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President’s Conference: Confronting Obesity - Challenges, Prevention and Treatment

 14/11/2024 09:00    

 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow / Online   

 6 CPD Approved

We invite you to join us at our annual President’s Conference, where this year we will address the current obesity crisis.

Book Now Closing date: 14 November 2024


The topic for the President’s Conference this year is Confronting Obesity – Challenges, Prevention and Treatment. Rates of obesity continue to rise in the UK and across the world, alongside increasing health and social inequalities which have a proven impact on the ability for people to lead healthier lives. Our aim is to provide healthcare professionals, who are on the frontline of addressing this issue, the insight to ensure the best possible outcomes for their patients.

This year’s President’s Conference will provide clinicians with the most up-to-date understanding of obesity. Our national and international experts will present sessions which analyse what drives obesity and overweight, including associated health outcomes, as well as the effective prevention measures and treatment available.

Sessions will include:

  • Prevalence and causes of obesity: environment, genetics and economics.
  • Innovative approaches to obesity prevention across the world.
  • What can clinicians offer as a solution. Discussion of lifestyle changes, the use and effectiveness of weight-loss drugs and surgery.
  • Tackling stigma around obesity and lived experiences.
  • Clinical consequences on anaesthesia, paediatrics, mental health and obstetrics.
  • Looking ahead: Analysing our food system, climate change and the future of treatment of obesity.

Join us at the College or remotely

We’re delighted to offer the President’s Conference again in a hybrid format. You can join us at the College to meet with speakers, chairs and colleagues, or, if you are unable to make it to Glasgow for the conference, you can join us online. 

To consolidate your learning, we also record all the sessions and make them available for all registered delegates to watch again afterwards. 

Don’t just take our word for it...

Here’s what some delegates from last year’s conference said:

 “Very informative and eye opening. I think this is the most important conference I have ever attended.”

 “I have attended the President’s Conference every year for the past three years. The topics have been engaging and inspiring and this event was no exception.”

“Fantastic day – definitely met my aims of updating myself on the current situation regarding health inequalities. Very sobering data, but also motivational.”

“It was an excellent event – full of passionate speakers with illuminating data…”




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