Scientific Programme

If you have suggestions for the programme in 2021, use the programme suggestion form and your submission will be reviewed by the Obesity Update 2021 Programme Committee when the programme is formulated in the summer.

Deadline is Thursday 28 May 2020

Obesity Update 2021 Programme Suggestion Form


2020 Scientific Programme

The Programme Committee, chaired by Dr Barbara McGowan, developed the 2020 programme. 

Obesity Update covers a range of current topics and controversies around the scientific research and clinical treatment of obesity. 

Obesity Update 2020 was approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 6 category 1 (external) CPD credits.

It has was also approved by the Strategic Centre for Obesity Professional Education (SCOPE) for 4 SCOPE Credits.


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08:00 - 09:20 
Registration, coffee & poster viewing
09:20 - 09:30 
Introduction to Obesity Update 2020
Chair: Barbara McGowan (London,UK)
09:30 - 11:00 
A year in review: what are the highlights?
Chair: John Wilding (Liverpool, UK)
09:30

Session starts at 09:30
Exercise in obesity - The role of technology

10:00

Session starts at 09:30
Personalised obesity management
Carel Le Roux (Dublin, Ireland)

10:30

Session starts at 09:30
Working with commercial providers to deliver weight loss services at scale
Susan Jebb (Oxford, UK)

11:00 - 11:30 
Tea,coffee & poster viewing
12:30 - 13:00 
Plenary 1 - Identification and treatment of eating disorders in obesity
Chair: Rachel Batterham (London, UK)
Samantha Scholtz (London, UK)
13:00 - 14:00 
Lunch & poster viewing
14:00 - 14:45 
Debate - There is no such thing as healthy obesity
Chair: Katarina Kos (Exeter UK)
14:00

Session starts at 14:00
Debate: There is no such thing as healthy obesity: FOR

14:20

Session starts at 14:00
There is no such thing as healthy obesity: AGAINST

14:40

Session starts at 14:00
Q&A

14:45 - 15:45 
Symposium - NASH & Type 2 diabetes
Chair: Nick Finer (London, UK)
14:45

Session starts at 14:45
Prevalence & Identification of NASH in type 2 diabetes
Matthew Armstrong (Birmingham, UK)

15:15

Session starts at 14:45
Current & future treatments of NASH
Laurent Castera (Clichy, France)

15:45 - 16:15 
Tea,coffee & poster viewing
16:15 - 17:00 
Case discussions: complex clinical cases 2
Chair: Tricia Tan (London, UK)
17:00 - 17:30 
Plenary 2 - Is there a future for bariatric surgery in the NHS?
Chair: Barbara McGowan (London,UK)
Richard Welbourn (Taunton, UK)
17:30 - 17:45 
Closing ceremony & award presentations