2022 EASO Masterclass in Obesity: Annecy, France

2022 EASO Masterclass in Obesity: Annecy, France

Les Pensieres Foundation for Global Health in Annecy, France was a beautiful setting for the 2022 EASO Summer School course in the clinical management of obesity. Many thanks to our wonderful volunteer faculty, patient participants and enthusiastic, engaged delegates.

We covered:

  • Patient experience: living with obesity
  • Obesity is a disease: evidence and implications
  • Weight bias and stigma
  • Initiate conversations about unhealthy weight and obesity
  • Clinical evaluations and a comprehensive review of treatment options
  • Obesity pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy and in the post-partum period
  • Childhood and adolescent obesity
  • Complications of obesity: clinical case studies
  • Bariatric surgery and post-surgery care
  • Pharmacotherapy options
  • Physical activity options
  • Dietary interventions
  • Psychosocial and behavioural aspects
  • Patient motivation

The public health section of the EASO Masterclass provided  conceptual frameworks, skills and tools for delegates to use when advocating for, developing and implementing interventions to prevent and manage obesity at the local and regional level.

Topics covered included:

  • Complex systems
  • Individual and population approaches
  • Policy environments
  • Food systems
  • Food environments and systems
  • Behavioural food policies
  • Storytelling for policymakers
  • Health promotion
  • Physical activity in public health and
  • Health inequalities