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Managing Childhood Obesity RCPCH London 24th October 2014

posted 22 Aug 2014, 01:49 by Damian Wood   [ updated 28 Sep 2014, 17:07 ]
Obesity Services for Children and Adolescents Network Group (OSCA) 
RCPCH London 24 October 2014

Obesity, and in particular childhood obesity, is one of the greatest public health threats facing the UK today. Children who are overweight or obese are much more likely to carry a number of health problems into adult life – including diabetes, strokes and some cancers. This new advanced course has been developed by Obesity
Services for Children and Adolescents (OSCA) and RCPCH looks at primary and secondary care pathways, assessment of obese children and comorbidities prevalent in obesity.

By the end of the programme, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the assessment of causes and consequences of obesity in children and young people
  • Appraise the limited therapeutic options currently available
  • Understand the NICE guidance for management of obesity in young people.
  • Define the surgical options available in young people and the indications and outcomes for these procedures.
For further Information and to book: www.rcpch.ac.uk/obesity-management


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Damian Wood,
22 Aug 2014, 01:49
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