World Obesity Live - Telemedicine for obesity management: a temporary or long-term solution?Jun 12, 2020
In response to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, the World Obesity Federation and colleagues are running a series of webinars on COVID-19 and Obesity.
To date, the webinar series has explored the early evidence for the worsening of COVID-19 symptoms amongst people with obesity, the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for patients with obesity and physicians, and on the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity.
Front line workers are striving to ensure that patients receive the appropriate care, and treatment they need. Meanwhile, ‘in-person visits’ for obesity care have shifted to virtual means of connecting, which presents both positive and negative effects for patients and physicians. By offering structure and daily routines to patients we see an increased opportunity for behaviour change during social distancing. Overall, the use of digital technologies to deliver care, health education and public health services (i.e. video conferencing for real time patient provider communication) has been revolutionary and it is crucial to explore their potential to manage obesity during the current pandemic and in normal times.
This webinar will explore the latest data that is emerging on COVID-19 and obesity, with a focus on telemedicine.
The objective of the webinar is to present the protocols for a successful virtual obesity consultation. We will discuss perspectives on telemedicine for obesity management, both from a patient and provider perspective.
Presentations will address:
- The ‘Gold Standard’ approach to delivering a virtual obesity consultation
- The benefits & challenges of telemedicine for obesity management
- The role, if any, for telemedicine in the post pandemic world
13:00-13:10 - Welcome and introductions (Joe Proietto, University of Melbourne, Australia)
13:10-13:20 - The protocol for a successful virtual obesity consultation (Rodrigo Alonso Karlezi, Center for Advanced Metabolic Medicine and Nutrition, Chile)
13:20-13:30 - What are the benefits and challenges of telemedicine for obesity management? (Agbo Urudinachi, The Obesity Society of Nigeria, Nigeria)
13:30-13:35 - The patient perspective (Mazin Alfulaiti, Patient Representative)
13:35-13:50 - Panel discussion – is there a role for telemedicine in the post-pandemic world?
Moderator: Joe Proietto
Rodrigo Alonso, Agbo Urudinachi and Mazin Alfulaiti
13:50-14:00 - Final remarks from chair and speakers
- Joe Proietto, University of Melbourne, Australia
- Rodrigo Alonso Karlezi, Center for Advanced Metabolic Medicine and Nutrition, Chile
- Agbo Urudinachi, The Obesity Society of Nigeria, Nigeria
- Mazin Alfulaiti, Patient Representative, Oman
Register now for the next World Obesity Live webinar on the 12th June at 13:00 BST.Register
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