New Ideas and Controversies in Obesity 2015
  • Postgraduate Medical Centre, Derriford Hospital, Derriford Road, Plymouth PL6 8DH

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Diabetes, Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome

Confirmed guest speakers include:

  • From bariatric to metabolic and diabetes surgery: what’s in a name? (Professor Francesco Rubino, Chair of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Kings College, London)
  • Surgical obesity treatment study – providing the evidence base for bariatric surgery (Dr Jennifer Logue, Clinical Senior Lecturer, Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, Glasgow)
  • Is obesity a psychological disorder? (Professor Jason Halford, Psychological Sciences, University of Liverpool)
  • Emerging interplay between bile acids and incretins (Dr Royce Vincent, Consultant Chemical Pathologist, King’s College Hospital)
  • Using groups in the management of obesity: nurturing social identity, enabling change (Mark Tarrant, Senior Lecturer in Psychology Applied to Health, University of Exeter)
  • Adipose tissue health (Dr Katarina Kos, Senior Lecturer (E&R) (Clinical), University of Exeter)
  • Following up Plymouth Earlybirds as adults (Dr Joanne Hosking, PhD Statistician, Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine andDentistry)
  • Diabetes of the hairy lady polycystic ovary syndrome or obesity? / Challenges ahead for implementation of latest NICE guidance on obesity (Professor Jonathan Pinkney, Consultant Endocrinologist, Plymouth University)

Contact Kerry Godley-McAvoy for any enquiries.



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