Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment 2023-Virtual (July 21,22)

Note: If you are a Clinician-in-Training and are interested in discount pricing for this course, please email us at info@obesitymedicine.org.

CME/CE Expiration Date: August 22, 2023* *The expiration date listed above is the last day credit can be claimed for this course.

Description:

Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment - Virtual is a 1.5-day interactive virtual course offering introductory education about the evidence-based approaches for evaluating, diagnosing, and treating obesity in a clinical setting. The content is appropriate for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinicians-in-training, and other healthcare providers who treat patients with the disease of obesity. On the first day, attend virtual lectures to learn about the basic concepts that define obesity as a disease, the pathophysiology of obesity, and how to evaluate patients for obesity and related diseases using ethical, non-stigmatizing communication. Then review strategies for treating obesity using four treatment pillars: nutrition, physical activity, behavior, and pharmacotherapy. On the second day, work in virtual breakout groups on patient cases to develop comprehensive treatment plans using interventions in all four treatment pillars. Gain tools to begin developing effective treatment plans for patients affected by obesity in your practice.

The Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment - Virtual course is intended to help clinicians build their foundational knowledge to determine whether they want to pursue more advanced education in obesity medicine. For those who do not want to pursue further education, this course will provide them with the tools to confidently refer their patients with obesity to a specially trained medical professional.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to Fundamentals
  • Understanding the Chronic Disease of Obesity
  • Physical Activity Basics
  • Nutrition Therapy
  • Behavioral Modification
  • Elements of Pharmacotherapy
  • Surgical Options
  • Case Presentations

Accreditation:

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

The OMA designates each live activity for a maximum of 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 9.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

The AAFP has reviewed Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment Virtual Course, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from February 17, 2023 through November 18, 2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is approved for 9.50 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 2.50 hour(s) of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners®. Activity ID# 22025360. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.