Lecture: Obesity and the Immune System - Murmurations on a Theme

Submitted by admin on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 21:33
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AM150 Mairtin O’Tnuthail Theatre in the Arts Millennium Building, NUI Galway, Galway

The IBIOLI Lecture Series invites you to the lecture at NUI Galway, titled, “Obesity and the immune system – murmurations on a theme”, presented by Professor Donal O'Shea (Consultant Endocrinologist), of St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, on Thursday 11th April 2013.

This lecture is kindly hosted by Dr Maura Grealy, Dept of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, NUI Galway.

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About the Presenter:

Professor Donal O'Shea

Professor Donal O’Shea is a consultant endocrinologist at St Vincent’s University and St Columcille’s Hospitals, Dublin, where he runs a hospital-based multidisciplinary treatment unit for the management of adult obesity. He chaired the Detection and Treatment subgroup of the National Obesity Taskforce in 2005, chairs the nutrition council of the Irish Heart Foundation and was appointed associate Professor of Medicine in UCD in 2007.

He is a member of the Department of Health special action group on obesity established in 2011 and chaired the health impact assessment group on the potential benefits and harms of a tax on sugar sweetened drinks. His work was recently highlighted in RTE’s ‘The Obesity Clinic’ and he is a consultant to ‘Operation Transformation’.