The Obesity Medicine Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Obesity Medicine Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- Recognize obesity as a disease state with diverse etiologies.
- Understand the physiology, pathophysiology, and epidemiology of obesity.
- Recognize the determinants of obesity including lifestyle, behavior, environment, culture, genetics, epigenetics, fetal environment, and obesity secondary to other medical conditions.
- Perform a comprehensive assessment to evaluate and diagnose obesity and associated health conditions.
- Apply general concepts of nutrition and physical activity.
- Identify treatment intervention options and strategies for patients with obesity including behavioral change, diet, physical activity, pharmacotherapy, surgery, and emerging and investigational therapies.
- Evaluate and treat pediatric patients with obesity.
- Maintain competency in providing pre?, peri?, and post?surgical care of bariatric surgery patients.
- Address patient care issues in the treatment of obesity, including weight bias, communication, and office environment.
- Recognize the societal costs of obesity and the cost-effectiveness of treatment options.
- Review practice management issues relevant to obesity treatment, including office policies and procedures, interdisciplinary team management, and coding and reimbursement.