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Public lecture: Treatment of obesity - present and future

Date and Time
22nd March 2022, 17:30 - 18:30
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This public lecture was delivered by Dr Dimitris Papamargaritis,  NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Leicester Diabetes Centre, in March 2022. The talk discussed current treatments of obesity as well as future developments.

The talk discussed obesity as a disease and obesity stigma. It considered lifestyle interventions, currently available pharmacotherapies and bariatric surgery for weight loss and weight management. The talk also covered 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 were 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.

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