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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

14:00

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

14:05

The lived experience

14:20

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

14:45

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 

15:10

Panel Discussion

15:35

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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