12 March 2014, London
Association for the Study of Obesity National Conference
Obese Pregnancy – Mechanisms and Potential Interventions
10.00 Welcome – Professor Jason Halford, Chair of ASO
The Obese Mother
Chair: Dr Dilys Freeman, University of Glasgow
10.05 Obese pregnancy – setting the scene Professor Naveed Sattar, University of Glasgow
10.30 Short and long terms effects of obesity and excessive gestational weight gain on
maternal health Professor Debbie Lawlor, University of Bristol
10.55 Gestational diabetes mellitus Dr Robert Lindsay, University of Glasgow
The Impact of Obesity on Target Organs
Chair: Professor Naveed Sattar
11.40 The adipocyte – a key player in metabolic complications of pregnancy
Dr Dilys Freeman, University of Glasgow
12.05 Placental Nutrient Exchange in Obese Pregnancy Professor Colin Sibley, University of Manchester
12.30 Myometrial contractility Professor Siobhan Quenby, University of Warwick
12.55 Lunch and posters (including at 13.30 ASO Annual General Meeting)
14.00 4 x 15 minute talks
Potential Interventions for Obese Mothers
Chair: Dr Catherine Hankey, University of Glasgow
15.00 Views of pregnant women on management of gestational weight gain – what do women want?
Dr Catherine Hankey, University of Glasgow
15.15 BMI thresholds for weight intervention in pregnant women Dr Maria Bryant, University of Leeds
15.30 Preparing obese women for pregnancy
Lisa Webber, The Centre for Reproductive & Genetic Health, London
15.55 Potential interventions during obese pregnancy to prevent adverse outcome
Dr Fiona Denison, University of Edinburgh
Registration is via http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8474187523
Details on how to submit an abstract for poster presentation are available here http://www.aso.org.uk/awards/abstract-submission/
16 and 17 September 2014, Birmingham
We are pleased to announce that ASO is running a new style conference in autumn 2014. This is in response to members’ feedback where you told us you wanted more opportunity to present your work. We propose a conference format that will be familiar to anyone who has attended ECO, with parallel tracks presenting members’ work, guided poster sessions, and a few high level keynote speakers.
The conference will take place at the University of Birmingham on 16 and 17th September and is being organised by Professors Susan Jebb and Paul Aveyard, both based at the University of Oxford on behalf of ASO. The venue is good value, easy to get to from across the UK, and provides a range of accommodation nearby from budget to luxury.
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