15th ESPE Connect Webinar – Childhood Obesity
Date: Wednesday 12 June 2024
Time: 16:00 to 17:30 (CEST) | 15:00 to 16:30 (BST)
Webinar Moderator: Dr Senthil Senniappan

Webinar Schedule (all times below are CEST):

16:00 - Welcome and introduction
Dr Senthil Senniappan (Liverpool, UK) - ESPE Connect Webinar Convenor
16:05 - Metabolic dysfunction associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD) in children
Dr Jake Mann (Birmingham, UK)
16:25 - The Impact of weight stigma
Ms Sarah Le Brocq (Harrogate, UK)
16:45 - Management of hypothalamic obesity
Professor Hermann Müller (Oldenburg, Germany)
17:05 - Panel Discussion and Q&A for all talks
17:30 - Webinar Close
Dr Senthil Senniappan


Dr Jake Mann

Dr Jake P. Mann is an Academic Clinical Lecturer in paediatric hepatology in Birmingham, UK. He is chair of the Steatotic Liver Disease specialist interest group of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (ESPGHAN). His main contributions to date have been in understanding the impact of common genetic variants on metabolism in steatosis.

This talk is titled Metabolic dysfunction associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD) in children.

MASLD is the new name for 'fatty liver disease' (or NAFLD). With this new name there is greater emphasis on identifying the metabolic syndrome alongside looking for other causes of steatosis. In this talk we will discuss the diagnostic pathway, how far to investigate patients, and treatment options.

Learning objectives:

  • Know how to diagnose MASLD in children
  • Understand which investigations to perform to rule out other causes of steatosis
  • Understand treatment options for children with MASLD

Sarah Le Brocq

Sarah Le Brocq has a unique skillset of living with obesity, a background in science, 16 years’ experience of working in the pharmaceutical industry, alongside the NHS and 6 years’ experience of being a trustee/Director of an obesity charity.

Sarah has founded a new obesity organisation called All About Obesity, which is aiming to be the equivalent of Diabetes UK in the obesity space.

"All About Obesity aims to be the leading obesity organisation for advancing obesity research, supporting and driving public education, a trusted resource for people living with obesity, healthcare professionals and policymakers and a support platform for people living with obesity."

Sarah is known as a Thought Leader in the Obesity space, has a wide network of relationships with key obesity stakeholders. She is also well known in the media and is regularly called upon to give her thoughts and expertise around current Obesity affairs.

She sits of the strategic council for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Obesity, a stakeholder in NHSE’s new National Obesity Audit, a lay member on the NICE weight management Committee and the Digital weight management technologies for specialist weight management services and a representative on the OHA Healthy Weight Strategy, lived experience group. She has also co-authored a number of published academic papers in scientific journals.

Professor Hermann Müller

Hermann L. Müller is Professor of Pediatrics and head of the Department of Pediatrics, and Pediatric Hematology/Onology, University Children’s Hospital, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Klinikum Oldenburg, Germany.

He trained in general pediatrics at the Universities of Marburg and Würzburg, Germany. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center (1991-1993, Prof. Dr. Ron Rosenfeld) and then trained in pediatric oncology, hematology, endocrinology and diabetology at the Department of Pediatrics, University of Würzburg, Germany.

Since 1999 he is coordinating the German/European craniopharyngioma trials HIT-ENDO and KRANIOPHARYNGEOM 2000/2007, KRANIOPHARYNGEOM 2019 Registry, in which over 800 patients with childhood-onset craniopharyngioma from Germany, Austria and Switzerland have been recruited up to now.

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