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Prevention and treatment of obesity — event at Medical Museion, Thursday 18 October at 6.30 pm

By October 14, 2012No Comments

Participants in the 4S/EASST conference in Copenhagen 17-20 October are invited to an early evening about the prevention and treatment of obesity at the University of Copenhagen’s medical museum — Medical Museion.

You are welcome to take part in a joint discussion on the redesign of bodies through displacement of the internal organs, and on external, socio-political obesity categories.

The evening offers an introduction and a visit to Medical Museion’s brand new exhibition “Obesity – What’s the problem?” by its lead curator, Bente Vinge Pedersen, and designer Ane Pilegaard Sørensen. In addition, ethnologist Astrid Jespersen will give a short presentation on a research project at the University of Copenhagen’s Center for Healthy Ageing, where she looks for ways to prevent obesity by stimulating physical activity in everyday life.

The event takes place in Medical Museion’s main building, the former Royal Academy of Surgeons from 1787 in Frederiksstaden, a Copenhagen neighborhood that is currently a candidate for inclusion in UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

  • Time: Thursday 18 October, 6.30 pm
  • Place: Medical Museion, Bredgade 62, Copenhagen K; phone 3532 3800
  • Getting there: Take the Metro to Kongens Nytorv and walk 10 min via Bredgade, or take bus #1A or #15, both stops in front of the museum.
  • Registration: max 70 visitors. Participation is free of charge for 4S/EASST conference participants, but you must register here (log in required).
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