IASO held their 5th SCOPE School in Cambridge from 31st August - 2nd September. The event attracted over fifty international delegates and covered a wide range of topics to enable attendees to manage all aspects of a patient suffering with obesity and associated co-morbidities. The programme brought together experts from across the world to address the assessment, treatment and prevention of obesity.
A SCOPE fellow needs to be able to integrate existing knowledge and also apply different treatment modalities to individual patients. With this in mind, this year’s course addressed very low calorie diets, measures to maintain weight loss, bariatric surgery and the issue of pregnancy and how to manage weight loss before and after. The problem of obesity in young people was examined and strategies to engage and motivate patients were also discussed. A practical session by Deborah Horn gave participants new skills which can be applied immediately, while the social interaction between attendees allows the building of bridges and the formation of long term collaborations and friendships which will contribute to better science and future clinical management of obesity.
The school was held at The Moller Centre, Cambridge. The Moller Centre is the only dedicated, residential executive training and conference centre in Cambridge. The stunning architecture, creative working spaces and contemporary accommodation combine to create a truly inspirational environment.