Monday, November 14, 2022

AS PART of its Science Week Maynooth University is hosting a public conversation called ‘Let’s Talk About Obesity: Defeating Stigma with Science’ this Wednesday (16 November).

The University is hoping to discuss one of Ireland’s major health concerns – obesity –  which affects nearly two-thirds (61) of all adults in Ireland.

Despite its prevalence, there are many questions around the topic which are unresolved for the public such as ‘Is obesity a disease?’ and ‘What are the treatment options for obesity?’

This talk will see experts Prof Paul Moynagh, Director of the Kathleen Lonsdale Institute for Human Health Research at Maynooth University along with Prof Donal O’Shea, Consultant Endocrinologist and HSE National Lead for Obesity.

Also speaking will be Prof Helen Heneghan, Consultant Metabolic Surgeon and UCD Professor of Surgery, along with Ms Maura Murphy, Secretary of Irish Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ICPO), and Dr Andrew Hogan, Associate Professor Maynooth University who will come together to offer answers to these questions. They will also explore the issue of weight stigma in society and explain what science is telling us about obesity.

If you would like to attend the event please complete the form at the following link Let’s Talk About Obesity: Defeating Stigma With Science (Geckoform). The event will be followed by a short reception.

The discussion will be held in Lecture Theatre 2, in the Technology Society and Innovation (TSI) Building, North Campus, Maynooth University at 6.30pm.

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