Obesity: A Physiological Perspective

10 September 2014 - 12 September 2014

Newcastle United Football Club, Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle, United Kingdom

Online registration is now closed - onsite registration will be available

Full scientific programme

The Physiological Society are launching a new style of 'Topic' Meetings, the first being 'Obesity: A Physiological Perspective' (in partnership with Experimental Physiology)

The meeting is part of a series of events The Society are running in 2014 on Obesity, please see the Understanding Obesity page for the full details of all our exciting events!

Our programme will be covering the consequences and causes of obesity and address "what can we do about it?" and the "impact on society".  Sessions will include:

Metabolic & Cardiovascular conseqences (Chair: Naveed Sattar, University of Glasgow)
Maternal obesity: implications for the health of the mother and child (Chair: Lucilla Poston, King's College London)
Manipulating the physiology of appetite (Chair: Carel le Roux, University College Dublin)
Obesity - more than just appetite (Chairs: Gareth Leng, Univ. of Edinburgh & Soraya Shirazi-Beechey, Univ. of Liverpool)
Obesity - what can I do about it (Chair: Jeremy Tomlinson, University of Birmingham)
Obesity - the impact on wider society (Chair: Janice Thompson, University of Birmingham).

Confirmed meeting speakers include:

Full scientific programme

Wednesday 10 SeptemberThursday 11 SeptemberFriday 12 September
Plenary SpeakerPlenary SpeakerPlenary Speaker
Steve Bloom
(Imperial College London, UK)
John Blundell
(University of Leeds, UK)
Roy Taylor
(Newcastle University, UK)
Metabolic and cardiovascular consequencesManipulating the physiology of appetite for clinical benefitWhat can we do about it?
Chair: Naveed Sattar (University of Glasgow, UK)Chair: Carel le Roux (University College Dublin, Ireland)Chair: Jeremy Tomlinson (University of Birmingham, UK)
Naveed Sattar (University of Glasgow, UK)Frank Reimann (University of Cambridge, UK) Lucilla Poston (King's College London, UK)
Marietta Charakida (Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK)Alexander Miras (Imperial College London, UK) Amanda Daley (University of Birmingham, UK)
Nicholas Timpson (University of Bristol, UK)Samantha Scholtz (Imperial College London, UK)Susan Ozanne (University of Cambridge, UK)
Ee Lin Lim (University Hospital Southampton, UK)Marco Bueter (University of Zurich, Switzerland) Amandine Everard (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Jennifer Logue (University of Glasgow, UK)Francesco Rubino (Weill Cornell Medical College, USA)Katrina Wyatt/Jenny Lloyd (University of Exeter, UK)
Maternal Obesity: Implications for the health of the mother and childObesity: More than just appetiteImpact on Society
Chair: Lucilla Poston (King's Colllege London, UK)Chair: Gareth Leng (University of Edinburgh, UK) and Soraya Shirazi-Beechey (University of Liverpool, UK)Chair: Janice Thompson (University of Birmingham, UK)
TBCJohn-Olov Jansson (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)Julian Mercer (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Adelheid Soubry (KU Leuven, Belgium)Jonathan Johnston (University of Surrey, UK) Isabelle Szmigin (University of Birmingham, UK)
Emily Oken (Harvard Medical School, USA)Grahame Hardie (University of Dundee, UK)Mike Lean (University of Glasgow, UK)
Anne-maj Samuelsson (King's College London, UK) Mirko Trajkovski (University College London, UK)Amelia Lake (Durham University, UK)
Peter Nathanielsz (UTHSCA, Texas)Tony Lam (Toronto General Research Institute, Canada) Alison Tedstone (Public Health England, UK)
Plenary SpeakerPublic Lecture 
Mark Walker
(Newcastle University, UK)
Giles Yeo
(University of Cambridge, UK)

Articles from these speakers will be included in 'The Physiology and Pathophysiology of Obesity’ themed issue of Experimental Physiology.


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