May 10 and May 11, 2018 - Annual Meeting and
Showcase Event: hosted by EPOCH CRE and NSW Health
Topic: Research Policy and Practice coming together to prevent overweight and obesity among children 0-5 years
Our second annual meeting was held at the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney on May 10-11. It was a great success and over 40 collaborators including postdoctoral fellows and PhD students, attended. There were workshops on the Behaviour Change Wheel and how it can apply to our work, Statistical Challenges and one of the many highlights was the session on Effective Communication and Social Media Lessons given by Medical Entomologist and Communications Expert Cameron Webb. There were opportunities for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers to present their work and research plans and get valuable feedback from experts. We also held a joint showcase “Research, policy and practice coming together to prevent overweight and obesity among children 0-5 years” which was jointly presented with staff from the New South Wales Ministry of Health.
Congratulations to Rachael Taylor who has been promoted to Professor. A well-earned reflection of her research excellence.
April 2017 - 15th World Congress on Public Health
The EPOCH CRE will be presenting our work at the 15th World Congress on Public Health to be held in Melbourne from April 3 -7, 2017. We hope to see you there!
Paediatric Academic Societies Conference in San Francisco - May 6-9, 2017
Lisa Askie presented at the Paediatric Academic Societies Conference in San Francisco on May 6-9, 2017. Her talk was titled "The Early Prevention of Obesity in Children (EPOCH) Collaboration - results of an individual participant data prospective meta analysis. 40 people attended.
Congratulations to Karen Campbell who has been promoted to Professor. A well deserved recognition for her many years of outstanding work.
Launch: The Centre of Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood