Symposium – Challenging interventions with an obese society

ISBNPA St Andrews Brochure_Page_1This satellite meeting, on Monday 8th June 2015 at the University of St Andrews offers a range of interactive sessions, work-share structured discussions and a designer led approach to creative opportunities for increasing awareness and action around physical activity and diet for weight management. Presentations include recent work on new visual tools for assessing unhealthy body weight in children, effective communications and brief interventions.

Those with an interest in optimising communications about obesity research (involving diet and physical activity) are welcome to the meeting for an interactive day with time for sharing experiences, reflections and ideas.

There will be the opportunity for a walk and talk poster presentation session, with a prize for the most innovative presentation.

For more details see http://isbnpasat2015.org/ or contact (jc100 @st-andrews.ac.uk) or (a.s.anderson @dundee.ac.uk)

Workshop – Interventions for increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour

This 2-day residential interactive workshop will be held on 27 and 28 May at Dunblane Hydro where participants will work together to create new research ideas around sustaining behaviour change, promoting physical activity (PA) and reducing sedentary behaviour.  Application forms to be submitted by Friday 12th April. Further details are available on the sandpit flyer or at www.scphrp.ac.uk/Sandpit

Seminar by Dr Ruth Jepson

The School of Medicine and Biological Sciences at the University of St Andrews are hosting a seminar ‘Let’s get physical: Health benefits of physical activity and approaches to increase, and sustain participation presented by Dr Ruth Jepson on Thursday 15th November at 4pm in Seminar Room 2, Medical and Biological Sciences building, University of St Andrews.  Ruth is a senior scientific adviser to Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP) and is mainly interested in promoting physical activity.  All Welcome.  For further information please contact Dr Gozde Ozakinci (go10 @st-andrews.ac.uk)