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The mission of Obesity Australia is to drive change in the public perceptions of obesity, its prevention and its treatment. We will do this by:

  • Providing leadership and independent advice to inform sound policy
  • Building recognition of the personal, social and economic effects of obesity
  • Changing entrenched attitudes
  • Independently evaluating what works and what doesn't work in the Australian context
  • Showcasing the best science on how and why obesity occurs so it provides a base for effective community response and government funding

We will highlight current knowledge of obesity, drawing on a wealth of scientific and medical knowledge, based on research reviewed by our Scientific Advisory Council, experts in their field around Australia & New Zealand.

Obesity Australia is served by a Board who have demonstrated leadership in their field – public affairs, politics, health, public policy.

Weighing the Cost of Obesity: A Case for Action

You are invited to attend the Obesity Australia 4th Annual Summit on Wednesday 14th October 2015. The Summit will be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre and will be followed by the ANZOS Annual Scientific Meeting.

The focus of this year’s Summit is Obesity Australia’s report, No Time to Weight II and the accompanying PwC report commissioned by Obesity Australia which provides a benefits realisation framework to identify the costs of obesity in Australia and the benefits of interventions to reduce obesity.

Professor John Funder AC, will chair a panel of experts who will discuss the PwC report findings. See the program for complete details.

There will then follow a presentation by Associate Professor Anna Peeters on the need for a national consensus towards the development of a model for patient advocacy, after which the Summit will host an open discussion between the Summit Panel and attendees on models of patient advocacy.