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Knowledge Transfer Series


An online environment designed to promote, educate and share information about the science and the management of obesity in Italy for health care professionals.

Free Accredited Online CPD

Core Program

Adult Obesity: Why Can’t My Patient Lose Weight?

Effective management of obesity is essential to primary care. This program provides a framework for the management of obesity, which is demonstrated through case-based scenarios

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the burden of obesity in Italy
  • Manage obesity to reduce disease burden
  • Individualize treatment of obesity

Planning Committee

  • Paolo Sbraccia, MD, phD
  • Roberto Vettor, MD, PhD
  • Ferruccio Santini, MD, PhD

International Contributors

  • Matthias Blüher, MD
  • Walmir Coutinho, MD, DSC
  • Arya M Sharma, MD,PhD,FRCPC
  • Georgia Rigas, MD, FRACGP
  • Sean Wharton, MD, PharmD

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Free Accredited Online CPD

Additional Modules - Adult Obesity in Italy: Critical Factors Often Overlooked

This program addresses the roles of sleep, socialisation, and stress in overall obesity management and their impact on people’s health and wellbeing.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the interaction of obesity with sleep deprivation, social isolation, and stress.
  • Talk with people with overweight and obesity to effectively identify, assess, and address problems with sleep, socialisation, and stress as an integral part of their weight management programme
  • Integrate the factors of sleep, socialisation, and stress into the overall obesity management plan.

Planning Committee

  • Rachel Batterham, MBBS, FRCP, PhD
  • Hermann Toplak, MD
  • Volkan Yumuk, MD, FACP, FACE

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Video Resources

Subject experts discuss key questions in obesity. Main topics include genetic and psychological contributing factors in obesity management, tools for primary healthcare professionals, and the latest technologies and procedures in bariatrics.


National and international obesity guidelines, facts and tools available for practical application.

European Association for the Study of Obesity - Guidelines

Learn more about the current Obesity Guidelines in Europe

Clinical Management of Overweight and Obesity: Recommendations of the Italian Society of Obesity (SIO)

Recommendations of Clinical Managament of Overweight and Obesity - Italian Guidelines

Obesity and overweight

Key Facts on Obesity by the World Health Organization (WHO)


International and Italian research outlining key health, social, psychological and economic concerns of obesity and obesity-related illness and disease. Various topics, historical data and longitudinal studies are examined, providing the latest in evidence and protocols.


2015 Milan Declaration: A Call to Action on Obesity - an EASO Position Statement on the Occasion of the 2015 EXPO

Frühbeck G, Sbraccia P, Nisoli E, et al.


EASO together with the Italian Society of Obesity (SIO) presented on June 6 the ‘2015 Milan Declaration' at the EXPO (Universal Exposition topic Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life) restating that it is time to act Within this, EASO resolves to provide leadership, guidance, and support to governments, as part of its mission of facilitating and engaging in actions to reduce the burden of unhealthy excess weight in Europe.