Scientific Programme

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

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

This conference has applied for CPD and SCOPE accreditation

Obesity Update will provide delegates with the opportunity to gain their choice of CPD or SCOPE points to further their careers and knowledge gained

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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
11:30 - 12:30 
Case discussions: complex clinical cases 1
Chair: Rob Andrews (Bristol, UK)
11:30

Session starts at 11:30
CD1.1
The prevalence and impact of obesity in adults with type 1 diabetes; a cross-sectional study
Nathan Cantley (Bristol, UK)

11:45

Session starts at 11:30
CD1.2
A case of refractory euglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis post elective bariatric surgery
Huma Humayun Khan (Reading, UK)

12:00

Session starts at 11:30
CD1.3
The use of Somatostatin Analogue and Novel use of Freestyle Libre ™ continuous blood sugar monitoring in refractory Hyperinsulinaemic Hypoglycaemia Post Bariatric Surgery.
Sanesh Pillai (Sheffield, UK)

12:15

Session starts at 11:30
CD1.4
Liraglutide downregulates the expression of miRNA-424 in patients with obesity.
Georgios Dimitriadis (London, UK)

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)
16:15

Session starts at 16:15
CD2.1
OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA IS HIGHLY PREVALENT IN A BARIATRIC SURGICAL POPULATION
Rachel Agius (London, UK)

16:30

Session starts at 16:15
CD2.2
Predictors of weight loss in Tier 3 weight management service
Harshal Deshmukh (Hull, UK)

16:45

Session starts at 16:15
CD2.3
Significant weight loss, co-morbidity improvement and reduced health risk-factors after treatment at a multidisciplinary weight management clinic in a university hospital in Sydney, Australia.
Zoe Rock (Sydney, Australia)

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