The deep history of obesity and metabolic disease: The past informs the present, and the present informs the past, 26 May 2021
This event was extremely successful given that we were restricted to an online format. It was attended by 194 participants from around the globe representative of wide-ranging interest and disciplines.
In addition to the main presentations which were excellent, we also had twelve excellent flash talks from those submitting abstracts which were incredibly effective at getting ideas across. The Q&A sessions were very dynamic indeed with some very engaging discussions which continued using the Wonder platform, over lunch and after the event – the latter was still going past 6pm.
Importantly too, early conversations about possible collaborations and ideas for new research projects and sharing of expertise were also happening which we will encourage of course and hopefully will see bear fruit.
Huge thanks to the programme committee including Giles Yeo, Sue Ozanne, Antonia Hufnagel and Alex Mörseburg from the IMS-MRL and Matthew Collins and Emma Pomeroy from the Dept of Archaeology at the Cambridge.