Special issue of the professional journal "Factores de Risco" (Risk Factors)
Marlene Silva and Pedro Teixeira co-edited a special issue of the professional journal "Factores de Risco" (Risk Factors) entirely dedicated to the topic of obesity. The issue includes six articles authored by PANO researchers, all of which are available for download HERE.
Members of the ISBNPA 2015 Annual Meeting Abstract Review and Scientific Committees in Lisbon
Members of the ISBNPA 2015 Annual Meeting Abstract Review and Scientific Committees met in Lisbon, on January 26, to organize the scientific program of the upcoming conference in Scotland, UK (3rd - 6th June). More information about this conference HERE.
PANO at the 2nd Meeting of the Social Psychology of Health Master & 1st Strategic Meeting Health for All
PANO was represented at the 2nd Meeting of the Social Psychology of Health Master & 1st Strategic Meeting Health for All - Health in Society: Research, Intervention and Policies in Portugal, that took place in ISCTE, Lisbon, on January 22. Together with Paulo Vitória, Rui Gaspar, João Carvalho e Ana Leonor Perdigão, Pedro Teixeira participated in a session titled "Perception of risk and health communication: What is the importance of social psychology of health in promoting healthy behaviors?".
Marta Martes completed her PhD
Marta Marques, researcher at the PANO Research Group, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation titled "Self-Regulation, Physical Activity and Unexplained Chronic Fatigue: From Determinants to Interventions" on January 13 at Leiden University.
Ethics and Science
Pedro Teixeira, the President of the Ethics Council of the Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon, gave a presentation on "Ethics and Science" at Lusófona University, on November 14th. Video of the conference available HERE.
EuroFIT plenary consortium meeting
Marlene Silva and Jennifer LaGuardia participated in the 2nd EuroFIT plenary consortium meeting, in Dublin (Nov 10-11). They reported on the recent feasibility study implemented in the Portuguese clubs and contributed to the general discussion, especially on the design of the upcoming intervention protocol, to be implemented in the 15 European clubs involved.
The European Health Psychologist
Marta Marques co-edited a special issue of The European Health Psychologist entitled "Behavior change in practice: Hands-on guides for research and intervention development". The issue includes an article on "Testing theory in practice: The example of self-determination theory-based interventions" authored by Marlene Silva, Marta Marques and Pedro Teixeira.
PANO at the 18th Portuguese Congress on Obesity
The PANO Research Group was represented at the 18th Portuguese Congress on Obesity (SPEO) in Aveiro, Portugal (October 24-26). Eliana Carraça was invited to present a talk entitled "Is the evaluation of a patient's readiness to change important to help them losing weight?", as part of a Symposium on "Myths & Facts" in the context of weight management. The aim of this meeting was to stimulate discussion and debate of the available evidence on pretreatment psychosocial predictors of successful weight control, reflecting upon its implications to the assessment and design of future interventions in the context of behavioral weight management. More information about this event HERE.
On behalf of EuroFIT project, Pedro Teixeira and Hugo Pereira, together with several representatives of European football clubs/foundations (FC Porto, SL Benfica, Sporting CP, Manchester City, Arsenal, PSV Eindhoven, among others), participated in a meeting in London, on September 22. The aim of the meeting was to do an overview of the project and prepare the involvement of the 15 clubs. More information about EuroFIT HERE.
PANO at the 28th European Health Psychology Conference
PANO was represented at the 28th European Health Psychology Conference in Innsbruck (August 26-30). Marta Marques participated in the pre-conference Sinergy Expert Meeting on "Implementation Intention and Action Planning Interventions in Health Psychology". The aim of this meeting was to stimulate discussion and debate of the evidence on planning interventions in health behavior, as well as develop a consensus on the most effective means to implement and evaluate planning interventions. Marta Marques also presented a free communication tittled "An updated systematic review and meta-analysis of physical activity based interventions for chronic fatigue". More information about this conference HERE.
Professor David Markland at FMH
Professor David Markland from Bangor University, Wales (profile HERE) presented a doctoral seminar at FMH titled “Moderation and moderated mediation in biomedicine and social sciences: Advanced methods and applications”, on July 16th. The seminar focused on moderation and moderated mediation analysis in research studies as well as practical applications of the procedures in biomedicine and social sciences.
Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
On July 18th, the CIPER (FMH-UL) in collaboration with ISPA University Institute, organized a workshop titled “Introduction to Motivational Interviewing”. The workshop was facilitated by Ken Resnicow, a Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the School of Public Health, University of Michigan, USA. More on Prof. Resnicow’s work HERE.
Pedro Teixeira at the 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology
From 8-13 of July, the 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology was held in Paris. Together with Claudio Nigg, Heather Patrick and Sonia Lippke, Pedro Teixeira participated in a symposium titled “A critical examination of theory application in health behavior change research”, with a talk named “Testing the usefulness of self-determination theory for changing physical activity and nutrition behaviors”. More information about this congress HERE.
Marlene N. Silva at the XIII Congress of Nutrition and Food
On May 22-23th, the XIII Congress of Nutrition and Food (Portuguese Nutritionists Association) took place in Porto. Marlene Silva participated in a symposium with a presentation titled "What to feed? Psychosocial influences on eating behavior regulation". More Information about the conference HERE.
PANO at the 21st European Congress on Obesity
Between May 28-31, the 21st European Congress on Obesity took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. Eliana Carraça and Inês Santos presented two free communications (posters) "I eat better when physically active: The mediating role of autonomous regulations towards eating" and "Three-year weight management in overweight women: A signal detection analysis of behavioral and psychological predictors" respectively. More information about the conference HERE.
PANO at the 13th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Between May 21-24, PANO researchers participated in the 13th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity in San Diego, California. More information about the event HERE.
Weight Self-Regulation at Financial Benefits Age
On May 10, at Lusófona University, Pedro Teixeira gave an invited lecture on "Weight Self-Regulation at Financial Benefits Age", on the sequence of the keynote debate of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.
PANO at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
The PANO research group was represented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM), between April 23-26th, in Philadelphia. Pedro Teixeira participated in the keynote debate titled "Promoting Health Behavior Change: Behavioral Economics Meets Self-Determination" (Kevin Volpp was the opponent, see more HERE); and Marlene Silva presented a free communication (poster) titled "The bright and dark sides of motivation: mediators of controlling vs. autonomy-supportive practices in exercise settings". More information about this conference HERE.
Pedro Teixeira at the 5th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health
Between April 8-11th, the 5th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On behalf of ISBNPA, Pedro Teixeira participated in a symposium with a presentation titled "Back to Basics in Health Behavior Change: Determinants and Sucessful Interventions Across the Lifespan". More information about this conference HERE.
Pedro Teixeira at a Cycle of Lectures on Biotechnology at Catholic University of Porto
Pedro Teixeira gave a presentation titled “Self- control or self-regulation of health and associated behaviors?” in a Cycle of Lectures on Biotechnology at Superior School of Biotechnology of Catholic University, Porto (24th March). More information about this conference HERE.