ANZOS-ASLM-ICCR 2019, Sydney, Australia


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Wednesday 16 October 2019
7:00am Registration 
8:15am - 8:30am  Joint Welcome Address
8:30am - 9:30am  Plenary Session 1: ICCR- Jean-Pierre Després 
9:30am - 10:00am  Morning Tea 
10:00am - 12:00pm

 Cross-Cutting Symposium 1

"Inside Out - Internal and External influences on food intake"

This symposium will take attendees into the challenging world of understanding what influences food choice as we are guided from the basic science understanding of internal neural drivers through to the challenges faced when one is in the community at the mercy of external influences. 

Cliona Ni Murchu, Leah Brennan, Antonio Verdejo-Garcia

 12:00pm - 1:00pm  Lunch 
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Concurrent Symposium Sessions- Public Health/Basic Science/Clinical

Public Health ~ "Unravelling the Lancet Series & Implications for Australia"

Can healthy food save the planet? The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health asks can we feed a future population of 10 billion people a healthy diet within planetary boundaries? In January 2019 The Lancet Commission on Obesity published its first report entitled ‘The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition and Climate Change’. This ground-breaking report explores the paramount challenge that these three pandemics present for human and planetary health.

Speakers in this symposium will discuss both reports and their implications internationally and in Australia.

Sharon Friel, Rosemary Stanton and Kim Kessler


Basic Science ~  "Molecular mechanisms linking obesity to associated co-morbidities and complications".

Obesity is associated with numerous medical complications, with the most well characterised being the enhanced risk of insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease in obese individuals. This symposium will explore some emerging areas that are now recognised to be impacted by excess body weight and altered lipid metabolism, including cancer, cognitive function and reproductive health. 

Renea Taylor ,Margaret Morris and Rebecca Robker


Clinical ~ "Optimal macronutrient intakes during weight loss for health"

What is the optimal dietary composition for health? Is it low carb? Low fat? And what about the protein content? Does it matter when dieting to lose weight, or is it just the energy intake that matters? Leading nutritional researchers will attempt to resolve this much debated question.

Luigi FontanaNatalie Luscombe-Marsh, Clare Collins

3:00pm - 3:30pm  Afternoon Tea
3:30pm - 4:30pm

 Plenary Session 2: ANZOS Basic Science 

Sheila Collins

4:30pm - 6:00pm  Concurrent Oral Abstract Presentations - Public Health/Basic Science/Clinical
6:00pm - 7:00pm Welcome Function & Poster Session 1 
7:00pm onwards ECR Networking Function 


Thursday 17 October 2019
7:00am Registration
7:00am - 8:15am Breakfast Symposium hosted by Novo Nordisk
8:30am - 9:30am Plenary Session 3: ANZOS Clinical Eran Segal
9:30am - 10:00am Morning Tea
10:00am - 12:00pm

Cross-Cutting Symposium 2                                      

"A Gut Feeling - What is the role of the Microbiome in obesity development and management?"

This symposium will take attendees into the challenging world of understanding microbial diversity and the implications its role in human health may have for personalised nutrition and community based approaches to obesity management.

Gilly Hendrie, Eran Segal, Andy Holmes 

12:00pm - 1:00pm  Lunch
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Concurrent Symposium Sessions - Public Health/Basic Science/Clinical

Public Health ~ "Innovations in Regulation" 

Regulation has a fundamental role to play in obesity prevention. This symposium will explore the politics of food and nutrition regulation, present results from the INFORMAS project benchmarking governments against best practice food policy, and lessons learnt for obesity prevention from other domains of health policy implementation.

Phil BakerElla Robinson and Paul Kelly


Basic Science ~ "Energy Expenditure"

People often think about weight maintenance in terms of "calories in vs. calories out”. This symposium will describe some of the latest developments in the latter half of this equation, exploring novel molecular mechanisms that regulate energy expenditure in different tissues.  

Sheila CollinsSean McGee and Brian Oldfield


Clinical ~ "Lifestyle Interventions and Cardiometabolic Health" 

Should weight loss be the target of nutritional interventions in individuals with overweight? Speakers will discuss the role of physical activity, diet quality as well as specific interventions and challenges to consider in adolescents. 

Miguel Angel Martinez-GonzalezRobert RossLouise Baur and Berit L. Heitmann

3:00pm - 3:30pm  Afternoon Tea
3:30pm - 4:30pm ECR Finalist Presentation
4:30pm - 5:30pm Concurrent Oral Abstract Presentations - Public Health/Basic Science/Clinical
5:30pm - 6:30pm  Poster Session 2 
7:30pm onwards Conference Dinner 

Friday 18 October 2019
7:00am    Registration                                                                                      
8:30am - 9:15am Plenary Session 4: ICCR - André Tchernof
9:15am - 10:00am Plenary Session 5 Kim Kessler
10:00am - 10:30am  Morning Tea
10:30am - 11:00am  Young Investigator Award Recipient Presentation 
11:00am - 12:30pm

 Concurrent Oral Abstract Presentations - Public Health/Basic Science/Clinical

12:30pm - 1:30pm  Lunch
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Concurrent Symposium Sessions - Public Health/Basic Science/Clinical

Public Health ~ "Physical Activity - physical activity across the life stages"

Physical activity is important across all stages of life. This symposium will outline issues related to encouraging physical activity from early childhood to adults and in older Australians.

Melody Ding, Tony Okely, and Adrian Bauman


Basic Science ~ "Neural Control of Appetite"

There is a complex neurological circuitry that integrates external and internal cues to determine what, when and why we eat. This exciting symposium will give an update on new research in this space that describes novel regulators of feeding and energy metabolism in the brain.

Sebastian Bouret, Yanchuan Shi and Sandra Galic


Clinical ~ "Ectopic Fat and Cardiometabolic Health"

The liver is a key organ determining whole body insulin resistance. Speakers will discuss the role of the diet in the development of fatty liver in obesity, and explore novel circulating biomarkers of cardiovascular disease.

Marja-Riitta TaskinenJean-Pierre Després, and John O'Sullivan

3:30pm - 4:00pm Afternoon Tea
4:00pm - 5:00pm Plenary Session 6: ASLM Public Health - David Katz





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