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Public Lecture: Obesity - a serious disease that deserves serious treatment

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AMREP Lecture Theatre

55 Commercial Road

Melbourne, VIC 3004

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Obesity is the most prevalent disease in Australia affecting 28% of the adult population and has become our most important health care challenge. Prevention would be the ideal. However, for those already suffering effective treatment options are desperately needed. Bariatric (weight loss) surgery is currently the most predictably effective treatment for obesity. These procedures help to manage a person’s appetite and enable them to manage their weight into the long term. Importantly, with weight loss achieved with bariatric surgery there are significant health gains for the individual and cost savings for the community.

This lecture will review the disease of obesity, describe the role of bariatric surgery as an effective treatment option and potential model for future treatments. Challenges and barriers to providing bariatric surgery at a population level will also be addressed.

The lecture will be presented by Professor Wendy Brown. Prof Brown is the Chair of the Department of Surgery at the Alfred Hospital, Director of the Monash University Centre for Obesity Research and Education, and Clinical Director of the National Bariatric Surgery Registry and Victorian State Upper GI Cancer Registry.

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