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Organised by:
Dr Daniel Crabtree, University of Aberdeen, UK
Dr Daniel Crabtree

Topic of Conference:

The prevalence of obesity is a key public health issue. People living with obesity are at an increased risk of chronic health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, some types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and poorer mental health.

Obesity is a complex multi-layered health issue for rural communities who already experience barriers to accessing health care, less resources than urban areas and health- and diet-related inequalities. Weight management strategies rarely consider the unique health needs of rural populations and are often subsequently ineffective. Therefore, co-produced, patient-centred weight management interventions are required to enhance the effectiveness of remote and rural health care delivery.

Aim: To explore relationships between rurality and weight management.

Format: This is a hybrid conference. 

Day One


Welcome and introduction
Professor Alexandra Johnstone, University of Aberdeen, UK


The lived experience


The relationship between rural place and obesity
Professor Sarah-Anne Munoz, NHS Education Scotland, UK


Weight management in rural New Zealand general practice from clinician and client perspectives
Dr Kimberley Norman, School of Primary and Allied Health Care and Monash University, Australia 


Panel Discussion


Close of Conference

This conference is an hybrid event.

Conference venue:

The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

Suttie Centre
Foresterhill Health Campus
University of Aberdeen
AB25 2ZD 

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This a free conference for member and non-members to attend. Please ensure you register above.