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Course Structure

Symposia (2:00pm - 5:15pm)

9 JAN 2021 (SAT)    Obesity - from epidemiology to pathophysiology

·   Origin of obesity - from brain to gut to ectopic sites

·   Obesity as a chronic disease - Greater China perspectives

·   Role of gut microbiome in obesity


23 JAN 2021 (SAT)    Management of obesity - from theory to practice

·   Weight Management - past, present and future

·   Popular diets for weight management - are these sound diets?

·   Role of exercise and behavior modification


Interactive Workshops - Practical Management (2:00pm - 6:30pm)

27 FEB 2021 (SAT)   Interactive case discussion: managing obesity related co-morbidities

·   Clinical assessment of obesity

·   Gynecological complications of obesity

·   Cardiovascular complications of obesity

·   Psychobehavioral treatment of binge eating disorder in obese subjects


13 MAR 2021 (SAT)   Interactive case discussion: managing obesity - a multidisciplinary approach

·   Role of metabolic surgery in obesity management

·   Exercise and lifestyle modifications

·   Peri-operative management of patients undergoing metabolic surgery

·   Practical dietary strategies for weight management

20 MAR 2021 (SAT)   MCQ Examination (2:30pm - 4:00pm)

Course Venue:

Seminar Room 1, 2/F, Lui Che Woo Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories