Community Lecture Series | Diabesity” (Diabetes + Obesity) the ongoing Pandemic

Friday 2nd February 2024
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Date: Friday 2nd February 2024
Time: 10:00 – 11:00
Location: Conference Hall, Europa Point Campus

About this lecture

Diabesity” (Diabetes + Obesity) the ongoing Pandemic. Mr. Antequera will discuss the origin and possible causes of Diabetes and Obesity, and discuss both prevention and treatment strategies.

About the speaker

Mr. Antequera is Consultant Surgeon at St Bernard’s Hospital, located in Gibraltar. He is a leading expert in laparoscopic and endoscopic treatment for Obesity one of the health global burdens nowadays. He offers alternative weight loss solutions such as, gastric balloons, gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, gastric band/lap-band, bariatric surgery and gastric band adjustments. Mr. Antequera was associate professor of surgery at the European University of Madrid and a Honorary professor of surgery at Rey Juan Carlos University and Trinity College of Dublin. He is currently a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Mr. Antequera successfully earned his PhD in 2004. His research focused predominantly on Obesity & Weight Loss surgery. He belongs to the faculty programme of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Madrid called M+Vision. He also has strong interest in Humanitarian Surgery and is the Vice- President of “El Compromiso Foundation” to try to bring surgical care to the poorest countries in Africa.
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