Free event: Putting a halt to the obesity epidemic

Blacktown bariatric surgery patient Danielle Moxon
Blacktown’s first bariatric-metabolic surgery patient Danielle Moxon will talk about her experience at the symposium.

Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals’ metabolic team is hosting its first-ever obesity symposium on 22 May.

Bringing together experts from western Sydney and beyond, this event is being presented in partnership with Western Sydney Diabetes, the Blacktown General Practitioners Association and the Primary Health Network (PHN).

The event will introduce clinicians and members of the community to Blacktown Hospital’s new metabolic and weight loss program.

Endocrinologist and clinical lead for the clinic Dr Ramy Bishay said the symposium will provide information about the direction and management of obesity.

“This event is aimed at primary care physicians, medical specialists, allied health professionals and anyone who is interested in the topic of obesity,” Dr Bishay said.

“The symposium will brief everyone about the new metabolic and weight loss program at Blacktown Hospital. We will explain how everyone can work together to put a halt to the obesity epidemic in western Sydney.

“We’ll also provide updates on diabetes detection, dietary interventions and sleep disorders.”

Danielle Moxon, the hospital’s first-ever bariatric patient, will share her personal story from a patient’s perspective.

A panel debate will also be held on ‘lifestyle vs bariatric surgery’.

The event is proudly sponsored by AstraZeneca, Novo Nordisk and iNova Pharmaceuticals.

EVENT DETAILS

What: Obesity Symposium: The Western Sydney Collaborative Approach

When: Tuesday 22 May 2018 from 5.30pm – 8.30pm

Where: UWS Auditorium, Blacktown Hospital

RSVP: jonathan.otero@health.nsw.gov.au

Refreshments will be provided.