Learn How to Help your Patients Living with Obesity

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St Basil's Cultural Centre

10819 71 Avenue Northwest

Edmonton, AB T6E 0X8

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Learn how to help your patients living with obesity

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The Physician Learning Program presents an evening of workshops and interactive content featuring a fully catered dinner. This event is open to member physicians and their multidisciplinary team members from any of the Edmonton Zone Primary Care Networks.

** This 1 credit--per hour Group Learning activity has been certified by the Alberta Chapter of the College of Family Physicians for up to 1.75 Mainpro+ certified credits **

Learning Objectives

  • Identify obesity is a chronic disease.
  • Describe how root causes, comorbidities, and personal context are related to obesity management.
  • Explain how practice data can be used to identify patients living with obesity and make changes to advance their clinical practice.
  • Review and select therapeutic approaches (lifestyle, medication, surgery, behavioural) to help patients develop personalized plans.

Agenda

5:30-5:50pm Dinner

5:50-6:00pm Introductions

6:00-6:15pm Dr. Arya Sharma on definitions, pathophysiology, measurement, and drivers

6:15-6:30pm Introduction of 2 Obesity case studies

6:30-6:45pm Presentation of the data EOSS/ DPT tool

6:45-7:00pm Break

7:00-7:30pm Management & Treatment options

7:30-7:45pm Small group discussions around 2 obesity cases' treatment & management

7:45-8:00pm Q & A, Wrap up/evaluations

Guest Speakers

Dr. Arya Sharma MD, DSc (hon), FRCPC is Professor of Medicine & Past-Chair in Obesity Research and Management at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He is also the Clinical Co-Chair of the Alberta Health Services Obesity Program. Dr. Sharma is regularly featured as a medical expert in national and international TV and print media . He has authored and co-authored more than 450 scientific articles and has lectured widely on the etiology and management of obesity and related cardiovascular disorders.

Dr. Denise Campbell-Scherer  MD, PhD, CCFP, FCFP is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, and the Associate Dean of the Office of Lifelong Learning and Physician Learning Program at the University of Alberta. She heads an interdisciplinary research team, The 5As Team Program, which aims to improve the primary care of patients living with obesity.

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St Basil's Cultural Centre

10819 71 Avenue Northwest

Edmonton, AB T6E 0X8

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