Rida Abeer, MS, RD, a Clinical Dietitian from the United Arab Emirates has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized fellowship training and education program in bariatric science she was recently credentialed as a Board Certified. Bariatric Counselor (CBC).
Currently Rida serves as a clinical dietitian at a tertiary care, private hospital in the UAE, where she counsels patients pre and post bariatric surgery. As a researcher she has investigated the “Neurobiological and Behavioral Correlates of Food Intake,” at the Imperial College of London, UK.
After obtaining her BSc. in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, from the United Arab Emirates, Rida went on to pursue her MSc in Clinical Nutrition from the UK.
She has also recently received the Bariatric Care Specialist accreditation by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC).
Recognition of the obesity pandemic and the need for specialized training in Bariatric Science led to her fellowship with AABC. Because of her commitment to bariatric care and public health AABC awarded her an academic scholarship. Her professional accomplishments and clinical experience will help fulfill the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment and prevention of obesity and related disorders.