Congress Theme - Future thinking and innovation in Obesity

Confirmed Speakers

5th UK Congress on Obesity
Newcastle University - Armstrong Building
Thursday 6th & Friday 7th September, 2018
Congress Theme - "Preconception to Pension: Obesity through the Life Course"


UKCO2018 Speakers

  • Mr Jo Jewell, WHO Europe
  • Professor Ashley Adamson, Newcastle University
  • Dr Andrew Beamish, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Professor John Mathers, Newcastle University
  • Professor Regine Steegers, Erasmus MC, The Netherlands
  • Professor Rachel Batterham, University College London
  • Dr Mario Siervo, Newcastle University
  • Professor Damian Bailey, University of South Wales
  • Professor Henning Bliddal, Copenhagen University, Denmark
  • Professor Roland Devlieger, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Dr Alison Tedstone, Public Health England
  • Professor John Chambers, Imperial College London
  • Professor Lucilla Poston, Kings College London
  • Professor Annie Anderson, Dundee University
  • Professor Keith Godfrey, Southampton University
  • Professor Roy Taylor, Newcastle University
  • Dr Charlie Foster, University of Bristol
  • Dr Sam Caton, University of Sheffield
  • Dr Alison Fildes, University of Leeds
  • Professor Daniel Nettle, Newcastle University


The UK Congress on Obesity

The UK Congress on Obesity (UKCO) began in 2014, with the first event in Birmingham. This was followed by a strategic review which showed that members, whilst enjoying the ASO's separate one day scientific meetings, wanted more involvement and a congress style event would facilitate this more member led approach. The second UKCO took place in Glasgow and attended by over 150 delegates.

UKCO 2017 - University of South Wales, Treforest Campus, September 7-8th, 2017


UKCO2017 Speaker Presentations


UKCO 2016 - University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, September 19-20th, 2016



UKCO 2015 - Glasgow University, September 9-11th, 2015

UKCO 2014 - Birmingham University, September 16-17th