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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 Mental Health

    Online Course | World Obesity Federation

    World Obesity Federation

    This is a two-part module on the interaction of obesity and mental health. Part 1 focuses on the high prevalence of common mental disorders in people living with obesity and the high levels of obesity in patients who live with serious mental illness. Part 2 focuses on understanding the psychologist’s or psychiatrist’s role in a multi-disciplinary approach to management of obesity; in the understanding that obesity is an illness which affects and is affected by mental health.

  • Managing the Complicated Patient

    Online Course | World Obesity Federation

    World Obesity Federation

    The aim of this module is to develop an understanding of the role of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) in the management of patients with obesity; In this module; three members of the MDT (clinician; dietitian and psychologist) present four real-life cases managed at their centre; The module presents the patients’ referral information and the views of each member of the MDT; These cases highlight the importance of MDT management and that successful outcomes in complex cases can be achieved with the right support; patient involvement in the decision making and the right MDT structure extending from before to after bariatric surgery.

  • World Obesity Live - Telemedicine for obesity management: a temporary or long-term solution?

    Webinar | World Obesity Federation

    World Obesity Federation

    Front line workers are striving to ensure that patients receive the appropriate care, and treatment they need. Meanwhile, ‘in-person visits’ for obesity care have shifted to virtual means of connecting, which presents both positive and negative effects for patients and physicians. By offering structure and daily routines to patients we see an increased opportunity for behaviour change during social distancing. Overall, the use of digital technologies to deliver care, health education and public health services (i.e. video conferencing for real time patient provider communication) has been revolutionary and it is crucial to explore their potential to manage obesity during the current pandemic and in normal times.

  • Telemedicine in Obesity Care

    Online Course | World Obesity Federation

    World Obesity Federation

    The use of telemedicine – broadly defined as the delivery of health care services at a distance using electronic means – has increased significantly in prevalence due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated distancing measures. This module; authored by Dr Agbo Urudinachi; provides an introduction to telemedicine with specific reference to its use in obesity care and practice. The author discusses the main benefits and challenges telemedicine presents to patients; practitioners and health systems.

  • Obesity and Pregnancy

    Online Course | World Obesity Federation

    World Obesity Federation

    Obesity and Pregnancy’ discusses the impact of obesity on the female reproductive cycle; covering the effects of obesity on fertility; conception and assisted reproduction. The module also examines the influence of obesity on the pregnant mother; including health risks; delivery complications and maternal mortality; and explores the effects of maternal obesity on the foetus and child. It concludes by presenting three case presentations to highlight some of the key issues surrounding obesity and pregnancy; including a discussion on pregnancy after bariatric surgery.

  • Obesity and COVID-19

    Online Course | World Obesity Federation

    World Obesity Federation

    Two pandemics – COVID-19 and obesity – are on a collision course. Individuals with obesity face a higher risk for adverse outcomes of COVID-19; and home quarantining measures have also exacerbated factors that predisposed to obesity. In this module; Dr Donna Ryan discusses the links between obesity and COVID-19 and the underlying biologic mechanisms of this association; and outlines management strategies to provide effective treatment to patients with obesity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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World Obesity Federation
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