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The Royal Society Scientific Meeting – Causes of obesity: theories, conjectures and evidence

17th October 2022 @ 8:00 am - 19th October 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Royal Society Scientific Meeting

17-19 October 2022

The Royal Society, London, SW1Y 5AG

Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor John R Speakman FMedSci FRS, Professor Thorkild IA Sørensen, Dr Kevin D Hall and Professor David B Allison.

Obesity has been described by the WHO as the largest health threat facing mankind. Obesity is manifestly an issue of energy balance. Yet, there is surprisingly little consensus about why such energy imbalance develops. This meeting will include presentations by world experts on the plethora of ideas about the mechanisms underlying obesity, and hence how we may tackle it.


Speaker abstracts will be available closer to the meeting date. Meeting papers will be published in a future issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

Attending this event

This meeting is intended for researchers in relevant fields.

  • Free to attend
  • Both in person and online attendance will be available
  • Limited places, advance registration essential

Enquiries: contact the Scientific Programmes team


17th October 2022 @ 8:00 am
19th October 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:


The Royal Society
United Kingdom


The Royal Society