IFSO 2017 Conference

 IFSO 2017 Conference

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

We cordially invite you to the 22nd World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders, to be held in the QEII Centre, London from 29 August – 2 September 2017.

London is a fantastic destination! The conference centre is located at the heart of the Westminster area directly adjacent to the Houses of Parliament. The meeting promises to be the largest ever IFSO Congress and we look forward to welcoming professionals with an interest in the surgical treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

We are focusing on all aspects of multidisciplinary care. We will be demonstrating live operating from around the world with the latest techniques, as well as state-of-the-art lectures from invited world leaders.

 We look forward to seeing you in London.

 

Kind regards,

Richard Welbourn,

Congress President, LOC, Scientific Co-Chair IFSO 2017

For further details and to book your place, please visit www.ifso2017.com

 

 




Next steps for school food and children's nutrition

Next steps for school food and children's nutrition


Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James's Street, London SW1A 1LR



This event is CPD certified

http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/forums/event.php?eid=910&t=7697

 

Guests of Honour: Myles Bremner, Director, School Food Plan and Carrieanne Marie Bishop, National Chair, Lead Association for Catering in Education

 

This seminar is supported by Chartwells. 

 

Delegates at this conference will assess progress and next steps to improve school food and children's nutrition, and early lessons from the School Food Plan, and the mandatory school food standards which came into force in January 2015.

Attendees will also discuss the progress of the Plan in delivering its aims of universal free meals for infants, increasing logistical support for head teachers, the opening of breakfast clubs and putting cookery back on the curriculum, as well as how practical and funding issues are being tackled - and challenges for further implementation.

Further sessions will assess the impact of the Government's proposed new food standards which detail changes to the way that school meals are planned and delivered, with the aim of ensuring greater flexibility within individual schools. Delegates will also have the opportunity to discuss childhood nutrition more broadly, looking at parental responsibility, and encouraging children to take an interest in how food is grown and produced, and in pursuing an active, healthy lifestyle.

We are delighted to announce that Myles Bremner, Director, School Food Plan; Linda Cregan, Chief Executive, Children's Food Trust; Guy Mason, Head of Corporate Affairs, Wm Morrison Supermarkets; Carrieanne Marie Bishop, National Chair, Lead Association for Catering in Education; Rosie Boycott, Chair, London Food Board; Jennifer McBratney, Lead for Food in School Policy: Public Health Agency for Northern Ireland and Judith Hanvey, Regional Food in Schools Coordinator, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at this seminar.

Councillor David Simmonds, Chair, Children and Young People Board, Local Government Association and Councillor, London Borough of Hillingdon; Bill Bartlett, Corporate Affairs Director and Global Lead External Relations, McCain Foods; Olayinka Ewuola, Director, Eagle Solutions Services; Adele Godsmark, School Health Partnerships Adviser & Healthy Norfolk Schools, Norfolk Children’s Services; Fiona Hamilton-Fairley, Chief Executive Officer and Principal, The Kids' Cookery School; Amanda Donnelly, National Development Manager, Food for Life Partnership and the Soil Association; Fiona Moir, Healthy Schools Co-ordinator, Somerset County Council; Dr Michael Nelson, Director, Public Health Nutrition Research; and Sue Fletcher-White, Food Education Manager, Colham Manor Primary, Middlesex have also agreed to speak at this seminar.

Sharon Hodgson MP, Shadow Women and Equalities Minister and Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on School Food and Sir Nick Harvey MP have kindly agreed to chair this seminar.

 

British Nutrition Foundation Half Day Symposium: New Frontiers in Fibre

British Nutrition Foundation Half Day Symposium: New Frontiers in Fibre
12.30pm  – 4.30pm - 29 January 2015



ADDRESS:
Governor's Hall
St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
SE1 7EH London
 

 

In light of the increased interest in the importance of fibre in our diet, the British Nutrition Foundation is holding a half day symposium, New Frontiers in Fibre, exploring fibre and health. This will include presentations discussing emerging research on the role of fibre and novel fibres in mineral absorption, immunity, cardiovascular disease and obesity. The event will also explore the implications of increasing fibre in the diet generally, and in certain clinical groups. The symposium will include individual presentations by experts in the field followed by a facilitated Q&A panel discussion.

 

There is also the opportunity to live stream the event via the event website.


For a full programme and more details go to the 
website or to register go to Eventbrite.  

 

 

 

Updating the NICE guidelines for obesity: The science behind the guidelines

Association for the Study of Obesity

East of England

In association with the
Norfolk Obesity Network

Meeting 13 January 2015, Cambridge

 

Updating the NICE guidelines for obesity: The science behind the guidelines



Registration is open at the site below:
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/aso-east-of-england-regional-meeting-tickets-14260586799?aff=eac2
 

This meeting will focus on the science behind the NICE obesity guidance. Dr Adrienne Cullum will present an overview of the evidence that forms the guidelines for the prevention and management of obesity, and Dr Carly Hughes will focus on the recent updates to CG43 - specifically the limiting of VLCD use to exceptional circumstances, and recommendations for referral to and after-care for bariatric surgery. Dr Anthony Leeds will then explore whether the guidance that limits the use of VLCDs is really supported by the scientific evidence, and Dr Helen Paretti will share the RGCP's top tips for managing patients post-bariatric surgery.
 

If you have any queries regarding the meeting please contact the East of England regional coordinator, Amy Ahern, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

'Talking the Talk on Obesity and Malnutrition' - 17th March 2015

Practical training for all non-specialist nurses and doctors working in primary care

Featuring a workshop format plus interactive workbook and reflective templates, the study day will enable staff to incorporate evidence-based approaches to obesity and malnutrition within routine consultations.

The interactive course will take a strong focus on supporting behaviour change using motivational interviewing techniques, addressing issues such as goal setting, helping patients with severe and complex obesity, plus approaches for staff who have a weight problem themselves.

Achieve the RCGP Introductory Certificate in Obesity, Malnutrition and Health
This ‘hands on’ training complements the RCGP Obesity and Malnutrition e-learning sessions. Completion of both activities (e-learning sessions and study day) achieves the requirements for The RCGP Introductory Certificate in Obesity, Malnutrition and Health.

 

SCOPE Accreditation applied for: http://www.rcn.org.uk/newsevents/event_details/rcn_eventsms/rcnrcgp15



The Sugar Reduction Summitt: Science, Policy and Public Health









The forthcoming Sugar Reduction Summit – Science, viagra 40mg Policy and Public Health will take place at the Royal Society, see London on Wednesday 9th July 2014.


Registration is now open and full details for this important one day event, can be found on the website www.thesugarreductionsummit.com  
Early Bird rates will apply until 12th June. 
 

Sugar’s role in obesity has dominated news headlines this year invoking parallels between the tobacco and food industries and isolating sugar’s role in diet-related diseases. With almost two thirds of adults in the UK now classified as overweight or obese, there is no doubt that obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of our time.  But what part does sugar play in obesity and ill-health? When consumed as part of a calorie-controlled diet, should it be singled out as any more to blame or any more harmful than fats or other carbohydrates and should sugar reduction be a health priority? 

With the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition’s Carbohydrate Report due out in June, The Sugar Reduction Summit provides a much needed neutral and balanced platform for policy makers and key stakeholders within the health, scientific and food and nutrition industries to come together and explore evidence-based research on the impact of sugar in our diets and to debate whether sugar reduction should be a health priority, how harmful sugar really is and how sugar reduction might be achieved practically. 

The event, which is supported by The Wolfson Institute, will include high level briefings from leading experts followed by panel debates and open-floor discussions which will allow key questions to be asked and explored in a balanced and objective environment.


To see the full programme and confirmed speakers, please click here. Hosted places have been reserved for press and policy makers.
 

Presentations include:

•   An overview of sugar consumption trends from Public Health England

•   A look at the systematic reviews on the harms of excessive sugar consumption

•   Dental evidence and its impact on the setting of upper limits of consumption

•   The impact of sugar on energy regulation

•   The arguments for and against the hypothesis that sugar is harmful beyond its calorific value

•   Reformulation strategies and the food industry’s role in sugar reduction

•   Government’s role in regulating nutritional content of food

•   Personal choice and consumer responsibility

•   A review of population based interventions and their effectiveness


Key speakers include: 

Professor Jason Halford – Chair, UK Association for the Study of Obesity  l Dr Alison Tedstone - Director of Diet and Obesity/Chief Nutritionist, Public Health England l Professor Susan Jebb OBE- Chair, Public Health Responsibility Deal l Professor Jim Mann – Professor in Human Nutrition and Medicine, University of Otago New Zealand  l Professor Graham MacGregor - Chair of Action on Sugar l Professor Terence Stephenson - Chair of The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges l Professor Robert Lustig MD – Professor of Pediatrics, University of California l Professor Luc Tappy MD – Senior Researcher at the Institute of Physiology, University of Lausanne Switzerland l Professor Paula Moynihan – Professor of  Nutrition and Oral Health, Newcastle University l Kate Halliwell – Food and Health Manager, Food and Drink Federation l  Dr Wayne Morley – Head of Food Innovation, Leatherhead Food Research | Professor Jack Winkler – Former Professor of Nutrition Policy, London Metropolitan University l Luciana Berger - Shadow Minister for Public Health l Sue Davies - Head of Food Policy, Which? l Dr Mike Rayner- Director of The British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention l Melanie Leech - Director General at The Food and Drink Federation
 

Registration is now open and early-bird rates apply until 12th June.  To register for the Summit please click here.

If you have any questions or would like further information on any aspect of the event, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0208 241 2249.

 
 

HEART UK 28th Annual Conference

HEART UK 28TH Annual Conference


Hot Topics In Hyperlipidaemia – The Impact Of Personalised Medicine
 

The conference for medical, cialis scientific, student and patient attendees with an interest in cardiovascular disease, lipids, atherosclerosis, cholesterol conditions and nutrition.
 

Wednesday 2 – Friday 4 July 2014
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry 
 

http://heartuk.org.uk/conference



Implementing the School Food Plan - education, standards and free school meals

Implementing the School Food Plan - education, standards and free school meals

 

Date: Monday, 2nd June 2014

Venue: The Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street, LONDON SW1X 7DR

Time: 8.30 - 13.00 
 

Guest of Honour: Myles Bremner, Director, School Food Plan
 

This seminar will provide a timely opportunity to assess the progress being made to improve school food and children's nutrition, one year on from the release of the School Food Plan. Planned sessions focus on the introduction of universal infant school meals from September 2014, with particular attention to the latest thinking on securing access to funding, improving the quality of school kitchens and the potential for expanding the scheme to include more children.
 

With Government also due to implement revised school food standards and introduce cooking lessons to the national curriculum for 7-14 year olds from September 2014, delegates will have the opportunity to discuss the challenges for their implementation - including ensuring the understanding of new regulations and the readiness of schools and caterers. Sessions will bring together key policymakers from Parliament and Whitehall with regulators and stakeholders with an interest in this area, including schools, academies, free schools, suppliers, local authorities, charities, commentators and campaign groups.
 

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To register for this event and to view the full agenda, please click the following link:
http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/forums/event.php?eid=80

 

NOF Annual Conference 2013

Short Q&A video footage is available in the links below from the Annual National Conference of the Obesity Forum held on 19 November 2013 at the Royal Geographical Society, London. The conference explored the complexity of the obesity epidemic and highlighted some of the latest progress in the prevention and control of the condition.


Aseem Malhotra - Can dietary changes rapidly and substantially improve cardiovascular outcomes?


David Haslam - Chair of the National Obesity Forum


Greg Whyte - Exercise and the common man - often an uncommon occurrence


Matthew Capehorn - Clinical Director of the National Obesity Forum


Sarah Schenker - The 5:2 diet: should it be the way forward for all of us?


Tania Morley - A delegate viewpoint