Widjane Goncalves a CRE-EPOCH Affiliate and PhD candidate, attended the 'Multi-professional Conference in Health: Innovation and Technology in Health - Challenges for the Future' in Caruaru - Brazil from 17 -20 September 2019.
The conference included 2000 health professionals, researchers and policy makers from a range of disciplines. Widjane delivered a keynote speech on 'The Influence of Parenting Practices on Pre-school Children's Obesity-Related Behaviours: A Public Health Perspective'. Her talk received a lot of interest from the audience as this is not a widely researched topic in Brazil. Widjane also had one oral presentation and two-poster presentation at the conference, with the addition of four abstracts presented under her supervision in the area of early prevention of childhood obesity and parenting practices. The abstract titled 'The Centre of Research Excellence in Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood and Student Internship' presented by Widjane was awarded as the Best Experience Report of the conference! Congratulations Widjane!