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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 the Gulf States for health care professionals.

Free Accredited Online CPD

Core Program

Adult Obesity in the Gulf States: Why Can’t My Patient Keep the Weight Off

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:

  • Describe the prevalence of obesity in the Arabian Gulf States
  • Manage obesity to reduce disease burden
  • Individualize treatment of obesity

Planning Committee

  • Mohgah El Sheikh, MBBCh, FRCP

International Contributors

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

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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.

World Obesity Federation - How is Obesity Measured?

criteria for measuring obesity using BMI

Egyptian Journal of Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology

Peer-reviewed online journal covering technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of supporting prevention and cure of diabetes, obesity and endocrine disorders and to improve lives of people affected by these disorders.

European Guidelines for Obesity Management in Adults

Guidelines for Obesity Management in Adults developed by the Obesity Management Task Force of the European Association for the Study of Obesity


International and Gulf States regional 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.


The prevalence and trends of overweight, obesity and nutrition-related non-communicable diseases in the Arabian Gulf States

Ng SW, Zaghloul S, Ali HI, Harrison G, Popkin BM


This paper reviews studies on the prevalence of overweight, obesity and related nutrition-related non-communicable diseases in Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the UAE