Launch the report of the Lancet Commission on Obesity

Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 7:00 AM - 10:30 AM [SAST]

999/9, Rama I Road, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand

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Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 7:00 AM - 10:30 AM [SAST]

About the Event

Draft Program

 

Chair: Johanna Ralston, World Obesity Federation

 

14:00-14:10   Welcome: Sabine Kleinert, The Lancet

 

14:10-15:30   Session 1: Findings of the Lancet Commission

            on Obesity

·         Bill Dietz Co-chair, George Washington University

Reframing obesity within The Global Syndemic

·         Sharon Friel Commissioner, Australian National University

Understanding the governance structures and systemic drivers

·         Boyd Swinburn Co-chair, The University of Auckland           

Recommendations from the Commission

·         Discussion and Q&A about the Commission’s report

 

15:30-16:00   Break

 

16:00-17:15   Session 2: Responses and panel discussion

·         Discussant responses

·         Panel discussion on ways forward

 

17:15-17:30   Closing remarks: Tim Lobstein, World Obesity Federation

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About the Organizer

About the lancet commission The Lancet Commission on Obesity was formed following the publication of two Lancet Series on Obesity in 2011 and 2015. The Commission is under the auspices of The Lancet, the University of Auckland, George Washington University, and the World Obesity Federation. The Commission is comprised of 26 Commissioners from 14 countries and representing 23 disciplines, and 17 Commission Fellows. It was co-chaired by Professor Boyd Swinburn, University of Auckland and Professor Bill Dietz, George Washington University. The aims of the Commission were to: 1. Identify the systemic commonalities in drivers and solutions across obesity, undernutrition and climate change 2. Describe double- or triple-duty policies and actions to address The Global Syndemic, and ways to strengthen accountability systems for their implementation. The report of the Lancet Commission, launching in 2019, is entitled ‘The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change: The Lancet Commission report’ and highlights the paramount challenge that this syndemic presents for humans, the environment, and our planet.

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