Network for blood pressure research in children and adolescents

The COST Action HyperChildNET is aimed at establishing a European sustainable and multidisciplinary network focused on acquiring a holistic understanding of the factors affecting high BP in children in order to propose and implement  corrective and 
 preventive actions both globally and locally.

All members of the network and the research projects running locally will collaborate by creating working groups to coordinate research actions, exchange scientific and clinical knowledge, research findings and best practices. In order to promote the research objectives foreseen, HyperChildNET will organise conferences, seminars, short-term scientific missions, training schools and will produce reports, studies, guides, strategy documents and action plans to make progress in contributing to solve the challenge.

10:00 – 10:10: Introduction by Floriana Cimmarusti, Secretary-General at SAFE
10-10 – 10:25: Francisco GuerreiroMember of the European Parliament (followed by a Q&A session)
10:30 – 10:45: Officers from the European Commission 
to be confirmed) (followed by a Q&A session)
10:50 – 11:20: Teachers from partner schools (followed by a Q&A session)
11:25 – 11:55: Students from partner schools (followed by a Q&A session)
11:55 – 12:05: BREAK
12:05 – 12:20: Emanuela Paone, psychologist (followed by a Q&A session)
12:35 – 12:50: Sabina Bietolini, nutritionist (followed by a Q&A session)
12:55 – 13:00: Q&A and closings

We are delighted to invite you to participate in our online event :

 Tackling Adolescent Obesity : How to make a shift towards healthier behaviors.

 Friday 26th February 2021 (10:00 – 13:00)

 Zoom Webinar


Nearly 1 in 4 adolescents are overweight or obese in Europe. Tackling obesity is not as simple as telling people to exercise more or eat less. Obesity is the problem of a society full of aggressive marketing, bodyshaming and bullying towards obese people. This is why the TAO project was created. Together with 8 partners from 5 EU Member States, we have developed training materials and multidisciplinary training to provide adolescents with basic nutritional and behavioral knowledge; and to promote inclusion in the school environment.
For more information about our project, we invite you to visit our website and view our video.
The objective of the conference is to present the materials and training to the public and to discuss opportunities to make schools more inclusive. A series of high-level speakers are invited to talk about the challenges that adolescents may face at school and to discuss the adaptation of policies at the national and European level. Question-and-answer sessions will also be organized to allow participants to engage in interactive dialogue after each session.

Advanced Therapies for Pediatric Obesity

Virtual Conference 2021

Registration Now Open !

Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine (CPOM) Presents:

Advanced Therapies for Pediatric Obesity

Virtual Conference 2021

Wednesday, February 24th – Friday, February 26th 

Register here

See Agenda Preview

For more information, contact: cpom@umn.edu

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™.

See website for full accreditation information.

Too much sodium and monosaccharides, insufficient consumption of fruit and vegetables and whole grains… An unhealthy  diet is one of the main risk factors for health, causing as many deaths as tobacco or alcohol consumption. Here are some advice and fact sheets for doctors presented in partnership with Aprifel.

New fact sheets are made available! You can find and download each of them here:

What is a healthy diet? Why and how do fruit and vegetables contribute to the prevention of chronic diseases? Which diet should be recommended during pre-conception period and pregnancy? Created for health professionals, these advice and fact sheets aim to support their action on nutritional advice. Thanks to short and practical messages, the goal is to facilitate dialogue between patient and his doctor and to improve people’s eating habits.

A validation process involving scientists and physicians
These nutrition and health advice fact sheets are based on scientific consensus regarding diet and chronic diseases prevention. They have been elaborated with the office of the University College of General Medicine of Lyon 1 University, the European association of general practitioners (WONCA Europe) and the European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG).

A new learning path focusing on the diagnosis, treatment and management of children and adolescents with obesity. Developed in partnership with the World Obesity Federation (WOF), Childhood Obesity: From Diagnosis to Treatment is now available to access via the SCOPE E-Learning platform.

Consisting of six chapters authored by leading experts, the modules provide an essential insight into the early risk factors for obesity in children and adolescents; the impact of diet, fitness and psychological issues; the comorbidities associated with child and adolescent obesity, and the growing impact of the double burden of malnutrition. The course provides detailed treatment plans to allow health professionals to set effective goals and objectives for their child and adolescent patients.

The full list of modules included is as follows:

  1. Early Risk Factors and Interpretation of Growth Charts
  2. The Nutritional Management of Obesity
  3. Physical Fitness in Children and Adolescents
  4. Psychological Assessment of Children and Adolescents
  5. Complications of Childhood Obesity
  6. The Double Burden of Malnutrition

To access the course and find information on the single modules click here!

in collaboration with the World Obesity Federation