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Thu, 14 Sept



UK Congress on Obesity (UKCO) 2023

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UK Congress on Obesity (UKCO) 2023
UK Congress on Obesity (UKCO) 2023

Time & Location

14 Sept, 07:00 – 15 Sept, 18:10

Belfast, 185 Stranmillis Rd, Belfast BT9 5EE, UK

About the Event

We are delighted to announce the 2023 United Kingdom Congress on Obesity, the main event in the calendar for the UK Association for the Study Obesity is taking place in the city of Belfast and is being hosted by Queen’s University. The local organising committee will be led by Dr Laura McGowan.

The packed 2-day programme begins with an opening address from Donal O'Shea, the Mental Health Champion for Northern Ireland, followed by Professor Susan Jebb OBE delivering the opening plenary. Professor Jebb will connect obesity policy and prevention, reflecting on how UK obesity policy has unfolded in the many years since the ‘Tackling Obesities’ Foresight Report, in 2007.

There will be a plenary session led by patient advocates connecting the nodes of management and lived experience. Susie Birney (Irish Coalition for People Living with Obesity) will introduce the patient perspective from those living with obesity (Fiona Quigley and Johnny Lamb), alongside an engaging Q&A session facilitated by Vicki Mooney (European Coalition for People Living with Obesity).

Day 2 promises to be just as exciting with plenaries from Professor Sadaf Farooqi much more!

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