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CERTIFICATION in INTEGRATED CARE for OBESITY (CICO)

AN ONLINE CERTIFICATION COURSE CERTIFIED BY OBESITY SURGERY SOCIETY OF INDIA (OSSI) AND ENDORSED BY INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR THE SURGERY OF OBESITY (IFSO).

Obesity is the commonest disease in the world and there is an increasing recognition of the importance of holistic management. Each year, millions of patients seek treatment. There is a need for healthcare providers who can impart evidence based multidisciplinary treatment.

Bariatric surgery has become the treatment of choice for morbid obesity. Each year, thousands of patients undergo the surgery and need preoperative screening, postoperative immediate and long-term care, 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, dietitians, 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 7-week certification course aims to build physicians/ surgeons/ dietitians / psychologists for providing integrated care of obesity and sensitized 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 International Federation for Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) and Obesity Surgeons Society of India (OSSI).

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

There will be 4 CICO certifications-

  • CICO (Medicine)
  • CICO (Nutrition)
  • CICO (Psychology)
  • CICO (Surgery)

There will be 28 lectures over 7 weeks. There will be 4 lectures every weekend on Saturdays and Sundays over 90 minutes per day.

Those applying for CICO in Medicine and Surgery will need to attend all lectures.

Candidates for CICO in Nutrition and CICO in Psychology will need to attend their relevant lectures. However, they are encouraged to attend all lectures to get maximum benefit from the course and get extra credit.

WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THE COURSE?

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.

MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY:

  1. MBBS or equivalent – CICO (Medicine)
  2. B.Sc. in Nutrition or equivalent – CICO ( Nutrition)
  3. B.A. in Psychology or equivalent – CICO (Psychology)
  4. MS (Surgery) or equivalent – CICO (Bariatric Surgery)

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • Pathophysiology of obesity.
  • Obesity associated related diseases / metabolic syndrome.
  • Knowledge on evidence-based weight loss diets/ physical activity in weight loss programs.
  • Indications of bariatric surgery- guidelines.
  • Preoperative evaluation of patients undergoing bariatric surgery/ weight loss management.
  • Nutritional management of patients undergoing bariatric surgery Follow-up the patients undergoing bariatric surgery.
  • Psychological evaluation and management of patients with obesity Awareness of nutritional and metabolic complications after bariatric surgery.
  • Learning the effects of bariatric surgery on diabetes, GERD, chronic liver disease, sleep apnea, arthritis, organ dysfunction, infertility.

COURSE EXAM

Candidates will take an online viva exam at the end of the course. Those who pass the exams will be awarded CICO certified by OSSI & endorsed by IFSO in the following OSSICON.

COURSE PERIOD: 07/01/2023 to 26/02/2023

COURSE FEE: Rs 5000 INR (Indian delegates), 100 USD (foreign delegates).

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Candidates will need to make online bank transfer before taking the course.

PAYMENT DETAILS -

IFSC: SBIN0060399

Swift Code: SBININBB651

Account no. – 11153671291

Type of account – Current

Branch – Ahmedabad, C G Road

To check your eligibility, click on the given link, https://forms.gle/3xJPJAVFqbE1w8Pr9 or scan the given QR Code.

  • obesity-surgery-society-of-indiaCOURSE DIRECTOR
    Dr. Sarfaraz Jalil Baig
    Director, Digestive Surgery Clinic
    Kolkata, India
  • obesity-surgery-society-of-indiaCOURSE DIRECTOR
    Dt. Richa Jaiswal
    Registered Dietitian, AIIMS
    New Delhi, India

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CICO –An Initiative of OSSI &IFSO
Scientific program

Date TOPIC SPEAKER
Date07.01.2023 TOPICInauguration
Obesity- The Magnitude of The Problem- Need Of CICO?
SPEAKEROSSI President
OR
Course Director
Date07.01.2023 TOPICObesity- Pathophysiology - Do We Understand It Well? SPEAKERTBA
Date07.01.2023 TOPICObesity Associated Diseases- Concept Of Metabolic Syndrome SPEAKERTBA
Date08.01.2023 TOPICMental Health And Eating Disorders Associated With Obesity. SPEAKERTBA
Date08.01.2023 TOPICClinical Evaluation And Lab Tests Of Patients With Obesity SPEAKERSarfaraz Baig
Date14.01.2023 TOPICDietary Treatment Of Obesity - Fad Vs Evidence-Based Diets SPEAKERLillian Cragg Dino
Date14.01.2023 TOPICPhysical Training In The Treatment Of Obesity SPEAKERJanet R Wojcik
Date15.01.2023 TOPICCognitive Behavioural Therapy For Eating Disorders SPEAKERTBA
Date15.01.2023 TOPICAnti Obesity Medicines- What, Where, When? SPEAKERDr Subhankar chowdhury
Date21.01.2023 TOPICAdolescent Obesity SPEAKERTBA
Date21.01.2023 TOPICSurgical Treatment Of Obesity- What Is Bariatric Surgery And Indications SPEAKERRandeep Wadhawan
Date22.01.2023 TOPICPreoperative Nutritional Management of Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery SPEAKERRicha Jaiswal
Date22.01.2023 TOPICGroup Activity
Date28.01.2023 TOPICBariatric Surgery- Types And Their Implications SPEAKERPraveen Raj
Date28.01.2023 TOPICPostoperative Nutritional Care Of Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery SPEAKERRitika Samadder
Date29.01.2023 TOPICFollow Up And Supplementation In Patients After Bariatric Surgery SPEAKERLillian Craggs-Dino
Date29.01.2023 TOPICAnemia After Bariatric Surgery SPEAKERMary O’Kane
Date04.02.2023 TOPICBone Health After Bariatric Surgery SPEAKERCarlyne Remedios
Date04.02.2023 TOPICNeurological Complications After Bariatric Surgery SPEAKERMadhu Goel
Date05.02.2023 TOPICDM And Bariatric Surgery SPEAKERAlex Miras
Date05.02.2023 TOPICGERD And Bariatric Surgery SPEAKERSandeep Aggarwal
Date11.02.2023 TOPICCLD And Bariatric Surgery SPEAKERDr Chetan Parmar
Date11.02.2023 TOPICOSA And Bariatric Surgery SPEAKERTBA
Date12.02.2023 TOPICOA And Bariatric Surgery SPEAKERTBA
Date12.02.2023 TOPICReproductive Health And Bariatric Surgery SPEAKERAbdelrahman Nimeri
Date18.02.2023 TOPICWeight Regain After Bariatric Surgery- Management. SPEAKERSarfaraz Baig
Date18.02.2023 TOPICA Holistic Model For Managing Obesity SPEAKERTBA
Date19.02.2023 TOPICCase Capsules- Common Issues-Alopecia, PEM ,Bone Health, Iron Deficiency,
Sarcopenia, SIBO, Steatorrhea, Pancreatic Enzyme Deficiency
SPEAKERModerators Sarfaraz and Richa.
Panelists -TBA
Date25.02.2023 TOPICCase Capsules- Dumping, Diabetes Meds, CPAP Adjustments, Pregnancy,
Psoriasis, CKD, Weight Regain
SPEAKERModerators Sarfaraz and Richa.
Panelists – TBA
Date26.2.2023 TOPICONLINE EXAM SPEAKERINCHARGE -COURSE DIRECTORS
(Sarfaraz Baig and Richa Jaiswal)

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