Irish Perspective: Model of Care for Overweight and Obesity Management
Tuesday 27th June 2023 (12-1pm CEST)
Following an excellent congress in Dublin, where we learned more about the Irish HSE model of care in obesity, we are delighted to invite you to join us for the June EASO COMs webinar “Irish Perspective: Model of Care for Overweight and Obesity Management” on Tuesday 27th June 2023 (12-1pm CEST).
The Health Service Executive (HSE) Model of Care for the Management of Overweight and Obesity was introduced in Ireland in 2021. This comprehensive model defines how care for the management of overweight and obesity should be organised within the health service for individuals of all ages, ensuring they receive the best evidence-based care. For more information on the model, see this EASO post.
The 1-hour webinar will be chaired by Dr Barbara McGowan (MD), Co-Chair of the EASO Obesity Management Task Force. There will be time to ask the speakers questions about how this process might be adapted in other European countries.
Expert speakers will present in the following order:
12.00-12.15pm: “The Model: Description, Principles, Objectives, Implementation, & Lessons” – Prof Donal O’Shea (MD, Clinical Lead for Obesity & Consultant Endocrinologist, for the Obesity National Clinical Programme, Ireland)
12.15-12.25pm: “Perspective from a COM: Impact of the Model in Practice” – Colin Dunlevy (Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, St Columcille’s Hospital & COM, Ireland)
12.25-12.35pm: “Perspective from a Patient with Lived Experience: Involvement in Design and Delivery” – Susie Birney (Secretary of the European Coalition for People Living with Obesity)
12.35-1.00pm: Question & answers between speaker panel/audience. Karen Gaynor (RD, Programme Manager for the Obesity National Clinical Programme, Ireland) will also participate to answer questions on the Model