The International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO) and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) hosted a joint Hot Topic Conference on:
'Let's talk about weight'
14 March 2012
Venue: Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street,
London, WC1N 2JU, UK
Do you know how to raise the subject of weight and can you use motivational techniques to help people:
• Change their lives
• Reduce their weight
• Reduce the risk of developing a long term condition or making an exisiting condition worse?
This conference included morning lectures by experts in the field focussing on what techniques and options are available to manage and treat obesity, followed by an afternoon in an interactive workshop learning how to start a dialogue with your patients about weight, and motivate them to change their behaviour.
Professor Alain Golay lead the interactive workshop, his only in the UK in 2012. He is one of the world’s foremost experts in motivational interviewing and demonstrated his highly effective and innovative techniques for motivating patients to motivate themselves to lose weight.