5 continents, 2 days, 1 global event
Our biggest new event for some years is now well into development and we’re pleased to announce that Obesity at the Limits will join our roster of meetings in 2025.
We’ve started early as the initiative is something quite major and it’s going to take a lot of planning to expertly run five international meetings across the globe across the same two days in March next year: the 4th & 5th March, selected to coincide with World Obesity Day.
Chairs & Faculty
The lead chairs hosting the meeting in the UK will be Professor John Wilding of the University of Liverpool, and Professor Derek Yellon, the Director of the Hatter Cardiovascular Institute at UCL. Between them they have selected a faculty of internationally renowned speakers to address the events and to discuss multiple aspects of obesity management including scientific, social and financial challenges.
Across the globe in North and South America, Africa/Middle East and Asia Pac our regional chairs will have the option of streaming presentations from other events, or inviting presenters from their region to address delegates live at the event venue. We’ll also leave it to them to choose the final venue based on the needs and expectation of their audiences particularly relating to inequities of treatment based on wealth and ethnic disparities.
And we’ll be massively cutting the carbon footprint of the events by requiring any long-haul speakers to stream their presentations to other meetings… only regional (short haul) travel will be funded to attend the meetings. If we achieve the maximum possible savings, we can cut the carbon emissions directly linked to travel by almost 95%, an exceptional saving made even better by the fact that we will then invest in carbon offset schemes to create a 100% carbon neutral travel footprint.
Built from the ground up for delegates and funders
The meetings have been specifically designed to meet the needs of our delegates, and of our funders from the pharmaceutical, device and other associated obesity industries. With over 25 years of feedback from our other events we can accurately predict the expectations of delegates around the balance of education, discussion, debate and networking. And for our funders we can create environments where they can connect with healthcare professionals to build the relationships which are key to the development of future treatment.
The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology Commission on Obesity
Finally, we’ll feature exclusive content created by our colleagues at The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology relating to their commission on obesity which is scheduled for release in 2024. The launch of the commission and its associated reports are sure to be high-profile activities and we’re pleased to be associated with this landmark publication.
We’ll release details of the events in the next few months so remember to check the blog for updates!