Bump2Baby and Me project’s online forum “Pregnancy and Early Life: An Opportunity to Address Obesity"

Event Type
Target Audience
Commissioners of care and other obesity interested organisation representatives
Healthcare professionals
Patients and people living with obesity

Bump2Baby and Me - Pregnancy and Early Life: An Opportunity to Address Obesity

You are invited to join us for the Bump2Baby and Me project’s online forum “Pregnancy and Early Life: An Opportunity to Address Obesity” on Wednesday 6th April 2022 at 9.00am BST (10.00am CET, 6.00pm AEST).

The Bump2Baby and Me project aims to develop and test a healthcare intervention to help prevent maternal and child diabetes, overweight and obesity and other non-communicable associated diseases. This forum will include short presentations, covering:

  • What is obesity?;
  • How/why obesity is relevant to the Bump2Baby and Me project;
  • How obesity impacts pregnancy;
  • How the project is addressing health literacy and inclusive language.

Speakers include:

  • Jacqueline Bowman-Busato, Policy Lead, European Association for the Study of Obesity;
  • Christy Burden, Consultant Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics, University of Bristol and NIHR Clinical Research Network Lead for Reproductive Health and Childbirth;
  • Sharleen O’Reilly, Bump2Baby and Me Project Coordinator and Associate Professor of Nutrition and Food Science, University College Dublin;
  • Aisling Geraghty, Clinical Health Researcher, University College Dublin;
  • Helle Terkildsen Maindal, Professor of Health Promotion at the Department of Public Health, Aarhus University.

The presentations will be followed by an informal discussion, facilitated by Beta Technology’s Johanne Boulding.

The forum will be open to all policymakers, healthcare decision makers, health service commissioners, and service users. It will provide the opportunity to network and engage with peers and to share knowledge and best practice, as well as ensuring effective, bi-directional dialogue between policy and health stakeholders and researchers.

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This is an open event so please do share with colleagues and your network if you think this may be of interest to them.