Our researchers are heading to Canada for the International Congress of Behavioural Medicine (ICBM). The conference, themed “From Local to Global: Behaviour, Climate and Health,” is being held in Vancouver from August 23rd to 26th.
We are excited to be sharing a diverse array of research findings with our international behavioural science peers.
Here is a snapshot of what is being showcased:
- Dr Rebecca Hodder will present on the findings of a review looking at the effectiveness, adverse effects and cost-effectiveness of childhood obesity prevention interventions in community settings; and work to identify effective components of primary school based healthy eating and physical activity interventions.
- Dr Rachel Sutherland will present learnings from the optimisation and scale up of the SWAP-IT healthy lunchbox program; and the development of a novel M-Health intervention to support child health and development across the First 2000 Days,
- Dr Nicole Nathan will present on the optimisation of PACE, an effective school-based physical activity program.
- Dr Cassandra Lane with Mr Adam Shoesmith will present research exploring the sustainment of physical activity scheduling by school primary school teachers after implementation support stops.
- Professor Luke Wolfenden will present findings around strategies to enhance the utilisation of evidence by public health policy makers and practitioners.
- Dr Cassandra Lane will present fresh perspectives on the application of Learning Health Systems principles to optimise the impact of a school-based policy implementation strategy.
Find more details below of the times and locations of NCOIS oral and poster presentations at the congress.
Dr Nicole Nathan, Professor Luke Wolfenden, Dr Rachel Sutherland, Mr Adam Shoesmith and Dr Alix Hall are delighted to be delivering a pre-Conference workshop. The half-day workshop, “Sustaining the implementation of chronic disease prevention initiatives in community settings” will be held on Wednesday, 23rd August from 9:00AM -12:00 PM (Pacific Time).
Participants will learn about:
(i) the concept of EBI sustainability;
(ii) determinants to sustaining EBIs;
(iii) theories, frameworks and applications; and
(iv) practical methods for planning and addressing sustainability.
Find out more about NCOIS’ research in sustaining implementation.