Welcome to Umeå on 11-12 Sept!
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.
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
Limited scholarships available for delegates from low-middle income countries (LMICs) wanting to attend the symposium:
Five (5) scholarships of US$1000 each are available for LMIC researchers/clinicians/students to assist with travel costs to attend the symposium.
Only delegates that are currently living in LMICs will be eligible for the scholarship. In order to apply, please send a 2 page CV and a short motivation (1/2 page) to: Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 July 2019.
Link to country classification by the World Bank https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/906519-world-bank-country-and-lending-groups