SCOPE School Global: Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease | World Obesity Federation

SCOPE School Global: Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease

Oct 27, 2021

The World Obesity Federation (WOF) is delighted to host its next SCOPE School Global in conjunction with the World Heart Federation (WHF).

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Obesity and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are associated with an increased risk of morbidity and mortality as well as reduced life expectancy.

Recognising the challenges in treatment for patients with co-existing CVD and obesity, the overall objective of this event is to understand the connection between CVD and obesity, while learning about clinical approaches that can help optimise treatment. Speakers will also discuss barriers for an effective treatment solution, the obesity paradox, understand the importance of recognising and supporting patients with obesity and CVD in long-term lifestyle changes. With a focus on global health problems, we will speak to these issues with the involvement of specialists in the obesity and cardiological field.

The SCOPE School will supplement a new, six-module learning path entitled Obesity and CVD: A Complex Relationship which will be made available via SCOPE E-Learning in the coming months. We advise all delegates to take these modules in advance of attending the school.

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Date and time

  • Wednesday 27th October 2021 12:30 – 15:30 BST
  • Thursday 28th October 2021 12:30 – 15:30 BST

By the end of the school, you will:

  1. Have an increased awareness of CVD complications and obesity.
  2. Understand the challenges to find effective treatments for people with obesity and CVD.
  3. Manage patients presenting with obesity and CVD and understand the overall benefits of the multidisciplinary approach.
  4. Discuss the importance of recognising obesity and CVD to managing adolescents, adults, and elderly patients with CVD and/or obesity.
  5. Understand the obesity paradox in patients with obesity and CVD and discuss how this relates to clinical outcomes.
  6. Discuss the psychological impact for patients living with obesity and CVD.

Wednesday 27th October 2021: Risks and psychological complications for patients with obesity and CVD


Welcome and introductions


Epidemiology of obesity and CVD/ risks and complications of CVD and obesity


Clinical challenges in patients with obesity and CVD




Comfort break


Psychological factors and stigma can sabotage treatment approaches in obesity and CVD; how can we change the narrative?




Panel discussion: The Obesity Paradox and the ‘metabolically healthy’ obesity debate


Summary of the day


Delegates to complete assessment questions

Thursday 28th October 2021: Case studies across the life course – approaches and challenges


Opening remarks


Case studies panel: adolescents

Type 2 Diabetes


Case studies panel: adults

Hypertension and metabolic syndrome


Comfort break


Case studies panel: elderly

Coronary heart disease and heart failure


Lifestyle management with obesity and CVD - medication, surgery, and behavioural approaches


Closing remarks


Delegates to complete assessment questions and close

  • Dr Ada Cuevas, Center for Advanced Medolic Medicine and Nutrition (CAMMYN) 
  • Dr Verónica Vázquez Velázquez, Obesity and Eating Disorders Clinic of the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition Salvador Zubirán 
  • Dr Sadiya Sana Khan, Northwestern University
  • Prof Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Mayo Clinic
  • Stephen Ogweno, Stowelink Inc
  • Prof Bruno Geloneze, University of Campinas
  • Dr Rodrigo Alonso, Center for Advanced Metabolic Medicine and Nutrition
  • Dr Wael Almahmeed, Clevelend Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Dr Kingsley K. Akinroye, Nigerian Heart Foundation

Healthcare professionals working in clinical practice; including cardiologists, health professionals, educators, nurses, primary physicians, obesity medicine specialists, internal medicine physicians, physician associates, anaesthesiologists, and other specialists in the cardiological and obesity-related fields.

The World Obesity Federation will offer educational scholarships for 2 more SCOPE School Global in 2021 to those who would otherwise be unable to participate. Each scholarship will comprise a free full registration and free access to the Core Learning Pathway. Our Terms and Conditions have been improved and all applicants MUST read our SCOPE School Scholarship Terms and Conditions before proceeding with their application.

To be eligible to apply for a World Obesity Scholarship you must have one or more of the following criteria:

  • Have received a PhD within the past five years or MD within the past eight years. Or be working towards a PhD, MD or equivalent
  • Have carried out research/work in the field of obesity
  • Living in a low and middle-income country, whose gross national income is less than 90% of the EU average.  See world bank county list and the EU member states
  • Provision of a report/testimonial of the SCOPE School Experience post-event
  • Completion of the Core Learning Path (CLP) prior to attending the SCOPE School (4 SCOPE points)
  • Attach your CV/resume to the completed form

SCOPE Schools Global 2021

  • Cardiovascular disease – October
  • Diabetes – December

The SCOPE School has been accredited with 4.0 SCOPE points, which count towards SCOPE Certification. All participants that have actively participated by completing pre-event learning questions, and attending the sessions across both days will be eligible to receive points for their attendance.

This SCOPE school has been CPD Accredited in principle. Accredited CPD training means the learning activity has reached the required Continuing Professional Development standards and benchmarks. The learning value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality.

A certificate of attendance is only required if you DO NOT plan to claim SCOPE points. Please contact if you would like to do so. Participants must have actively participated across both days of the school and completed the feedback survey to be eligible to receive a certificate of attendance.

For all enquiries, please contact the SCOPE School team on

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This event took place on the 27th and 28th October 2021. Please contact for further information, or check our events page for future events.