Obesity Medicine 2021 Virtual - Spring Obesity Summit (Recorded 22 CME/CE)

CME/CE Expiration Date: 4/25/2024* 

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

Description: 

The theme for the 2021 Spring Obesity Summit is Treat Obesity First. Obesity is associated with hundreds of other chronic diseases, so why not address it at the root? Treating obesity first will help you better manage obesity-related conditions; it will also reduce the risk of your patients developing further complications and improve their overall health and quality of life.

At the Spring Obesity Summit, gain practical strategies you can use to address obesity at the root in a primary care, specialty, or obesity medicine practice. Learn how to apply evidence-based guidelines to the treatment of obesity – including selecting appropriate anti-obesity medications, managing patients in post-bariatric surgery, and treating your patients’ obesity-related conditions, including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and cardiovascular disease. 

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 22 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Multidisciplinary Care Under One Roof: The best treatment for obesity today and tomorrow

    Includes Credits

    Matt Hutter, MD, MBA, MPH, FACS

    CME/CE Expiration Date: 4/25/2024* *The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

    Description: 

    In this session, Dr. Matt Hutter, the President of the ASMBS, will discuss the benefits of having a multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of patients with obesity.  The current state of metabolic and bariatric surgery will be discussed.  However, most who could benefit from surgery don’t consider it. By having caregivers under one roof who can offer all the effective interventions – including behavioral, pharmacological, and surgical treatments – patients can best learn what treatment will be most effective for them.  

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

  • The Case Against Sugar

    Includes Credits

    Gary Taubes

    CME/CE Expiration Date: 4/25/2024* *The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

    Description: 

    Obesity, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome are all associated with an increased risk of chronic diseases, including, most notably, heart disease, hypertension, fatty liver disease, stroke, cancer and dementia. Historically, these diseases were known as Western diseases because they were common in populations that ate western diets, particularly white flour and sugar, and were mostly absent in populations that ate traditional diets. Health organizations today suggest that these Western diseases, including cancer, are caused by energy-dense, high-fat foods and sedentary lifestyles. The alternative hypothesis is that the causative agents of these diseases are refined carbohydrates and sugars, in particular (sucrose and high fructose corn syrup). Understanding the history of the science of western diseases is critical to understanding the hypothesis and whether it should be taken seriously.

    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.

  • Curing Obesity in Two Words: Be Inefficient!

    Includes Credits

    Harold Bays, MD, FOMA, FTOS, FACC, FACE, FASPC, FNLA

    CME/CE Expiration Date: 4/25/2024* *The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

    Description: 

    Why do so many highly motivated and intelligent individuals find such difficulty achieving a healthy body weight? Dr. Harold Bays, Chief Science Officer at the Obesity Medicine Association, will describe the latest science supporting how, conceptually, obesity can be managed by implementing the two-world principle of “Be Inefficient!” An understanding of this two-word summary of obesity management requires the ability to integrate complex biological principles, into clinical practicalities. “Be Inefficient” can also be an effective guidance to patients, helping to explain why achieving a healthy body weight can be so challenging, and what can be done to meet the challenge.

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

  • Pharmacotherapy of Complex Obesity: A Case Based Approach

    Includes Credits

    Silvana Pannain, MD

    CME/CE Expiration Date: 4/25/2024* 

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

    Description: 

    More than one-third of adults in the United States suffer from the chronic disease of obesity. While lifestyle modification is the cornerstone of any weight loss treatment, weight loss achieved through lifestyle modifications alone is often limited and difficult to maintain. Therefore, pharmacotherapy, when used appropriately in combination with lifestyle modification plays an important role in the treatment of obesity and improves both short-term and long-term outcomes. 

    The session will offer a case-based, practical guide to current strategies in obesity management across various conditions such as drug induced weight gain, prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome, depression, binge eating, other psychiatric conditions, cardiovascular disease, suboptimal post bariatric surgery weight loss or post bariatric surgery weight regain, and monogenic obesity. Finally, the session will discuss the treatment of the patient with overweight/obesity who also has prediabetes or diabetes and recommend appropriate diabetes medications to prescribe that consider a weight centric approach.

    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.

  • The Art and Science of Deprescribing

    Includes Credits

    Jeff Stanley, MD, Dipl. ABOM

    CME/CE Expiration Date: 4/25/2024* *The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

    Description: 

    No matter what dietary or surgical intervention is used to treat patients with obesity, knowing how to deprescribe, especially for patients with type 2 diabetes, is critical. This session will address the practical and critical skill of deprescribing medications as patients with diabetes and other metabolic disease lose weight.  

    Successful obesity medicine providers will understand that their treatment will alter the medication needs of their patients. Therefore, obesity medicine clinicians are medically, ethically, and legally required to have the necessary skills to keep patients safe. Medication deprescription is an anticipated outcome with weight loss, but there is a lack of guidelines on how to safely proceed with medication changes. This session will provide obesity providers with guidance on proper medication deprescribing

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

  • Slashing the Fat Out in NAFLD

    Includes Credits

    Humberto Gonzalez, MD

    CME/CE Expiration Date: 4/25/2024* *The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

    Description: 

    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a prevalent medical problem worldwide and frequently coexists with obesity and its associated conditions. This session will review the difference between non-alcoholic fatty liver and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, as well as the differential diagnosis of fatty liver. Guidance on the clinical assessment of NAFLD, utilizing laboratory values, imaging studies and other preclinical tests will be reviewed, as well as the role of liver biopsy. A review of the therapeutic armamentarium with focus on the liver specific effects. Additionally, this session will review the role and effect of lifestyle and pharmacological treatment as well as more invasive interventions such as bariatric surgery and other procedures.

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

  • Early Intervention in Weight Management: Treating Pre-Obesity

    Includes Credits

    Michelle Look, MD, FAAFP, Dipl. ABOM

    CME/CE Expiration Date: 4/25/2024* *The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

    Description: 

    Treatment of people with unhealthy weight has typically focused on those with obesity or in those with BMI ≥ 27 with existing comorbidities; however, evidence indicates that the negative effects of excess weight on morbidity and mortality begin at lower BMI categories. Properly identifying at-risk patients who have pre-obesity and initiating treatment earlier may interrupt the progression towards further weight gain, obesity, and prevent or delay comorbidities. This engaging and interactive session will underscore the risks associated with pre-obesity, highlight best practices for screening and taking a weight history, and review practical treatment strategies to halt progression of the disease.  

    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.

  • Understanding Food Security & Obesity Paradox: A Case Study

    Includes Credits

    Shivajirao Patil, MD, MPH, BC-ADM, FAAFP, Dipl. ABOM & Kay Craven, MPH, RDN, LDN, CDE

    CME/CE Expiration Date: 4/25/2024* *The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

    Description: 

    Food insecurity is more common than most people believe, and it is not confined to the poorest of the poor. This session will review the paradoxical relationship between food insecurity and obesity. Using an interactive case, this session will provide practical strategies on how to screen and assess for food insecurity, and how to manage food insecurity along with related chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and cardiovascular diseases.

    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.

  • CME Breakfast Panel

    Includes Credits

    CME Breakfast Panel

    CME/CE Expiration Date: 4/25/2024* *The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

    Description: 


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

  • A Real World Approach to Treating Obesity in Primary Care

    Includes Credits

    Sandra Christensen, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, FOMA

    CME/CE Expiration Date: 4/25/2024* *The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

    Description: 

    Primary care clinicians encounter patients with obesity on a daily basis. Given the complexity of obesity, and the complications that need to be managed, many are unsure about where to begin. Using real-world case studies this presentation will provide a practical, step-by-step approach for the evaluation and management of patients with obesity in a variety of primary care settings. Strategies for developing treatment plans will be step-wise, individualized, and patient-centered based on time, setting, clinician skill level, as well as clinic resources. Participants will be able to identify appropriate patients, assess readiness, initiate a conversation, and implement a treatment plan. Time-efficient evaluation tools will be provided and the components of comprehensive treatment will be incorporated into the cases.

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