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Course Structure

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

12 JAN 2019 (SAT)    Obesity - from epidemiology to pathophysiology

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

·   Obesity as a chronic disease - Greater China perspectives

·   Endocrine roles of adipocytes and their relevance to clinical presentation


26 JAN 2019 (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 behaviour modification


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

23 FEB 2019 (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


9 MAR 2019 (SAT)   Interactive case discussion: managing obesity - a multidisciplinary approach

·   Obesity - myths and facts

·   Practical dietary strategies for weight management

·   Exercise and lifestyle modifications

·   Tips for prescribing anti-obesity drugs

·   The possible role of surgery

Course Venue:

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