CICO is an online certificate course conducted and certified by OSSI and endorsed by International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO).
Bariatric surgery has become the most accepted treatment of choice for morbid obesity. Each year, thousands of patients undergo the surgery and need preoperative screening, postoperative care and long-term follow-up and support. This includes weight loss monitoring, medical treatment of comorbidities, nutritional care, and psychological support. A holistic care like this requires dedicated physicians, surgeons, dieticians, and psychologists in addition to other specialists.
There has been a rapid increase in knowledge and research in obesity management. However, there is still a deficiency of courses imparting cross-specialty knowledge. Additionally, there is a lack of enough allied health professionals dedicated to bariatric discipline in most parts of the world leading to suboptimal management.
This 8-week certification course aims to build physicians/surgeons/dieticians/psychologists for providing integrated care of obesity and sensitised to bariatric surgery to bridge this gap. The course will have lectures by experts in their field, with stress on practical knowledge. It is endorsed by IFSO.
Physicians, Surgeons, and Allied Health Professionals working or aspiring to work in the field of obesity/in a bariatric unit will benefit from this course. The certification by OSSI, endorsed by IFSO will give them the edge in their profession.
Allied Health professionals include:
There will be 23 lectures over 8 weeks. Those applying for CICO must attend all lectures to understand the subject better.
There will be exciting group activities for the assessment every week. Two detailed case capsules to learn the treatment algorithms from specialists. One session on research paper reading ethics to keep the CICO community up to date with the newer findings.
After completing all modules by week 8, the candidates will take up the online examination on 02.03.24 for CICO Certification.
The didactic online lectures. The lecture will be 20 minutes, covering the entire details about the topic, and 10 minutes for interaction with the faculty. The candidate must document that they participated in all the lectures. An automated online sign-off sheet will be used for this.
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The didactic lectures are given online through recorded lectures. The lecture will be of 30 - 40 minute duration covering the entire details pertaining to the topic. The candidate must document that they participated in all the lectures. Automated online Sign-Off Sheet will be used for this. The following topics will be covered during the online lectures during fellowship:
|1||Obesity- The Magnitude of The Problem- Need Of CICO?||Sarfaraz Baig|
|2||Obesity- Pathophysiology - Do We Understand It Well?||Bisher Mustafa|
|3||Obesity Associated Diseases- Concept Of Metabolic Syndrome||Nasreen Al Faris|
|4||Mental Health And Eating Disorders Associated With Obesity.||Prasanta Roy|
|5||Clinical Evaluation And Lab Tests Of Patients With Obesity||Sarfaraz Baig|
|6||Dietary Treatment Of Obesity - Fad Vs Evidence-Based Diets||Lillian Cragg Dino|
|7||Physical Training In The Treatment Of Obesity||Janet R Wojcik|
|8||Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Eating Disorders||Gautam Saha|
|9||Anti Obesity Medicines- What, Where, When?||Subhankar chowdhury|
|10||Adolescent Obesity||Subrata Dey|
|11||Surgical Treatment Of Obesity - Bariatric Surgery And Indications||Randeep Wadhawan|
|12||Preoperative Nutritional Care of Patients Undergoing Surgery||Ritika Samadder|
|13||Bariatric Surgery- Types And Their Implications||Praveen Raj|
|14||Postoperative Nutrition Care Of Patients Undergoing Surgery||Richa Jaiswal|
|15||Follow Up And Supplementation In Patients After Bariatric Surgery||Lillian Craggs-Dino|
|16||Anemia After Bariatric Surgery||Mary O’Kane|
|17||Bone Health After Bariatric Surgery||Carlyne Remedios|
|18||Neurological Complications After Bariatric Surgery||Madhu Goel|
|19||DM And Bariatric Surgery||Alex Miras|
|20||GERD And Bariatric Surgery||Sandeep Aggarwal|
|21||CLD And Bariatric Surgery||Chetan Parmar|
|22||OSA And Bariatric Surgery||Dipankar Dutta|
|23||OA And Bariatric Surgery||TBA|
|24||Reproductive Health And Bariatric Surgery||Abdelrahman Nimeri|
|25||Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgery- Management.||Sarfaraz Baig|
|26||A Holistic Model For Managing Obesity||Muffazal Lakdawala|
|27||Peri-operative care are of the morbidly obese|
|28||Documentation and Publication of clinical data|
|29||Life after surgery - Role of diet and physical activity on quality|
|30||Commercially available products to support bariatric patients|
The candidate will be answering 10 random questions after each lecture and clearing the question session is mandatory for him / her to get attendance for the given lecture. The questions will typically be from the lecture and 50% correct answers will be considered as completion of the lecture. Kindly note that the lecture marks are counted for the final assessment. The candidate should have covered the entire lecture series on time to be eligible to appear for the examination.
Weekly webinars on various topics including case capsules of common issues and special considerations will be covered. Minimum of 7 webinar will be conducted on Saturdays 5 pm to 6 pm. Webinars will be accessed through the OSSI learning management system (LMS) and attendance is mandatory for all candidates. 100% attendance for the webinars are mandatory. Any absenteeism should be prior informed and the missing candidate will have the recorded webinar to complete to be eligible for the final certificate examination.
|Week 1||Common Issues
Aparna Govil Bhasker
|Week 2||Group Activity||Delegates Desk|
|Week 3||Common Issues
Pancreatic Enzyme Deficiency
|Week 4||Group Activity||Delegates Desk|
|Week 5||Special Concerns
Inadequate Weight Loss
|Week 6||Group Activity||Delegates Desk|
|Week 7||Special Concerns
|Week 8||ONLINE MCQ||Automated|
followed by online Viva examination.. The candidate will be assessed on their clinical knowledge and problem solving skills.
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