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.
PANO at the XIV Congress of Nutrition and Food
PANO was represented at the XIV Congress of Nutrition and Food (Portuguese Nutritionists Association) in Lisbon (May 21-22). Hugo Pereira presented a talk intitled "The role of exercise in weight management" in the context of nutrition and physical activity.
FC Porto, Sporting CP, and SL Benfica signed formal partnership agreements with FMH
In a public event on May 21, FC Porto, Sporting CP, and SL Benfica signed formal partnership agreements with FMH. Prof. Pedro Teixeira gave a presentation about the project to an audience that included researchers, government and sporting officials, former athletes, and FMH staff and students. The three clubs will deliver the EuroFIT programme on their stadia starting in October 2015.
FMH has recently resumed a regular collaboration with the online version of newspaper PÚBLICO (Life&Style section). The articles, written by PANO members, are mostly focused on behavioral issues in obesity, physical activity, diet, and health.
Pedro Teixeira at the Conference on Team Sports: Health and Performance
On April 27th, the Conference on Team Sports: Health and Performance took place in ISMAI, Maia. Pedro Teixeira presented the lecture "The European Project EuroFIT: the Supporter Trains and the Club (FCP, SLB and SCP) Supports".
PANO articles in BMC Medicine
PANO researchers recently authored or co-authored new articles published in BMC Medicine, the British Journal of Sports Medicine, and Obesity. The studies focus on key research topics of the group and are available for download HERE.
Marlene Silva and Hugo Pereira at EuroFIT meeting
On March 25, Marlene Silva and Hugo Pereira (on behalf of FMH) and representatives of FC Porto, SL Benfica and Sporting CP met in London with representatives of other participating clubs (e.g., Manchester City, Arsenal FC, PSV Eindhoven) for preparatory work of the EuroFIT project. The meeting, which took place at Emirates Stadium (Arsenal FC), aimed at setting the study timeline, discuss recruitment and implementation procedures, and plan the EuroFIT sessions and overall program.
International Seminar on "Motivate Active Healthy Lifestyles: From Behavioral Science to Behavior Change and Self-regulation" at FMH
On March 24th, the Faculty of Human Kinetics - University of Lisbon (FMH-UL) hosted the International Seminar on "Motivate Active Healthy Lifestyles: From Behavioral Science to Behavior Change and Self-regulation", organized by the CIPER - Self-regulation Group (FMH-UL). The seminar brought together national and international experts on health behavior change science, featuring keynote presentations by Profs. Susan Michie and Robert West, among others. The seminar was attended by over 160 researchers, students, and professionals from across the country. More information HERE.
PANO's research study conclusions in the journal Acta Médica Portuguesa
Between March 22-25, several online and print media and broadcast news delivered the conclusions of a PANO's research study. The study lead by Inês Santos, Ana Andrade and Pedro Teixeira, published in the journal Acta Médica Portuguesa concluded that more than half of Portuguese women and about one-third of men are actively trying to control their weight, using behavioral strategies which are generally consistent with public health recommendations. More information about this research HERE.
NoHoW kick-off meeting
Between March 4-6, the kick-off meeting of the European project NoHoW (Evidence-based ICT Tools for Weight Loss Maintenance; H2020-PHC-2014 SEP-210140063) took place in London. Pedro Teixeira, António Palmeira and Inês Santos participated in the meeting of this 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.