All-island Obesity Forum Event

An event hosted by the All-island Obesity Action Forum supported by safefood, the Association for the Study of Obesity Northern Ireland Network and the Association for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland.

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Obesity can have implications across the reproductive life course. This event will provide an overview of the impact of living with obesity on fertility, pregnancy, postpartum periods, and child health, covering both maternal and paternal obesity. Speakers will share the lived experience of obesity during this time and explore interventions aimed at promoting maternal, paternal and child health.


09.00 am – 10.00 am: Registration with tea and coffee

10.00 am – 10.05 am: Welcome

10.05 am – 10.15 am: Opening address

10.15 am – 10.45 am: Professor Nicola Heslehurst, Newcastle University

The impact of obesity before, during and after pregnancy on life course health: the importance of having a health inequalities focus

10.45 am – 10.55 am: John Jordan Patient advocate, Northern Ireland

Lived experience

10.55 am – 11.15 am: Dr Rosie Dawson, South Tees NHS Trust

The ‘LIFT’ intervention tackling preconception lifestyle change from a different angle

11.15 am – 11.35 am: Break

11.35 am – 11.55 am: Professor Sharleen O’Reilly, University College Dublin

Nudging New Habits: Behaviour Change for Healthy Weight Management in Pregnancy and Beyond 

11.55 am – 12.15 pm: Professor Michelle McKinley, Queen’s University Belfast

Acceptable and scalable support for weight management after pregnancy: the Supporting MumS (SMS) trial

12.15 pm – 12.45 pm: Questions and answer session

12.45 pm – 12.55 pm: Closing remarks

12.55 pm – 1.00 pm: Close

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