Education for Health
Obesity is a serious, and growing problem. In the UK 26% of UK adults are now classified as obese, and worldwide the prevalence of obesity has tripled since 1975. Obesity is associated with numerous health problems including diabetes, heart disease and cancer, as well as significant psychological, social and economic impacts.
Broaching obesity with patients
Broaching the subject of weight with a patient during a consultation can be challenging. Many healthcare professionals feel uncomfortable asking a patient about their weight, but it is important that we have these conversations, and vital that we help our patients engage with the process of weight loss.
At Medulearn we felt that healthcare professionals would benefit from the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to effectively discuss weight with patients, and help them begin their weight loss journey. We have brought together a great team, from a range of backgrounds, to equip you with the knowledge and tools to help empower your patients to successfully lose weight, leading to huge physical and psychological benefits.
Do you know how to talk to your patients about their weight? Do you feel confident raising these issues in your consultations? Do you feel your intervention is effective?
As well as bringing you up to date with the scale of the obesity epidemic and why this matters, this course will increase your awareness of current diet trends that your patients may ask about. We will explore dietary and pharmacological approaches to weight loss as well as when to consider bariatric surgery, and long-term post-surgical care and monitoring.
We will tackle the challenge of how and when to raise the issue of weight with your patients. We will help you gain an understanding of the psychology of obesity, and barriers to weight loss. We will give you practical tools to help your patients engage, increasing their chances of successful, and maintained weight loss.
Broaching Obesity Course
INTRODUCTORY COURSE PRICE NOW £89 FOR EARLY REGISTRATION!
0900-16:45 December 11, 2019
Northwick Park Hospital, London HA1 3UJ
Medical complications of obesity
Dietary and pharmacological approaches to weight loss
Bariatric surgery – indications, complications and monitoring
The psychology of obesity, barriers to weight loss, and how to approach a weight loss consultation
9am - Introduction Dr Vicky Blackwell
9.10 - Why does obesity matter? Dr Vincent Cheung
T2DM, NASH, CVD, Cancer (Gastroenterology Fellow)
9.55 - Weight loss strategies Ms Judi Earl
Standard advice – VLCD (Bariatric dietician)
Intermittent fasting - Low carb – Keto
10.45 - Coffee
11.05 - Pharmacological weight management Dr Vincent Cheung
11.30 - Bariatric surgery and post bariatric surgery Ms Rebecca Grossman
(Specialist Registrar Surgery)
12.30 - Lunch
13.20 – Psychological aspects of obesity Ms Maggie Rayfield
14.10 - Barriers to weight loss Ms Frances Carroll
Emotion, What is the motivation? (Nutrition and weight coach)
How to approach weight during a consultation
What not to say/ how not to say it
15.20 – Coffee
15.40 - Questionnaire/other tools. Role play/practice Ms Frances Carroll
(Nutrition and weight coach)
16.45 – Close
* This agenda may be subject to change
MedULearn is formed by diverse group of professionals each with extensive expertise of tackling obesity.
Dr Vicky Blackwell MBChB, MRCP, MSc
Having trained in Edinburgh, London and Oxford, Vicky is now a consultant gastroenterologist and general physician with a specialist interest in nutrition. She is nutrition lead for her Trust and is committed to raising the profile of good nutrition for all patients, in hospital and in the community. She completed an advanced nutrition fellowship during training, and has an MSc in Applied Human Nutrition from Oxford Brookes University.