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CME/CE Expiration Date: 09/01/2019*
*The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

 

Description: The Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment course is designed to introduce the concept of obesity medicine and the fundamentals to practicing health care providers. This course is ideally the first step in developing enough knowledge and awareness so that learners either begin to treat their patients affected by obesity (while pursuing additional education in this field) or can refer their patients to those who do specialize in obesity medicine. 

 

Presentations include:

  • The Chronic Disease of Obesity
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Activity
  • Behavior
  • Medication

 

Supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk, Inc.

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Presentation Information
Presentation Date:
August 21, 2017
Expiration Date:
August 30, 2019 12:00 AM
Presentation Objectives
  • Understand the fundamentals of various diet options that may be used in treatment
  • Understand why obesity is considered a disease
  • Approach patients comfortably about their weight
  • Understand the fundamentals of physical activity that may be used in treatment
  • Perform basic screening on patients affected by obesity in a primary care setting
  • Explain the concept of obesity medicine as a medical specialty and why this is important
  • Know the impact of and need for behavior modification and the options that may be used in treatment
  • Understand why it may be necessary to incorporate pharmacotherapy as part of an overall individualized treatment plan
  • Determine if patients should be referred to obesity medicine specialists
The Chronic Disease of Obesity
CME/CE Expiration Date: 09/01/2019*
*The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

 

Description: The Chronic Disease of Obesity explains the concept of adiposopathy/sick fat and how it leads to other medical complications and being able to have a fundamental understanding of the most common diseases (type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, metabolic syndrome, PCOS, etc.). 

Speaker Information
Nicholas Pennings  [ view bio ]
Assessment and Evaluation
CME/CE Expiration Date: 09/01/2019*
*The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

 

Description: Assessment and Evaluation supplies providers with the confidence in discussing obesity and related conditions with their patients and how to perform basic screening on patients affected with obesity.

 

Speaker Information
Eric Westman  [ view bio ]
Nutrition
CME/CE Expiration Date: 09/01/2019*
*The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

 

Description: The nutrition section reviews various diet options that may be used in treatment such as protein sparing modified fast/very low calorie diets, calorie restricted/balanced deficit, carbohydrate restricted/high fat, and fat restricted/high carbohydrate. 

 

Speaker Information
Ethan Lazarus  [ view bio ]
Physical Activity
CME/CE Expiration Date: 09/01/2019*
*The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

 

Description: After this presentation, one will be able to recognize the benefits of physical activity, identify the physical activity guidelines, and describe components of an exercise prescription. 

 

Speaker Information
Deborah Bade Horn  [ view bio ]
Behavior
CME/CE Expiration Date: 09/01/2019*
*The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

 

Description: Understand the impact of the patient's environment on treatment and what options are available through this presentation on behavior modification. 

 

Speaker Information
Amy Articolo  [ view bio ]
Medication
CME/CE Expiration Date: 09/01/2019*
*The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

 

Description: This presentation provides an understanding of why it may be necessary to incorporate pharmacotherapy as part of an overall individualized treatment plan and explains the currently available weight management medications and their basic mechanisms. 

 

Speaker Information
Angela Fitch  [ view bio ]
Additional Resource
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Obesity Medicine Association
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 4.50
Participation Credit(s): 4.50
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