Angel of the North



Childhood Obesity

Venue - New Education Centre, Clinical Resource Centre, Peacock Hall, Royal Victoria Infirmary

Aims and Objectives: To explore the issues around the increasing prevalence of childhood obesity including approach from dietetics, psychology and surgery. The public health issue and safeguarding approach.

Teaching Methods: This will be delivered in a series of illustrated talks with interactive sessions; questions and answers. Hand-outs will be available.

0900 – 0930 Registration and coffee

0930 - 1000 Newcastle Public Health response to Childhood Obesity. Roz Rigby and David Stobbs, Public Health.

1000 – 1040 Gateshead obesity challenge – past, the present, the future….” Dr Anne Dale, Consultant Paediatrician, Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
“Patient experience of bariatric surgery” Mr Arees Nazir – a patient journey.

1040 – 1100 Coffee break

1100 – 1130 A dietitian’s perspective on childhood obesity and an update on our Community Child Weight Management Service Faye Bremner, Community Dietician, Newcastle Nutrition, GNCH.

1130 – 1200 Psychological Approaches in Childhood Obesity Dr Lisa Hodgson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Bishop Auckland General Hospital

1200 – 1245 Lunch

1245 - 1330 Safeguarding and obesity Dr Andrew Villis, Consultant Paediatrician, GNCH.

1330 – 1400 Childhood Obesity – causes and consequences Dr Helen Johnstone, Consultant Endocrinologist, GNCH.

CPD activity are sought for all CHER and GP3 days.

Great North Children's Hospital