SCOPE | World Obesity Federation


Empowering healthcare professionals around the globe to provide the best possible care for patients with obesity.

World Obesity Federation - SCOPE

Our mission is to make world-class training accessible to healthcare professionals everywhere.

The Strategic Centre for Obesity Professional Education (SCOPE) empowers you with the knowledge and skills you need to provide the best possible support to patients with obesity. We strive to reduce the global burden of this disease, combat the stigma associated with obesity and build understanding of obesity as a multifactorial disease.

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Register for SCOPE E-Learning to discover dozens of free, CME accredited modules.
One quick form, no commitment required. Available in Portuguese, Spanish and French.


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SCOPE E-Learning

Best practices
for obesity treatment

A comprehensive, CME accredited online platform with topical modules written and narrated by our international faculty of experts. Modules are available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese - with voiceovers from native speakers - and most are completely free of charge. 

40+ CME accredited, 30-minute modules.


As a global non-profit organisation, with the generous support of funders, we are able to reinvest our income into offering world-class training and resources. That is how we offer over 30 CME accredited modules free of charge.

"SCOPE is crucial for the education of health professionals that work with patients with obesity". 

Dr Ada Cuevas, Chile

SCOPE Schools

Intensive training

One-day live training courses with regionally tailored content, providing a unique opportunity for professionals to engage with experts and understand the new challenges in obesity management. SCOPE Schools take place numerous times a year in different locations and formats, covering all aspects of obesity management.

Participate in a SCOPE School to gain skills and knowledge, meet experts from around the world and obtain points towards SCOPE Certification.


Gain confidence and skills to treat, manage
and support patients with obesity.

Join a growing global community of experts:

SCOPE Training

Skills and resources
to manage obesity

We equip the full spectrum of health professionals - from physicians to fitness professionals - with the skills and knowledge they need to effectively treat, manage and support patients with obesity.


SCOPE Accreditation

Endorsing high
standards in learning

Recognising and accrediting CME courses on obesity that offer exceptional educational value and complement SCOPE training.


SCOPE Certification

Our international
community of experts

As the only internationally-recognised obesity management qualification, SCOPE Certification is the ‘international gold standard’ for HCPs treating obesity. 


SCOPE modules are accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) and the CPD Certification Service, allowing you to earn CME and CPD credits.

Our programme has been endorsed by NHS England and more than 50 national associations globally.


Don’t just take our word for it...

"SCOPE has been formative and enriching, challenging my preconceptions and stigma around obesity.”

– Physician and Paediatrician, Mexico

"SCOPE E-Learning is beautifully organised - I enjoyed every bit of it. I learned a lot of useful information that I can use in my practice. Highly recommended”

– SCOPE Alumnus

"I have been treating people with obesity for 18 months; this course has increased my confidence in obesity management in my clinical practice, giving me indispensable knowledge”

– SCOPE Alumnus

Accreditation statement

SCOPE E-Learning, made available on and organized by World Obesity Federation, is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists.

Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). Only those e-learning materials that are displayed on the UEMSEACCME website have formally been accredited.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA), physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at

Parts of the SCOPE training programme have benefited from an Operating Grant under the European Union’s Third Health Programme.

This programme is partially supported by an unrestricted medical education grant from Novo Nordisk A/S.
Novo Nordisk has had no input into the content of the training.