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Obesity Care Conference

Creating solutions by understanding Obesity

Date: Friday November 17th 2017

Venue: St James’s Hospital, Dublin 8


Public health and the benefits of treating obesity.

  • Obesity and co-morbidities including cancer and diabetes.
  • Care Pathways and the patient experience.
  • Therapies including bariatric surgery, physiotherapy, dietetics and psychology.
  • Case studies.


Professor Carel LeRoux, Professor Francis Finucane, Professor Donal O’ Shea, Professor John Reynolds, Professor Ivan Perry, Professor Alexandra Blakemore, Dr. Colin Dunleavy, Dr Karl Neff, Dr. Samantha Scholtz, Ms. Patricia Shanahan, Dr Zsolt Bodnar.

Further Information: Suitable for all medical, nursing and allied healthcare professionals

 (Awaiting CPD accreditation).

Places are limited.

Contact: obesitycare@stjames.ie

DiaObesity 2017 Summit

November 22-24, 2017 – Jerusalem, Israel

The International DiaObesity2017 Summit Program Committee, in close collaboration with leading experts and scientific figures, are preparing a stimulating, multidisciplinary program for professionals in both fields. The program will feature numerous current topics and a multidisciplinary approach in the connection between Diabetes & Obesity.

The Summit will commence with an all day workshop in which you will be able to interact and exchange ideas with other specialists in practicum sessions involving the relationship between Diabetes & Obesity. The itinerary will continue with a two-day Summit presented by international experts covering the latest in research and developments presented via (private/group) sessions and satellite symposia.

The DiaObesity2017 Summit aims to enhance practical and theoretical knowledge while providing participants with the unique opportunity to network and exchange ideas with a wide range of professionals in the field of Diabetes & Obesity.

We are looking forward to meet you in DiaObesity2017!

To register please click here

To register – Israelies click here


SCOPE School London 2017

The theme of this SCOPE School is: What are the causes of obesity and what can we do about it?

13th June 2017, London, UK

The aim of this one day SCOPE School is to explore the putative factors that may cause obesity and to evaluate how a better understanding of the aetiology may improve treatment approaches.

Treatment for obesity is a priority, but is complicated by healthcare professionals often not understanding the aetiology of the disease they are trying to treat. Our inability to diagnose the various factors that may cause obesity and to provide targeted treatments often result in unsatisfactory outcomes. A better understanding of the multiple causes of obesity would improve the clinical approach of healthcare professionals.

These events are targeted at professionals working in clinical practice, including: nurses, nutritionists, physiotherapists and anybody who works directly with obese patients as well as students training in the area of obesity. 

Attendees of this event will earn 4 SCOPE points and 16 CPD points (pending)

We are in the process of applying for CME accreditation. 

More details and online registration here

European Obesity Day – Saturday, May 20th, 2017

European Obesity Day 2017 will be held on Saturday 20 May. It brings together healthcare, patient and political communities who are keen to raise awareness of obesity and the many other diseases on which it impacts. The theme for EOD 2017 is Tackling Obesity Together.

View full details here



British Intestinal Failure Alliance (BIFA)

Annual Meeting Thursday 18th May 2017

Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Full details here



2017 IrSPEN Conference & Policy Seminar

Tuesday 28th March, 2017, 8.00 – 18.00hr
Nutrition and Metabolism in Disease Management:
A New Era in Medicine


Policy Seminar Programme
Key Topics include:
Tackling Complex Obesity:  Prevention vs treatment
Bariatric surgery as metabolic medicine
Home Enteral Nutrition in Ireland:  Guidelines into practice
Intestinal Failure Patients: a national programme for Ireland
Optimal Nutritional Care for All:  where to next?

Educational Programme
Key Topics:
Nutritional approaches to cancer: implications for practice
Nutrition and the microbiome in health and disease
TILDA insights into nutrition and frailty
Surgery in GI cancer vs bariatric surgery
Hot topics in clinical nutrition
Nutrition Assessment methods: what’s new

Expert speakers and panellists include:
Professor Rose Kenny, Trinity College Dublin
Professor Patricia Kearney, University College Cork
Professor Francesco Rubino, Kings College Hospital London
Dr. Francis Finucane, Consultant Endocrinologist, Galway
Professor Carel Le Roux, University College Dublin
Professor John Reynolds, Trinity College Dublin
Dr. David Kevans, St. James’s Hospital
Carmel O Hanlon, Beaumont Hospital

Niamh Maher, Health Service Executive
And many more.

Click here to register

4th ESPEN Workshop

Cancer and Nutrition

Date 23–24 October 2016

Venue: Kaiserin Friedrich-Haus, Berlin, Germany www.kaiserin-friedrich-stiftung.de Initiator: The European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) Organising Committee: Philip Calder (Chair ESPEN Scientific Committee) Jann Arends (ESPEN Workshop Chairman) Structure:

  • Opening keynote lecture
  • 4 “sessions” each with 2–3 speakers and a good discussion period
  • Final round table discussion involving all speakers

Registration Fee: Workshop fee: EUR 150 LLL Course fee: EUR 50 info.freiburg@intercongress.de www.intercongress.de  More details here


Webinar1016: Microbome: Research Update and Cutting Edge Application

October 19th, 2016 4-5.30pm GMT-5 Description Join an expert faculty panel to learn more about the gut microbiome. The focus will be on the gut microbiome in health and disease. There will also be discussion on how the gut microbiota and its fermentation and metabolic byproducts are disrupted by a multitude of factors and the impact this disruption has on disease risk and prevention. Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the gut microbiome and its role in health and disease
  2. Summarize how the gut microbiome and its fermentation byproducts are affected by diet, antibiotics, and stress
  3. Propose applications of the gut microbiome in nutrition support

Full details and registration here

Nutrition in the Older Adult

LLL Live Module Topic 36

Saturday, 26 November, 2016

This live module will be held in conjunction with the RCPI on Saturday, 26 November, 2016 at the RCPI, Setanta House, Setanta Place, Dublin 2.

The subject is Nutrition in the Older Adult (LLL Topic 36).

Participants could gain ESPEN LLL credits for attending each live module and passing the short MCQ test (30 mins) associated with each module. In order to be eligible to take the test, you must be registered as an LLL programme user.

More details on how to do this will be sent to you once you register with the RCPI for the module.


Professor Remy Meier (Switzerland)         TLLL

Dr. David Robinson (Dublin)

Dr. Orla Crosbie (Cork)

Dr. Clare Corish (Dublin)

Ms. Carmel O’Hanlon (Dublin)                    TLLL/Moderator

Full details and registration instructions here


Tailored Nutrition Support across Different Healthcare Settings

24th November, 2016 at 5pm, Royal College of Physicians, No. 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Dear Dietitian,

It is our pleasure to invite you to the Tailored Nutrition Support   across   Different Healthcare Settings, an evening educational meeting, on the 24th November in the royal College of Physicians, Dublin.  At this meeting, we are excited to facilitate education and learning with two different workshop options. Choose from either workshop; Option 1: Aging and Nutrition, or Option 2:  Nutrition & The Gut.  

Please confirm your attendance and workshop choice by completing the online registration form at www.nutricia.ie/events by close of business on Friday the 18th November.  

We hope that you will be able to join us in the Royal College of Physicians, Dublin for what promises to be a great event.  

Noreen Roche

Head of Medical Affairs

Full details here


BAPEN Annual Conference

8th & 9th November 2016

Hilton Brighton Metropole, Brighton

Full details here

Click on the links below to find events by ESPEN, BAPEN, ASPEN, INDI and The Nutritional Society:

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