SCOPE School Global: Obesity & Diabetes | World Obesity Federation

SCOPE School Global: Obesity & Diabetes

Dec 01, 2021

The World Obesity Federation (WOF) is delighted to host its final SCOPE School Global of 2021 in conjunction with the International Diabetes Federation (IDF).

People living with both obesity and diabetes have a high risk of morbidity and reduced life expectancy. The objective of this event is to understand the connection between diabetes and obesity and learn about clinical approaches to prevention and optimal management, including treatment barriers and strategies to ensure durable benefits.

The SCOPE School will supplement two modules entitled The Treatment of Diabetes in Obesity and Obesity and Prediabetes which are available via SCOPE E-Learning. We advise all delegates to take these modules in advance of attending the school.

Date and time

  • Wednesday 1st December 2021 08:30 – 11:30 BST
  • Thursday 2nd December 2021 08:30 – 11:30 BST
SCOPE School

By the end of the school, you will:

  1. Have an increased awareness on the bidirectional links between obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D).
  2. Understand the pathogenesis of T2D in people living with obesity and be aware of the potential complications when both are present.
  3. Be familiar with the options to prevent and manage people living with obesity and T2D.
  4. Appreciate approaches for personalised (patient centred) management and the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach.
  5. Be able to discuss the psychological impact for people living with obesity and T2D. 
  6. Be better equipped to support care of patients with obesity and T2D using a multidisciplinary approach.

1 December 2021: Pre-diabetes and current concepts for obesity and diabetes

08:30 – 08:35

Welcome and introduction


08:35 - 08:55

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and obesity – emerging concepts

08:55 - 09:35

Obesity and prediabetes: The case for a primarily weight loss-based approach


09:15 – 09:35


09:35 – 09:45

Comfort break

09: 45 - 10:25

Obesity and prediabetes: What is the optimal approach to nutrition and patterns of eating?

10:25- 10:45

Panel discussion: Is recent onset of T2D reversible?

10:45 - 11:25

Diet-induced weight loss for reversal of T2D


11:25 – 11:30

Summary and final remarks







2 December 2021: Managing obesity and diabetes across the life course

08:30 – 08:35

Welcome and recap

08:35 – 08:55

How should we treat adults living with obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D)?

08:55 – 09:15

Early onset childhood obesity and T2D: How should we manage children and adolescents living with obesity and T2D?




Bidirectional relationships between psychosocial factors, obesity and T2D – implications for the treatment of patients

09:55 – 10:35

Bariatric surgery

10:35 – 10:40

Comfort break

10:40 – 11:00

Panel discussion: The patient perspective

11:00- 11:15

SCOPE School 2021 summary


11:15 – 11:20

Closing remarks




The World Obesity Federation will offer educational scholarships for the last SCOPE School Global in 2021 to those who would otherwise be unable to participate. Each scholarship will comprise a free full registration to the event as well as free access to the Core Learning Path via SCOPE E-Learning. 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

Apply here.

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

Register now

Register for our upcoming SCOPE School 'Obesity & Diabetes: and inextricable link' on the 1st and 2nd December here.