Wider Care Needs of People Living with Obesity: 26 March (Online)

Wider Care Needs of People Living with Obesity: 26 March (Online)

Date/time: Tuesday 26th March 2024 11:30am-12:30pm UK / 12:30-1:30pm Paris

Members of the EASO COMs network are invited to attend this upcoming webinar, titled “Wider Care Needs of People Living With Obesity” to be held on Tuesday 26th March 2024 11:30am-12:30pm UK / 12:30-1:30pm Paris

This webinar will explore the social, physical and emotional care needs of people living with obesity, beyond weight management. This webinar’s expert panel will highlight disparities in current obesity care provision and research, with aims to ensure individuals receive comprehensive, equitable, and evidence-informed care. A representative from the European Coalition of People Living with Obesity (ECPO) will share personal lived experience of receiving care in a clinical setting, to help clinicians develop their practices and improve the delivery of care. Audience members will gain insight into how they can help address challenges to equitable healthcare and opportunities for research to develop the evidence-base.

Professor Luca Busetto (MD, PhD) – Vice-President of the EASO Southern Region, Ex officio Co-Chair of the EASO Obesity Management Task Force – will host this webinar. Audience members are invited to ask questions to the expert speaker panel to develop their practices as part of the EASO COMs network.

Schedule (in Paris time, CET):

12:30-12:35 pm: Welcome and introduction

12:35-12:50 pm: “Lived experiences of poor care from wider services” – Mr Andrew Healing  (Representative of the European Coalition for People Living with Obesity, other affiliations TBC)

12:50-1:05 pm: “Unmet care needs of people living with obesity” – Dr Kath Williamson (PhD, Bariatric Care Specialist, NRS Clinician, Manual Handling Advisor & District Nurse in NHS Lothian, Edinburgh; Honorary Research Fellow, School of Health & Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK)  

1:00-1:20 pm: “Evidencing the Evidence Gap around wider obesity care?” – Dr Caz Hales (PhD, Registered Nurse, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Practice, Wellington Faculty of Health, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

1:20-1:30 pm: Question and answer time between speakers and audience, close

Registration via Zoom is now open; please click this link to register.