Wednesday, June 9, 2010

ISBNPA 2010 will start tonight

This evening the 9th annual conference of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity (ISBNPA) will start. Today the preconference workshops were held, one on computer-tailored nutrition & physical activity education. With keynotes by Knut-Inge Klepp, Pascal Sheeran, Robert Jeffrey, Deborah Tate, and David Ludwig, symposia, oral presentations and posters on all cutting edge behavioral nutrition and physical activity research topics, the local organisasing committee, led by Simone French of the University of Minnesota, together with the scientific committee, led by the upcoming ISBNPA president, Knut-Inge Klepp, have come up with a great program.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Alpe D'Huez has been concurred by the VUmc team for Alpe D'HuZes

Last thursday a team of VU University Medical Center professors, Post doctoral students and PhD students cycled up and down Alpe D'Huez mountain in behalf of the Alpe D'HuZes foundation to raise money for research to support cancer patients and survivors. Our combined team did more than 40 climbs to Alpe D'Huez (...all participants combined did over 10,000 climbs...I was lucky to be the 10,000th at the finish line when I completed my 7th...), and we raised more than 60,000 Euros.

Click here for my personal video impression of the event day.

Money raised by Alpe D'HuZes supports the A-Care program (Alpe D'HuZes Cancer Rehabilitation research program) coordinated at the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, and chairs in 'Living with Cancer' and 'Nutrition and Cancer' both embedded in the EMGO Institute.