About this event

  • Date and time Tue 4 Jun 2024 from 9:15am to 4:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Food and Health

Join us for this educative one-day webinar which convenes experts in nutrition and lifestyle medicine within medical education, alongside patients and voices from the medical community including students and junior doctors, to discuss the transformative potential of nutrition knowledge in patient care and clinical outcomes. There will be a special focus on the management and educational strategies around obesity, a major public health problem. The webinar will include successful case studies from medical schools that have integrated lifestyle medicine, including nutrition, into their curriculum.

Furthermore, the virtual meeting aims to highlight the potential benefits of such integration, including enhanced student experience, patient management and improved clinical outcomes through informed nutrition educational strategies in medical education.

By attending this meeting, you will

  • Know about the barriers, limitations and advantages of delivering nutritional education to medical students. 
  • Value the call for improved nutrition education in medical education from members of the medical community. 
  • Value the call for improved nutrition education in medical education from patients.                                               

This webinar aims to deepen health and medical education professionals' understanding of how enhancing nutrition education in medical curriculum can improve the student experience, and effectively contribute to the management and treatment of obesity and other lifestyle-related diseases.


Standard pricing available until 02 June 2024.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£72.00 £43.00 £43.00 £43.00 £23.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP / SAS Doctors AHP / Nurse / Midwife Non Healthcare Professional Trainee Student
£132.00 £79.00 £79.00 £79.00 £41.00



Welcome and introduction

Dr Tatiana Christides, Senior Lecturer at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London

Session 1

Chair: Dr Tatiana Christides

The need for nutrition in medical education and how do we meet that need: A case study from Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Dr Kathy Martyn, Principal Lecturer, University of Brighton and Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Voices from the ground: Healthcare professional students’ and junior doctor’s perspectives on nutrition education

Dr Ebiambu Agwara, Internal Medicine Trainee, Co-Lead for the NEPHELP project, NNEDPRO Global Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health and Ms Lucy Warr, 4th Year Medical Student, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry

The impact of weight stigmatization: A patient perspective

Ms Annette Thompson

Questions and answers
Tea and coffee break

Session 2

Chairs: Dr Tatiana Christides and Dr Kathy Martyn 

Is it time to embed lifestyle medicine in undergraduate and postgraduate curricula?

Dr Richard Pinder, Clinical Senior Lecturer and Public Health Physician, Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, Imperial College London.

Comprehensive approach to obesity management: Surgical interventions and emerging pharmacotherapies

Professor Alexander Miras, Clinical Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, Ulster University 

Questions and answers
Lunch break

Session 3

Chairs: Dr Tatiana Christides and Dr Kathy Martyn 

Treating obesity as a core medical competency: Shaping medical education for the modern epidemic

Professor Robert Kushner, Clinical Director at Northwestern Medicine's Comprehensive Center on Obesity  

Does improving nutrition education in medical education and training enhance patient outcomes?

Professor Shumone Ray, Registered Nutritionist, Founding Chair and Executive Director of the NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health, Professor of Global Nutrition, Health and Disease, Ulster University, Bye Fellow FitzWilliam College, Cambridge 

Panel Discussion

Nutrition in medical education: Evidence, impact and responsibility of health care professionals 

Nutritank and medical education

Dr Ally Jaffee

Closing Remarks
Close of meeting




Registration for this webinar will close 1 hour prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 1 hour before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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