Dasman Diabetes Institute (DDI) has partnered with the World Obesity Federation, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE Gulf Chapter), and the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) to champion a conference dedicated to delivering the latest in the medical management of obesity.

The conference, titled “Obesity in your clinical practice – What you need to know,” was organized by the Strategic Centre for Obesity Professional Education (SCOPE) School and held at Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Center on 11th April 2019.

Speakers from prominent institutions shared their knowledge and experience in medical and surgical management of patients with obesity. 3wqBy redefining the basics in human physiology of body weight and fat regulation, participants can utilize their multidisciplinary teams to implement obesity treatment approaches, including diet, physical activity, behavioral therapy, pharmacotherapy and metabolic and bariatric surgery.

The conference was opened by Dr. Ebaa Al Ozairi, President of the AACE Gulf Chapter and Chief Medical Officer or Dasman Diabetes Institute, and Dr Salman Al Sabah, President of the American College of Surgery.

This conference also emphasized on the current practices in obesity care and the importance of a “team approach” to obesity management. This conference was attended by healthcare professionals working in clinical settings including: dieticians, nutritionists, diabetes nurses/educators, physiotherapists, physical activity specialists, general practitioners, obesity medicine, exercise physiologists, specialists, internal medicine physicians and other specialists treating obesity related diseases.

DDI was founded by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) with a Mission: to prevent, control and mitigate the impact of diabetes and related conditions in Kuwait, through effective programs of research, training, education and health promotion and thereby improve the quality of life.

SCOPE School is accredited by the World Obesity’s educational program. Course attendance yields four of the twelve SCOPE points required for SCOPE Certification.