The Obesity Conference

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The Obesity Conference

Experts have predicted that by the year 2020, one third of the United Kingdom population could be obese, with the number of obese adults expected to have risen by 11 million in 2030. These rising levels of obesity are a major challenge to public health, resulting in a predicted 668,000 additional cases of diabetes, 461,000 cases of heart disease and stroke, and 130,000 cases of cancer. These numbers represent a £2 billion increase in medical costs for obesity related illnesses. The cost of obesity to the NHS now exceeds the estimated cost of ill health due to smoking (£3.3bn) and alcohol (3.3bn), making it ever more important that we work together to find lasting solutions to this growing epidemic.

Join us for the Obesity Conference to get an exclusive insight into how we can effectively address the issue of obesity:

  • Causes – Why has obesity risen to unprecedented levels, and how do modern lifestyles make it difficult to stay fit and healthy?

  • Dangers – What are dangers of being overweight or obese, and how do these impact on public services?

  • Solutions – How can public and private organisations work together to create real change in combatting obesity?


Speakers Include:

  • Dr Paul Wilson - Associate Dean Academic Operations, Salford University

  • Dr Graham MacGregor - Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, Chair of Action on Sugar

  • Dr Arpana Verma - Director of the Centre for Epidemiology, MUCH and MPH/MRes

  • Dr Nicola Buckland - Research Fellow, University of Leeds

  • Professor David Kerrigan - Bariatric Surgeon , General Medical Council, the Royal College of Surgeons and the Irish Medical Council.

  • Dr Akheel Syed Ph.D., F.R.C.P. Edin - Consultant Physician and Clinical Lead, Royal Salford NHS Trust

  • David Herne - Director of Public Health, Salford City Council

  • Dr Emma Boyland - Lecturer in Psychological Sciences, University of Liverpool

  • Dr Emily Henderson - Lecturer in Knowledge Exchange in Public Health in the Centre for Public Policy and Health, Durham University

  • Dr Frances Hillier-Brown - Research Associate, Obesity Related Behaviours Research Group, Durham University

  • Dr Laura Benzonana PhD - The college of Contemporary Health

  • Katec Arden MBChB MSc FFPH - Director of Public Health for Wigan Council, Honorary Professor Salford University

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