SCOPE School Melbourne | World Obesity Federation

SCOPE School Melbourne

Sep 03, 2024

3 September 2024

SCOPE School Melbourne

Obesity management and treatment: A multidisciplinary approach


World Obesity Federation - SCOPE

3 September 2024: 9:00 - 16:30 (AEDT)

We are pleased to be hosting a SCOPE School in Melbourne, Australia this year, in collaboration with the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO).

The prevalence of obesity has been steadily increasing worldwide and has emerged as a major public health concern in Australia over the past two decades. Obesity is recognised as both a disease and a significant risk factor for numerous non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.

SCOPE School Melbourne aims to provide a platform for the dissemination of the latest insights, strategies, and interdisciplinary approaches to effectively address the multifaceted challenges presented by obesity. Join us as we convene experts and thought leaders to explore innovative approaches to obesity management.

By the end of the School, you will:

  • Be aware of the health consequences of obesity.
  • Be familiar with the options available to 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 adolescent populations.
  • Understand the challenges associated with long-term weight maintenance and factors influencing sustained outcomes in obesity management.
  • Understand the importance of addressing psychological and behavioural factors in comprehensive obesity management across age groups

Target Audience:

Primary healthcare professionals working in clinical practice, including primary care medical practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, psychologists, surgeons specialising in metabolic and bariatric surgery, researchers, public health professionals, and policymakers.


On Tuesday, 3 September 2024, the event will take place from 9:00 - 16:30 (AEDT), and will cover the following topics:

  • Causes of obesity and mechanisms of weight regulation
  • Update on pharmacotherapy for obesity.
  • The management of obesity in adolescents
  • Dietary interventions in obesity management
  • Modern treatment of obesity - pharmacotherapy & metabolic surgery: friend or foe?
  • Management of Diabetes and Obesity
  • Management of MAFLD/MASLD in people with obesity
  • Why is it so difficult to maintain weight loss?
  • Addressing psychological health while providing obesity management
  • Long-term outcomes and safety of metabolic surgery
  • Panel discussion: Integrating various approaches in obesity management

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