About this event

  • Date and time Mon 3 Jun 2019 from 8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Food and Health, General Practice with Primary Healthcare

Join a multidisciplinary faculty of top specialists to understand how to approach your patients about healthy eating, weight management and physical activity in a productive manner.

Sports medicine specialists, dietitians and psychologists will provide you with practical knowledge, skills and tools to help your patients achieve realistic healthcare goals and manage musculoskeletal ageing and metabolic disorders.

The course includes lectures on the important topic of weight stigmatisation and how it counter-productively leads to patients gaining weight, poorer professional-patient communication, and patient lack of adherence to recommendations. There will also be interactive workshops including experiential learning. 

Topics include

  • The role of physical activity in sustaining health
  • How weight stigmatisation is counter-productive and leads to suffering and weight gain in patients
  • The genetic susceptibility to environmental cues leading to overweight/obesity
  • Practical means for healthcare professionals to support their patients to eat well, move well, and live well.

We have 10 discounted places available for this event – 5 x students and 5 x trainee places available. If you would like to apply for one of these places, please email events@rsm.ac.uk and quote the event code – FHM03.

These discounted places are on a first come, first served basis.

Agenda

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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Tatiana Christides, President, Food and Health Forum Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Senior Lecturer in Medical Education, University of Leicester Medical School

Physical activity and nutritional strategies for adult healthy musculoskeletal ageing

Dr Leigh Breen, Reader in Metabolic and Molecular Physiology, Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research, University of Birmingham

"Just eat less and move more" - The negative effects of weight stigmatisation

Professor Judy Swift, Associate Professor of Behavioural Nutrition, University of Nottingham

Dietary recommendations: Does one size fit all? Holistic patient-centred care

Ms Amy Bull, Lead Weight Management Dietitian, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Question and answer session
Tea and coffee break
Understanding physical activity and strategies in the current health delivery environment to enable appropriate physical activity levels and weight management

Ms Elaine Mason, Physical Activity Specialist, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Question and answer session

Interactive Group Sessions

Please select your choice for workshop rotation 1 during online registration

Workshop A

Case scenarios talking to patients regarding weight management - Mr Bryan Stanion, Director, Near Reality Training Ltd

Workshop B

Practical application of weight management strategies - Ms Amy Bull and Dr Vanessa Snowdon-Carr, Clinical Psychologist and Specialist, Field of Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery

Workshop C

Practical application of physical activity management strategies - Ms Elaine Mason

Lunch
Can we beat diabetes? Yes we can! Weight loss with a low carb diet in the management of type two diabetes - a GP's experience

Dr David Unwin FRCGP, GP, The Norwood Surgery NHS Foundation Trust

Question and answer session
Susceptibility to weight gain and genetics - it's not just about metabolism

Dr Clare Llewellyn, Associate Professor in Obesity, University College London

Question and answer session

Interactive Group Sessions

Please select your choice for workshop rotation 2 during online registration

Workshop F

Case scenario talking to a patient regarding weight management - Mr Bryan Stanion, Director, Near Reality Training Ltd

Workshop G

Practical application of weight management strategies - Ms Amy Bull and Dr Vanessa Snowdon-Carr, Director, eWeightloss surgery

Workshop H

Practical application of physical activity management strategies - Ms Elaine Mason

Tea and coffee break
Close of meeting

Annual General Meeting for council members

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

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