Weigh to Men's Health
This event is now over-Workshop report and event presentations are available below
Weigh to Men's Health' was hosted by the all island Obesity Action Forum, supported by safefood and the Ulster Cancer Foundation.University of Ulster, Professor Alan White from Leeds Metropolitan University and a real life case study from Ronan Scully one the five leaders on RTE's Operation Transformation.
The event was held in the Stormont Hotel, Belfast with a focus on men's health, stressing that excess weight is a men's health issue that needs to be recognised by men and health practitioners. Keynote speakers included Professor Hugh McKenna from the
The event also showcased the Ulster Cancer Foundation's Man Alive project, the Man Van, a unique mobile unit which is bringing life saving messages and health checks to men in rural areas of Northern Ireland. Delegates were invited to tour the van which provides men with blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose tests, and advice on healthier lifestyle choices and preventable health problems.
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Speakers presentations are now available to download below.
|10am - 10.30am
|10.30am - 10.40
Welcome and setting the scene
Dr Marian Faughnan, safefood
Roisin Foster, Ulster Cancer Foundation
|10.40am - 11.30am
Session 1: Engaging men with their weight
Quick Fit Answer ManAlive project in association with BT
Peter Morris, BT
Naomi Thompson, Ulster Cancer Foundation
Research into Local People's Behaviours
Professor Hugh Mc Kenna, University of Ulster
Perspectives on research and policy on weight loss and obesity in men's health
Dr Noel Richardson, Carlow Institute of Technology
Non-trational appraoches in tackling male weight problems
Professor Alan White, Leeds Metropolitan University
|11.30am - 11.50am
Session 2: Putting policy into practice
Dr Tracy Owen, Public Health Agency
Dr Nazih Eldin, Health Service Executive
|11.50am - 12.30pm
||Roundtable discussions and question formulation with tea and coffee
|12.30pm - 12.50pm
|12.50pm - 1.00pm
Session 3: Real life experiences
Ronan Scully from RTE's Operation Transformation
|1.00pm - 1.05pm
Gerry Mc Elwee, Ulster Cancer Foundation
|1.05pm - 2.00pm
Lunch and networking
Showcasing the ManAlive vechile 'The man van'
Click here for map and directions to the Stormont Hotel, Belfast.