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The Obesity: National Epidemic, organized by the GovToday will take place on 8th December 2014 at the Mermaid Conference and Events Centre in London, United Kingdom. The conference will cover areas like highlight the main issues in prevalence rates, causes and possible solutions of obesity.
Timings08:15 AM - 05:00 PM General Hours
Entry FeesPaid Ticket Starts from 487 USD View Details
10 - 50 Exhibitors Estimated Count
Category & TypeConference
Medical & Pharma
Editions08 Dec 2014
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Schedule & Agenda
|Mon, 08 Dec 08:15 AM - 09:20 AM||REGISTRATION |
|Mon, 08 Dec 09:20 AM - 09:25 AM||Chair's Opening Address |
|Mon, 08 Dec 09:20 AM - 11:00 AM||MORNING PLENARY SESSION |
|Mon, 08 Dec 09:25 AM - 09:45 AM||Keynote Address-The Obesity u2018Epidemicu2019 |
Alison Tedstone, Director of Diet and Obesity/Chief NutritionistPublic Health England (INVITED)Are the warnings correct when they talk about the UK approaching an epidemic of obesity? If so what can be done to curtail prevalence and slim down the nation?
|Mon, 08 Dec 09:45 AM - 10:05 AM||The Causes of Obesity- genetic, environmental, psychological or behavioural? |
Laura Mcgowan, Research Fellow, School of Biological SciencesQueens University Belfast (CONFIRMED)Obesity is basically caused by an imbalance between energy input and expenditure. There are numerous factors that are thought to contribute to this trend. Only by understanding these factors can an effective solutions be found.
|Mon, 08 Dec 10:05 AM - 10:25 AM||Counting the Personal and Economic Cost of an Unhealthy Obese Nation |
David Haslam, ChairNational Obesity Forum (NOF) (CONFIRMED)It should come as no shock that obesity is one of the biggest threats to the UK, not only in terms of individual and collective health, but in terms of financial cost and societal impact. State of the Nations Waistline report. National Obesity Forum.
|Mon, 08 Dec 10:25 AM - 10:40 AM||Latest NICE guidelines supporting lifestyle weight managementu2019 |
Adrienne Cullum, Analyst, Centre for Public HealthNational Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (CONFIRMED)Losing even a small amount of weight can help to improve the health of people who are overweight or obese and lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer. In May this year NICE published new guidance recommending that if overweight people lose just 3% in weight and keep it off it can have significant beneficial effects.
|Mon, 08 Dec 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM||Question and Answer Panel Session |
|Mon, 08 Dec 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM||MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING |
|Mon, 08 Dec 11:30 AM - 12:10 PM||Intervention Programmes |
Paul Sacher, Research & Development OfficerMytime Active (CONFIRMED)Through research, analysis, education and advice intervention programmes can support initiatives to reduce overweight levels and the prevalence of obesity
|Mon, 08 Dec 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM||Commissioning for Weight Management |
Richard Welbourn, PresidentBritish Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (CONFIRMED)In March a clinical commissioning guide on weight loss services was launched which has been welcomed by experts across several disciplines. The guide is intended to assist clinical commissioning groups in commissioning these services and reduce variation in access to weight-loss clinics across the country.
|Mon, 08 Dec 12:10 PM - 12:30 PM||Main Sponsor |
|Mon, 08 Dec 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM||Learning and Implementation: MASTER CLASS SESSION 1 |
|Mon, 08 Dec 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM||LUNCH AND NETWORKING |
|Mon, 08 Dec 02:15 PM - 03:00 PM||Learning and Implementation: MASTER CLASS SESSION 2 |
|Mon, 08 Dec 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM||AFTERNOON COFFEE AND NETWORKING |
|Mon, 08 Dec 03:30 PM - 03:45 PM||Too Sweet on Sugar |
In the past fat was the number 1 enemy when it came to weight management however now the attention has turned to sugar and its role in contributing to the obesity crisis.UK government scientists have halved the recommended level of added sugar people should eat each day
|Mon, 08 Dec 03:45 PM - 04:00 PM||What Responsibility should Industry and Manufacturers take? |
Malcolm Clark, Co-ordinator, Childrenu2019s Food CampaignSustain (CONFIRMED)The government have sought to engage with the food and drink industry in the battle against obesity. With the Government Responsibility Deal, calls for consistent food labelling, guilt lanes and codes of practice on marketing of products high in fat, sugar and salt, does more legislation and less voluntary action still need to be taken?
|Mon, 08 Dec 04:00 PM - 04:55 PM||Panel Debate |
Malcolm Clark, Co-ordinator, Childrenu2019s Food CampaignSustain (CONFIRMED)Marg Mayne, Chief ExecutiveMytime Active (CONFIRMED)Davina Deniszczyc, GP and Medical Director, Wellbeing,Nuffield Health (CONFIRMED)Phil Veasey, Public Health, Community Engagement and Sports Development ConsultantC3 Collaborating for Health (CONFIRMED)Shaping Future Strategy-Suggestions or Real Solutions Recently there have been calls to reduce the BMI limit at which patients can be offered bariatric surgery on the NHS. A tax on sugar and fizzy drinks, a ban on advertising junk food at certain times, and better food labelling are further examples of interventions designed to control individuals weight. Should obesity be classed as a disease and therefore treated as such with a view to getting better outcomes?
|Mon, 08 Dec 04:55 PM - 05:00 PM||CHAIR'S CLOSING REMARKS AND CONFERENCE CLOSE |
Visitor Ticket Price
|652 USD||Public Sector + VAT|
|652 USD||Private Sector + VAT|
|487 USD||Charity Sector + VAT|
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