Legal Expert, Health, International Development Law

Organization

Nether-

lands

Meera Shekar, PhD

Global Lead for Nutrition, World Bank

USA

Steven Allender, PhD

Global Obesity Centre, Deakin University

Australia

Attending Fellows: Dr Vivica Kraak, Dr Stefanie Vandevijvere, Dr Wilma Waterlander, Dr Gary Sacks, Dr Jessica Bogard, Dr Phillip Baker, Dr Ali Tootee

Meeting/symposium supported by: University of Auckland, Morgan Foundation, Warehouse Foundation