Public lecture: Treatment of obesity - present and future

  • 22 March 2022
  • 5:30 - 6:30pm
  • Online (Zoom)

Presented By NCSEM-EM

The public lecture will discuss obesity as a disease and obesity stigma. It will consider lifestyle interventions, currently available pharmacotherapies and bariatric surgery for weight loss and weight management. The talk will also cover the physiology of weight regain as well as the mechanisms of weight loss after bariatric surgery. Newly approved and possible future pharmacotherapies for weight loss will be considered.

Dr Dimitris Papamargaritis is an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Leicester Diabetes Centre. His research interests include understanding how to best combine lifestyle, pharmacological and surgical treatments for management of obesity and type 2 diabetes. He is also interested in the mechanisms of weight loss, weight maintenance and diabetes remission after weight-loss surgery and identifying potential treatments for postprandial hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia.

Dimitris completed his PhD on gut hormone changes after sleeve gastrectomy, the most commonly performed weight-loss surgery worldwide. He currently leads a number of externally funded mechanistic trials on potential treatments for postprandial hypoglycaemia after weight-loss surgery and he is contributing to a large multicentre clinical trial on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of new pharmacotherapies for obesity in Tier 3 weight management services. Dimitris is SCOPE certified and he is sitting on the editorial board of the international journal Obesity Surgery.

This public lecture is free to attend and is open to anyone with an interest in the topic. The event will take place online via Zoom and will last approximately an hour. To book your place please complete the online booking form, you will be emailed joining details the day before the talk.

This talk will be recorded and the recording will be made available online a few days after the event.

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This public lecture will be delivered by Dr Dimitris Papamargaritis, NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Leicester Diabetes Centre, on Tuesday 22nd March at 5:30pm. The talk will discuss current treatments of obesity as well as future developments.