All-island Obesity Action Forum: Intervening to reduce obesity

Date: Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Venue: Stormont Hotel, Belfast

Time: 9.30am - 1.30pm

Aim of the workshop

This event will focus on current interventions to reduce the burden of obesity both nationally and globally. Interventions currently in place on the Island of Ireland will be discussed while keynote speaker Prof Jaap Seidell from the University of Amsterdam will focus on a public-private partnership initiative (the JOGG programme) being run in the Netherlands. A social media youth peer campaign rolled out recently in four EU countries will also be presented on.

Who should attend?

The event will be of interest to those working in obesity related areas in the voluntary community sector, academia, industry and government departments and government agencies.

Programme

Time

Programme

Speaker

9.30am- 10.00am

Registration with tea & coffee

 

10.00am-10.10am

Welcome by safefood

Cliodhna Foley-Nolan

safefood

10.10am- 11.50am

Session 1

Chair: Cliodhna Foley-Nolan

10.10am – 10.50am

JOGG programme (PDF, 2.5MB)

Prof J.C. Seidell, Director, Department of Health Sciences, University of Amsterdam

10.50am-11.10am

Opportunities for GP intervention (1.1MB)

Dr Brendan O’Shea, Medical Director, K Doc

11.10am-11.30am

GP referral programme (PDF, 500KB)

Dr Joanne McClean, Consultant in Public Health medicine, Public Health Agency

11.30am-11.50am

Reality TV with results (PDF, 2.1MB)

Ms Fiona Gilligan, Director, Communications and Marketing, safefood

11.50am-12.10pm

Break

 

12.10pm-1.00pm

Session 2

 

12.10pm-12.30pm

European youth tackling obesity (PDF, 1.8MB)

Mrs Amy Davies, Senior Development Officer, National Children’s Bureau

12.30pm-12.55pm

Panel discussion

All speakers

1.00pm

Closing remarks

 

1.00pm-1.30pm

Lunch and Networking

 

1.30pm- 3.30pm

Closed Forum Meeting

 

Downloads

Registration

Stormont hotel, Belfast