Healthcare professionals urged to sign up for new obesity and weight management conference

Healthcare professionals urged to sign up for new obesity and weight management conference

Hundreds of healthcare professionals have already signed up for a new conference dedicated to obesity and weight management.

Registrations for the inaugural Obesity & Weight Management Alliance conference opened last month during National Obesity Awareness Week.

The conference – which includes free CPD-accredited education from leading experts – has attracted a huge amount of interest from a wide range of professionals, including consultants, nurses, GPs, dietitians, surgeons, pharmacists, registrars, dentists, psychologists and midwives.

Event manager Emily Mayhew said: “Healthcare staff and resources across primary and secondary care are coming under increasing pressure because of the growing number of people living with obesity and weight management challenges.

“We want to help healthcare professionals to expand their knowledge and skillset in this area by enabling them to take advantage of free education from the UK’s leading experts at our new conference.

“The interest we have had in the event has been incredible and there’s still time for healthcare professionals to register for their free place.

“By attending this conference, they will contribute to their own professional development and be able to network with peers and organisations who share their passion for healthcare innovation.”

Obesity & Weight Management Alliance 2024 will feature sessions on a wide range of topics, including the causes and consequences of obesity, weight loss and weight loss maintenance, the impact of obesity on pregnancy outcomes, type 2 diabetes and pharmacotherapy.

The event will be chaired by Professor Melanie Davies CBE, a Professor of Diabetes Medicine at the University of Leicester and an Honorary Consultant Diabetologist at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. Professor Davies is Co-Director of the Leicester Diabetes Centre and has published more than 900 original articles.

The conference, organised by Orange Juice Communications, will take place at National Conference Centre Birmingham on Friday, May 17.

Entry to the conference is free but places must be booked in advance at http://tinyurl.com/5n8fbdjs

To see the full agenda, visit www.obesityalliance.co.uk/agenda

Author: Philip Lopez