Hot Topic Conference: Life course influences and mechanisms: Obesity, Physical Activity and Cancer (OPAC2)

World Cancer Research Fund International and World Obesity Federation hosted this two-day conference in 2016. The conference was a ‘part-2’ in a series following the first OPAC conference in 2013. It brought together scientific, health and policy professionals working in the area of obesity, physical activity and cancer. 

These events are targeted at professionals working in clinical practice, including: nurses, nutritionists, physiotherapists and anybody who works directly with obese patients as well as students training in the area of obesity.

The event took place 1st-2nd September 2016 in London, UK.

/ Speaker Slides

Anthropometry: What Can We Measure & What Does It Mean? - Dr Anne McTiernan, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA

The B-AHEAD 2 Trial: Randomised controlled trial of intermittent versus continuous energy restriction during adjuvant chemotherapy - Dr Michelle Harvie, University Hospital of South Manchester, UK

Cancer and Nutrition NIHR infrastructure collaboration - Alan Jackson, NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, UK

Cancer survival: what is the role of body composition pre- and post-diagnosis? - Dr Ellen Copson, University of Southampton, UK

Epidemiologic evidence – Energy balance-related factors and pre- and postmenopausal breast cancer risk - Doris Chan, World Cancer Research Fund, UK

Impact of Weight Change on Cancer Prognosis - Professor Andrew G Renehan, Manchester Cancer Research Centre, UK

Novel method for reviewing mechanistic evidence on diet, nutrition (including body composition), physical activity and cancer - Dr Sarah Lewis, University of Bristol, UK

Physical exercise interventions in cancer survivors: Effects and methodological issues - Dr Anne May, Julis Center, Netherlands

Policy actions during early life to promote healthy lifestyles in later life - Professor Linda Bauld, University of Stirling, UK

Policy for Enabling Achievement of Height - Alan Jackson, NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, UK

/ Programme

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