Obesity Media Masterclass

2017 Obesity Media Masterclass: reporting obesity

EASO is pleased to share videos from our ECO2017 Obesity Media Masterclass in Porto. We were fortunate to have Sarah Boseley, Health Editor of The Guardian discuss a journalist’s perspective on reporting obesity, along with national patient representatives and internationally recognised obesity experts. We think you will agree that we have a lot to learn from one another. Increasing and improving dialogue between media, patients and other stakeholders is an essential component of tackling obesity together.

Sarah Boseley

Sarah Boseley is the health editor of the Guardian. She has won a number of awards for her work on HIV/Aids in Africa, including the One World Media award (twice) and the European section of the Lorenzo Natali prize, awarded by the European commission. She is also the author of The Shape We’re In: How Junk Food and Diets Are Shortening Our Lives, published by Guardian Faber

Ted Kyle

Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, founded ConscienHealth in 2009. Ted is a pharmacist and healthcare innovation professional who works with health and obesity experts for sound policy and innovation to address obesity. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Obesity Action Coalition, advises The Obesity Society on advocacy, and consults with organizations addressing the needs of people living with obesity. His widely-read daily commentary, published at ConscienHealth.org, reaches an audience of more than 10,000 thought leaders in health and obesity.

Ximena Ramos Salas

Ximena Ramos Salas is a PhD candidate at the University of Alberta’s School of Public Health and Managing Director of the Canadian Obesity Network. As a public health researcher, she is exploring the unintended consequences of obesity prevention policies for people with obesity. Her goal is to spark solutions that will prevent the perpetuation of weight bias and obesity stigma and create more effective population health approaches. Through her role at the Canadian Obesity Network, she implements strategic research and knowledge translation initiatives in order to improve the health of Canadians affected by obesity.

Marina Biglia

Marina Biglia represents Italy on the EASO Patient Council and is the president of Amici Obesi Onlus, the Italian Patient Society.

Vicki Mooney

Vicki Mooney is a Secretary General of the EASO Patient Council. She is a mum and has run Irelands only Plus-Size Modelling Agency, promoting body confidence and a healthier lifestyle and body image to all women. Vicki is also a dynamic motivational and inspirational speaker. As a regular panellist on Ireland’s mid-day television programme which discusses current events and lifestyle themes in Ireland, she has lots of experience in the media.

Hot topic: The latest research on Leptin and it’s effect on the brain

Ana Domingos, PhD.
Obesity Lab @ IGC

Stigma in obesity: The HCP perspective

Dr. Dominique Durrer
General Practitioner, Vevey, Switzerland
President of EUROBESITAS (Swiss Branch)

Stigma in obesity against children and adolescents

Dr. Grace O’Malley
EASO Childhood Obesity Taskforce
Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Paediatrics, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Stigma in obesity: The patient’s perspective

Vicki Mooney
EASO Patient Council

The definition and prevalence of obesity and co-morbidities

Professor Nathalie Farpour-Lambert
EASO President Elect, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland

Obesity is a multifactorial disease

Professor Nathalie Farpour-Lambert
EASO President Elect, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland

Management of childhood obesity

Professor Nathalie Farpour-Lambert
EASO President Elect, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland

The role of adipose tissue in weight loss and weight maintenance

Professor Mikael Rydén, Senior Consultant
Department of Medicine (H7), Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Living with obesity

Ken Clare
Member of EASO patient council, Chairman of WLSinfo

Living with obesity

Orley Andreasson
Member of EASO patient council

The need for anti-obesity drugs in obesity management

Professor Hermann Toplak
EASO President
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Medical University Graz, Austria

Factors that affect obesity

Professor Luc van Gaal
Head of Department of Endocrinology, Diebetology and Metabolism, Antwerp University Hospital

Obesity as a gateway disease

Professor Gema Frühbeck
EASO Past President
Head of the Metabolic Research Laboratory Clínica Universitaria, University of Navarra

How the gut talks to the brain

Professor Carel le Roux
Diabetes Complications Research Centre
University College Dublin

Obesity Masterclass

Find out more about ‘What’s hot in obesity’ and ‘Obesity as a ‘Gateway’ disease’ by watching a Q&A session with obesity experts.