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Fighting Globesity

11:30 – 12:45 | Leeuwen Room | Session by Gemeente Rotterdam, LS&H 010 and Erasmus MC


Researchers, medical professionals, policymakers, industrial actors, retailers and consumers are in the chain of responsibility of fighting ‘globesity’. In The Netherlands, 49,2 % of adults are overweight and 14,2 % are obese; of children under eighteen 13,6 % are overweight and 2,7 % are obese (RIVM, 2016).
Obesity is a strong predictor for developing type 2 diabetes. Obesity and diabetes type 2 are caused by genetic, medical and lifestyle factors, including unhealthy diet and lack of exercise. This panel session will tackle the problem from the perspective of personalized prevention and treatment, health economics and policy and public private collaboration.

The session closes with a panel discussion with:
• Marije Poot-Reijnders (Projectmanager, gemeente Rotterdam)
• Patrick van Luijk (Topsporter/ondernemer, BioCheck),
• Hans Zengerink (Bariatrisch en oncologisch chirurg, Franciscus Gasthuis & Vlietland)


Aart Jan van der Lelij
Erasmus MC, Professor & European Society for Endocrinology, President & Alizé Pharma SAS, Co-founder

Arnout van Diemen
Novo Nordisk, Market access & public affairs

Elisabeth van Rossum
Erasmus MC, Internist-endocrinologist, Professor & Center for Healthy Weight at Erasmus MC, Director

Werner Brouwer
Erasmus University, Professor of Health Economics
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