Practical Tips for Obesity Management in Primary Care: webinar available

Practical Tips for Obesity Management in Primary Care: webinar available

In conjunction with The World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA) European Chapter, EASO was delighted to host a webinar providing strategies and best practice for physicians, HCPs and others on Friday, March 4, 2022 for World Obesity Day Europe.

The one hour 45 minute educational session was opened by Dr Shlomo Vinker, President of WONCA and Professor Jason Halford, President of EASO and a welcome address was delivered by the session moderator, Dr Thomas Frese, who is President Elect of WONCA.

Presentations included talks by Professor Liesbeth van Rossum, internist-endocrinologist and professor in the field of obesity and biological stress research at the Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands, who spoke on accurate diagnosis of obesity and identification of appropriate treatment pathways;

How to talk to your patient about weight and obesity, and avoiding stigmata in patient interactions by Dr Lilach Malatskey, M.D. M.H.A, President, The Israeli Society of Lifestyle Medicine, Vice Dean for community education, Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, Bar Ilan University;

Treatment for post-bariatric surgery patients, including diet and behaviour by Professor Luca Busetto, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at University of Padova, Italy, and co- chair of the EASO Obesity Management Task Force (OMTF);

Appropriate targets of obesity treatments, delivered by Dr. Dror Dicker, Head of Internal Medicine D & Obesity Clinic, President of the Israeli association for the study of Obesity, Co-Chair of the EASO Obesity Management Task Force, and President of the European Federation of Internal Medicine.

The webinar provided an excellent forum for discussion, and the presentations were followed by a Q&A session.

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