Keynote speakers will be followed by a series of structured discussions and workshops that will follow their theme. In addition there will be a number of parallel individual paper sessions and symposia. The UKSBM reserves the right to make alterations to the scientific programme and keynote speakers as required.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Dr Susan Jebb, OBE
Bio: Dr Jebb trained in nutrition and dietetics prior to her PhD at the MRC Dunn Nutrition Unit on the measurement of body composition in man. Her postdoctoral research considered the dys-regulation of body weight, beginning with weight loss in people with cancer and HIV and later turning to weight gain and obesity, with detailed measurements of appetite, energy intake and energy expenditure. In 1999 Dr Jebb moved to MRC Human Nutrition Research where her research focuses on the role of dietary factors in the prevention and treatment of obesity. Dr Jebb also leads the Communications team within the unit, fostering the translation of research into policy and practice. This includes close working with policymakers on matters relating to nutrition and obesity, dialogue with the food industry, and training for health professionals in nutrition. She has taken part in numerous media and public activities to develop interest and awareness of science and particularly the links between diet and health.
Dr Jebb’s personal research programme focuses on the role of dietary factors in the prevention and treatment of obesity with an emphasis on its application in policy and practice. It includes observational studies of diet and the risk of obesity, explanatory dietary intervention studies and community-based trials of weight management. She also acts as a Science Advisor to the DH obesity team and Chairs the Public Health Responsibility Deal Food Network and the NICE programme development group “Community based approaches to prevent obesity”
Professor Robert West
Bio: Professor West is Professor of Health Psychology and Director of Tobacco Studies and the co-director of the NHS Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training at University College London. Prof West is the Editor-in-Chief of Addiction He is a Faculty Member of the Tobacco Academy, a NICE member of the Smoking Harm Reduction Guidance Programme Development Group. He has over 250 peer-reviewed publications.
Reminder: the 17 August 2012 abstract deadline for the 2012 UKSBM Annual Scientific Meeting in Manchester (10-11 December 2012) is fast approaching. To submit your abstracts, visit the ASM 2012 website: manchester2012.uksbm.org.uk
Abstracts have been submitted from the following places to date: