Summary Writer: George McClintock
Editor: James Edwards
Interviewee: Ian Caterson
James talks to Ian Caterson about obesity. A topic not often addressed on the wards, yet an extremely common condition.
Professor Ian Caterson is currently Foundation Director of the Boden Institute of Obesity Nutrition Exercise and Eating Disorders and Boden Professor of Human Nutrition at the University of Sydney. He has held the latter position since 1997. Prior to that he was Senior Staff Specialist and Director of Clinical Endocrinology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
Ian has been president of both the Australian Diabetes Society and the Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity and is president-elect of the World Obesity Federation.
He is a recognised expert on obesity, its causes, prevention and management. Ian is on the Clinical Care group of World Obesity, chairs the Expert Obesity Committee for the Australian National Preventive Health Agency, and is on the Prevention and Community Health Committee of the NHMRC of Australia.
With Professor Ian Caterson, Consultant Endocrinologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
Obesity is a topic that it not often addressed on the wards but is extremely common.
Case 1 – You are an Intern caring for a patient who is very obese and think to yourself, should I be doing anything about this patient?
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