UKCO 2022 Programme

The theme of this year’s congress will be ‘place’, with the aim of highlighting the range of places at which opportunities for intervention exist.

Day 1: 7th September 2022

Time Session Speakers

Registration, refreshments and networking

Welcome and Plenary Lecture

Plenary Lecture: The importance of place: How where you live and where your (grand) parents came from affects your metabolic health
Dr Maria Bryant (Speaker)
Professor Jason Gill (Speaker)

Member-led symposium 1

To Be Confirmed

ASO Invited Symposium (Community)

Arpana Verma: Talk Title TBC

Emma Boyland: Exposure and impact of unhealthy food advertising: are there differences across socioeconomic groups?

Sharon Simpson: Understanding and mobilizing social networks for health behaviour change
Aprana Verma (Speaker)
Professor Emma Boyland (Speaker)
Professor Sharon Simpson (Speaker)

ASO Invited Symposium (Home)

Kath Williamson: "Shut-Ins": shut out of the evidence base - people living with severe obesity who are housebound

Claire Llewellyn: Nature and nurture in food choice: insights from twin studies

Tim Townshend: How might intervention in the built environment help ameliorate the obesity crisis?
Ms Kath Williamson (Speaker)
Dr Clare Llewellyn (Speaker)
Tim Townshend (Speaker)

Lunch and Exhibition (and posters, including guided oral posters)

Plenary Lecture and Prize Talks

Plenary Lecture Denise Campbell Scherer: Holistic obesity assessment and management in primary care

Prize Talks: Good Practice Award & Best Abstract Prize
Professor Denise Campbell Scherer

Industry-sponsored symposium 1

To Be Confirmed

ASO Invited Symposium (Retirement Village)

Mark Parkinson: Talk Title TBC

Masoud Isanejad: Dietary protein intake and body composition

Cheryl Hawkes: Is parental obesity linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease?
Mark Parkinson (Speaker)
Masoud Isanejad (Speaker)
Dr Cheryl Hawkes (Speaker)

Coffee Break & Exhibition

3 min thesis comp (n=7)

To Be Confirmed

ASO Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be followed by a wine reception

Congress Dinner

Attendance at Congress Dinner included in UKCO registration

Day 2: 8th September 2022

Time Session Speakers

Practitioner showcase (selected abstracts showing innovative practice)

Member-led symposium 2

To Be Confirmed

Coffee Break & Exhibition

Plenary Lecture

Changing frames of obesity in the UK press, 2008-2017
Professor Paul Baker (Speaker)

Member-led symposium 3

To Be Confirmed

Industry-sponsored symposium 2

To Be Confirmed

ASO Invited Symposium (Schools)

Thomas Burgoine: Can planning policy regulate new takeaways on the school fringe? Early results from a national evaluation

Ashley Adamson: Talk Title TBC

Emma Frew: The Economics of Obesity Interventions in Schools
Thomas Burgoine (Speaker)
Ashley Adamson (Speaker)
Professor Emma Frew (Speaker)

Lunch and Exhibition (and posters, including guided oral posters)

Design Workshop 1

To Be Confirmed

Design Workshop 2

To Be Confirmed

Design Workshop 3

To Be Confirmed

Conference Close

Poster Prize winner and venue for next year