Obesity has become one of the main drivers of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and many patients’ first encounter with the health system for obesity-related issues is through cardiology and even primary care. WHF and World Obesity Federation (WOF) have joined forces to raise awareness of the link between CVD and obesity.
This webinar will be chaired by Professor John Wilding and Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, and will address cardiovascular complications of obesity, different methods for managing obesity in people with cardiovascular disease amongst other topics. The webinar was scheduled following the cancellation of SCOPE School Chicago due to the outbreak of COVID-19 as a global pandemic.
Opinion leaders in this field will share their expertise virtually, mean-whilst an attempt to reschedule a SCOPE School training event for HCPs is made. The webinar will be followed by an educational path of six modules for healthcare practitioners within the online SCOPE platform specifically addressing the needs of PCOs and specialists managing and treating patients with obesity, CVD and type 2 diabetes.
Time and Date
27 March 2020 – 15:00-17:00 CET
Tentative agenda and speakers
14:00-14:05: Welcome and introductions – John Wilding (University of Liverpool, UK) and Francisco Lopez-Jimenez (Mayo Clinic, USA)
14:05-14:25: Obesity as a disease with cardiovascular complications – Rachel Batterham (University College London, UK)
14:25-14:45: Cardiovascular complications of obesity and their improvement with weight loss – Ada Cuevas (Clinical Las Condes, Chile)
14:45-15:05: Managing cardiovascular disease in people with obesity – Ted Kyle (Obesity Society, USA)
15:05-15:25: Managing obesity in people with cardiovascular disease: behaviour change and medication – Robert Kushner (Northwestern University, USA)
15:25-15:45: Managing obesity in people with cardiovascular disease: surgery – Carel le Roux (University College Dublin, Ireland)
15:45-16:00: Discussion and wrap up – John Wilding (University of Liverpool, UK) and Francisco Lopez-Jimenez (Mayo Clinic, USA)
The objective of the webinar is to advance knowledge of the main drivers of cardiovascular disease (CVD), including the obesity-related issues that patients with CVD may encounter, and vice versa.
At the end of the webinar, attendees will:
- Understand the etiology and risk factors for obesity, including the current global prevalence and the challenges faced in curbing the epidemic
- Recognise the key issues in the obesity/ cardiovascular disease co-morbidity
- Identify suitable treatment options for patients living with obesity and CVD and initiate effective conversations with patients