SCOPE School Melbourne | World Obesity Federation

SCOPE School Melbourne

Oct 17, 2022

SCOPE School Melbourne - Obesity Management and Treatment in Primary Care

The World Obesity Federation is delighted to host its next SCOPE School this October in Melbourne, Australia!

The prevalence of obesity has been increasing globally and has become a significant public health concern in Australia in the two past decades. Obesity is both a disease and a risk factor for several other NCDs, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. This event aims to educate primary healthcare professionals on clinical approaches to prevention, including treatment barriers and strategies to ensure durable benefits for patients living with obesity.

SCOPE School Melbourne

Date and time
  • Monday, 17th October 2022
  • 08:30- 17:00
  • Batman’s hills on Collins (623 Collins St, Melbourne, VIC, Australia 3000)

By the end of the school, you will:
  • Be aware of the potential complications of people (children, adolescents, and adults) living with obesity.
  • Be familiar with the options to prevent and manage people living with obesity.
  • Be better equipped to discuss treatment options including dietary, pharmacological, and surgical treatments for obesity in the adult population.
  • Be familiar with a framework for approaching management of obesity in the paediatric and adolescent populations
  • Have an increased awareness of obesity

Monday, 17th October 2022Obesity Management and Treatment in Primary Care

08:30 – 09:00

Registration and refreshments

09:00 - 09:15

Welcome & Introduction

  • Co-Chair Prof Louise Baur
  • Co-Chair Prof Joseph Proietto

09:15 – 10:00

Regulation of Body weight

10:00 – 10:30

What causes obesity? Why are we having the Obesity epidemic?


Refreshment break

11:00 – 12:00

Why is it so difficult to maintain weight loss?

12:00- 12:30

How should the issue of obesity be raised when a patient comes to you for another issue?

12:30 - 13:30


13:30 – 14:30

How to treat child and adolescent obesity

14:30- 15:00

How to discuss weight loss options with your adult patient

15:00 – 15:30

What dietary options are there?

15:30 - 16:00

Refreshment break

16:00 - 16:30

Pharmacotherapy for obesity management

16:30 - 16:55

Surgical options for obesity management

16:55 - 17:00

Closing remarks

Primary healthcare professionals working in clinical practice, primary care physicians, pharmacists, and other primary care specialists in obesity-related fields.

The World Obesity Federation will offer educational scholarships for  SCOPE School Global and ICO to those who would otherwise be unable to participate. Each scholarship will provide financial assistance towards the costs of travel and accommodation, and assistance with visa applications. Our terms and conditions have been updated 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
  • Living in East-Asian countries and Pacific. See World Bank country list
  • 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

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 all the sessions 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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Register for our upcoming SCOPE School on 17th October in Melbourne, Australia today!

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