GNEIOP (Grupo Nacional de Estudo e Investigação em Obesidade Pediátrica), the Portuguese national group for the study of pediatric obesity is organizing the 28th European Childhood Obesity Group Meeting (ECOG 2018), the largest European event on Pediatric Obesity.
The 2018 annual ECOG meeting will take place in Porto - Portugal, on the 14th - 17th November. Porto is, for the second time, the stage of this important meeting, 10 years after the first ECOG in Portugal.
GNEIP aims to promote insightful and intense scientific discussion, in a highly interactive format, between all participants and experts, about pertinent subjects. It will be emphasized the shift between the “10 years-old” concepts and the new knowledge in the field of pediatric obesity, not only from the physiology to the legal issues, but also focusing on the nutritional and exercise behavior, immunity, inflammation, cancer and multi-organic comorbidities.
A good-practice regarding prevention, diagnosis and multidisciplinary treatment of pediatric obesity is a compromise of all who work in the field. Pediatricians, GPs, Nutritionists, Psychologists and Sports professionals, not only working in clinical approach but also in research, must be committed to this public health drama. In fact, pediatric obesity, despite all efforts around the world, remains one of the most important questions of concern regarding public health. The tracking of pediatric obesity as well as cardiometabolic comorbidities, from infancy to adulthood, is the real proof that if we cannot stop the pediatric obesity pandemia we are jeopardizing the future generation health.
Luís Belo, UCIBIO researcher from the “Drugs Targets and Biomarkers” group and professor at FFUP, has been assigned for both the Organizing Committee and Scientific Committee of this meeting.
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