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Weight, obesity and women’s health

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A free webinar for health professionals

This webinar aims to improve health professionals’ knowledge and understanding of weight and obesity management in women’s health.

The number of women who are overweight or obese continues to rise. This poses significant health risks for them including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Our webinar will provide helpful insights into how health professionals can begin this sometimes-difficult health conversation with their patients.

Please join us as Jean Hailes endocrinologist Dr Niloufar Torkamani and Jean Hailes specialist women's health GP Dr Tessa King discuss conversation tips and starters, contributing factors, assessment, and management strategies for women who are overweight or obese.

When you register, please submit any questions about the topic that you would like addressed during the webinar so we can tailor the content accordingly.

For more information: hp.education@jeanhailes.org.au

This webinar for health professionals will include:

  • A discussion on how to begin a conversation around weight with your patients
  • Management of obesity, including goal setting, diet and exercise, medication, surgical options, and working with other members of the multidisciplinary team.

Learning objectives:

By the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss some important considerations when initiating conversations about weight loss
  2. Evaluate your patient’s suitability for different weight management intervention/s including very low energy diets, medication, and surgical options
  3. Understand the role of the members of the multidisciplinary team in the management of weight loss and obesity.

Presenters

Dr Niloufar Torkamani
MD, PhD, FRACP
Endocrinologist
Jean Hailes for Women’s Health
General Medicine Physician, Austin Hospital
Senior Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne

Dr Tessa King
BA, MBBS, FRACGP
Women's Health General Practitioner (GP)
Jean Hailes for Women’s Health

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Course accreditation

This webinar is activity number 343039. It is accredited with RACGP with 2 CPD points.

NOTE: This CPD activity does not count towards GP's RANZCOG accreditation.

Dr Niloufar Torkamani

Dr Niloufar Torkamani completed her training in Endocrinology and General Medicine at Royal Melbourne Hospital and Austin Health. She is passionate about research and completed her PhD in 2016 (University of Melbourne). She has published in various high impact scientific journals and is a recipient of various awards.

She is currently an honorary research fellow at the University of Melbourne, where she supervises and mentors multiple PhD candidates, physician trainees and medical students. Her research interests include women’s health, andrology, PCOS and PCOS-related complications, weight loss and diabetes.

Dr Torkamani consults on a range of issues including women’s and men’s health, weight loss, PCOS, diabetes mellitus, thyroid disease, pituitary and adrenal disorders, osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease, transgender health, and endocrine disorders.

Dr Tessa King

Dr Tessa King is a specialist women’s health general practitioner (GP) at Jean Hailes

In addition to treating all aspects of women’s health, Tess has an interest in female hormones and their effect on mood and cognitive function during the different phases of the menstrual cycle, post-partum and during perimenopause and menopause.

She is passionate about supporting women in all phases of their life and transforming their quality of life through evidence-based mindfulness, nutrition, exercise, allied health and medication.