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EOSIG Pre-Congress Session

This pre-congress workshop will be led by the Economics of Obesity Special Interest Group (EOSIG) and will provide a platform for economists to collaborate, network and share experiences with obesity research.  Our aim is to support PhD students and early-career researchers with providing an opportunity to present, and receive feedback on their obesity research; alongside sharing different country experiences and understanding what lessons can be learned by sharing methods and findings.  There will also be a session devoted to discussing methodological challenges common within obesity research. 

The workshop will provide an opportunity for all members of the EOSIG to meet face-to-face with plenty of opportunity for informal interaction and networking.   It will also provide other members of iHEA an opportunity to learn more about the EOSIG – all participants welcome!

The workshop will take place on Sunday 14th July 2019 and will be a full-day event.  Abstracts may be submitted by all iHEA members, you do not need to be a member of the EOSIG to participate.  

Format of the workshop

Morning Session: Drawing on multi-country experiences

Invited talks from up to six selected abstracts to reflect different country contexts aimed at the economic evidence for fiscal and non-fiscal policy to prevent obesity. 

The morning session will also include small group-work and opportunity for question & answers and wider group discussion.

Lunch (networking opportunity)

Afternoon Session Part 1: Developing capacity

Invited talks from up to six selected abstracts from early-career researchers and PhD students.  Each participant will be asked to submit a paper in advance of the workshop.  Submitted papers will be restricted to no more than 20 A4 pages and no more than 7,500 words.  Password-protected versions of the submitted papers will be circulated around confirmed attendees prior to the session. 

Each paper will include a discussion from an established senior economist and opportunity for questions & answers and discussion from the floor. 

If a submitted paper has more than one author, the ECR/PHD contribution must be at least 75% overall.  

Refreshment break

Afternoon Session Part 2: Common methodological challenges

Interactive group session focused on common methodological challenges relevant to obesity research.   The workshop will be split into smaller groups to facilitate networking and peer-to-peer learning.  

Abstract submission process

  • Abstract submission is open and will close on Thursday, December 13, 2018.
  • Abstracts can be submitted on any topic related to the economics of obesity.
  • Submission of an abstract will have no impact on the eligibility of the iHEA member to submit abstracts to the main congress.
  • The abstract format is as follows:
    • A maximum of 500 words.
    • Please use the headings: Background, Objective, Data and Methods, Results and Conclusions
  • To submit an abstract, please CLICK HERE.

Abstract review process

  • The abstract review process will be undertaken by the EOSIG conveners.
  • Successful participants will be notified in February 2019.
  • Successful applicants must confirm participation.

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