UK Congress on Obesity (UKCO) 2023

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Where: Riddel Hall, Queen's University, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5EE

We are delighted to announce the 2023 United Kingdom Congress on Obesity, the main event in the calendar for the UK Association for the Study Obesity is taking place in the city of Belfast and is being hosted by Queen’s University. The local organising committee will be led by Dr Laura McGowan.

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The packed 2-day programme begins with an opening address from Donal O'Shea, the National lead for management of Obesity with the Health Service Executive in Ireland, followed by Professor Susan Jebb OBE delivering the opening plenary. Professor Jebb will connect obesity policy and prevention, reflecting on how UK obesity policy has unfolded in the many years since the ‘Tackling Obesities’ Foresight Report, in 2007.

There will be a plenary session led by patient advocates connecting the nodes of management and lived experience. Susie Birney (Irish Coalition for People Living with Obesity) will introduce the patient perspective from those living with obesity (Fiona Quigley and Johnny Lamb), alongside an engaging Q&A session facilitated by Vicki Mooney (European Coalition for People Living with Obesity).

Day 2 promises to be just as exciting with plenaries from Professor Sadaf Farooqi much more!

Key UKCO Dates

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The UK Congress on Obesity has been instigated and organised by ASO. Sponsors have contributed funding towards this event in return for exhibition space. They have had no input into the agenda or the selection of speakers with the exception of any sponsored symposia which are clearly indicated. View a full list of sponsors.