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MEP Interest Group on Obesity and Health System Resilience Launch

How can the European Parliament go beyond political goodwill in addressing obesity and resilient health systems in a post COVID-19 new reality?

20 April 2021 | 14:00 - 15:30 CET | Online

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Programme:

14:00
Welcome and Introductions

  • Pernille Weiss, MEP (EPP-DK) and Chair of MEP Interest Group on Obesity & Health System Resilience
  • Nathalie Farpour-Lambert, President of European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO)

14:10
Presenting obesity as a chronic relapsing disease

  • Liesbeth van Rossum, Professor of Medicine, Erasmus University, Netherlands

14:20
The importance of going “beyond prevention” in policies around addressing obesity as a non-communicable disease (NCD)
Followed by a Q&A

Chair:

Panelists:

  • Sara Cerdas, MEP (S&D-PT) and Vice Chair of MEP Interest Group on Obesity & Health System Resilience
  • Vicki Mooney, Executive Director, European Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ECPO)
  • Kremlin Wickramasinghe, Acting Programme Manager Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, WHO European
    Region

14:50
Foresight and Resilience 
Followed by a Q&A

Chair:

Panelists:

  • Susana Solís Pérez, MEP (Renew Europe Group – ES) and Vice Chair of MEP Interest Group on Obesity & Health System Resilience
  • Raluca Painter, Head of Unit DG REFORM Labour Market, Education, Health & Social Services, European Commission
  • Matthias Blueher, Professor of Molecular Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University of Leipzig

15:30
Closing remarks

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