Friday 9th February 2024, 11:00 AM in Strand, London, WC2R 2LS, or online.
The School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine and Sciences, at King’s College London (KCL) are hosting a free half day workshop on the stigma of obesity on 9th February 2024.
The workshop is designed for a multi-disciplinary audience of health professionals and will be held at KCL on the Strand, London, 11-3pm. There is also an opportunity to attend remotely.
“We believe the topic is of great and practical interest for members of your organisation. Like in other domains of society, explicit and implicit weight bias is extremely prevalent in the healthcare setting. Research shows that weight bias undermines quality of healthcare services. People who experience weight stigma suffer from both physical and psychological consequences and are less likely to seek and receive adequate care. Addressing stigma in healthcare is therefore not only a matter of social justice but also a way to advance prevention and treatment of obesity and related disorders.
The workshop is directed by Prof. Francesco Rubino, Chair of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at KCL and features a faculty of internationally renowned experts from UK and around the world.
Participants will learn about the causes and consequences of weight stigma and will be able to appreciate the gap between modern scientific understanding of weight regulation and conventional narratives of obesity, based on misconceptions that fuel stigma.
The workshop is part of a KCL educational program on weight bias and follows on our pledge to end the stigma of obesity”