Obesity: Epidemiology, complications and management


Friday 24 April 2015


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

Lipids, Metabolism & Vascular Risk Section


5 CPD points

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about this event

This symposium will provide a multidisciplinary forum for researchers and healthcare workers to discuss the most recent advances, trends and management challenges encountered in the field of obesity.

Throughout the day, delegates will explore the opportunities and challenges faced by those involved in obesity medicine, together with the solutions that have currently been adopted.

The symposium is aimed at all those working in the field or with an interest in obesity medicine, vascular risk medicine, PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, and clinicians of all medical specialties including medical students, foundation and core trainees, general practitioners, physicians and surgeons.




9.00 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.25 am

Welcome and introduction

Professor Christopher Byrne, President, Lipids, Metabolism and Vascular Risk Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Morning Session

9.30 am

Obesity epidemic and diabesity

Dr Akheel Syed, Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Obesity Medicine, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

10.10 am

Obesity and the dyslipidaemia of diabetes

Professor Paul Durrington, Cardiovascular Research Group, University of Manchester

10.50 am

Tea and coffee break

11.30 am

Adipose tissue depots: are they all the same? Characteristics, Expandability, Lipotoxicity and the Metabolic Syndrome

Professor Antonio Vidal-Puig, Professor in Molecular Nutrition and Metabolism, Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge

12.10 pm

Sleep obesity and diabetic complications

Professor Martin Stevens, Professor of Medicine, University of Birmingham

12.50 pm


Afternoon Session

1.40 pm

Surgical management of obesity: What procedure and when?

Mr Siba Senapati, Consultant UpperGI and Bariatric Surgeon, Salford Royal Hospital

2.20 pm

Obesity and obstructive sleep apnoea: Implications for lipoproteins, vascular risk, adipose tissue characteristics and the effect of weight loss after bariatric surgery

Dr Handrean Soran, Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist, Central Manchester NHS foundation Trust

3.00 pm

Treating fat loss with weight loss

Dr Anna Stears, Consultant, Diabetes and Endocrinology

3.40 pm

Completion of evaluation forms

3.45 pm

Close of meeting

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organiser's details

For information on this event, contact Hannah TomlinsonTel: 02072903918 Fax: 02027902989 Email: lipids@rsm.ac.uk arrow