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World Obesity Federation represents professional members of the scientific, medical and research communities from over 50 regional and national obesity associations.

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • Obesity and Pharmacotherapy

    Online Course | World Obesity Federation

    Obesity and Pharmacotherapy by Dr Donna Ryan explores pharmaceutical interventions in obesity management

  • Obesity and Cancer

    Online Course | World Obesity Federation

    Obesity and Cancer by Professor Martin Wiseman explores the evidence linking obesity to preventable cancers

  • Obesity in the Elderly

    Online Course | World Obesity Federation

    Professor Gary Wittert explores the implications of obesity in the elderly and its treatment.

  • Obesity and Breathlessness

    Online Course | World Obesity Federation

    Professor John Wilding explores the relationship between obesity and breathlessness.

  • Causes of Obesity

    Online Course | World Obesity Federation

    This module discusses the causes of obesity and the many factors that can influence body weight. It discusses the powerful evidence that obesity has a genetic basis and mentions the relative importance of other causes of weight gain.

  • Obesity: History Taking and Examination

    Online Course | World Obesity Federation

    This module discusses the important questions to ask a patient presenting for weight loss and details the key features to observe when conducting the physical examination.

  • Obesity and the Regulation of Body Weight

    Online Course | World Obesity Federation

    This module gives an overview of body weight regulation; and outlines compensatory physiological changes which accompany weight loss; many of which appear to encourage weight regain.

  • Complications of Obesity

    Online Course | World Obesity Federation

    This module takes an organ-based approach to reviewing the comorbidities associated with obesity. It explains that most comorbidities associated with obesity can be identified through history taking and physical examination. It then reviews in further detail the complications which require further laboratory and diagnostic evaluation: OSA; Metabolic Syndrome; Type 2 diabetes; PCOS; Cushing’s Syndrome. NAFLD; and Hypogonadism.

  • Complications of Obesity

    Online Course | World Obesity Federation

    This module takes an organ-based approach to reviewing the comorbidities associated with obesity. It explains that most comorbidities associated with obesity can be identified through history taking and physical examination. It then reviews in further detail the complications which require further laboratory and diagnostic evaluation: OSA; Metabolic Syndrome; Type 2 diabetes; PCOS; Cushing’s Syndrome. NAFLD; and Hypogonadism.

  • Management of Obesity in Adults

    Online Course | World Obesity Federation

    This module describes in detail the management of obesity in an adult population including how to stage the patient to assess risk of mortality and how to calculate energy expenditure. The different strategies to lose weight and how to maintain weight loss long-term are discussed.

  • Primary Care Weight Management: Shaping the Conversation

    Online Course | World Obesity Federation

    This module gives an overview of how to structure weight management discussions in a primary care setting; including establishing positive conversations and avoiding common pitfalls if weight is a sensitive topic. It explores how well-meaning comments may come across quite differently to patients and summarises which treatment options are suitable for different circumstances.

  • Weight Bias: A Hidden Harm (Part 1)

    Online Course | World Obesity Federation

    Consequences for Health and Strategies to Improve Clinical Practice. This module provides an overview of the nature and extent of weight bias experienced by youth and adults; with specific attention to consequences of weight bias for health. Dr Puhl provides a summary of evidence highlighting links between weight bias and psychological wellbeing; eating behaviours and other physical health outcomes.

  • Weight Bias: A Hidden Harm (Part 2)

    Online Course | World Obesity Federation

    Implications of Weight Bias for Patient Care and Public Health Communication. This module provides a summary of the ways in which weight bias can affect health care delivery and compromise care for patients with obesity. Dr Puhl outlines five strategies to reduce weight bias and improve supportive care in clinical practice for patients with obesity; and highlights the importance of addressing weight bias in broader health communication beyond the medical office setting.

  • Diagnostic Pathways in Obesity Clinics: What is the State of the Art?

    Online Course | World Obesity Federation

    This module discusses the key elements of the diagnostic pathway which will help clinicians optimise the treatment of patients with obesity. In addition to exploring the causes; drivers and complications of obesity; clinical case studies are used to demonstrate the importance of questioning; history taking and medical investigations. A must for healthcare professionals working in obesity clinics; this module aims to enhance and improve the process of diagnosis in order to select the most appropriate management plan for patients.

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