Obesity & Health

National Conference on Obesity and Health

A multidisciplinary Conference on the management of obesity

1st National Conference

19th – 20th March 2007 Manchester Conference Centre

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Final Programme


Confirmed Titles of Presentations:

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  • Ethnic Cultures and Obesity
    Deborah Clough, Specialist Registrar, Royal Manchester Childrens' Hospital
  • NICE - Consultation, Guidance and Analysis
    Tam Fry, Chairman' Child Growth Foundation
  • We Know What to Do - But How Do We Do It: breaking down clichés in childhood obesity management
    Paula Watson: Principal Researcher, Institute for Sport and Exercise Science, John Moores University, Liverpool
  • Childhood Obesity: Standardised Obesity Family Therapy
    Carl-Erik Flodmark, University Hospital, Malmo, Sweden.
  • A University - Community Initiative: Learning, Eating, Activity Programme (LEAP)
    Gabriela Tymowski, Director LEAP, University of Brunswick, Canada
  • Ideas to Implementation
    Hannah Sutter, Managing Director, Go Lower, Edinburgh
  • Solutions to Obesity
    Garreth Ford, Counsellor, Weight Management Clinic, Salford PCT
  • Up & Coming Therapies: Novel Treatments For Diabetes, Obesity And Weight Management
    Omar Ali, Formulary Development Pharmacist Surrey & Sussex NHS Trust
  • Service Users' Perspective On Good Management Principals of Those Affected By Obesity
    Fenella Lemonsky, North London Eating Disorders Support Group
  • Developing A Service Obesity Strategy: The Citywide Multi Agency Childhood Obesity Strategy
    Linda Hindle: Consultant Dietician in Obesity, Eastern Birmingham PCT
  • Perspectives On Obesity
    Louise Diss, The Obesity Awareness and Solutions Trust
  • Tackling Obesity With Co-Morbidities – A Community-Based Approach
    Susan Curtis, Dietetic Manager, Tameside and Glossop PCT
  • Commissioning to Prevent and Reduce Obesity in Adults – A Whole System’s Approach in Gateshead
    Amanda Healy and Tom Hall; Lead Health Promotion Programmes, Gateshead PCT
  • Managing the Heavy Patient – System Approach
    Anita Rush, Clinical Nurse Specialist Berkshire PCT
  • Impact of Slimming on Referral Schemes on Rate and Extent of Weight Loss
    Amanda Avery, Partnership Co- ordinator, Slimming World
  • The Y W8 Project: Helping Families With Obese Children Change Their Diet And Exercise Behaviours:  New Service For The Pre-Obese
    Helen Pittson,  O Dunn and L Wallace, Telford and Wrekin PCT
  • Consumer Attitude to Obesity: Case Histories – Patients’ Experiences Of The Healthcare System
  • Publishing For Young People: Towards Healthy Lifestyle
    Chinnaiah Yemula, Consultant Community Paediatrician, Bedford PCT
  • A Successful Multi-disciplinary Obesity Treatment and Prevention Programme
  • Weight Management for Young People – the Gender Divide
    Kath Sharman SHINE

Plus Free Paper presentations and Panel Debates.

Further Titles to be confirmed:

  • Effective Management Strategies For The Difficult Obese Teenager And Adult
  • Encouraging Leadership At A Primary Care Level To Improve Performance
  • Diet, Obesity And Genes, ‘Diogenes’
  • How Do We Change Behaviour? Financial Incentives To Get People Healthy

The Organisers are very keen to continually receive feedback on the content of the Conference programme. Please do E-Mail your comments or questions to Peter Mainprice at ncoh@indexcommunications.com to further enhance this valuable meeting for those involved in preventing and managing obesity.

The full programme will be published by 30th January 2007. Please indicate your interest in the Conference by emailing your details to the Secretariat. The programme will focus on practical state-of-the-art knowledge that contributes to credible scientific and social efforts to reduce the prevalence of obesity and alleviate its effects on individuals, families and social groups.

The secretariat would welcome any suggestions for the series of conferences and names of speakers you would like to hear present.

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