About this event

  • Date and time Mon 30 Nov 2020 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Medical Genetics

The third webinar in The genetics of… series. This webinar will explore the role of genetics in obesity. Join us to find out from leaders in the field about the role our genes play in contributing to the battle of the bulge. 

During this webinar you will:

  • Understand how genetic factors are associated with obesity
  • Discover the part obesity genes played in evolution and their role today
  • Explore how nature and nurture combine to influence appetite and body weight

The genetics of…… series has been developed following feedback from delegates attending the Genetics of COVID-19 webinars over the last few weeks. Presented by the Medical Genetics section of the Royal Society of Medicine, this series of talks will focus on the role of genetics in different areas of health and well-being.

A CPD certificate with CPD credit will be issued to those joining each webinar live and will be automatically issued after 7 days  to those who watched the webinar live in its entirety. Those who watch the webinar on-demand will receive a CPD certificate 30 days after the webinar has gone live.  

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Standard pricing available until 30 November 2020.


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Welcome and introduction
How does genetics influence food intake and body weight?

Dr Giles Yeo, Principal Research Associate, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, The University of Cambridge

Hunger genes and the path to obesity

Professor Sadaf Farooqi, Welcome Trust Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Metabolism and Medicine, Addenbrookes Hospital

Nature versus nurture in the cause of obesity

Professor Lucilla Poston, Professor in Women and Children’s Health, King’s College London

Panel discussion
Close of meeting



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*Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 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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