The Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO) has confirmed that NewcastleGateshead will be the host destination for its 5th UK Congress on Obesity (UKCO).
Over 200 of the UK’s leading obesity researchers, clinicians, health care professionals and academics will gather for the event, which will take place at Newcastle University’s Armstrong Building on 6 – 7 September.
The conference will present the latest research on the prevention and treatment of obesity. Conference symposiums will also cover the topics of reproduction and intergeneration, obesity and age-related disease, molecular aspects of obesity, bariatric surgery and food insecurity and obesity.
In addition to the main conference programme, delegates will be invited to attend a free pre-conference symposium on 5 September produced by Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health on the topic of ‘translation of obesity research into practice’. There will also be a free workshop for early career researchers to develop their career in obesity.
Five delegates of the conference will also gain the opportunity to participate in the North East’s iconic half-marathon, Great North Run, on behalf of the ASO.
"As a city with a proud history in medical sciences and a top medical school at Newcastle University which leads in many areas of medical research, Newcastle makes a perfect setting for the 5th UK Congress on Obesity later this year," said Paul Szomoru, head of business events at NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau.
"We’re delighted to welcome the exciting line-up of speakers and delegates who are coming here to discuss this important subject, which presents such a big challenge for us in the western world, and we look forward to showing them some of the life-changing work that’s happening here in our city."
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