The Obesity Problem: Insights and analysis from economics,medicine and public health,17 January 2014
Programme

Aula Maxima, NUI Galway
January 17, 2014

Final Programme


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8.30 – 9.00: Registration

9.00 – 9.15: Welcome

9.15 – 9.45: Overview of the obesity problem in Ireland (Professor Tim O’Brien, NUI Galway)

9.45 – 10.45: Economic Analysis of Obesity (Professor John Cawley, Cornell University)

10.45 – 11.15: Coffee break

11.15 – 11.35: Exploring individuals’ preferences for obesity treatment and establishing the willingness to pay for this treatment (Michelle Queally, NUI Galway)

11.35 – 11.55: Socioeconomic inequalities in childhood obesity in Ireland (Brendan Walsh, NUI Galway)

11.55 – 12.15: Cost-effectiveness of bariatric surgery (Dr. Francis Finucane, University Hospital Galway)

12.15 – 12.35: The impact of obesity on self-reported health (Dr. John Cullinan and Dr. Paddy Gillespie, NUI Galway)

12.45 – 14.00: Lunch

14.00 – 14.20: Economic cost of obesity in Ireland (Dr. Anne Dee, HSE)

14.20 – 14.50: Distributional effects of a fat tax in Ireland (Professor David Madden, UCD)

15.00 – 16.00: Roundtable discussion on interventions to reduce obesity (Professor John Cawley; Dr. Francis Finucane; Dr. Tessa Greally, HSE; Dr. Miriam Owens, Department of Health)