1st Leipzig International Meeting for Interdisciplinary Obesity Research (LIMIOR): ‘The obese brain in society’
September 6th to 10th, 2015
Obesity has been recognized as a major health problem worldwide. Recently, research activities have broadened, now also including neurocognitive, psychological and societal aspects. Unfortunately, interactions between these disciplines are scarce to date, despite the obvious inherent potential of synergistic benefits. To foster interdisciplinary and international cooperation within this field of research, experts representing these disciplines are invited to participate in the first edition of the Leipzig International Meeting for Interdisciplinary Obesity Research (LIMIOR) in 2015. The meeting brings together international experts on both the senior and junior level to encourage the development of cooperation and new collaborations and to promote scientific exchange between the fields. Speakers will present their research and their point of view on aspects of obesity, which will serve as the basis for lively discussions. For scientists at junior and intermediate levels, LIMIOR is a great opportunity to get familiar with a variety of perspectives while senior scientists will benefit from collaboration opportunities with international experts that represent various fields in obesity research. One major aim of the meeting is to publish a position paper, integrating the diversity of discussed concepts.
The meeting will take place from September 6th to 10th, 2015 in the proximity of the wonderful city of Leipzig. Leipzig is located about 1.5 hours by high-speed train from Berlin. The four-star resort hotel LAGOVIDA is located directly at lake Störmthal, in midst the ‘Leipziger Neuseenland’, a huge lake district offering a variety of leisure activities.
Leipzig hosts two major obesity research institutions in Germany, the Integrated Research and Treatment Center (IFB) AdiposityDiseases and the Collaborative Research Centre 1052 "Obesity Mechanisms". Dr. Annette Horstmann and Dr. Claudia Sikorski lead different Junior Research Groups ("Neurobiology of decision-making" and "Stigmatization") within the IFB, covering different fields of obesity research such as the neurobiological basis of decision-making and stigma in obesity. In addition, Annette Horstmann leads a Research Project ("Neurocognitive models of behavioral control in obesity") within the SFB 1052.
The meeting is hosted by the Collaborative Research Centre 1052 "Obesity Mechanisms" and the Integrated Research and Treatment Center (IFB) AdiposityDiseases and sponsored by the Vereinigung von Förderern und Freunden der Universität Leipzig e. V.