What you get by completing this session

  • 34 mins of CPD

    A 34 minute video lecture with presentation slide, you can stop and start anytime you like

  • Certificate of Completion

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What you'll learn in this expert session

Obesity is a chronic, lifelong condition having a range of adverse effects on sufferers, up to and including premature death. These issues are compounded by stigma towards sufferers and a lack of understanding, even among health professionals, of the causes of this disease. Prof John Dixon outlines comprehensive, long-term treatment plans of real patients with obesity tailored to the cause of their disease, their unique challenges, their goals, the treatment options best suited to them, and a multidisciplinary approach where necessary.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the management options for obesity
  • Recognise the patient’s goals and expectations of treatment options
  • Explain the challenges in the management of weight loss
  • Identify the ‘dose-response’ relationships between weight loss and obesity related complications
  • Discuss treatment options for patients with obesity, inclusive of life-long lifestyle modification, lifestyle modification plus pharmacotherapy and surgery (endoluminal therapies) 
  • Define pharmacotherapies for obesity management and its observation of response along with adjustment of treatment

About the Expert

Prof John Dixon

Prof John Dixon is an Adjunct Professor at the Iverson Health Innovations Institute, Swinburne University, Melbourne. As an experienced clinician, Prof Dixon is known globally for his breadth of clinical research into obesity and its complications as well as weight loss treatments and their effects on health. He rates in the top researchers worldwide in the fields of obesity; weight loss; morbid obesity; and bariatric surgery. He has over 300 original research, review and guideline publications. Focused on seeing findings translated into clinical practice and on patient advocacy for the obese, Prof Dixon is involved in a wide range of organisations both in Australia and internationally.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Video Lecture

    • Obesity Cases: A Practical Approach (34 mins of CPD)

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