Berzelius Symposium: Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes


Leading researchers in the field will present an up to date view on obesity and type 2 diabetes from varying perspectives and different geographical/ethnic populations, including the role of genetics and interactions between genes and the environment. Specific geographical/ethnic populations to be discussed include Australia, Sub-Saharan Africa, African Americans and Pima Indians in the US, East Asia, Greenland, and African migrants in Europe. There will also be round-table discussions and a possibility to present abstracts with input from leading experts.

Dear colleague,

We have the great pleasure to invite you to the Berzelius symposium: Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes, understanding the role of ethnicity ​in Umeå the 11-12th of September 2019. This two-day symposium includes presentations from leading researchers in this field. You will also have the opportunity to interact and discuss with the invited speakers including a round-table discussion as well as the possibility to present your research in a poster session.

Keynote speakers:
Hanieh Yaghootkar, Exeter (UK)
Paul Franks, Lund
Alex Brown, Adelaide
Julia Goedecke, Cape Town
Barbara Gower, Birmingham (US)
Kyong Soo Park, Seoul
Torben Hansen, Copenhagen
William C Knowler, Phoenix
Charles Agyemang, Amsterdam

The meeting is arranged by Umeå University, the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education, Journal of Internal Medicine in collaboration with the Swedish Society of Medicine.

You are all coordially invited to participate!

Organising committee: Tommy Olsson, Umeå, Julia Goedecke, Cape Town, Paul Franks, Lund, Mats Ryberg, Umeå, Julia Otten, Umeå, Elin Chorell, Umeå