UKCO Hot Topics 2021

The virtual event will involve two focused sessions to explore and debate hot topics of 'Implications of defining obesity as a disease' and 'Obesity and COVID: implications for the future in obesity treatment and prevention'. Both of these will include keynote presentations and interactive sessions aimed at producing relevant academic outputs. Events will be freely available to our members. Non-members will be eligible to register if they opt to become a member (student rates are available). All delegates will have opportunities to contribute to the outputs and events will be eligible for CPD.

UKCO Hot Topics 1: 8th September 2021

The Implications of Recognising Obesity as a Disease

Time Session Speakers

Introduction and welcome to UKCO Hot Topics 2021

Dr Maria Bryant (Speaker)

Session 1: The impact of recognising obesity as a disease on patients or people living with obesity

Dr Giles Yeo (Facilitator)
Mr Ken Clare (Panelist)
Dr Stuart Flint (Panelist)
Professor Jane Ogden (Panelist)
Dr Helen Parretti (Panelist)
EASO Representative (Panelist)

Break 1

Session 2: The cost implications of recognising obesity as a disease to the NHS and the wider economy

Dr Giles Yeo (Facilitator)
Stephen Bevan (Panelist)
Professor Alex Blakemore (Panelist)
Professor Emma Frew (Panelist)
Mr Patrick Mcginley (Panelist)
EASO Representative (Panelist)

Break 2

Session 3: The policy implications of recognising obesity as a disease in terms of treatment provision

Dr Giles Yeo (Facilitator)
Dr Adrian Brown (Panelist)
Ms Nadya Isack (Panelist)
Dr Jennifer Logue (Panelist)
Professor Vinod Menon (Panelist)
EASO Representative (Panelist)

Break 3

Session 4: The policy implications of recognising obesity as a disease in terms of public health actions

Dr Giles Yeo (Facilitator)
To Be Confirmed (Panelist)
Sarah Le Brocq (Panelist)
Professor Mike Lean (Panelist)
EASO Representative (Panelist)

Conclusions and actions

Dr Maria Bryant (Speaker)
Dr Giles Yeo (Speaker)

UKCO Hot Topics 2: 9th September 2021

Priorities for the prevention of and treatment for obesity in light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

Time Session Speakers

Introduction and Welcome to UKCO Hot Topics 2021

Dr Maria Bryant (Speaker)

Session 1: The impact of Covid-19 on service provision and treatment

Dr Carmen Piernas, University of Oxford – Associations between BMI and Covid-19 severity in the UK
Dr Adrian Brown, University College London – Impact of Covid-19 on weight management service delivery
Dr Adrian Brown (Panelist)
Dr Carmen Piernas (Panelist)
Ms Ann Vincent (Panelist)

Break

Session 2: The impact of Covid-19 on disease prevention and health inequalities

Dr Jean Adams, University of Cambridge – Obesity prevention the age of Covid-19: plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose
Dr Jean Adams (Speaker)
Caroline Cerny (Speaker)
Professor Chris Whitty (Speaker)

Summary and Next Steps

Dr Maria Bryant (Speaker)