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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

    World Obesity Federation

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

  • Obesity and Cancer

    Online Course | World Obesity Federation

    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

    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

    World Obesity Federation

    Professor John Wilding explores the relationship between obesity and breathlessness.

  • Causes of Obesity

    Online Course | World Obesity Federation

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Overcoming Perceived Barriers in Primary Care

    Online Course | World Obesity Federation

    World Obesity Federation

    This module highlights some of the most commonly cited barriers to managing patients with obesity in a primary care setting. Dr Charles Capper; a UK-based GP; presents a variety of tools to overcome these barriers and outlines numerous effective obesity treatments to initiate in primary care.

  • Working With Individuals to Change Eating Habits

    Online Course | World Obesity Federation

    World Obesity Federation

    This module focuses on how health professionals can best guide their patients to develop a deeper understanding of their eating habits; to make and sustain evidence based dietary changes relevant to health improvement and weight management; and for patients to experience this process in a non-judgemental and supportive way.

  • Binge Eating Disorder

    Online Course | World Obesity Federation

    World Obesity Federation

    This module provides an overview of binge eating disorder; including its symptoms; prevalence; and associations with obesity. The presenter also explains how healthcare providers can screen patients for binge eating disorder and refer them to appropriate treatments.

  • Intellectual Disability and Obesity

    Online Course | World Obesity Federation

    World Obesity Federation

    People with an intellectual disability face a number of challenges that increase their risk of being overweight or having obesity. This module explores the reasons for this and how to break down the barriers to decrease this risk and create practical strategies to help them to optimise health outcomes.

  • Male-Specific Complications of Obesity

    Online Course | World Obesity Federation

    World Obesity Federation

    This module discusses the complications of obesity that are specific to men. The focus is on endocrine; reproductive and urological conditions. The implications for these conditions and their interaction with other risk factors for cardiovascular and metabolic disorders are also discussed.

  • Understanding Patient Perspectives on Obesity

    Online Course | World Obesity Federation

    World Obesity Federation

    This module provides personal viewpoints from both patients and healthcare professionals describing their feelings around fighting obesity and around professional support. It considers the challenges in fighting obesity and the reasons why maintaining weight loss can be difficult for many patients.

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