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LSEDL hold SCOPE Accredited event on World Obesity Day

NewsLSEDL hold SCOPE Accredited event on World Obesity Day

To coincide with World Obesity Day 2024, the Lebanese Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Lipids (LSEDL) organised a SCOPE Accredited event, Obesity Day 2024.

This event took place on 9 March in Lebanon and gathered over 150 attendees from various specialties, including endocrinologists, surgeons, internal medicine practitioners, psychiatrists, dietitians, medical students, and fellows. The event aimed to explore the multifaceted nature of obesity.

Esteemed local and international speakers delivered presentations, with Dr Sara Suliman, chairperson of the MENA Committee of the World Obesity Federation, delivering the keynote address.

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Topics covered during the event included:

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Male fertility
  • Psychotropic medication
  • Eating disorders
  • Food additives
  • Cardiometabolic outcomes
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More detail on the topics:

  • Bariatric surgery: Discussions on its role in obesity management, patient selection criteria, surgical techniques, outcomes, and long-term implications for weight loss and metabolic health.
  • Male fertility: Exploration of obesity's impact on male fertility, including hormonal imbalances, sperm quality, reproductive outcomes, and strategies for optimising fertility in men with obesity.
  • Psychotropic medication: Consideration of the relationship between psychotropic medication use and weight gain, mechanisms underlying medication-induced weight changes, and strategies for managing weight-related side effects.
  • Eating disorders: Insights into the interplay between obesity and eating disorders, including binge eating disorder, night eating syndrome, and approaches to diagnosis and treatment.
  • Food additives: Examination of food additives' role in the obesity epidemic, including preservatives, flavour enhancers, and their impact on appetite regulation, metabolic health, and weight gain.
  • Cardiometabolic outcomes: Consideration of obesity's consequences on cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and strategies for mitigating risk factors and improving outcomes.

These topics were carefully selected to provide a comprehensive overview of key issues relevant to understanding, preventing, and managing obesity and its associated health consequences.

Accredited by SCOPE and endorsed by the Lebanese Order of Physicians, the Obesity Day event aimed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration, knowledge exchange, and innovative approaches to combating this global public health challenge.

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For more information about WOD and to read about WOD activities around the world, visit our dedicated website.

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