Symposium in Copenhagen on Physical Activity in Urban Environments

Symposium in Copenhagen on Physical Activity in Urban Environments -

On December 15, 2017, the research initiative Governing Obesity and the Strategic Platform for Lifestyle, Obesity and Metabolic Research (LOM), University of Copenhagen, is hosting a symposium entitled "Physical Activity in the Urban Environment – a panacea for public health". 

In modern urban environments, physical activity has effectively been engineered out of everyday life. Physical inactivity is now considered a threat for excess mortality on par with smoking. In this symposium, the potentials and challenges for physical activity to act as panacea for public health willl be adressed.

You can look forward to the following talks, ranging from epidemiology through experimental studies to action-oriented research:

  • Angelo Tremblay, Professor, Laval University, Quebec, Canada: “About the challenge to include physical activity in a modern sedentary lifestyle”
  • Thorkild IA Sørensen, Professor, University of Copenhagen, Denmark: “The complex interactions between physical activity and obesity”
  • Lars Bo Andersen, Professor, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark: “Active commuting - does injuries outweigh benefits”
  • Niels Lund, Vice-president, Novo Nordisk, Denmark: “Cities Changing Diabetes – an action-oriented research project"


15 December 2017
10:00-12:00 AM, followed by lunch and networking from 12:00-1:00 PM


The Holst Auditorium, Mærsk Tower
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Blegdamsvej 3, DK-2200 Copenhagen N


Please register no later than the 10 December 2017.
Click here to register.


For further information, please go to: or contact Mads Rosenkilde,