About this event

  • Date and time Tue 26 Oct 2021 from 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health

Join us to learn how to assess children and young people living with medical complications associated with excess weight.

This webinar seeks to raise awareness about a range of clinics that are aiming to manage and support this group and are due to be piloted across the country over the next two years.

From this session, you'll gain confidence in assessing, referring and managing children who are living with excess weight. 

There are 20 free bursary places available on a first come, first served basis. To claim your free place, please email us at paediatrics@rsm.ac.uk.

Learning objectives include:

  • Know about the “Complications related to excess weight (CEW)” clinics that are being commissioned across the country
  • Know about how a tier 1 to tier 4 obesity offer can be mapped across a locality
  • Describe the assessment, investigation and management of a range of complications associated with excess weight in children and young people, including musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, neurological and respiratory
  • Demonstrate approaches to sensitively discussing weight management with children and young people
  • Describe the association between childhood obesity and mental health

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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We would like to thank our sponsors Novo Nordisk and Rhythm Pharmaceuticals for their support of this meeting. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsors.

Key speakers

Professor Indra Narang

Director of Sleep Medicine, University of Toronto

Professor Julian Hamilton-Shield

Professor of Diabetes and Metabolic Endocrinology and Paediatrician

Professor Simon Kenny

National Clinical Director for Children and Young People


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Welcome and introduction

Dr Anna Stilwell, Clinical Advisor NHS England and NHS Improvement, Paediatric Registrar Evelina London Children's Hospital

Commissioning new clinics to treat complications related to excess weight for children and young people (CYP)

Professor Simon Kenny, National Clinical Director for Children and Young People, Ms Sophie Solti, Policy Lead, CYP Transformation Team, NHS England and Improvement, Ms Catherine Graham, Policy and Strategy Graduate Trainee, NHS England and Improvement

Mapping an obesity pathway locally for CYP – experience at Evelina

Ms Jennifer Crossan, Evelina Obesity Lead, Dietician, HENRY Co-ordinator

MSK complications of obesity

Mr James Barnes, Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital Bristol

Glucose dysregulation and cardiovascular risk risk in CYP with obesity

Professor Julian Hamilton-Shield, Professor of Diabetes and Metabolic Endocrinology and Paediatrician

Panel discussion
Comfort break
How to achieve real weight loss

Professor Paul Gately, Professor of Exercise and Obesity, Leeds Beckett University

Understanding the association between childhood obesity and mental health: implications for treatment

Dr Charlotte Hardman, Senior lecturer in psychological sciences, University of Liverpool

Non-alcoholic fatty acid liver disease

Dr Sanjay Rajwal, Consultant Paediatric Hepatologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Panel discussion
Lunch break with sponsor presentation

An overview of the SCALE Teens study - A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Liraglutide for Adolescents with Obesity given by Dr Senthil Senniappan MD FRCPCH MSc PhD, Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist & Clinical Specialty Director for Endocrinology Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool

This is a sponsored promotional presentation funded and organised by Novo Nordisk. Prescribing information and adverse event reporting will be available at the meeting

Developing an individualized exercise plan for children and young people

Dr Ellie Clarke, Physician Associate, LOOP, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Empathic approach to weight management

Ms Kath Sharman, Managing Director, Shine health academy

Panel discussion
Comfort break
Sleep apnoea in children with obesity

Professor Indra Narang, Director of Sleep Medicine, University of Toronto

Neurological implications of obesity

Dr Ram Kumar, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Alder Hey

Panel discussion
Concluding remarks




Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times  

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

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