At BNF we are pleased to announce an exciting new conference series: The what, how and when of weight loss, three half day events aiming to explore some of the complexities around weight loss and management.
The first conference, on the topic of Behavioural Approaches, will take place from 9am to 1pm (including refreshments) on Tuesday 2 October 2018 at Governors’ Hall, St Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH.
Why is this conference series important?
Obesity is a significant health issue which places a considerable burden on the NHS. Carrying excess weight can have important implications for an individual’s physical and mental health across the life course.
Obesity results from interactive influences of biological, physiological, psycho-social, behavioural and environmental factors. With such a multifactorial aetiology, prevention of weight gain, weight loss and weight maintenance is less than straightforward. Whilst the energy equation (calories consumed = calories expended +/- calories stored as body fat or glycogen) holds true, food choice is highly complex. As such, interventions that only address factors at the individual level, and do not take into account the social and environmental influences mentioned above, are unlikely be successful.
The what, how and when of weight loss – Behavioural Approaches
Our first session on 2nd October The what, how and when of weight loss – Behavioural Approaches will start with a scene setting talk Is there an optimal diet for weight management and metabolic health? and will feature presentations on:
and much more including exploring the complex relationship between eating and emotion.
We are delighted to welcome speakers from the Rowett Institute (Aberdeen), University of Glasgow, University of Surrey, and University College London.
The final programme is being developed but why not book your conference tickets early as we anticipate a high demand.
For registration click here: https://www.nutrition.org.uk/component/rseventspro/event/52-the-what-how-and-when-of-weight-loss.html