DEDIPAC Ireland: National one day symposium on determinants of diet and physical activity

DEDIPAC (Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity; Knowledge Hub to integrate and develop infrastructure for research across Europe) is a collaborative European project, where Irish researchers play a major role in defining and understanding dietary and activity factors that influence health.
The aim of this application is to bring together, for the first time, the two largest consortia representing diet and physical activity in Ireland to exchange knowledge and disseminate findings from this HRB funded Joint Programming Initiative and provide an integrated approach to lifestyle recommendations for public health policy. The two consortia have representation from five Irish institutions (DCU, UL, UCC, UCD, TCD) and will collaborate to plan, develop and deliver a national symposium titled 'DEDIPAC Ireland' determinants of Diet and Physical Activity. The key stakeholders in Ireland including academics, researchers, public health clinicians and policy makers will be invited to attend the symposium. It will also be advertised on-line and on the official DEDIPAC website for other interested parties to register.
The symposium will be held in Dublin in late Summer 2016 with an emphasis on; presenting the findings of the Irish contribution to DEDIPAC, discussion on how they relate to the Irish context, highlighting issues relating to translating these findings into practice, creating a collaborative platform for integrating dietary and physical activity public health recommendation and identifying the important steps for future dietary and physical activity research in Ireland.

Award Date
23 October 2015
Award Value
Principal Investigator
Dr Donal O'Gorman
Host Institution
Dublin City University
Knowledge Exchange and Dissemination Scheme