The lack of dedicated resources for an obesity treatment and management programme means some patients have been waiting for up to five years for bariatric surgery in Ireland. Obesity or bariatric surgery offers the most successful and cost-effective option for the treatment of people with severe obesity and complications such as type 2 diabetes.
Our first speaker, Dr.Garvey will explains the link between obesity and sleep apnoea and why intentional weight loss improves sleep disordered breathing, followed b Professor Le Roux who will address the other benefits of weight loss and specifically what can be achieved with diet, exercise and medication. Dr. Heneghan finally talk talks about the benefits of surgery specifically pertaining to sleep apnoea but also highlighting the many other benefits of surgery. This event is CME accredited by the ICGP.