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OPEN Best Practice Webinar: Embedding Obesity in Learning Curricula OPEN Best Practice Webinar: Embedding Obesity in Learning Curricula
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Was excited to share and discuss multiple studies conducted on #obesityeducation in the US to leaders from around the world. Slowly making progress in training healthcare professionals. @ObesitySociety @ConscienHealth @NUFeinbergMed @WorldObesity @ObesityAction pic.twitter.com/IkBEQbnLAb
Session video now available: youtube.com/watch?v=9vZVdv…
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OPEN (Obesity Policy Engagement Network) Retweeted
Was excited to share and discuss multiple studies conducted on #obesityeducation in the US to leaders from around the world. Slowly making progress in training healthcare professionals. @ObesitySociety @ConscienHealth @NUFeinbergMed @WorldObesity @ObesityAction pic.twitter.com/IkBEQbnLAb
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Interesante encuentro con representantes de @OPENObesity España. Compartimos la importancia de la implicación de los poderes públicos para abordar, desde el acuerdo y el consenso, el problema de la #obesidad, que afecta a un alto porcentaje de la población adulta e infantil. pic.twitter.com/PhhGZmUYYR
@meritxell_batet @Congreso_Es @inigoalli Queremos agradecer a @Meritxell_batet su sensibilidad hacia la problemática de una enfermedad como la obesidad y la necesidad del impulso de un Plan Estratégico de Abordaje de la obesidad que desde @OPENObesity España defendemos
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Our partner @EASOObesity is running an online obesity management masterclass in October. The deadline to apply is 12 September so don't miss out! Apply here: buff.ly/3rtIoik pic.twitter.com/VEbhzYQklv
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Can we ensure people living with obesity have more standing to speak in forums to educate others? @DrRobertKushner: “In my school I bring a patient in every year to express the challenges of obesity and their own journey. This is very powerful for learners.” #OPENobesity
Have there been key points to catch the attention of decision-makers? “You need to know your audiences' interest, so you might talk about the impact of obesity on population health. Or when I talk to a Dean of Curricula, I talk about how obesity affects all the organ systems.”
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Brazil, Spain and others identifying local concerns: “I'm not surprised that this is a universal finding. I would be very surprised if any of you surveyed your local area and found obesity is over-taught!” (In spite of learners & physicians agreeing obesity is serious problem)
Can we ensure people living with obesity have more standing to speak in forums to educate others? @DrRobertKushner: “In my school I bring a patient in every year to express the challenges of obesity and their own journey. This is very powerful for learners.” #OPENobesity
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Does integrating into lifestyle medicine defeat the objective of obesity as a chronic disease? “Good point; it was more of a strategic than conceptual move to ensure it was embedded in curriculum. In the classroom, the message of obesity as a disease (not a lifestyle) is clear.”
Brazil, Spain and others identifying local concerns: “I'm not surprised that this is a universal finding. I would be very surprised if any of you surveyed your local area and found obesity is over-taught!” (In spite of learners & physicians agreeing obesity is serious problem)
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Questions for @DrRobertKushner now coming in: how portable do you think this is outside the US? “Doing the assessment is incredibly important in your local area; it is an eye-opener and without an assessment you can’t come up with your objectives.” #OPENobesity
Does integrating into lifestyle medicine defeat the objective of obesity as a chronic disease? “Good point; it was more of a strategic than conceptual move to ensure it was embedded in curriculum. In the classroom, the message of obesity as a disease (not a lifestyle) is clear.”
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What are the main components necessary to be able to implement high-quality obesity training in programs? Dr Kushner outlines the following needs: •Perceived need and priority •A local champion •An opportunity for change •Integration
Questions for @DrRobertKushner now coming in: how portable do you think this is outside the US? “Doing the assessment is incredibly important in your local area; it is an eye-opener and without an assessment you can’t come up with your objectives.” #OPENobesity

Covid-19 and obesity

During Covid-19, the OPEN global network remains united in our goal to support improved care for people living with obesity. Working with our Global partners and network, we are focused on facilitating the sharing of insights on how people with obesity are being impacted by Covid-19, as well as advocating for people with obesity to be prioritised by health systems now, and in the future.

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References

1World Health Organization. 2018. Obesity and overweight.[Online] Available at: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs311/en/ [Accessed February 2019].

2Yuen, M.M., et al. (n.d.). A systematic review and evaluation of current evidence reveals 236 obesity-associated disorders. Massachusetts General Hospital & George Washington University. [Poster presentation]

3Kelly, T et al. 2008. Global burden of obesity in 2005 and projections to 2030. International Journal of Obesity. 32: 1431-1437

4The GBD 2015 Obesity Collaborators. 2017. Health effects of overweight and obesity in 195 countries over 25 years. The New England Journal of Medicine; 377 (1): 13-27