BEST September 2014: The Obesity Epidemic
Obesity , Bariatric Surgery, Weight loss
The Obesity Epidemic
- Weight loss
- Bariatric Surgery
- Mr.Roger Ackroyd,
- Nerissa Walker,
- Dr.Ian Bowns,
- Dr.Elizabeth Uchegbu,
- Twane Celliers
This Obesity Event was the first Barnsley BEST event, that I had the pleasure of organising, as my role as GP Tutor for Barnsley, to which approximately just over 100 delegates attended. It was the first time that the Audience Response System was used to allow the delegates to vote interactively , yet anonymously.
The programme was extremely full but very useful as reflected by the feedback received after the event. Dr.Uchegbu's presentation may seem a bit rushed, however this was because the presentation was inserted into the programme at the last moment. The slides are extremely informative.
Nerissa Walker, Specialist Dietician- Bariatric Surgery
A few real life Bariatric Cases are used to explore and discuss the various metabolic, surgical problems associated post Bariatric Surgery.
Mr.Roger Ackroyd, Consultant Surgeon
Mr.Ackroyd explains the Criteria for Referral , the different types of Bariatric procedures and the Complications associated with the various procedures.
Twane Celliers, Change 4 Life- Team Lead
What Services are provided by the Change 4 Life Service in Barnsley. This Service is now being delivered under the name "Be Well Barnsley"
Dr.Elizabeth Uchegbu, Consultant Diabetologist and Endocrinologist
The hormonal and neurological control of satiety and obesity is discussed with an interesting speedy exploration on the past, present and future possible pharmaceutical candidates to help control obesity .
Dr.Ian Bowns, Consultant in Public Health
Dr.Bowns discusses the prevalence, and problems associated with Obesity in Barnsley.
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