Prof. Aila Rissanen
Dr Rissanen graduated as Doctor of Medicine from Helsinki University Medical School, and obtained her PhD from the same University. She earned specialist degrees in internal medicine and clinical nutrition from the Universities of Helsinki and Gothenburg. She has been visiting scientist at the US National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the University of Gothenburg. She has served as Head of the Obesity Research Unit and as Senior Consultant at the Helsinki University Central Hospital. She is member of more than 30 national and international medical and scientific societies and advisory boards, including the European Association for the Study of Obesity (Vice President). She has served the editorial boards of several journals in the fields of metabolism, nutrition, obesity and eating disorders and published over 300 scientific articles in these fields.