An innovation of Mr Douraid Abbas, this group offers General Practitioners and Allied Health Professionals the chance to increase their knowledge about obesity treatment, providing insights into practical approaches to weight management.
Mr Abbas decided to initiate the education group to further address the region’s obesity epidemic and eliminate prejudices and misconceptions surrounding obesity treatment.
There are more than 40,000 people in Ballarat who suffer from obesity and related diseases, and while losing weight is difficult, it is not out of the question.
We are lucky to have access to numerous new and exciting treatments related to diabetes, obesity and bariatric surgery, which can be life-changing when combined with dietary and lifestyle changes.
This education group provides local health professionals with the tools and knowledge they need to effectively combat obesity and provide adequate support, guidance and care for their patients.
It’s vital that we, as health professionals, understand the challenges that our patients are going through so we can provide them with the tools and treatment they need to enhance their well-being.
The Obesity Management Interest Group takes place every three months and is open to all those practising in the local health and medical industry including (but not limited to) doctors, nurses, psychologists and psychiatrists, dieticians, diabetes educators and physiotherapists.
To express your interest in attending, or for more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 5332 8100.