EASO Obesity Management Masterclass

The 2021 EASO OMTF masterclass will take place online, and will be delivered via three sessions: on 7, 14 and 21 October 2021 from 15.00 to 18.00 CET. (Application deadline 15th September).

Applications are now Closed

Masterclass Topics

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Webinar 1: 7 October 2021 (15.00-18.00 CET)

  • Obesity as a chronic disease (Lisbeth van Rossum)
  • Diagnostic and staging of obesity: impact on guidelines (Gema Frühbeck)
  • Anti-obesity medication updates (Dror Dicker)
  • Anti-obesity medication: which drug for which patients (Hermann Toplak)

Webinar 2: 14 October 2021 (15.00-18.00 CET)

  • Bariatric surgery updates (Gerhard Prager)
  • Post bariatric surgery follow-up (Luca Busetto)
  • Weight regain after bariatric surgery (Volkan Yumuk)
  • How to treat Sarcopenia? (Lorenzo Donini)

Webinar 3: 21 October 2021 (15.00-18.00 CET)

  • NAFLD/NASH and weight loss: do we have a solution? (Paolo Sbraccia)
  • Physical activity effects on weight loss: myth or reality? (Jean-Michel Oppert)
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy (Maria Hassapidou)
  • VLCKD (Giovanna Muscogiuri)

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Learning Objectives

  • Recognise that obesity is a chronic relapsing disease that has a multifactorial aetiology and multiple health consequences
  • Appreciate patient perspectives and the significant issues of stigma and weight bias
  • Appreciate clinical evaluation techniques and be cognisant of the effectiveness of various interventions including dietary, physical activity, behavioural, pharmacological and surgical approaches
  • Be familiar with a variety of tools and methods that can assist and enhance the implementation of weight management programmes.

Teaching will be delivered by EASO affiliated KOLs via lectures and clinical case studies.  All sessions will have protected Q&A time.

Who should apply?

Up to 40 places are available for this online training course. Applications are invited from HCPs working in European countries, and acceptance will be restricted to applicants who:

  • Hold a Masters/PhD degree in a relevant topic and/or
  • Have 3-5 years of relevant practical experience

Priority will be given to applicants who are members of EASO affiliated National Associations.

Successful applicants will be expected to attend all sessions.

Application Information

EASO expects to receive a high number of applications, it is therefore important that you give as much information as possible in your submission. There is no registration fee to participate, but this is a competitive application process and only a limited number of candidates will be accepted.

The Application Deadline is 15 September 2021. 

The Application Deadline is 15 September 2021.