Obesity and malnutrition conference – the future pandemics?

Joint medical conference with the British Society of Gastroenterology and British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Tuesday 13 November 2012
Venue: Royal College of Physicians
Location: London

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Obesity and malnutrition conference, with 2.6 million people dying each year around the world as a result of being overweight, obesity has now reached epidemic levels. Additionally, it is not uncommon to find malnutrition existing alongside obesity, with an estimated 3 million people in the UK suffering from it or at risk. It is estimated that the two conditions cost the NHS over £10 billion annually. This one-day conference will equip clinicians with the knowledge to tackle and manage these rapidly increasing nutritional challenges.

Obesity and malnutrition conference, why attend?

Receive 5 hours of clinical education providing practical information designed to support day-to-day practice from sessions on:

  • The growing problem of obesity.
  • Bariatric surgery – physiology and complications.
  • Malnutrition in hospital.
  • Obesity and nutritional support services in the UK.
  • Improving outcomes through nutritional support.
  • Malnutrition and obesity in young people.

Learn from multi-disciplinary presentations of real-life case studies by an expert panel in both obesity and malnutrition.

The unique opportunity to contribute to a debate on whether surgery is better than medical treatment for severe obesity.

Receive 6 CPD credits.

Who should attend?

  • General physicians and any physician or trainee with an interest in nutrition
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Public health physicians
  • Dietitians
  • Gastrointestinal surgeons
  • Geriatricians
  • Paediatricians and community paediatrics
  • GPs 
  • Organiser: Royal College of Physicians

    Contact Person: Conference Department

    Contact Email: conferences@rcplondon.ac.uk

    Contact Telephone: 020 3075 1252/1300/1436

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