7 September 2016
DEDIPAC Ireland one-day national symposium

This meeting will, for the first time, bring together all the Irish DEDIPAC partners (DCU, UCC, UL, UCD, TCD), to exchange knowledge and disseminate research findings from this HRB-funded joint programming initiative.

At this conference, research conducted by the Irish partners on will be presented under the following themes:

  • Measurement of diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviour
  • Determinants of diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviour
  • Evaluation of public health and policy interventions for diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviour

Attendance at this one-day symposium is free of charge however registration is essential. For more information and registration, please click here.

12 - 13 October 2016
Final DEDIPAC Symposium

On October 12 and 13th, the final DEDIPAC symposium will take place in Bonn, Germany.

On Wednesday October 12th the highlights of DEDIPAC will be presented in different plenary and break-out sessions. In the evening, there will be a dinner event including a keynote speaker during a boat trip on the Rhine. The future of DEDIPAC will be discussed on Thursday October 13th.

The preliminary program of the meeting can be downloaded here. More information and the possibility to register will follow in due time.

8 - 9 June 2015
International consensus meeting on the determinants of sedentary behaviour across the life course

There will be an international consensus meeting on the determinants of sedentary behaviour across the life course at ISBNPA 2015. Dr S. Chastin and Prof G. Cardon are organising this meeting on behalf of DEDIPAC as the satellite meeting to ISBNPA 2015 in Glasgow the 8th and 9th of June 2015. This meeting will bring together epidemiologist, psychologist, clinicians, economist, rehabilitation, life, health, behavioural and social scientists to discuss the interaction between biological, psychological, sociological, economic, ecological, and socio-economic factors that determine sedentary behaviour. Experts will be invited and in depth multidisciplinary discussions will be held on; how these mechanisms change over the life course, how these factors and their interactions differ between social and ethnic groups and what are the right targets for actions at multiple levels. The conference objective is to finalise a transdisciplinary consensus framework for research on determinants of sedentary behaviour across the life course. The meeting will be held as part of the European Knowledge hub on Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity and will follow an interactive Delphi process. Please join us and contribute your expertise.

More information:

Contact: Dr Sebastien Chastin
Glasgow Caledonian University, School of Health and Life Sciences

6 June 2015
DEDIPAC symposium

On Saturday June 6th, DEDIPAC will host a symposium at the ISBNPA Annual Meeting 2015. This workshop will introduce the DEDIPAC Knowledge Hub, present first results of the secondary data analyses and systematic literature reviews, and discuss future directions. The symposium will be hosted by Hub coordinator Johannes Brug and each Thematic Area will present their work. Everyone involved with and/or interested in DEDIPAC is welcome to join us from 08:30 until 09:45.

14 May 2015
DEDIPAC workshop at EXPO

DEDIPAC presents a "Physical activity & sedentary behaviour surveillance and assessment – maximizing Europe's resources" workshop at the EXPO Milano 2015.

This workshop will take place on May 14th, from 10:30 until 13:30 in the EU pavilion at the EXPO in Milan, Italy. DEDIPAC coordinator Johannes Brug will chair the workshop which will host researchers, policy makers and the activity monitor industry and aims to formulate recommendations on progressing physical activity and sedentary behaviour surveillance in Europe.

For more information, please see the program.

The workshop is free of charge.

You can register for the workshop via this link:



Official end of DEDIPAC
On November 30th, 2016, DEDIPAC officially came to its end. Read more...

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