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SCOPE School Global: Obesity & bariatric surgery

Jun 16, 2021

The World Obesity Federation (WOF) is delighted to host its next SCOPE School Global in conjunction with the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO).

SCOPE School

Obesity and bariatric surgery: the patient journey

Recognising that bariatric surgery is an effective strategy to tackle obesity and associated with improved comorbidities, the overall objective of this event is to understand the patient journey pre-and post-bariatric surgery. Speakers will also expand on the treatment solutions and medical alternatives to bariatric surgery, complications of bariatric surgery and the value of multidisciplinary approaches supporting post-bariatric management and long-term lifestyle changes. With a focus on global health problems, we will address these issues with the involvement of specialists in the obesity, nutrition, physical activity, psychology, and surgical fields.

The SCOPE School supplements the SCOPE E-Learning modules Decision Making for Bariatric Surgery and When is Surgical Treatment for Obesity Appropriate?

We would advise that all delegates take this module in advance of attending the school.

Date and time

  • Wednesday 16th June 2021 12:30 – 15:30 BST
  • Thursday 17th June 2021 12:30 – 15:30 BST

By the end of the school, you will:

  1. Understand whether bariatric surgery should be offered as a treatment option by identifying the advantages and risks of the surgery.
  2. Manage patients presenting with obesity and understand the overall impact of surgery.
  3. Understand the perioperative care of bariatric surgery.
  4. Discuss the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to managing child/adolescents and adults for pre-and post-surgery and understand long-term management post-surgery.
  5. Have an increased awareness of bariatric surgery and obesity.

Wednesday 16th June 2021: Decision making for bariatric surgery and pre-surgery

12:30

Welcome and introduction

Chair: Prof Alexander Kokkinos, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Moderator: Prof Lilian Kow, Senior Consultant Surgeon, Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, Australia

12:40

Bariatric surgery as a treatment option

Prof John Dixon, Associate Professor, Monash University, Australia

13:20

Risks and benefits of bariatric surgery

Prof John Morton, Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery, Yale New Heaven Health System, US

14:00

Comfort break

14:10

Using dietetic expertise to help patients pre-surgery

Mary O’Kane, Honorary Consultant Dietitian in Adult Obesity, Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, UK

14:50

What do patients tell us about the impact of barriers when accessing surgery?

  • Tracy Martinez, Program Director, Wittgrove Bariatric Centre, US
  • Dr Stephanie Sogg, Clinical Psychologist and an Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School, US
  • Prof John Dixon, Associate Professor, Monash University, Australia
  • Faith Newsome, Doctoral Student, University of Florida, US (patient)
  • Dr Saifullah Muzakir Yusop, Andrea Bariatric Surgery, Malaysia (patient)

15:25

Reflections on the day

15:30

Close

Thursday 17th June 2021: The Patient Journey - the value of a multidisciplinary approach

12:30

Opening remarks

Chair: Prof Alexander Kokkinos, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

12:35

Move into group breakout rooms. Each group will cover both adolescent and adult case studies with the following sessions:

 

Group 1 - Adolescent case studies

Group 2 - Adult case studies

12:40

What are the medical alternatives and outcomes to bariatric surgery?

Prof Tess van der Merwe, Honorary Professor and Researcher in the Department of Endocrinology, University of Pretoria

What are the medical alternatives and outcomes to bariatric surgery?

Dr Nasreen Alfaris, Endocrinologist, Saudi Arabia

13:00

Post-surgery: the value of a multidisciplinary approach

Prof Luigi Angrisani, Laparoscopic Surgeon and Researcher in General Surgery, University of Naples, Italy

Dr Silvia Leite Faria, Nutritionist, Brazil

Erika Troncoso

Dr Kajsa Järvholm, Clinical Psychologist, Lund University, Sweden

Post-surgery: the value of a multidisciplinary approach

Dr John Morton, Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery, Yale New Haven Health System, USA

Mary O’Kane, Honorary Consultant Dietitian in Adult Obesity, Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, UK

Cristina Aquino, Exercise Physiologist and Kinesiologist, Brazil

Dr Stephanie Sogg, Clinical Psychologist and an Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School, USA

13:30

Comfort break

13:45

Group 2 - Adolescent case studies

Group 1 - Adult case studies

14:35

Long-term management of lifestyle changes

Prof. Jacques Himpens, Chief of Bariatric Surgery, Edith Cavell Hospitals (CHIREC), Belgium

15:15

Closing remarks

Chair: Prof Alexander Kokkinos, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Moderator: Prof Lilian Kow, Senior Consultant Surgeon, Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, Australia

15:25

Delegates to complete remaining evaluation questions and feedback form

15:30

Close

Healthcare professionals working in clinical practice including consultant surgeons, surgeons, surgical health professionals/educators/nurses, primary physicians, obesity medicine specialists, psychologists, dietitians, nutritionists, internal medicine physicians, physician associates, anaesthesiologist, and other specialists in the surgical and obesity-related field.

The World Obesity Federation will offer educational scholarships for 3 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

  1. Bariatric surgery – June
  2. Cardiovascular disease – October
  3. Diabetes – December

Deadline for applications for the school in June: Friday 21st May

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.

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.

A certificate of attendance is only required if you DO NOT plan to claim SCOPE points. Please contact scopeschool@worldobesity.org 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 scopeschool@worldobesity.org.

Register now

Register for our SCOPE School Global 'Obesity & bariatric surgery: The patient journey' being held on the 16th - 17th June now. 

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