CME/CE Expiration Date: 07/15/2019*
*The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for the specific presentations listed below.
The "How-tos" of Pharmacotherapy: Dr. W. Allen Rader will discuss the fundamentals of currently available anti-obesity medications.
Using Generic Drugs in Treatment of Obesity: Dr. Frank Greenway will show how pharmacologic interventions for obesity treatment can be accomplished inexpensively. This presentation will discuss generic drug options, including drug combinations that have weight-loss properties. In addition, options for pharmacologic interventions in pediatric obesity will be discussed.
Pharmacotherapy (Fall 2014): Dr. Ayaz Virji will discuss mechanisms of actions, indications, contra-indications, and side effects of currently approved anti-obesity agents. A variety of drug combinations that may be used for obesity treatment will also be reviewed.
Mechanisms and Effectiveness of Obesity Medications: Dr. Daniel Bessesen will review the current guidelines for treatment of obesity, as well as describe the mechanisms of action, effectiveness, and side effects of currently available FDA approved anti-obesity medications. He will also review the factors to consider when tailoring weight-loss pharmacotherapy to the unique needs of each patient.
Exercise with and without Metformin: Exercise is a potent stimulator of glucose uptake, independent of insulin, and it also improves insulin resistance in people with diabetes. Metformin is also used to treat insulin resistance. In this lecture, Dr. Barry Braun will provide information on the independent and combined effects of exercise and metformin on insulin resistance, blood glucose control, and risk for type 2 diabetes.
The Long-term Use of Anorectic Medications: Dr. Timothy Garvey will discuss the role of anorectic medications in long-term treatment, existing evidence for their long-term safety, long-term disease improvement or remission, and prevention of disease relapse.
Using Pharmacotherapy as a Treatment after Weight-loss Surgery: Dr. Thomas Clark will discuss the benefits of prescribing a weight-management medication to a patient who has undergone a surgical weight-loss procedure. He will explain how medication can help post-operative patients maintain their weight loss.
How Anti-obesity Medications Help with Weight-loss Maintenance: Dr. Louis Aronne will explore and review the complex physiology of maintenance in weight loss, the role of medication in weight management, as well as the approved anti-obesity medications, including review mechanism(s) of action and the current evidence.
New Anorectic Drugs in the Pipeline: Dr. Frank Greenway will familiarize learners with the current anorectic medications in late-stage obesity trials. Learn about the drugs and drug combinations currently in obesity research trials and become aware of future medications and therapeutic targets for obesity drugs.
Optimizing Obesity Treatment Using Drug Combinations: Dr. Louis Aronne will discuss combination drugs for the treatment of obesity that are currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as those currently undergoing clinical investigation. Learn how to optimize obesity treatment by combining drugs currently available.
Pharmacotherapy Panel Discussion (Spring 2015): Drs. Louis Aronne and Frank Greenway will deliberate about the use of pharmacotherapy as a method for obesity treatment and address questions learners may have.
Practical Medication Management for Obesity Treatment: Dr. Ethan Lazarus will discuss using FDA-approved anti-obesity medications as part of a patient's overall treatment for overweight/obesity.
Obesity Medications: What Are the Current Options?: Dr. W. Scott Butsch will present a comprehensive review of the currently available anti-obesity medications that may be used as part of a patient's individualized treatment plan.
Pharmacotherapy Panel Discussion (Spring 2016): Drs. W. Scott Butsch and Ethan Lazarus will come together to address attendee questions on using anti-obesity medications.
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The Obesity Medicine Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The OMA designates this enduring material internet activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
July 01, 2016
June 01, 2019 12:00 AM
Discuss common medications used in the treatment of obesity.
Discuss generic drug options that have weight-loss properties.
Describe mechanisms of action, indications, contraindications, and dosing for such medications.
Discuss medication-associated weight gain.
Review the current guidelines for treatment of obesity and describe an approach to selecting patients for treatment with weight-loss medications.
Provide clinical scenarios where weight negative medications may be appropriately used in clinical practice.
Describe the mechanisms of action, the effectiveness, and side effects of currently available FDA approved anti-obesity medications.
How-to manage sympathomimetic therapy.
Prescribe anti-obesity medications for long-term treatment of obesity, understanding fully the evidence for efficacy, safety, and risks.
Obtain awareness of the anorectic drugs (and combination options) in current obesity research and clinical trials.
Understand that combination therapies may target limited groups of patients effectively.
Learn to identify medications that are iatrogenic for weight gain and select better alternatives.
Use pharmacotherapy as part of post-bariatric surgery treatment.
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