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Launch Event: MEP Interest Group on Obesity Health System Resilience
Addressing obesity as a chronic relapsing disease in its own right has increasingly been prioritized both as a major challenge and opportunity since COVID-19. Most recently as part of the EU Strategic Foresight process, Beating Cancer Plan, EU4Health, Farm2Fork Strategy and the newly published Obesity Prevention Policy Brief by the European Commission on 4 March 2021.

What are the opportunities and challenges? How can going beyond prevention contribute to health System Resilience in the New Reality?
Join the discussion and contribute to setting the agenda with the MEP Interest Group on Obesity & Health System Resilience.

Hosted by:
Pernille Weiss MEP (EPP-DK)
Chair of MEP Interest Group on Obesity & Health System Resilience

Sara Cerdas MEP (S&D-PT)
Vice Chair of MEP Interest Group on Obesity & Health System Resilience

Susana Solis-Pérez MEP (Renew Europe Group – ES)
Vice Chair of MEP Interest Group on Obesity & Health System Resilience

Speakers
Nathalie Farpour-Lambert
President of European Association for the Study of Obesity

Liesbeth van Rossum
Professor of Medicine, Erasmus University, Netherlands

Vicki Mooney
Executive Director, ECPO – European Coalition for People Living with Obesity

Kremlin Wickramasinghe
Acting Programme Manager Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, WHO European Region

Raluca Painter
Head of Unit DG REFORM - Labour Market, Education, Health & Social Services, European Commission

Matthias Blueher
Professor of Molecular Endocrinology, University of Leipzig


About
Constituted in March 2021, the MEP Interest Group on Obesity & Health System Resilience focuses on finding policy solutions to remove barriers in the implementation of obesity as a chronic relapsing disease in Europe and contribute to building back resilient health systems building on the Strategic Foresight Process and the EU4Health agenda.

Secretariat is coordinated by European Association for the Study of Obesity www.easo.org

Apr 20, 2021 02:00 PM in Brussels

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Speakers

Pernille Weiss MEP (EPP-DK)
Chair of MEP Interest Group on Obesity & Health System Resilience
Sara Cerdas MEP (S&D-PT)
Vice Chair of MEP Interest Group on Obesity & Health System Resilience
Susana Solis-Pérez MEP (Renew Europe Group – ES)
Vice Chair of MEP Interest Group on Obesity & Health System Resilience