Apply for grants
Events and symposiums

Conference: Prevention of Childhood Obesity

October 30, 2023 - November 3, 2023

Sign up

The aim of this conference is to address the fundamental challenges in prevention of childhood obesity. Leading scientists from all over the world will discuss the range of topics from basic understanding of what might cause obesity in childhood to experiences with interventions on these presumed causes of childhood obesity.


Click here to see the full programme 

Abstract and Conference Book here

For practical details about the conferences, please click here.

Science Cluster Conference: Prevention of Childhood Obesity

Scientific committee

  • Thorkild Sørensen, Copenhagen University & CSLT
  • Berit Heitmann, Copenhagen University
  • Morten Grønbæk, CSLT
  • Nina Geiker, CSLT
  • Teresa Holmberg, CSLT

Centre for Childhood Health (CSLT)


The programme starts at 5:30 pm on Monday, 30 October 2023 and ends Friday, 3 November 2023 with checkout at 9:00 am.

How to apply?

This conference is fully booked.

All accepted participants will be expected to present a poster at the conference.


Abstract submission: The application deadline is 13 August, 2023

Evaluation of incoming applications: End of August, 2023

Notifications to applicants: Early September, 2023

SHORT TALKS: Some applicants will be invited to give a short talk during the conference based on their submitted abstract. Selected applicants have bene notified.

Registration fee, accommodation and local costs for all approved applicants are covered by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Only travel expenses to and from the conference venue will be at your own expense.

For more practical details about the conferences, please click here.



Berit Heitmann

University of Copenhagen, DK

Carolyn Summerbell

Durham University, UK

David Allison

University of Indiana, US

David Ludwig

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, US

Erik Hemmingsson

Swedish school of Sport and Health Sciences, SE

Jaap Seidell

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL

Jane Martin

Cancer Council, AU

Janine Felix

Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL

John Reilly

University of Strathclyde, UK

Ken Ong

University of Cambridge, UK

Leonard Epstein

University at Buffalo, US

Louise Baur

University of Sydney, AU

Marie-Francoise Rolland-Cachera

University of Paris, FR

Mark Tremblay

University of Ottawa, CAN

Morten Grønbæk

Center for Childhood Health, DK

Patrick Catalano

Tufts University School of Medicine, US

Rachael Taylor

University of Otago, NZ

Ruth Loos

University of Copenhagen, DK

Stephen Simpson

University of Sydney, AU

Steve Gortmaker

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, US

Stuart W. Flint

University of Leeds, UK

Thorkild Sørensen

University of Copenhagen, DK

Tim Lobstein

World Obesity Federation, UK

Zachary Gerhart-Hines

University of Copenhagen, DK

  • Date
    17:30 - 09:00
  • Deadline
    October 30, 2023
  • Who can join
    Open to all
  • Venue
    Novo Nordisk Campus
    Roskildevej 58, 3400 Hillerød
  • Type
  • Contact person
    Sofia Norås
    [email protected]