The Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO) is hosting a public event where an expert panel will defend their opinions on things that they believe influence obesity
In this ‘show and tell’ event, a panel of experts and representatives of the public will nominate and comment on objects or entities that they feel have played a role in obesity, both positively and negatively. The audience will be asked to participate using a voting App on their phones; voting on their preferred objects at the beginning and end of the event.
The objects will be displayed at the annual UK Congress of Obesity (UKCO), which is being held in the same week in Leeds.
Dr Giles Yeo
Geneticist and Scientific Director of Genomics/Transcriptomics Core at University of Cambridge, President of the British Society for Neuroendocrinology and presenter for BBC Horizon and ‘Trust me, I’m a Doctor’
Professor Janet Cade
Professor of Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health at University of Leeds with over 300 papers, abstracts and book chapters in this area
Dr Dimitri Pournaras
Bariatric surgeon at North Bristol NHS Trust with a research portfolio on obesity, diabetes and metabolic surgery
Dr Pia Christensen
Assistant Professor of Obesity at Institute of Nutrition, Exercise & Sports, University of Copenhagen
Dr Abd Taharini
NIHR Clinician Scientist at the University of Birmingham, Honorary Consultant in Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Lead for Weight Management Research and Diabetic Neuropathy Services at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
Maggie Clinton describes herself as a ‘lifelong sufferer’ of obesity. However, she refused to be defined by her obesity despite the prejudices of society toward people of higher weight and obesity. As a founding member the Obesity Empowerment Network UK, Maggie works with closely clinicians to ensure that the voice of those who suffer from higher weight and obesity is heard clear and loud. ‘Nothing about us without us ‘.
The event, which will be chaired by Dr Anthony Leeds, Visiting Senior Fellow at the Parker Institute, Frederiksberg Hospital, Copenhagen.
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Accessibility: Wheelchair access, Assistive Listening System, Level access
Accessibility information: Entry is via the front of the lecture theatre where there is level access into the room. There are two waiting spaces for wheelchairs with swing-out adjustable resting surfaces. Seating is tiered and fixed and there are arm rests on the front row of chairs. An infra red assistive listening system is fitted in this room. To use this facility an IR receiver is needed. If you have a receiver, you can sit anywhere in the room where you have a clear view of the presenter.
Accessibility directions: Go through the wheelchair side entrance, through two sets of double doors, the Rupert Beckett lecture theatre is just on your right.