Ask the Expert: Obesity and mental health research webinar

3 January 2024

The public is invited to a webinar to ask questions of leading specialists about the latest research into obesity and mental health.

Dr Alastair Duncan, a Consultant Dietitian at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, will take questions in an ‘ask the expert’ event on Tuesday 5 March 2024, from 7pm-8pm.

Dr Sarah Appleton, a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist on the South East London Healthy Weight Programme at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, will ask your questions. Sarah is the Obesity Network Chair and Healthy Weight Clinical Lead at the South East London Integrated Care System.

The event is being held to mark World Obesity Day on Monday 4 March 2024, a global awareness-raising campaign.

Guests must sign up in advance using this form, where they can enter their question(s). They will also be able to ask questions during the event in the text box provided.

Those unable to attend can provide their email address using the form to be sent a link to a recording of the event.

The event is hosted by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), a Department of Health and Social Care-funded organisation that works to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research.

It will be hosted on video conferencing service Microsoft Office Teams, which can be accessed through a computer browser or the app for devices.

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Participating in health and care research helps develop new treatments, improves the NHS, public health and social care and saves lives.

The NHS, public health and social care supports research by giving patients opportunities to take part in trials. Healthy people can also take part so results can be compared to those with a medical condition.

Patients are also encouraged to ask their doctor or health professional about research opportunities and to view trials seeking volunteers at the Be Part of Research website.

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