SCOPE Leadership Programme

In 2019, World Obesity announced the launch of the new SCOPE Leadership Programme, whereby a unique opportunity was made for health professionals to learn from leading obesity medicine experts in their daily practice.

Six outstanding health professionals were selected to partake in a brand-new Leadership Programme to become global leaders in obesity management and treatment. Training will be delivered through various activities and events, including a five-day obesity medicine preceptorship at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio USA. The programme will focus on the clinical care of patients with obesity, allowing participants to further enhance their skills and provide them with the tools to establish specialised practices in this area. Participants will gain expert knowledge on obesity and related comorbidities how to address their patients’ nutritional, behavioural, and/or surgical needs within a multidisciplinary clinic or in their own clinical environment.

The SCOPE Leadership Programme was established by the World Obesity Federation to improve the global treatment of obesity by improving skills and capacity in healthcare services. The programme will create a global pool of obesity experts who will disseminate obesity information to practitioners in their own countries.

In the build up to the leadership programme, our six leadership professionals of the 2020 cohort will be sharing first-hand information about their journeys in obesity management, challenges they have overcome, and pointers on how you can be involved in the next leadership programme. Find below their biographies and follow our social media handles to see when the first blog about their journey will be posted.

Maya Barake

Job title: Endocrinologist

Dr Chinedu Anthony Iwu

Job Title: Public Health Physician and Health Care Management Consultant

Dr Sue Kenneally

Job title: GP and Bariatric Physician

Luiz Fellipe Carvalho Viola

Job title: Endocrinologist and Diabetologist

Soo Huat (Steven) Teoh

Job title: Family Physician and Medical Lecturer

Dr Michael Crotty

Job title: General Practitioner specializing in Bariatric Medicine

This programme is partially supported by an unrestricted medical education grant from Novo Nordisk A/S.