A day of engaging talks led by a panel of experts in the field of obesity.
Without doubt obesity is one of the fastest growing health epidemics in Ireland with consequences cross the life-cycle from fertility to heart disease, from diabetes to mobility in old age. Obesity Through the Life Cycle looks not just at the consequences of obesity but takes a practical approach on how we can talk to patients and guide them towards a healthy weight. We will look at obesity in childhood and how to talk to parents about their child's weight; the practical approach to advising adults on change and a focus on the impact of obesity on fertility. We will finish with nutritional guidance for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery. The conference aims to give participants the practical, take-home advice they need to help their patients of all ages work towards a healthier weight.
Lunch and refreshments included.
Speakers and Topics
Early feeding and obesity
Cathy Monaghan Paediatric Dietitian & Weaning Specialist
Managing Childhood Obesity
Catherine Shortall, Paediatric Dietitian, Children’s University Hospital
Changing Family Behaviour in Childhood Obesity
Aoife Brinkley, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital
Safefood’s behaviour change campaigns on obesity.
Dr. Aileen McGloin, Communications Manager, Digital & Health, Marketing & Communications Safefood
Lifestyle & Behavioural Management of Adults in Ireland
Rachel Jennings, Cardiac & Weight Management Dietitian CROI
Whole Systems Approaches to obesity
Carol Weir, Senior Consultant, Whole Systems Obesity Programme, Leeds Beckett University.
Obesity, Fertility & PCOS
Yvonne Jeanes, Senior Dietitian and Principal Lecturer, University of Roehampton.
Treatment of Severe Obesity
Dr. Francis Finucane Consultant Endocrinologist Galway University Hospitals
Bariatric Patients: Nutritional Management & How to talk to patients about weight
Natalie Wallace, St. Columcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown