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Optimizing Treatment and Management of Obesity

Improve the quality of patient management and treatment in the field of obesity by combining online learning with a counselling tool.

Clinicians completing this program are encouraged to manage obesity as they would any other chronic disease state such as: diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory conditions. Each step helps to improve your confidence and skills to identify, assess and manage obesity in your practice.

  1. Enhance knowledge on the topic of obesity management

  2. Apply counselling strategies and increase your confidence in patient communication and disease assessment

  3. Use the educational counselling tool with patients to overcome barriers when discussing obesity and weight management

Enrol now to take part in the OPTiMO program. If you are registered with mdBriefCase you MUST ENROL SEPARATELY to participate in this program.

Track Your Progress

You must complete each step before proceeding to the next. Complete the baseline survey to get started!

Step 1

How are you currently managing your patients with obesity? Please take a few minutes to identify learning gaps and opportunities.

Complete the survey to unlock the next step

Step 2

This 2 hour accredited learning program will review key aspects of obesity management. It will focus on the commonly-stated barriers to addressing obesity in primary care and provides strategies that clinicians can use to better manage their patients with obesity.

Complete the accreditation requirements to unlock the next step!

Step 3

Watch a brief video demonstrating how to use the counselling tool.

Watch the video to unlock the next step.

Step 4

Engage in communication techniques, employ assessment approaches and identify treatment options as outlined in the online learning program.

Complete 10 patient assessments to unlock the next step.

Step 5

This activity has been approved by The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners QI&CPD.

Total Points: 6.00 Point(s) (Category 2)

A link to your certificate will appear after completing the online learning and the counselling tool.

Step 6

Don't forget to fill out the post-program survey. This step will be unlocked upon your completion of 10 patient assessments.

Results will be used to measure the global impact of improved obesity management.

Endorsed by:

Optimizing Treatment and Management of Obesity Educational Counselling Tool

Please remember to access the online learning program (eCME) before completing your first assessment.

Using this tool supports meaningful conversations with your patients about obesity.

Use this tool during your patient visits to:

  1. Guide the conversation

  2. Develop consistency across patient visits

  3. Guide follow up on an agreed upon obesity management plans

Please also remember to follow up with your patients.


After you’ve completed 10 patient assessments, the post-program survey will unlock. Results from this survey will be used to measure global impact on obesity management.