Obesity as Global Health Threat and Promising Interventions for its Prevention

Time: 28 August 2015 (Friday), 7pm – 8pm

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“Obesity as Global Health Threat and Promising Interventions for its Prevention” by National Institute of Education (NIE)

(For All Coaches)


Obesity is a widely recognised as one of today's leading health threats in most countries around the world. Although lifestyle and behaviour choices are important factors in influencing weight, different stakeholders such as policymakers, state and local organisations, businesses and community leaders, schools, childcare/healthcare professionals and individuals must work together to create an environment that supports a healthy lifestyle. This public lecture discusses several ways state and local organisations can create a supportive environment to promote healthy living behaviours.

This public lecture will be delivered by Dr Theodore Angelopoulos (Director of Research, School of Health Sciences and Director, Obesity Research Centre, Emory & Henry College in Virginia, USA). He holds a PhD in Exercise Physiology and an M.P.H in Epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh, USA.

Dr Angelopoulos’ key research interests are: 

  • Effective lifestyle interventions for obesity and cardiovascular  disease prevention; and
  • Polymorphic variations in genes that code for specific proteins contribute to human variation in both health and disease.


28 August 2015 (Friday), 7pm – 8pm

Tea reception will be served at 6.30pm


Lecture Theatre 1, National Institute of Education

1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616



CCE Hours

1 hour


  1. To register, please email Ashley/Erny at pess@nie.edu.sg with your name and contact number. Registration closes on 24 August 2015 (Monday) or when maximum capacity is reached.
  2. Maximum capacity of 100 pax.
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