On November 7, several online media covered the NoHoW Project that, over the next five years, will test whether ICT-based delivery of theory- and evidence-based behavior change techniques can be effective for weight loss maintenance. More details about the project HERE.
1st Conference on Sports, Education, Physical Activity and Health
The PANO research group was represented at the 1st Conference on Sports, Education, Physical Activity and Health (REAFES), on October 22-25th, at Lusófona University. Marlene Silva and António Palmeira organized a symposium on "The "dark" side of motivational intervention in the promotion of physical activity: proposals of explanation and solution". Pedro Teixeira presented the keynote lecture "The evidence and the theory of health behaviors modification: an itinerary for the future". More information about the conference HERE.
The Repository of Psychosocial and Self-Regulation Measures for Exercise, Eating and Weight Management
The Repository of Psychosocial and Self-Regulation Measures for Exercise, Eating and Weight Management (RIAP) launched a new website, with improved functionality, design, and navigation. More information about this project HERE.
Several online and print media and broadcast news covered the EuroFIT Project
Between October 13-20, several online and print media and broadcast news covered the EuroFIT Project. Working with FMH, FC Porto, Sporting CP and SL Benfica will help about 240 fans to become active and lose weight. Each club will train about 80 male fans from November 2015 to February 2016, and from September to December 2016. More information about this project HERE.
EuroFIT Coach Training
Training for coaches who will deliver the EuroFIT programme in Portugal was held 13-14 October. The training, led by Marlene Silva and Hugo Pereira, happened at the National Stadium facilities and included three coaches from each team (FC Porto, Sporting CP, and SL Benfica). The two-day training aimed to be interactive and to give the coaches some practical experience of delivering key components of the EuroFIT programme, including mock deliveries. More information about the project HERE.
Clinical Nutrition Intensive Training
PANO was represented at the Clinical Nutrition Intensive Training that took place in Oporto (October 2-4). Marlene Silva gave a presentation on "Motivational intervention on weight management programs". More information about this event HERE.
National Food, Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey
The public presentation of the National Food, Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey took place on September 18 in the University of Porto. Pedro Teixeira, on behalf of FMH - University of Lisbon, is a researcher of the project, that aims to collect national information on food consumption and on physical activity and its relation with health determinants. More information about this project HERE.
International Congress on Obesity and Binge Eating
PANO was represented at the International Congress on Obesity and Binge Eating (ICOBE 2015) in Coimbra (September 25-26). Marta Marques presented the H2020 NoHoW Project and Pedro Teixeira gave a talk on the PESO Program. More information about the conference HERE.
On September 16-17, the NoHoW international team met in Lisbon to discuss lessons learned about weight loss maintenance through the ongoing development of the NoHoW Toolkit and to plan the next steps for the successful implementation of the trial. More information about the project HERE.
EuroFIT fieldworkers training
On September 14 and 16, the EuroFIT fieldworkers training took place at the Stadiums of Dragão and Jamor. This meeting was attended by 25 professionals of the fields of Exercise and Health that will insure the conduction of the measurements on FC Porto, Sporting CP, and SL Benfica, under the coordination of the Portuguese EuroFIT research team.
29th European Health Psychology Conference in Cyprus
PANO was represented at the 29th European Health Psychology Conference in Cyprus (September 1-5). Pedro Teixeira and Marta Marques participated in the pre-conference Sinergy Expert Meeting on "Mhealth for behavior change: Opportunities, challenges and future directions". Pedro Teixeira also gave a presentation on "A systematic review of self-regulation mediators of success in obesity interventions: the SPOTLIGHT project" and Marta Marques presented a free communication titled "An open-access digital repository of self-regulation measures for health behaviors". More information about this conference HERE.
14th European Congress of Sport Psychology
The PANO research group was represented at the 14th European Congress of Sport Psychology, on July 14-19th, in Bern, Switzerland. Pedro Teixeira participated with a presentation titled "Self-determined motivation, need satisfaction, and weight control". More information about this conference HERE.
The European Health Psychologist Bulletin
Marta Marques co-edited a special issue of The European Health Psychologist Bulletin entitled "Motivational Interviewing: lessons learnt and challenges ahead". More information about the bulletin HERE.
Assessing Health and Health-Related Behaviors by Questionnaire
On June 30, PANO researchers organised a doctoral seminar on "Assessing Health and Health-Related Behaviors by Questionnaire" at FMH-UL. Maria João Gouveia (ISPA - University Institute) and Pedro Ferreira (CEISUC, FE - University of Coimbra) participated as invited speakers. Marta Marques presented the PANO project "An Open-Access Digital Repository of Self-regulation Measures for Physical Activity, Eating Behavior and Weight Management".
Motivation and Self-Regulation in Physical Activity, Eating, and Weight Management
Marta Marques also gave a seminar on "Motivation and Self-Regulation in Physical Activity, Eating, and Weight Management" hosted by the Health Behaviour Change Research Group, School of Psychology, NUI Galway, on June 10th.
H2020 NoHoW Project
On June 9th, Marta Marques presented the H2020 NoHoW Project, at the mHealth Conference in Galway, Ireland. The conference looked at behavioural science and mobile technology.
Pedro Teixeira inducted as fellow of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
On the 14th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), Pedro Teixeira was inducted as Fellow of ISBNPA. ISBNPA Fellows are elected by the Executive Committee and are ISBNPA members who have achieved noteworthy accomplishments for the Society.
PANO at the 14th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Between June 3-6, PANO researchers participated in the 14th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity in Edinburgh, Scotland. More information about the event HERE.
Training on "Health Behavior Change"
Between April and May, Marta Marques and Pedro Teixeira participated as invited speakers in a training on "Health Behavior Change" in the context of the initiative "Live it UP!" promoted by the Public Health Department of the National Association of Medicine Students (ANEM). More information HERE.
Marlene N. Silva in a Symposium at the Portuguese Foundation of Cardiology
On May 29, Marlene Silva participated in a Symposium titled "Heart diseases and lifestyles", promoted by the Portuguese Foundation of Cardiology.