Call for abstracts | The Lancet Summit: Childhood obesity affects the entire life course

The Lancet Summit: Childhood Obesity Affects the Life Course

March 2-3, 2023 | Online Conference – Six Months of On-Demand Access

The disease burden of childhood obesity has increased significantly over the past 50 years, and although prevalence has plateaued in high-income countries, it is still rising in low- and middle-income countries. The etiologies of childhood obesity are diverse and complex, including pregnancy exposure and other biological susceptibility; family, social, and business impacts; and built-environment features such as transportation infrastructure and availability of green spaces.

The consequences of childhood obesity can be lifelong and potentially lingering into the next generation. Obese children are significantly more likely to develop non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in adulthood than children of normal weight, and girls who are obese until reproductive age are also at greater risk for their children.

This conference will bring together speakers from a variety of disciplines around the world to present research that addresses multiple facets of the complex problem of childhood obesity. If you are interested in pediatrics, nutrition, NCDs, physical activity, healthy cities, early childhood development, and the origins of health and disease development, you are welcome to attend.

Call for abstracts

Organizing Committee

Zoë Mullan (The Lancet-Global Health)

Shane Norris (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)

Atul Singhal (University College London, UK)

Conference speakers

Zulfiqar Bhutta (University of Toronto, Canada, President of the International Society of Pediatrics)

Lucilla Poston (President, International Society for the Origins of Health and Developmental Disease, King’s College London, UK)

Morven Roberts (CEO, Global Partnership for Chronic Disease UK)

Nigel Rollins (Swiss World Health Organization)

Conference theme

Early childhood weight change and the link to NCDs in adulthood

Interventions to optimize development and reduce excessive weight gain

Pregnancy Risk Analysis

Social/Business/Environmental Determinants

*You will have on-demand access to speech recordings and slides posted after the event with the author’s consent, but we cannot guarantee access to all speeches.