Beyond Basics: Clinical Obesity Treatment Strategies

Are you looking to take the next steps in your treatment of obesity with your patients? This package includes popular content that address advanced clinical approaches of obesity treatment. 

  • Complex Cases in Obesity Treatment: Treating Obesity Across the Lifespan

    Includes Credits

    Diana Pallin, MD; Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM; Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FTOS, Dipl. ABOM

    CME/CE Expiration Date: 10/04/2022* 

    *The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation..

    Description: 

    Hear from three obesity experts discuss how they approach sample complex cases in obesity treatment.

    Accreditation:       

    The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

    The Obesity Medicine Association designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


  • The ABCs of Psychological Treatment of Obesity

    Includes Credits

    Nicole Garber, MD, FAPA, Dipl. ABOM

    CME/CE Expiration Date: 10/04/2023* 

    *The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

    Description: 

    This presentation will discuss therapeutic approaches to treating patients with obesity and concomitant eating disorders, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and acceptance commitment therapy (ACT). Patients with obesity and an eating disorder have worse outcomes with both medical weight loss interventions and bariatric surgery. Behavior interventions will lead to better outcomes for these patients. This presentation will also explore recent research showing that CBT, DBT, and ACT may be helpful for the treatment of obesity in patients without a co-occurring eating disorder. 

    Accreditation:       

    The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

    The Obesity Medicine Association designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Managing Overeating: The Key Intersection between Psychology and Neuroscience

    Includes Credits

    David A. Macklin, MD, CCFP, and Sandy Van, MD, CCFP, Dipl. ABOM

    CME/CE Expiration Date: 10/04/2022* 

    *The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

    Description: 

    Explore the neurobiological framework of obesity and overeating, and the evidence-based psychological strategies to manage appetite dysregulation. Growing literature suggests that mindfulness-based strategies for eating behavior are effective and superior to traditional models of behavioral weight management for both weight loss and other related parameters. Learn strategies to incorporate these skills into patient encounters, and learn about available resources for patients outside of the clinical setting.

    Accreditation:       

    The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

    The Obesity Medicine Association designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Screening and Understanding Rare Genetic Variants Impacting Early-Onset, Severe Obesity

    Includes Credits

    Wendy Chung, MD, PhD

    This presentation is sponsored by Rhythm Pharmaceuticals.

    CME/CE Expiration Date: 10/04/2022* 

    *The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

    Description: 

    Rare genetic disorders of obesity are ultra-rare diseases that result from genetic variants of the melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) pathway, which is a component of the central melanocortin pathway. Variants in genes comprising this pathway result in impaired MC4R pathway signaling and may lead to insatiable hunger hyperphagia, decreased energy expenditure, and increased body weight. Understanding the phenotypes as well as the underlying causes (e.g. genetic) of the different types of dysfunctional eating may help with clinical decision making. This program will focus on identifying individuals with genetic causes of obesity (such as rare genetic disorders of obesity) through genetic testing.

    The presentation will provide a deeper understanding of when to initiative genetic testing in individuals with severe obesity and how to interpret/understand results from genetic screening tests. Because clinicians who see individuals with obesity may not be familiar with interpreting results from genetic tests, Dr. Chung will also be discussing how to navigate around the field of genetics and review rare genetic variants that can influence clinical characteristics of obesity.

    Accreditation:       

    The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

    The Obesity Medicine Association designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Using Meal Replacements in Obesity Treatment: Grade School to Grandparents

    Includes Credits

    Angela Fitch, MD, FACP, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM

    CME/CE Expiration Date: 10/04/2022* 

    *The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation..

    Description: 

    Learn how to use meal replacements in weight management and chronic disease treatment across the lifespan, from pediatrics to geriatrics, from obesity medicine specialty practice to primary care.

    Accreditation:       

    The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

    The Obesity Medicine Association designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


  • Off-Label Use of Medications for Obesity Treatment

    Includes Credits

    Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FAHA, FTOS

    CME/CE Expiration Date: 11/11/2023* *The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

    Description: Obesity has reached global epidemic levels, severely impacting the lives of both children and adults. Obesity and its complications are among the leading causes of preventable and premature death. Despite the devastating effects of obesity, there are only four FDA approved pharmaceutical agents for long term obesity treatment. Cost, lack of adequate insurance coverage, inconsistent drug response rates, co-existing medical conditions, side effects, drug interactions, and contra-indications limit the usage of the FDA approved drugs. Fortunately, there are non-FDA approved medications, and combinations of medications that have been shown to be effective in many individuals with obesity. This presentation will review pharmacological options that may be a safe and effective for long term obesity treatment.

    Accreditation: 

    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 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.