medical students in saudi arabia
medical students in saudi arabia

Nutrition management for patients with obesity and metabolic syndrome

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210 SREstimated Price

SCHSSaudi Commission for Health Specialties

22 continuing medical education hours


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Event content


The scientific committee observed there is a lack of knowledge among care providers about nutrition management for the patient suffering from obesity and metabolic disorders as follows:

  • Shortage of knowledge about the basics of clinical nutrition
  • Mixation about the relationship between diet and diseases in the different body systems.
  • Poor awareness of establishing diet and nutritional supplement programs
  • Deficit knowledge about the causes of the allergy from a nutritional aspect.
  • Weakness in patient education about nutrition in the clinic. 


  • Explain the basics and types of nutritional supplements.
  • Identify the basics concepts of nutritional management
  • Clarify the nutritional system for different diseases and food resources for each one
  • Recognize the proper nutritional system for the most common disease and how to apply it.
  • Illustrate the diet system and nutritional supplements for the different categories (pregnant, obesity...etc )
  • Identify the types of food allergies, their causes, and how to build a proper diet program for each one.
  • Illustrate the common metabolic disorders and diseases from a nutritional aspect and the proper approach for each one.
  • Describe how to calculate carbohydrates and built a good program for the specific patient (Kidney disease, DM...etc)
  • Explain how to provide a consultation and education session with the patient in the clinic.


By the end of this event, the participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the basics of nutrition and metabolic syndrome and disorders
  • Identify how to use proper management approach from nutritional aspect for different disease and disorders
  • Illustrate the proper way to educate the patient in the clinic depending on the disease or disorders

Target Audience

  • Resident/Fellow
  • Physician
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Nutrition
  • Science/Assistant
  • Physiotherapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Education
  • Public and Community Health
  • Optometry
  • Podiatry
  • Medical Education
  • Healthcare & Hospitals
  • Student/Intern
  • Social Service
  • Psychology
  • Audiology


  • Samiah Atallah Kokandi


    General Nutritionist

  • Dr. Ammar Tonkal


    General Practitioners

  • Heba Abdulkarim Sanousi


    General Dietitian, Registered