Obesity and CVD: A Complex Relationship | World Obesity Federation

Obesity and CVD: A Complex Relationship

This six-module course explores the complex interrelationship between obesity and cardiovascular disease (CVD). The modules explore how obesity correlates with CVD risk, considering the impact of obesity on the heart and the interaction of CVD with obesity-related complications.


The controversial idea of the ‘obesity paradox’ – the suggestion that obesity may confer a "survival advantage" among patients with certain conditions – is also considered. Management plans are presented, including behavioural, pharmacological and surgical approaches. The course is an essential resource for all health professionals treating patients with obesity and heart disease. The course is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.

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Professional Development

Obesity and CVD: A Complex Relationship is accredited by the EACCME® and the CPD Certification Service.

Learners who pass the course will earn 3 CME credits, 3 CPD credits and 3 SCOPE points which count towards SCOPE Certification.

CME credits awarded by the EACCME® can be converted to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Pricing

Our six-module learning path is available for a standard cost of £50.

If you are a World Obesity member and/or a citizen of a low-or-middle income country as defined by the World Bank, you are entitled to a 50% discount on the fee; simply email us at scope@worldobesity.org with evidence of your membership or nationality to receive a discount code.

Modules

Obesity and CVD: A Complex Relationship contains the following modules, all authored by leading experts in obesity and cardiovascular disease:

An Introduction to Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease

Author: Dr Harold Bays

How Does Obesity Affect the Heart?

Author: Dr Mariana P. Monteiro

Benefits of Weight Loss on Cardiovascular Disease

Author: Dr Sadiya Khan

Interactions of Cardiovascular Disease and Other Obesity Complications

Author: Dr Livia Machado

The Obesity Paradox

Author: Dr Naveed Sattar

Managing Patients with Obesity and Heart Disease

Author: Dr Laura Hayman

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