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Advances in mitigating the impending NHS obesity crisis through science and innovation

21st September 2021

Royal College of Physicians

Meeting supported by Conservative Health in conjunction with No. 10 and the Presidents of the Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Surgeons. 

Welcome

Professor Ray Powles CBE, Chair, Conservative Health

 

Co-chairs

Professor Andrew Goddard PRCP, Professor Neil Mortensen PRCS

 

Introductions
Royal College of Surgeons: Professor Neil Mortensen
Royal College of Physicians: Complex causes of obesity (5 min film)

 

Speakers
 

Professor Sadaf Farooqi (Cambridge)
Why is genetics relevant for policy?
 

Professor Susan Jebb OBE (Oxford/FSA)
Changing food systems to tackle obesity

Sir Keith Mills GBE
Obesity: effecting national behaviour change

 

Professor Jonathan Valabhji OBE (Imperial College)
Digital lifestyle interventions
 

Professor Rachel Batterham (UCL)
Translating science through into effective, safe medications
 

Professor Francesco Rubino (KCL)
Lessons from metabolic surgery
 

Angela and Paul Chesworth (patient perspectives)

How government can remove the barriers that prevent science and innovation from improving the health of people living with obesity

 

Professor Chris Whitty CB, CMO England
Forward look 

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Maggie Throup MP, Minister for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care

 

Q&A

Professor Andrew Goddard, Professor Neil Mortensen

 

Close

Lord Ribeiro CBE PPRCS