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The Obesity Issue: Your toolkit in Primary Care Education

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This education event is proudly delivered by Rural Health West in partnership with Medtronic Australasia Pty Ltd.


This interactive education event will be facilitated by Mr Stephen Watson, General & Bariatric Surgeon.  Mr Watson regularly consults locally in Geraldton, as well as providing frequent, bulk billed telehealth consultations for patients.  He operates at Hollywood Private Hospital in Perth.

Topics to be addressed during this event will include;

  • Obesity: Aetiology and Epiemiology
  • Causes, complications & controversies
  • Barriers v access to treatment options
  • Review of effectiveness of treatment options
  • Why is dieting unsuccessful?
  • Bariatric surgery: when is it the right time to consider?
  • What can you expect to achieve from bariatric surgery?
  • What are the challenges and issues to be aware of as a primary care physician?
  • What are the surgical options available?
  • Which patient for which procedure?
  • When is it not appropriate to consider surgery?
  • Does it always work? What is the problem: operation or patient?
  • What does Medicare say?
  • Role of the general practitioner
  • Role of the dietician
  • Open forum Q&A

 This dinner meeting will provide an excellent opportunity to network with fellow colleagues

Length: 6.45pm - 10.00pm

Cost: Free

This education event is proudly delivered by Rural Health West in partnership with Medtronic Australasia Pty Ltd.

Payment Structure
This is a free event

Cancellation Policy
Please email cpd@ruralhealthwest.com.au if you are unable to attend

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