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Description: This product is designed specifically as a study aid for the ABOM's Certification Examination for Obesity Medicine Physicians. It contains the most recent Review Course for the Board Exam (the content of which is based on the ABOM's published Test Content Outline), as well as supplemental courses related to the four main topic areas on the Test Content Outline (Basic Concepts, Diagnosis and Evaluation, Treatment, and Practice Management).  

 


Accreditation:

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

 

The OMA designates this enduring material internet activity for a maximum of 30.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Presentation Information
Presentation Date:
April 10, 2019
Expiration Date:
March 02, 2020 12:00 AM
Presentation Objectives
  • Pass the Certification Examination for Obesity Medicine Physicians
  • Understand obesity as a disease state
  • Interact more confidently with patients in regards to their individual weight and health issues associated with obesity
  • Understand the treatment of obesity and the genetic, biologic, environmental, social, and behavioral factors that contribute to obesity
  • Employ evidence-based therapeutic interventions including diet, physical activity, behavior change, and pharmacotherapy
  • Prescribe a comprehensive and individualized approach to achieve optimal results for each patient (adult, adolescent, and/or child) affected by obesity
  • Maintain competence in providing pre-, peri-, and post-surgical care of bariatric surgery patients
  • Promote the prevention of obesity, and advocate for those patients who suffer from obesity
Epidemiology and Determinants of Obesity
 

Description: This presentation will discuss the prevalence of obesity in the United States; the genetic, environmental, and cultural factors that contribute to obesity; the financial costs associated with obesity; the pathophysiology of obesity-related disorders; and the psychosocial aspects of obesity.


Objectives:

  • Define obesity
  • Describe the incidence and prevalence of obesity
  • Identify the genetic, environmental, and cultural factors of obesity
  • Recall the financial costs of obesity, the pathophysiology of obesity-related disorders and the psychosocial aspects of obesity
Speaker Information
Lydia Alexander  [ view bio ]
Assessment and Evaluation
 

Description: Review the components of a medical history and physical exam, including relevant laboratory and diagnostic tests, for patients with obesity. A diagnostic reference guide will be provided.


Objectives:

  • Assemble a complete obesity-related history and physical
  • Select appropriate tests: lab, radiology, and other assessments
  • Recognize rare adipose disorders
  • Recall questionnaire and guideline resources
Speaker Information
Eric Westman  [ view bio ]
Surgery
 

 

Description: Review the post-operative anatomy and its impact on nutrition; appropriate laboratory evaluation techniques for post-operative patients; vitamin deficiencies and replacement therapies; post-operative medication adjustments; and immediate and long-term post-operative complications and therapies.

 


Objectives:

  • Define types, risks, and benefits of the different weight-loss surgery (WLS) procedures
  • Describe pre-operative medical assessment and preparation
  • List complications
  • Determine post-op medical management
  • Employ nutritional management
  • Describe adolescent surgery
  • Summarize WLS/pregnancy
Speaker Information
Joshua Long  [ view bio ]
Behavioral and Psychosocial Diagnosis and Treatment
 

 

Description: Learn how to perform a comprehensive behavioral assessment; tailor individual treatment and target problem areas for change; use tools to assess readiness for change and resistance, including the Transtheoretical Model; and employ motivational interviewing techniques. In addtion, become familiar with different types of behavioral therapy and lifestyle approaches; understand the efficacy of meal replacements for weight loss and maintenance; and understand the critical components of maintenance.

 


Objectives:

  • Identify obesity-related neruological principles
  • Define common obesity-related behavioral problems
  • Name eating disorders
  • List body image disorders
  • Name mood, anxiety, personality disorders
  • Define sleep disorders
  • Identify treatments for specific behavioral problems
  • Define psychological therapies
  • Name pharmacologic therapies
Speaker Information
Colleen Fairbanks  [ view bio ]
Pharmacotherapy
 

Description: Learn about the mechanisms of action, indications, contra-indications, and side effects for each of the currently available FDA-approved anti-obesity agents. Review the drug combinations that may be used for obesity treatment.

 


Objectives:?

  • Pharmacotherapy, Pharmacology, and Pharmacokinetics
  • Risks, Benefits, and Adverse Effects
  • Indications/Contraindications
  • Monitoring and Follow-up
  • Prescription Dose and Frequency
  • Drug-Drug, Drug-Nutrient, Drug-Herbal Interactions
  • Off Label Usage/Over-the-counter (OTC)
  • Multi-drug/Combination Therapy
  • Management of Drug-Induced Weight Gain
  • Effect of Comorbid Conditions
  • Alternative, Emerging, and Investigational Therapies

 

Speaker Information
Joynita Nicholson  [ view bio ]
Pathophysiology
 

 

Description:  Review the complexity of weight control at the CNS level; the peripheral hormones that assist with weight regulation; the CNS hormones that control energy balance; the path of signaling from the hypothalamus; first and second order neurons; the function of orexigens and anorexigens at the CNS level; and genetic obesity disorders and their relationship to hormones.

 


Objectives:

  • Recognize the complexity of weight control at the CNS level
  • Name the peripheral hormones that assist with weight regulation
  • List the CNS hormones that control energy balance
  • Outline the paths of signaling from the hypothalamus, 1st and 2nd order neurons
  • Discuss the function of orexigens and anorexigens at the CNS level
  • Discuss genetic obesity disorders and their relationship to hormones
  • Recognize the emerging science on the intestinal microbiome and its effect on weight regulation
  • Discuss the impact of disordered sleep on metabolic parameters
  • Name the functions of different types of body fat and the impact of their distribution
  • Discuss obesity-related co-morbidities
Speaker Information
Jeffrey Sicat  [ view bio ]
Obesity Treatment Strategies
 

 

Description: Learn about strategies to manage obesity prevention, age-related metabolic changes, weight plateaus, maintenance, and other relevant guidelines.

 


Objectives:

  • Age-related treatment
  • Prevention of obesity and weight gain
  • Define risks associated with excessive weight loss
  • Management of a weight plateau
  • Management of co-morbid conditions during weight loss
  • Recognize the effect of weight loss on co-morbid conditions
  • Recall adult treatment guidelines
Speaker Information
Krishna Doniparthi  [ view bio ]
Physical Activity
 

 

Description: Learn about the differences among physical activity, exercise, and non-exercise activity thermogenesis; basic science of musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology; the role of non-weight-related benefits of an active lifestyle, including a significant reduction in coronary artery disease and all-cause mortality; and the evidence involving physical activity and its role in weight loss and weight-loss maintenance.

 


Objectives:

  • Distinguish differences between physical activity, exercise, and non-exercise activity thermogenesis
  • Recall muscle anatomy and exercise physiology
  • Interpret current evidence involving physical activity and its role in weight loss, weight maintenance, and reduction in all cause mortality
  • List the components of an exercise history, basics of creating an individualized exercise prescription, and risks involved with exercise
Speaker Information
Deborah Bade Horn  [ view bio ]
Nutrition (Part 1)
 

 

Description: Review the concepts of daily energy requirements, including the function, significant food sources, relevant deficiency, and excess symptoms of macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, fats) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). Compare and contrast different types of dietary prescriptions, including each of their advantages, disadvantages, and necessary precautions.

 


Objectives:

  • Define macro and micronutrients 
  • Recall GI sites of nutrient absorption
  • Explain obesity-related vitamin and mineral metabolism (Ca, PTH, B12, Vit D)
  • Describe macronutrient diet composition and effects on body weight and metabolism
Speaker Information
Ethan Lazarus  [ view bio ]
Nutrition (Part 2)
 

Description: Review the concepts of daily energy requirements, including the function, significant food sources, relevant deficiency, and excess symptoms of macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, fats) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). Compare and contrast different types of dietary prescriptions, including each of their advantages, disadvantages, and necessary precautions.


Objectives:

  • Calorie and micro/macro nutrient 
  • Very low calorie diet
  • Meal replacement
  • Effect on co-morbid conditions
  • Pediatric guidelines (not covered in this slide deck - see pediatrics slide deck)
Speaker Information
Ethan Lazarus  [ view bio ]
Practice Management
 

 

Description: Learn how to recognize weight bias and stigma. In addition, learn how to recognize and address issues, policies, and office protocols related to treating the patient with obesity. Review the current guidelines available for adult obesity treatment.

 


Objectives:

  • Recognize weight bias, stigma, and discrimination
  • Address the issues and office policies and protocols related to treating the patient affected by obesity
  • Recognize the current guidelines and algorithms for adult obesity medicine treatment
Speaker Information
Krishna Doniparthi  [ view bio ]
Childhood and Adolescent Obesity (Part 1)
 

Description:  Learn about age-related components to obesity diagnosis, including: the use of body mass index (BMI) charts, discussions with parents, lab evaluation, special considerations for families, past medical history, review of systems, and physical examination. Review the most common age-specific co-morbidities and their relationships to coding for reimbursement. Gain an understanding of evidence-based treatment for pediatric obesity and the recommended resources available for healthcare providers, children, and families.


Objectives:

  • Define epidemiology and risk factors for childhood obesity including environmental influences
  • Discuss evaluation and treatment of a child affected by obesity
Speaker Information
Marisa Censani  [ view bio ]
Childhood and Adolescent Obesity (Part 2)
 

Description:  Learn about age-related components to obesity diagnosis, including: the use of body mass index (BMI) charts, discussions with parents, lab evaluation, special considerations for families, past medical history, review of systems, and physical examination. Review the most common age-specific co-morbidities and their relationships to coding for reimbursement. Gain an understanding of evidence-based treatment for pediatric obesity and the recommended resources available for healthcare providers, children, and families.


Objectives:

  • Explain the 2007 Expert Committee Recommendations and flow charts in detail
  • Discuss evaluation and treatment of a child affected by obesity
Speaker Information
Marisa Censani  [ view bio ]
Confronting Biological Adaptations to Weight Loss

Description:  Learn about the biological challenges of maintaining weight loss.


Objectives:

  • Define the components of energy expenditure and adaptive thermogenesis
  • Describe the hormonal metabolic adaptations that occur with weight loss
Speaker Information
Robert Kushner MD, MS, Dipl. ABOM
Adiposity-Related Diseases: Consequence or "Comorbidities?"

Description:  This lecture reviews the mechanisms for how obesity “causes” the most common metabolic diseases encountered in clinical practice, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, dyslipidemia, fatty liver, and cancer. Discover strategies for managing adiposity-related diseases through obesity treatment.


Objectives:

  • Recognize that obesity “causes” the most common metabolic diseases encountered in clinical practice
  • Understand the mechanisms of obesity that cause diabetes, high blood pressure, dyslipidemia, fatty liver, and cancer
Speaker Information
Harold Bays MD, FOMA, FTOS, FACC, FACE, FNLA, Dipl. ABOM
Body Mass Index: The Great Debate

Description:  The measurement of body mass index (BMI) has contributed to the recognition of obesity as a major public health problem. However, in many situations, BMI has become the sole diagnostic criterion for defining overweight and obesity and indicating the need for intervention. Should BMI be the primary measure of obesity? Understand both points of view as each presenter debates his perspective — one supporting the use of BMI as the diagnostic tool for obesity and the other in favor of the opposite.


 

Speaker Information
Harold Bays MD, FOMA, FTOS, FACC, FACE, FNLA, Dipl. ABOM
Timothy Garvey MD
Mental Health Considerations in the Treatment of Obesity

Description:  Learn how to identify psychiatric conditions and eating disorders in patients with obesity, and understand how these conditions may interfere with obesity treatment. Learn about available tools you can employ to help address psychiatric problems and eating disorders during obesity treatment. Find out when you should refer your patient to a mental health or eating disorder specialist.


Objectives:

  • Understand the psychosocial burden of obesity
  • Appreciate the role of psychosocial factors in determining appropriateness for weight loss treatment
  • Understand the psychosocial changes that occur with weight loss
Speaker Information
David Sarwer PhD
Common Threads: Nutrition, Metabolism, and the Circadian Clock

Description: 

This talk reviews the concept of the circadian clock (sleep patterns) and its impact on the metabolism as well as the effect of nutrition on the circadian clock.


Objectives:

  • Understand how the clock controls metabolism.
  • Understand the circadian clock.
  • Understand how metabolism is linked to epigenetics.
Speaker Information
Paolo Sassone-Corsi PhD
Motivational Interviewing: The Basics

Description:  Learn the basic principles and processes of motivational interviewing. 


Objectives:

  • Explain what is motivational interviewing
  • Identify the two goals of motivational interviewing
  • Understand the spirit, basic principles and processes of motivational interviewing 
Speaker Information
Colleen Fairbanks PhD
Exercise Physiology

Description:  Learn how to evaluate patient readiness and abilities for safely and effectively incorporating aspects of physical activity into treatment.


Objectives:

  • Review the impact of sedentary behavior
  • Describe physiologic adaptations with regular physical activity
  • Examine the impact of regular physical activity on obesity and obesity-related complications
  • Prescribing physical activity
Speaker Information
Karli Burridge PA-C
Dietary Treatment Strategies: The Plant-Powered Plate: Why Vegetarian Meals Promote Healing and How You Can Help Patients Bridge the Gap between Diet Advice and Lasting Dietary Change

Description: This lecture will provide an in-depth look into the vegetarian diet along with helpful tools such as sample meal plans and grocery lists. 
 


Objectives:

  • Discuss three explanations for the health benefits seen with plant-based diets
  • Explain how dietary choices can affect the composition of the gut microbiome
  • Review weight netural strategies for inspiring dietary change
Speaker Information
Anita Bermann MPH, RDN, CD
Dietary Treatment Strategies: The Mediterranean Diet for Weight Management and Cardiometabolic Health

Description: This lecture will provide an in-depth look into the Mediterranean diet and provide helpful resources such as sample meal plans and grocery lists. 
 


Objectives:

  • Describe the traditional Mediterranean diet
  • Explain which components of the Mediterranean diet may aid weight loss or reduction in visceral fat
  • Understand the current strengths and limitations of research on Mediterranean-style diets
Speaker Information
Carrie Dennett MPH, RDN, CD
Dietary Treatment Strategies: Crucial CARBversations: Teaching Your Patients the Low-down on Low-carb

Description: This lecture will discuss the aspects of the low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet and provide helpful resources such as sample meal plans and grocery lists. 
 


Objectives:

  • Discuss the reasoning behind low-carbohydrate diet approaches with patients
  • Teach patients how to implement a low-carbohydrate diet
  • Identify challenges and offer solutions to implementing a low-carbohydrate diet
Speaker Information
Laura Eggerichs RDN, CD
Megan Moore RDN, CD
Dietary Treatment Strategies: Vegetarian, Mediterranean, and Low-carb Diets Discussion

Description: Dieticians will provide a discussion on the vegetarian, Mediterranean, and low-carbohydrate diets. 

Practical Medication Management for Obesity Treatment

Description: In this lecture, Dr. Lazarus will discuss using FDA-approved anti-obesity medications as part of a patient's overall treatment for overweight/obesity.


Objectives:

  • Learn to identify medications that are iatrogenic for weight gain and select better alternatives
  • Review all current available FDA-approved anti-obesity medications
  • Develop an algorithm to compare treatment options through the use of patient case discussions
Speaker Information
Ethan Lazarus MD, FOMA
What's in the Pipeline for Anti-Obesity Medications
Pediatric Obesity Pharmacotherapy

Description: Review appropriate application of available obesity pharmacotherapy in children and become familiar with those anti-obesity medications. 


Objectives:

  • Understand that several different types of obesity exist and identifying those patient phenotypes help guide treatment algorithms
  • Become familiar with some of the anti-obesity medications prescribed in children with severe obesity or those who have failed structured lifestyle intervention
  • Begin to recognize appropriate application of available obesity pharmacotherapy in children
Speaker Information
Gitanjali Srivastava MD
Treating the Post-Bariatric Surgery Patient

Description:  This lecture reviews the major options for bariatric surgeries along with the most common early and late complications that occur.


Objectives:

  • Review most common early and late complications
  • Explore new interventions
  • Survey the nutritional challenges after bariatric surgery
  • Review the major bariatric surgeries
Speaker Information
Richard Lindquist MD, FOMA
Stones, Groans, and Brittle Bones: Management of Unintended Consequences of Aggressive Lifestyle Interventions

Description: Dr. Fitch discusses managing complications of aggressive lifestyle interventions such as kidney/gall stones and gout. 


Objectives:

  • Define aggressive lifestyle interventions
  • Review complications of lifestyle interventions, including: 
    • Kidney stone disease and weight loss
    • Gallbladder disease
    • Gout, uric acid and weight
    • Vitamin D deficiency, PTH and bone density
    • Cardiovascular arrhythmias and weight
    • Hair loss
    • Excess skin
    • Psychosocial issues
Speaker Information
Angela Fitch MD, FOMA, FACP, Dipl. ABOM
What you Need to Know about Billing and Coding

Description: This lecture will provide an understanding of evaluation and management codes to bill for office visits along with demonstrating examples of obesity medicine documentation.


Objectives:

  • Understand the use of evaluation and management codes to bill for office visits
  • Review the Medicare Intensive Behavior Treatment for Obesity, who is eligible to participate, and the coding and documentation requirements
  • Review the Affordable Care Act mandated screening and treatment of obesity, including coding and documentation requirements
  • How to use incident-to billing as a means to provide efficient and cost effective obesity services in a busy practice setting
  • Review 1997 Evaluation and Management guidelines
  • Demonstrate examples of obesity medicine documentation
  • Review the role of telemedicine in the delivery of obesity medicine care
  • Discuss the role of Medicare Chronic Care Management services in the treatment of obesity as a model of chronic disease
Speaker Information
Jeremy McConnell MD, FOMA
Utilization of NPs and PAs in Obesity Medicine: A Team-based Approach

Description: This lecture will discuss the team-based approach of utilizing NPs, PAs, and other providers in a practice.


Objectives:

  • Review of potential obesity medicine practice models
  • Understanding ways of partnering with NPs/PAs in obesity medicine in private practice
  • Creating a niche area for PAs/NPs in current practice
Speaker Information
Amy Ingersoll PA-C
Weight Stigma and Its Impact

Description: This lecture demonstrates how health professionals harbor implicit and explicit weight bias and the impact of these biases on health outcomes.


Objectives:

  • Discern how weight bias and stigma contribute to energy storage
  • Determine the deleterious impact of weight bias on health outcomes
  • Evaluate national and international trends in weight bias and its influence on quality of life
  • Learn about how early life interactions influence weight bias
  • Ascertain how health professionals harbor implicit and explicit weight bias
Speaker Information
Fatima Cody Stanford MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FTOS
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