Scientific program

Preliminary program Nordic Obesity Meeting 2024
Thursday, 1 February 2024

11:30–12:30     Registration and coffee

12:30–12:40     Welcome

Hot obesity topics in the Nordic countries

12:40–12:50     Representative of Denmark (Lise Geisler Bjerregaard)

12:50–13:00     Representative of Finland (Heli Viljakainen)

13:00–13:10     Representative of Island (Tryggvi Símnet)

13:10–13:20     Representative of Norway (Mette Svedsen)

13:20–13:30     Representative of Sweden (Joanna Udden)

13:30–14:00     Panel discussion

14.00–14:30     Coffee break

What is new in childhood obesity? From epidemiology to management

14:30–14:50     Childhood obesity and its impact on adult health complications (Jennifer Baker)

14:50–15:20     Treatment of childhood obesity (Claude Marcus)

15:20–15:35     Best oral abstract candidate #1

15:35–16:10     Break

What is effective in obesity prevention? Public health and health economics

16:10–16:30     Preventive strategies and the exposome of obesity (Berit Lilienthal Heitmann)

16:30–16:45     Obesity–related health care costs (Aino Vesikansa) 

16:45–17:00     Best oral abstract candidate #2

17:00–17:40     New Nordic collaborations (Jørn Sagen) 


19:00–20.30     Reception at the City Hall

Friday, 2 February 2024

Keys to obesity biology? Whole–body and tissue–specific metabolism

09:00–09:30    The integrative role of the gut, the pancreas, the liver and (the brain) in human obesity (Filip Knop) 

09:30–09:50    Brown adipose tissue metabolism (Mueez U–Din) 

09:50–10:05    Best oral abstract candidate #3

10:05–10:30    Coffee break

To burn it – or to store it? Adipose tissue and energy metabolism

10:30–11:00    The turnover and maintenance of human adipose tissue in health and pathology (Kirsty Spalding) 

11:00–11:30    Mitochondria in obesity and weight loss (Sini Heinonen & Birgitta van der Kolk) 

11:30–11:45    Best oral abstract candidate #4

11:45–12:00    Fat burning activity

12:00–13:00    Lunch

Poster teaser talks

13:00–14:00    Approximately 2 min per poster presenter

14.00–14:45    Coffee & posters

Mastering appetite: unraveling the complexities of eating regulation

14:45–15:15    It wasn’t me, it was my brain: Neurocognitive aspects of eating behaviour (Annette Horstmann)

15:15–15:35    Is body positivity glorifying obesity? (Veera Bianca)

15.35–16:00    Coffee & posters

Unveiling the crystal ball: Exploring the future of cardiovascular outcomes

16:00–16:20    Future with decreasing physical fitness and increasing body weight  – how can we manage this? (Tommi Vasankari)

16:20–17:00    Obesity, weight loss and cardiovascular outcomes (Naveed Sattar) 


18:30–             Conference dinner with young investigator prizes

Saturday, 3 February 2024

How should we treat? Modern management of obesity

09:00–09:30    Overcoming obesity stigma (Arya Sharma) 

09:30–09:45    Patient story

09:45–10:00    Modern obesity treatment in Sweden (Ylva Trolle Lagerroos)

10:00–10:15    Modern obesity treatment in Norway (tbc)

10:15–10:30    Modern obesity treatment in Iceland (Erla Sveinsdóttir)

10:30–11:00    Coffee break

11:00–11:15    Modern obesity treatment in Finland (Milla Rosengård–Bärlund)

11:15–11:30    Modern obesity treatment in Denmark (Cilius Esmann Fonvig)

11:30–12:00    One size does not fit all – treatment paradigm (Andres Acosta)

12:00–12:45    Important new directions together as Nordic countries

12:45–13:00    Closing remarks

13:00–14:00    Lunch


14.30–             Optional sauna experience at Allas Sea Pool (at own cost)