Join us on Tuesday 31st October 2023, (11:30am-12:30pm UK / 12:30-1:30pm Paris), for the inaugural 2023-2024 EASO COMs webinar “Quality of Life in Patients with Obesity: Tools and Techniques for Clinical Practice”
In this session, three expert speakers will explore the significance of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) and quality of life (QOL) in obesity management and patient care. Members of the EASO COMs network will learn how PROMs empower patients to report on various health aspects, the crucial role of QOL in patient care, and why both are vital for effective obesity treatment delivered by clinicians.
Attendees will gain insight into measurement methods, the importance of PROMs in obesity management, and the international S.Q.O.T. initiative – which aims to standardize QOL measures in obesity treatment in collaboration with people living with obesity and healthcare professionals.
Dr Andreea Ciudin (MD, PhD), Co-Chair of the EASO Obesity Management Working Group, will chair the webinar. The webinar schedule follows (in Central European Time, CEST):
12:30-12:35 pm: Welcome and introduction
12:35-12:50 pm: “Patient Perspective” – Nadya Isack (Patient Advocate for People Living with Obesity; Trustee of the Obesity Empowerment Network)
12:50-1:05 pm: “Introduction to QOL and the Importance of QOL Measures” – Dr Karen Coulman, PhD, RD (National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Lecturer, Population Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol)
1:05-1:20 pm: “Using QOL Measures in Obesity Treatment and the S.Q.O.T. Initiative” – Dr. Ronald Liem, MD (Metabolic-bariatric surgeon at Groene Hart Hospital and Nederlandse Obesitas Kliniek (NOK) in the Netherlands and Secretary of the Clinical Audit Board of the Dutch Audit for the Treatment of Obesity and Chair of the IFSO Registry Committee)
1:20-1:30 pm: Q&A between speakers and audience, close