Workshop "Development and assessment of health behavior change interventions"
On April 27th, Marta Marques, together with Cristina Godinho (ISCTE; UCL), facilitated a workshop on "Development and assessment of health behavior change interventions". The event, promoted by the Portuguese Association of Health and Behavior Sciences, took place in ISCTE, Lisbon.
CIPER | SR at the 2nd Behaviour Change Conference
Between February 24-25, PANO researchers Pedro Teixeira and Marta Marques participated in the 2nd Behaviour Change Conference in London, UK. Marta Marques gave a presentation on "Designing evidence and theory-based ICT tools for weight loss maintenace: the H2020 NoHoW toolkit". More information about the conference HERE.
NoHoW project meeting
António Palmeira and Marta Marques participated in the NoHoW project meeting, in Málaga (February 18-19). Preparations for the trial in the UK, Portugal and Denmark are now at an advanced stage. More information about the project HERE.
EuroFIT featured on Euronews TV
The EuroFIT was featured on Euronews TV. The project, that aims to promote sport among football fans, shows that it's possible to encourage lifestyle changes and, at the same time, to prevent many diseases. Full report HERE.
CIPER | SR at the 11th National Conference on Health Psychology in Lisbon
PANO was represented at the 11th National Conference on Health Psychology in Lisbon (January 26-29th). Pedro Teixeira presented the keynote lecture "Motivation and self-regulation in health behavior change". Marta Marques facilitated the pre-conference workshop on "Development and assessment of health behavior change interventions" and gave a talk entitled "Development of digital tools for long-term weight management: The NoHoW project" in a symposium targeting theoretically-based behavioral change interventions. Marlene Silva participated with a presentation on the EuroFIT project, as an example to illustrate how theory can be used to guide intervention development. More information about the conference HERE.
Seminar "Energy Balance in Health and Disease"
On December 9th, the Faculty of Human Kinetics - University of Lisbon (FMH-UL) hosted the International Seminar on "Energy Balance in Health and Disease", organized by the CIPER – Healthy Weight Group (FMH-UL). The seminar brought together national and international experts on energy balance, featuring keynote presentations by Profs. Manfred Muller and Anja Bosy-Westphal, among others. More information HERE.
PANO researchers were present at the event "Portugal FIT", at MEO ARENA, Lisbon (28-29th November). António Palmeira, Hugo Pereira, Marlene Silva and Rui Jorge participated on the Rituals for Healthy Living Conferences. Over 20,000 people attended the two day event. More information HERE.
EuroFIT project meeting
Pedro Teixeira, Marlene Silva and Hugo Pereira participated in the EuroFIT project meeting, in Manchester (November 10-12). The Portuguese team reported on "Learning on process of fieldwork & trial management" and contributed to the general discussion on validation of the SitFIT device, results of the feasibility assessment of the EuroFIT programme in Everton and progress of the randomised controlled trial now underway in the Netherlans, United Kingdom and Portugal. Planning for the next phase of the project, replication of the programme in new clubs, was also a key focus of the meeting. More about this project HERE.
The EuroFIT trial started in Portugal at FC Porto, Sporting CP and SL Benfica
The EuroFIT trial started in Portugal at FC Porto, Sporting CP and SL Benfica. About 120 men will attend weekly sessions at their clubs, having the opportunity to increase their physical activity levels and adopt healthier lifestyles. More information about the programme HERE.
PANO at the ObesityWeek 2015
PANO was represented at the Obesity Week 2015 in Los Angeles, California (November 2-6th). Marlene Silva participated with a free communication (poster) titled "Profiles of motivational strategies used by professionals to promote exercise behaviors". More information HERE.
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.