Fellowship

SCOPE Fellowship - what is it? As well as becoming SCOPE Certified you can become a SCOPE Fellow. SCOPE Fellowship recognises the importance and expertise of healthcare professionals in the field of obesity management.

Depending on your experience, you can become either a National or International SCOPE Fellow. The SCOPE Fellowship scheme distinguishes between levels of clinical expertise as follows:

  • National Fellows - Experts of national or regional renown in the field of obesity management.
  • International Fellows - World-class experts in the field of obesity management, identified by a SCOPE search committee. 

National and International fellowships are renewable every five years. Want to find out more and how to apply? You can view the criteria below, as well as have access to find out more about our 150+ SCOPE Fellows:


  • Minimum 5 years' clinical experience in management of overweight and obese patients
  • Training in a medical or allied healthcare profession relating to obesity management
  • Demonstrate a leading role on a regional level in promoting obesity management
  • Demonstrate promotion of improvement in obesity management through membership of a regional guideline committee
  • Willing to organise regional clinical meetings and related activities
  • Willing to contribute to SCOPE activities 
  • At least 5 international peer-reviewed publications on obesity or obesity-related diseases, preferably including clinical issues published over the last 5 years, or 10 papers with no time limits
  • Member, or willing to become a member, of a World Obesity affiliated national association
  • SCOPE Certification (or SCOPE Membership under the previous system)
  • Minimum 10 years' clinical experience in management of overweight and obese patients
  • Training in a medical or allied healthcare profession relating to obesity management
  • High-level engagement in scientific activities, including participation and presentation at internationally renowned and recognized courses and congresses
  • Willing to contribute material for one SCOPE e-learning module annually
  • At least 10 international, peer-reviewed publications on obesity or obesity-related diseases, preferably published over the last 5 years, or 20 papers with no time limit
  • Member, or willing to become a member, of a World Obesity affiliated national association
  • Elected by nomination from SCOPE Fellows or by invitation of the Clinical Care Committee
Biographies

SCOPE Fellows

We have over 150 SCOPE Fellows from around the world representing a range of disciplines. SCOPE Fellowship recognises the contributions the following obesity experts have made to our understanding and management of obesity.

What are the benefits? 

  • Recognition for expertise in management of obese and overweight patients by peers
  • Profile on World Obesity website
  • Publicity for your recent articles, blogs, Twitter feeds or research/policy news via World Obesity website and e-bulletins
  • Fellowship Network access via LinkedIn 
  • Access to international policies, project updates and obesity statistics on World Obesity website
  • News updates via World Obesity monthly newsletter
  • Discounted subscription rates for the three official World Obesity journals - Obesity Reviews, Pediatric Obesity and Clinical Obesity
This programme is partially supported by an unrestricted medical education grant from Novo Nordisk A/S.