Managing childhood obesity Event as iCalendar

27 July 2017

9 - 11:30am

Venue: Nordmeyer Theatre, University of Otago, Wellington

Location: 23A Mein Street

Host: University of Otago

Cost: Free

Contact email: d.harding@hpa.org.nz

Website: http://hpa.formstack.com/forms/pcs2017_wlg_professor_haslam

This free public lecture considers what primary care might do to combat the obesity epidemic and childhood obesity.

Professor David W. Haslam is a full time GP with a special interest in obesity and cardiometabolic disease, Physician in Obesity Management, Luton & Dunstable Hospital, and Chair of the National Obesity Forum (NOF).  The NOF is a charity whose aim is to increase awareness of obesity, diabetes and weight related illness, and improve their management.

He sits upon the Department of Health Obesity Strategy Review Group, the Obesity Health Alliance and the RCP obesity advisory board.

He is visiting Professor, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, visiting Professor Chester University, and is the Obesity Specialist at 76 Harley St.

He is a Board Member of the Charity Foundations, patron of the charity HENRY, a Director of PCOS UK, a member of the Counterweight Board, and a visiting Lecturer at Beds & Herts Postgraduate Medical School.

He has written a dozen books, and has over 200 articles published in journals and papers and speaks internationally on obesity and related diseases.  His books include 'Fat Gluttony and Sloth, Obesity in Art, Literature and Medicine', and 'The Obesity Epidemic, and its Management', both 2010, and 'Controversies in Obesity' and 'Fast Facts; obesity' both 2014.