Britt, Lise and Jennifer participated in the European Congress on Obesity that was held in Porto, Portugal. Britt presented results from her project titled "Associations between body size from childhood to young adulthood and adult colon cancer" and it was highlighted by the international press (see the press page for further details). Lise presented her results on breastfeeding and type 2 diabetes, and Jennifer gave an invited talk titled "What is the definition of treatment success in children with obesity?"
Jennifer participated in in the 8th Princess Chulabhorn International Science Congress (PC VIII) titled Environmental Health: Inter-linkages among the Environment, Chemicals and Infectious Agents in Bangkok, Thailand. Jennifer gave an invited talk titled "Obesity: environment versus genetics."
Britt and Jennifer participated in the World Cancer Research Federation / World Obesity Federation joint conference on Obesity, Physical Activity and Cancer in London, England. Jennifer was involved in the Scientific Advisory Committee for the conference, she chaired a session and she also gave an invited talk titled "Early life events and cancer risk: epidemiology".
Jennifer gave the inaugural talk for the series of "Women in Science" at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France. Her talk was titled "Childhood body size and its associations with adult cancer- results from the Copenhagen School Health Records Register".
Britt, Kathrine, Lise, Line and Jennifer participated in the European Obesity Summit in Gothenberg, Sweden. Britt gave an oral presentation titled "Childhood body mass index and the risk of colon and rectal cancer in adulthood." Lise gave a presentation titled "Childhood height and body mass index at 7 years of age and incidence of adult type 2 diabetes." Kathrine presented her poster on melanoma research, and Line presented a poster on her ischemic heart disease research. Jennifer gave an invited talk titled "Childhood body size and its associations with adult cancer." Jennifer chaired several sessions and she also chaired a symposium titled "Long term health consequences of childhood obesity" in which she presented about the Copenhagen School Health Records Register and her colleagues from Gothenberg presented about their school health records. Abstracts from the presented work can be accessed here.
Jennifer gave an invited talk at the 49th Annual Meeting for the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition in Athens, Greece. Jennifer's talk was titled "Ethical considerations in the treatment of children with obesity."
Britt and Jennifer participated in the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. Britt presented a poster on her colorectal cancer research and Jennifer presented Julie's work on ovarian cancer.
Britt, Esther, Jennifer, Julie, Kathrine and Line participated in the 25th European Childhood Obesity Group Annual Congress in Stockholm. Jennifer gave an invited talk titled "Body size in childhood and the risk of cancer in adulthood". At chaired/guided poster sessions Britt presented her work on childhood BMI and colon and rectal cancer, Esther presented her work on childhood BMI and type 2 diabetes, Julie presented her work on the tracking of BMI from childhood to late adulthood, Kathrine presented her work on childhood body size and malignant melanoma and Line presented her work on childhood height components and cardiometabolic health during childhood.
Kathrine gave a talk on her work on childhood body size and risk of malignant melanoma in adulthood at the research day at Bispebjerg Hospital and she won third prize for her presentation.
Kathrine, Esther and Julie participated in a Symposium on Fetal Programming, which was held in Copenhagen. Esther won third prize at the symposium for abstract based upon her work exploring the early life origins of type 2 diabetes.
The childgrowth2cancer group participated in The Obesity Society’s conference “Obesity Week” in Boston, USA. We all had poster presentations; Kathrine presented her work on childhood body size and malignant melanoma, Line presented her work on childhood body size and stroke, Julie presented her work on the tracking of body size from childhood to adulthood and Esther presented her work childhood body size and type 2 diabetes and liver diseases, respectively.
The meeting was very interesting and successful. Several prizes were awarded the group. Kathrine won an Early Career Investigator Award and the society’s Obesity and Cancer research award for the best abstract in this area. Julie won a travel award, Esther won a poster of excellence award for an outstanding abstract in the area of pediatric research and Line won an award for a top abstract in the area of epidemiological research.
Jennifer gave a presentation in a European Research Council (ERC) sponsored session titled "Fighting Fat: the Obesity Epidemic" at the Euroscience Open Forum in Copenhagen, Denmark. Jennifer's talk was titled "Childhood obesity and the risk of cancer in adulthood." Our work is highlighted in the ERC publication "Engaging Scientists with Frontier Research" that is associated with this conference.
Jennifer gave an invited talk titled "Childhood obesity and cancer in adulthood" to the Danish Society for the Study of Obesity (Dansk Selskab for Adipositas Forskning) in Frederiksberg, Denmark. She presented a summary of our ongoing work in this project.
Our colleague, Dr. Leticia Nogueira from the National Cancer Institute (USA) presented results from the project “Childhood BMI is associated with risk of adult pancreatic cancer” at the 105th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in San Diego, California USA. Her talk was in the mini-symposium "Cancer Risk and Survival: New Insights." The abstract can be accessed here
Jennifer presented results from our work in an invited talk titled “Do obese children necessarily become obese adults?" at the International Congress on Obesity in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Our collaborator from the University of Copenhagen, Associate Professor Zorana J. Andersen presented results from our study titled "Birth weight, childhood BMI and height in relation to mammographic density and breast cancer: Register based cohort study" at the 9th European Breast Cancer Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. The abstract can be accessed by searching for abstract #124 here
Jennifer presented results from the study on “Childhood body mass index and the risk of endometrial cancer in adult women in the Copenhagen School Health Records Register” at the American College of Epidemiology Annual Scientific Sessions in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. The abstract was selected for a talk in the “Outstanding Research Communication” section.
At the same conference our colleague, Dr. Michael B. Cook from the National Cancer Institute (USA) presented work from the project “Childhood height and birth weight in relation to future prostate cancer risk in the Copenhagen School Health Records Register Cohort”.
Julie gave a talk titled “Childhood body mass index and height and the risk of endometrial cancer in women” at the European Congress on Obesity in Liverpool, UK. Her work was highlighted in the congress E-newsletter.
At a post-conference satellite, Jennifer gave an invited talk with the title “Is childhood obesity a shared responsibility” where she presented results from our ongoing projects.
Julie presented her project “Childhood body mass index and the risk of prostate cancer in adult men” at the International Association for the Study of Obesity Stock Conference in London, UK.
Our colleague, Dr. Cari M. Kitahara from the National Cancer Institute (USA) presented results from the project “Childhood height and weight and thyroid cancer risk in the Copenhagen School Health Records Register Cohort” at the American Society for Preventive Oncology (ASPO) conference in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Her abstract was chosen for an oral presentation in the session held by the ASPO Special Interest Group for International Issues in Cancer. Highlights from this session can be found in the article “Undertaking Cancer Research in International Settings: Report from the American Society for Preventive Oncology Special Interest Group on International Issues in Cancer” Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013; 22(9):1638-1641.
Pubmed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23845714
Jennifer gave an invited talk entitled “Long term outcomes of childhood obesity” at the European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology conference in Leipzig, Germany.
Results from the project “Childhood body size and the risk of liver cancer in adulthood” were presented by Jennifer at the European Congress on Obesity in Lyon, France. This work was selected as one of the five best abstracts presented at the conference, and was given the European Congress on Obesity 2012 Best Abstract Award.
Jennifer gave an invited talk titled “Lessons from European Countries-The recent trends in childhood obesity” at the Experimental Biology conference in San Diego, California, USA. Highlights from this session can be found in the article “Controversies regarding reported trends: has the obesity epidemic leveled off in the United States?” Adv Nutr 2012;3(5):751-2.
Pubmed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22983865
Open access: http://advances.nutrition.org/content/3/5/751.long