PEL Event - Medical innovations and insights on obesity - Advice on diet, lifestyle and the science of sleep

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PEL Event - Medical innovations and insights on obesity - Advice on diet, lifestyle and the science of sleep

2020/12/09       12:00 - 14:00      Special Lunch / 特別午餐會      Speaker:Dr Jeffery Liu (Cai-rui), Physician & Expert in weight management, neurology and sleeping disorders
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ECCT Planet-Friendly Eating & Living (PEL) Platform Lunch
Medical innovations and insights on obesity
Advice on diet, lifestyle and the science of sleep

Guest speaker
Dr Jeffery Liu (劉才睿 Liu Cai-rui), Physician & Expert in weight management, neurology and sleeping disorders

12:00 – 14:00, Wednesday, 9 December 2020
Venue: Xuexue Food Laboratory / 學學食驗室 
Address: 2F, No. 207, Tiding Avenue, Section 2, Neihu District, Taipei City/台北市內湖區堤頂大道2段207號2樓

The world is currently living through a coronavirus pandemic. But the rising level of obesity is affecting a much larger portion of the population. If Michelangelo had sculpted David in 2021, he might look like this...

According to data from a study conducted from 2013-2016 in Taiwan, 43.7% of adult males and 30.8% of adult females have a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or above, defined by the World Obesity Federation as overweight, while a growing number have a BMI over 30, meeting the WHO’s definition of obese. Maintaining a healthy weight is important for health. In addition to lowering the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and high blood pressure, it can also lower the risk of many different cancers.

It is well-established that a poor diet and a lack of exercise leads to weight gain but, according to Harvard University, there is a growing body of research that suggests that there's a link between how much people sleep and how much they weigh. At this event, our guest speaker will draw on his knowledge and experience as a physician in the United States and Taiwan to talk about all the inter-related genetic and lifestyle factors that lead to weight gain and offer his advice to people with above average BMIs on safe ways to lose weight and improve their quality of life.

Among other subjects, our guest speaker's presentation will cover the following:
• The latest trends and medical research related to obesity
• Dietary advice: what to eat and what to avoid
• Lifestyle advice: optimal exercise and sleeping habits to lose weight and maintain a healthy body.

This event will be held at the Xuexue Food Laboratory, part of the Xuexue Institute, which is dedicated to food and cultural education and creating unique food experiences, using only local ingredients.

To match the theme of this event and the mission of the PEL platform, the menu will feature delicious but low calorie and nutritious dishes using plant-based ingredients.

About the speaker
Dr Jeffery Liu (劉才睿 Liu Cai-rui) is currently working as a physician in the Shao Yi Paediatric Clinic. He retains teaching posts at Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts in the United States. Immediately prior to his current position, he was an Attendee in the Weight Management Center and Sleep Study Center at Taipei Medical University Hospital. Dr Liu is an expert in weight management, neurology, the body’s autonomic nervous system and sleep disorders. Among his previous positions, he was a Fellow in Autonomic Disorders at Harvard Medical School and a Fellow in Sleep Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. He has given presentations on a wide range of subjects, including clinical autonomic testing, sleep disorders and pain management. He holds a bachelor's degree in biotechnology from Northwestern University, a master's degree from Case Western University and a PhD from the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University in the United States.

About the Planet-Friendly Eating & Living Platform (PEL) Platform
The mission of the PEL Platform is to help corporations and individuals make informed choices regarding their health and the health of the planet by sharing information and raising awareness about nutrition, healthy lifestyles and choices and ways to mitigate the impact of human agricultural and food-related activities on the environment. The PEL Platform will actively promote planet-friendly diets, exercise and living habits that maintain and enhance the health of people and safeguard the environment by minimising the impact of humans and restoring ecological balance. Under the platform activities will be arranged that highlight innovative research, environmental, social and business trends and showcase the best solutions and practices for:
• Producing and distributing nutritious food that has the lowest possible impact on the environment;
• Enhancing physical and mental health and well-being by promoting healthy lifestyle choices;
• Promoting sustainable, planet-friendly consumption habits.
The PEL Platform welcomes contributions and case sharing from corporations, government, social enterprises, foundations and other non-profit organisations. All activities are designed to attract the widest possible participation by all stakeholders and the general public.

* A vegan meal will be served at this lunch.

Cost: NT$1,400 per member; NT$2,000 for members' guests

To cancel without penalty, written cancellations must be received at least 1 working day before the event.
Contact: Amber Hsu / Tel 2740-0236 ext. 215 / /


Event Details

Date: 2020/12/09
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Registration Deadline: 2020/12/08
Cancellation Deadline: 2020/12/08
Venue: Xuexue Food Laboratory / 學學食驗室
Address: 2F, No. 207, Tiding Avenue, Section 2, Neihu District, Taipei City / 台北市內湖區堤頂大道2段207號2樓
Cost: NT$1,400 for members; NT$2,000 for members guest(s);
Contact: Amber Hsu
Phone: 2740-0236#215