Friday, May 25, 2012

The ISBNPA 2012 conference is underway

These days -from last Wednesday until tomorrow - the 11th annual meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) is going on in Austin, Texas. With almost 600 delegates, hundreds of oral and poster presentations it is a well attended and interesting meeting. Cutting edge research is presented on the epidemiology, determinants and interventions regarding healthful nutrition and physical activity. I was just present at a very interesting symposium on studies that explored mediators of behavioral nutrition and physical activity and interventions, organized by our PhD student Mine Yildrim and with contributions by researchers from Belgium and Portugal -Prof. Pedro Teixeira presented his impressive results on mediation pathways in Self-determination theory -based interventions.
Prof. Tom Baranowski, one of the founders of the society, discussed the results presented.
Tomorrow we will hold a special symposium on the ENERGY study at the conference, presenting the design, and some of the first results of the project, published as well as not yet published.