The event was attended by more than 150 people, with backgrounds ranging from clinical professionals and academics to persons living with SCI. Each session consisted of a 20 min presentation, followed by 10 min of questions.
A spinal cord injury (SCI) is associated with a substantial reduction in total daily energy expenditure. Consequently, persons with SCI are susceptible to weight gain, and eventually obesity. Indeed, it is estimated that nearly 70% of adults with SCI in the UK have overweight, with ~30% having obesity. While lifestyle modifications targeting exercise and diet are generally believed to contribute to successful weight loss or management, SCI presents a multitude of challenges in the study and creation of such interventions.
The event has been recorded and can be viewed here. In case you are looking for a specific presentation, the programme and the specific timings of each presentation can be found below.
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