Breakfast Symposia


Topic: "Health Kids for Professionals: Weight management resources for health professionals"

Time: 7:15 - 8:15am
Date: Wednesday 4th October

One in four children in NSW are above a healthy weight and 80% of these children will be above a healthy weight as adults, however there’s a lot health professionals can do now to help children and families.

This session will provide health professionals with practical tools and resources to help accurately identify a children’s weight status, raising the issue in a variety of settings, manage and refer to programs and other clinicians in your local area.

The focus will be increasing your skills and confidence in sensitively raising the issue of healthy weight with families, the language to use and trying a variety of approaches to engage families.

Further information and resources can be found at the Healthy Kids for Professionals website

Resources briefly covered and available on the website include:
• understand the health and social impacts of children above a healthy weight
• accurately assess a child’s weight status and identify children above a healthy weight
• sensitively discuss the issue of weight status with their families
• communicate key lifestyle messages sensitively to parents
• provide children and families with resources and practical support to make positive lifestyle changes
• refer children and families in your area to specialist services and programs.

This Breakfast Symposium is hosted by NSW Health

Title: Evolving Technologies in Bariatric Surgery

Time: 7:15 - 8:15am
Date: Wednesday 4th October
Presenter:Michael Talbot
Location: Panorama Room 3

Talbot Bfast invite

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Topic: "Pharmacological Adjuncts to Bariatric Surgery"

Time: 7:15 - 8:30am
Date: Thursday 5th October

Speaker: Carel Le Roux, UCD Dublin
Introduction and preclinical snippets from Professor Brian Oldfield, President ANZOS, Monash University 

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Topic: "Remember These 5 Things"

Time: 7:30 - 8:30am
Date: Friday 6th October

Kelvin Higa shares his top tips for performing metabolic surgery.

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