UKCO 2024 Programme

Day 1: 24th September 2024

Time Session Speakers
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Registration & refreshments

📍 Room: McCall MacBain Hall

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Welcome address

📍 Room: Conference Suite

Dr Nicola Heslehurst, ASO Chair
Professor Nicola Heslehurst (Speaker)
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Plenary 1: Talking about weight

📍 Room: Conference Suite

Patient led Plenary

Sarah le Broq, ASO Trustee & patient representative and Dr Charlotte Albury, University of Oxford
Ms Sarah Le Brocq (Speaker)
Charlotte Albury (Speaker)
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Prize Session - Prevention and Treatment Award

📍 Room: Conference Suite

Awarded to a member of the ASO who, acting individually or representing a team, has made a significant contribution to the prevention or treatment of people living with overweight or obesity.

Applications now open for the ASO Prevention and Treatment Award
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Refreshments & exhibition

📍 Room: McCall MacBain Hall

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Parallel 1 - Symposia: New drugs and new questions for weight management interventions

📍 Room: Conference Suite

Professor Susan Jebb OBE, University of Oxford
Professor John Wilding, University of Liverpool and SCOPE Fellow
Dr Sam West, University of Oxford
Professor Berit Heitmann, University of Copenhagen

Panel discussion:
Professor Jens Sndergaard, University of Southern Denmark
Professor Judith Aron-Wisnewsky, Pitié-Salpétrière Hospital
Professor Carsten Dirksen, University of Copenhagen
Sarah le Brocq, Expert by experience
Carina Jrgensen, Expert by experience

Professor Susan Jebb OBE (Speaker)
Professor John Wilding (Speaker)
Dr Sam West (Speaker)
Professor Berit Lilienthal Heitmann (Speaker)
Professor Jens Sndergaard (Panelist)
Professor Judith Aron-Wisnewsky (Panelist)
Professor Carsten Dirksen (Panelist)
Ms Sarah Le Brocq (Panelist)
Carina Jrgensen (Panelist)
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Parallel 2 - Oral Presentations

📍 Room: Conference Suite

Submit your abstract to UKCO before 31st May 2024.
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Parallel 3 - Symposia: It’s the Food: Effects on the food environment on obesity and ways we change it

📍 Room: Conference Suite

Dr Ru Jia, University of Oxford
Dr Lauren Bandy, University of Oxford
Dr Amy Finlay, University of Liverpool
Dr Frances Hillier-Brown, Newcastle University

Dr Ru Jia (Speaker)
Dr Lauren Bandy (Speaker)
Dr Amy Finlay (Speaker)
Dr Frances Hillier-Brown (Speaker)
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Lunch, poster viewing, exhibition & networking

📍 Room: McCall MacBain Hall

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Parallel 4 - Oral presentations

📍 Room: Conference Suite

Submit your abstract to UKCO before 31st May 2024.
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Parallel 5 - Symposia: We are being held at a red signal - Barriers to accessing obesity treatments in the UK

📍 Room: Conference Suite

Dr Claudia Coelho, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Ms Sarah Le Brocq, Expert by experience
Dr Katherine McCullough, Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Luke Boyle, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Laurence J Dobbie, King's College London’
Professor Francesco Rubino, King’s College London

Dr Claudia Coelho (Speaker)
Ms Sarah Le Brocq (Speaker)
Dr Kath McCullough (Speaker)
Dr Luke Boyle (Speaker)
Dr Laurence Dobbie (Speaker)
Professor Francesco Rubino (Speaker)
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Parallel 6 - Industry-led symposia

📍 Room: Conference Suite

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Refreshments & exhibition

📍 Room: McCall MacBain Hall

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Three minute thesis competition

📍 Room: Conference Suite

Submit your abstract to UKCO before 31st May 2024 to be eligible for the 3MT.
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Plenary 2: Child Obesity and the brain

📍 Room: Conference Suite

Associate Professor Susan Carnell, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Associate Professor Susan Carnell (Speaker)
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Drinks reception, poster viewing & networking

📍 Room: McCall MacBain Hall

Day 2: 25th September 2024

Time Session Speakers
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Plenary 3

📍 Room: Conference Suite

Using pharmacotherapy to manage obesity, Professor Barbara McGowan, Kings College London
Using digital platforms to deliver new drugs, Dr Laura Falvey, Reset Health
Professor Barbara McGowan (Speaker)
Dr Laura Falvey (Speaker)
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Refreshments & exhibition

📍 Room: McCall MacBain Hall

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Parallel 7 - Industry-led symposia

📍 Room: Conference Suite

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Parallel 8 - Oral Presentations

📍 Room: Conference Suite

Submit your abstract to UKCO before 31st May 2024.
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Parallel 9 - Symposia: New and Emerging Research in Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

📍 Room: Conference Suite

Melissa Little, University of Oxford
Dr Simon Russell, UCL
Jo Jewell, Novo Nordisk
Dr Tamara Brown, Leeds Beckett
Pooja Sanchev, Clinical Associate Professor (University of Nottingham) and Consultant in Paediatric Diabetes and endocrinology (Nottingham Children’s Hospital)
Elizabeth Procter, Nottingham Children’s Hospital
Frank Arsenyadis, Leicester Diabetes Centre, University of Leicester

Ms Melissa Little (Speaker)
Dr Simon Russell (Speaker)
Jo Jewell (Speaker)
Associate Professor Tamara Brown (Speaker)
Pooja Sanchev (Speaker)
Elizabeth Procter (Speaker)
Mr Franciskos Arsenyadis (Speaker)
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Parallel 10 - Symposia: Future directions in the management of bariatric surgery in the era of new medication

📍 Room: Conference Suite

Dr Violeta Moizé, University of Barcelona
Prof Alex Miras, University of Ulster
Mr Kamal Mahawar, Sunderland Royal Hospital
Mary O’Kane, Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
Dr Yitka Graham, University of Sunderland
Ken Clare, Expert by experience
Jimmy Fullan, Expert by experience

Dr Violeta Moizé (Speaker)
Professor Alexander Miras (Speaker)
Professor Kamal Mahawar (Speaker)
Ms Mary O'Kane (Speaker)
Professor Yitka Graham (Speaker)
Mr Kenneth Clare (Speaker)
Mr James Fullan (Speaker)
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Parallel 11 - Symposia: The future of obesity policy: international perspectives in collaboration with World Health Organisation

📍 Room: Conference Suite

Dr Kremlin Wickramasinghe, WHO
Prof Mike Rayner, University of Oxford
Dr Julianne Williams, WHO
Margarida Bica, University of Oxford
Prof Franco Sassi, Imperial College
Dr Lauren Bandy, University of Oxford

Dr Kremlin Wickramasinghe (Speaker)
Professor Mike Rayner (Speaker)
Dr Julianne Williams (Speaker)
Margarida Bica (Speaker)
Professor Franco Sassi (Speaker)
Dr Lauren Bandy (Speaker)
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Parallel 12 - Oral presentations

📍 Room: Conference Suite

Submit your abstract to UKCO before 31st May 2024.
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Lunch, poster viewing, exhibition & networking

📍 Room: McCall MacBain Hall

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Rapid fire/elevator pitch session

📍 Room: Conference Suite

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Plenary 4

📍 Room: Conference Suite

Professor Arne Astrup, Novo Nordisk Foundation
Professor Arne Astrup (Speaker)
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UKCO Prize Giving, Closing Remarks and UKCO 2025

📍 Room: Conference Suite

Dr Nerys Astbury (Speaker)

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.