The 4th ASO COMs Meeting

The organisers would like to thank the following companies for their sponsorship of the meeting, Novo Nordisk and Rhythm Pharmaceuticals. No pharmaceutical companies have had any input into the agenda. Pharmaceutical companies have sponsored the meeting through purchase of an exhibition stand.

When: Wednesday, 22nd June 2022, 9:30am - 4:45pm

Join us for our first in person ASO Centres for Obesity Management meeting since 2019. Attendance is free for ASO COMs.

A lot has changed in the management of obesity in the last few years and this is an opportunity to make sense of the new research data and changes in policy, and apply them in daily clinical care.

Taking place at Rodney Parade, Newport, South Wales, we will be meeting from 09:30 - 16:45.

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9.30 - 10.00 Registration

10.00 - 10.05 Welcome and plan for the day – Dr Alex Miras, Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Endocrinology, Imperial College London.

10.05 - 10.50 What dietary approaches should we be using for the management of obesity? Evidence and clinical application.

Presenter: Orla Adams, Highly Specialist Primary Care Dietitian, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board; Facilitator: TBC

10.50 - 11.35 What physical activity approaches should we be using for the management of obesity? Evidence and clinical application.

Presenter: Dr Simon Williams, Associate Professor, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Facilitator: TBC

11.35 - 11.55 Break

11.55 - 12.40 What psychological approaches should we be using for the management of obesity? Evidence and clinical application.

Presenter and Facilitator: Dr Helen McCarthy, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Visiting Research Fellow, University of Bristol

12.40 - 13.40 Lunch

13.40 - 14.25 How will pharmacotherapy change clinical services for obesity?

Presenter: Professor Rachel Batterham, Professor of Obesity, Diabetes & Endocrinology, NIHR Research Professor and Clinical Director, Division of Medicine, Head of UCLH Obesity & Bariatric Services and Head of the Centre for Obesity Research.

Facilitator: Dr Georgios K Dimitriadis, Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Endocrinology and Obesity Medicine, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, School of Cardiovascular Medicine and Sciences, Department of Diabetes Obesity, T2D & Immunometabolism Research Group, King's College London

14.25 - 15.10 What is new with bariatric surgery and what does the future hold?

Presenter: Mr Dimitris Pournaras, Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust, British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society/Royal College of Surgeons of England Bariatric Surgical Speciality Lead

Facilitator: Dr Alex Miras

15.10 - 15.30 Break

15.30 - 16.15 What is the evidence for endoscopic treatments for obesity and how can they be adopted in clinical care?

Presenter: Dr Dav Bansi, Consultant Gastroenterologist Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Facilitator: Dr Georgios K Dimitriadis

16.15 - 16.45 How can we involve patients in the shaping of our services and clinical care?

Presenter: Maggie Clinton, Obesity Empowerment Network
Facilitator Professor Rachel Batterham

16.45 Close – Dr Alex Miras

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Rodney Parade is within easy walking distance (10-15 minutes) of Newport Railway Station and Bus Station, and that there is ample free car parking available.

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