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Sponsored by: World Obesity Federation

Educational Objectives:
• To increase the confidence of practitioners to effectively approach the issue of obesity
• To gain knowledge about the appropriate setting and equipment needs for managing patients with obesity
• To introduce the concepts of motivational interviewing
• To increase knowledge and confidence in tackling ‘difficult’ areas within a patients psycho-social history

Session Agenda

10:00am
Introduction
Walmir Coutinho, MD, DSc
10:10am
The right approach - motivational interviewing/ communication/ aids
Stephanie Sogg, PhD
10:35am
Approaching the difficult areas -  discussing childhood  abuse, family disharmony, addictive behaviours, depression, suicidal ideation, disordered eating
Jacqueline Doyle, ClinPsyD
11:00am
Understanding how obesity modifies disease
Nicholas Finer, MD
11:25am
Q&A