Call for Abstracts:

Over the years, numerous organisations have concluded that it is necessary to develop a coordinated approach and work with partners in both medical and community sectors with strategy from primary, secondary and tertiary health providers as well as partners in local government and education.This Conference completely supports such collaborations and offers the opportunity for professionals to submit abstracts for presentation at the Conference as oral and poster presentations.

The Organisers invite the submission of abstracts on all aspects of weight managment and obesity. Case reports are also encouraged. All accepted abstracts will be published in the Conference Programme and Abstract Book.

Free papers and posters present an excellent opportunity to stimulate debate, raise issues or highlight quality work being carried out by teams or individuals. They can be used as a mechanism to reach a wider audience whilst both motivating colleagues and challenging their thinking. Material can be either research or practice-led.

  • All submissions will be subject to review and must be received by 28th February 2008
  • Authors will be notified of the results by 15th March 2008
  • All abstracts will be acknowledged by the Conference Secretariat
  • All presenters must register as FULL Conference delegates - ie NOT Day delegates.

It is very important that you read the Guidelines which can be viewed here as a pdf before submitting your abstracts




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Aim of the Conference

In the light of recent news that negative trends are increasing as regards obesity and health, the aim of the 2008 Conference is to challenge how our professions are progressing in managing obesity and managing weight gain. The Conference will ask where the gaps are in our knowledge and techniques through to communication with and motivation of those heading towards obesity.

The Conference will be occasionally provocative to create debate and challenge our performances, design of ‘service' and responsibilities.

The Conference will provide a comprehensive programme to help professionals who are involved in obesity to identify what the best solutions are currently considered to be and what best visions and strategic developments are likely to work in the future.

The 2008 programme will offer a range of interventions for Community and Primary Care professionals to help prevent overweight and obese children and young people; describe weight management programmes for all age groups through to protocols promoting the importance of maintaining a healthy weight throughout various life stages.

We know that the Obesity and Health Conference is relevant because it is so warmly welcomed by those working in the prevention and management of obesity year on year.

Peter Mainprice Conference Director


On-line Registration for this Conference is now closed.  If you wish to register, please download a copy of the Registration Form, complete it and bring it with you to the Registration Desk at the Conference. 

You will need to pay at the Registration Desk

The Registration Fee includes participation in the Conference sessions, Poster Viewing, the Exhibition, Conference Programme Book, lunches, teas/coffees, an invitation to the Welcome Reception, and VAT where applicable.


EARLY REGISTRATION (Up to and including 15th March 2008) £260.00
STANDARD REGISTRATION (After 15th March 2008) £290.00
DAY DELEGATE MONDAY 28th April 2008 £185.00
DAY DELEGATE TUESDAY 29th April 2008 £185.00

**Note on the Early Deadline: Early Registration discounts apply to payments made or invoiced on or before 15th March 2008. Invoices MUST be paid within 14 days to secure the Early Registration rate. After 14 days, the Late Registration rate will be due.

Special discounted charity rates available upon application.

Only Registrations received with full payment or invoiced will be registered for the Conference and all invoices must be settled ahead of the Conference. It remains the responsibility of the delegate to ensure that payment by any Trust or Department is received by the Conference Secretariat. Complimentary Social Programme tickets will only be issued if pre-ordered on the Registration Form. Blank responses will not be allocated tickets.

Venue and Accommodation

Aston Business School Conference Centre, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET, United Kingdom. Aston Business School Conference Centre benefits from Aston University’s prime location, at the heart of England’s second city. Its landscaped campus offers a relaxing private learning environment which aims to inspire you to do better things.

Getting to Birmingham is simple, whether by car, train or plane this is the perfect Midlands location.There are short, direct road links to the main motorways and main line rail links are within a 15 minute walk, Birmingham International Airport is a mere 9 miles away. Important Note: because of recently-announced building works, those travelling by car will need to use Pay and Display Carparks rather than the University Carparks.  Follow the link below for advice from the venue on travelling to the venue.

The Conference Centre provides a self-contained environment of exceptional facilities supported by experienced, attentive staff.The venue is a centre of excellence for training, conferences and meetings.The purpose-built training rooms all offer natural daylight, ergonomically designed furniture for maximum comfort and the latest audiovisual equipment supported by dedicated on-site technicians.

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Accommodation at the Aston Business School Conference Centre

Classic bedrooms have a 3/4 double bed and an en-suite shower room. £55.00 including VAT and full English Breakfast.

Standard bedrooms are larger rooms, with a comfortable double bed, a full en-suite bathroom, ample luggage and working space. £65.00 including VAT and full English Breakfast.

Superior bedrooms are stylish new minimalist bedrooms with a luxurious double bed, full en-suite bathroom, extensive work area, and a flat screen television to relax in front of after a long days training. £75.00 including VAT and full English Breakfast.