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Copenhagen Bioscience Lecture: Healthy Weight Initiative

9. september 2021


The Novo Nordisk Foundation is developing a new national initiative to promote healthy weight among children and adolescents as well as their families. The aim is to reduce the number of children and adolescents in Denmark with overweight. The ambition with the new initiative is to establish a national center for the promotion of healthy weight through collaborative research, innovation and the development of evidence-based interventions and preventive efforts that focus specifically on children and their families. At the lecture, we will share the vision for the centre and some of the initial activities.


15:45 Arrival & Registration

16:00 Welcome

16:05 Arne Astrup, Project Director, Healthy Weight Center, Novo Nordisk Foundation
Introduction to ”obesity” and Healthy Weight Center: Why the need for a major initiative?

16:35 Mads Fiil Hjorth, Senior Scientific Manager, Healthy Weight Center, Novo Nordisk Foundation
Causes of Obesity: What we know, assume, and don’t know

16:50 Kamilla Bolt Bruhn, Senior Project Manager, Healthy Weight Center, Novo Nordisk Foundation
Implementation of Efficient Measures

17:05 Discussion and questions

17:30 End of lecture
Networking w/ Drinks and Snacks for Physical Participants

18:30 Thank you for today!

*Please note that the programme might be subject to changes


What is Copenhagen Bioscience Lectures?
The Copenhagen Bioscience Lectures is a series of open lectures for all researchers and other interested in and around the Copenhagen area. Every 4 weeks, on a Thursday evening, you are invited for lectures on themes with a general interest for the Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers and bioscience researchers in general. Often there will be a cross-disciplinary focus.

Will it be possible to attend physically and virtually?
This will be a hybrid lecture with the possibility of attending both virtually and physically. Please note that we have a limited capacity for how many we allow to participate physically, and seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Will it be possible to ask questions?
Yes. We take oral questions from physical audience and written questions from virtual participants.

I would like to know about upcoming Copenhagen Bioscience Lectures – where can I find information?
You are very welcome to join the ‘Copenhagen Bioscience Cluster’s Linkedin and/or Facebook group. There you will find information about upcoming lectures, and much more.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
If you arrive by car, you can park for free in front or at the side of Tuborg Havnevej 19. If that is full, there is 3 hours free parking in the parking to the Waterfront shopping mall at the end of the road. Public transport by train to Hellerup station, and/or bus (1A, 21, 166), nearest by bus stop is Tuborg Boulevard.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Johan Jansen at [email protected]

How do I cancel my participation?
Please help us respecting our speakers, as well as keeping track of the numbers and optimize lecture and catering to the audience by cancelling as soon as you know that you exceptionally will not be able to make it. You can either cancel through Conference Manager or send an email to Johan Jansen at [email protected]

Can I update my registration information?
Yes, just log in to Conference Manager. Please use this option also in the unlikely event that you need to cancel your registration.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, you do not have to bring your ticket, but registration is mandatory for participation. You will find a tag with your name on it when you arrive.

  • Tilmeldingsfrist
    6. september 2021
  • Lokation
    Novo Nordisk Foundation, Tuborg Havnevej 19, 2900 Hellerup