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World Obesity Live

Obesity & COVID-19 Webinars

The 2nd World Obesity webinar ‘People at the Centre: Obesity, COVID-19, and the Patient Perspective’ will take place on 9th April at 13:00 BST!

In response to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, the World Obesity Federation are launching a series of webinars on COVID-19 & Obesity. Evidence is emerging that suggests that obesity-related conditions seem to worsen the effect of the virus; individuals with heart disease and diabetes are at higher risk of COVID-19 complications.

More so, patient management for persons with obesity in intensive care units presents challenges for Health Care Professionals (HCPs) on the front-line. These challenges will strain weak health systems that are already not well set up to manage patients with obesity (as reported by our MAPPS study published on Clinical Obesity).

The second webinar of the series will delve into the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for people at the centre; patients with obesity and physicians.


The objective of the webinar is to advance knowledge of the implications of COVID-19 for patients living with obesity. Presentations will address:

·     Evidence for increased risk for COVID-19 complications for patients with obesity

·     Evidence for special needs for patients with obesity

·     Evidence for increased viral shedding, reduced response to vaccination for patients with obesity

·     Research and policy issues for people with obesity

You can register for the second of our webinars, on the 9th April, now!

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Miss our first webinar on the 3rd April? You can catch up on our website here.