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

 

Description: This product is designed specifically as a study aid for the ABOM's Certification Examination for Obesity Medicine Physicians. It contains the lectures from the 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 (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 32.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Presentation Information
Presentation Date:
April 28, 2020
Expiration Date:
March 02, 2021 12:00 AM
Presentation Objectives
  • Recognize obesity as a disease state with diverse etiologies.
  • Understand the physiology, pathophysiology, and epidemiology of obesity.
  • Perform a comprehensive assessment to evaluate and diagnose obesity and associated health conditions.
  • Identify treatment intervention options and strategies for patients with obesity including behavioral change, diet, physical activity, pharmacotherapy, surgery, and emerging and investigational therapies.
  • Apply general concepts of nutrition and physical activity.
  • Recognize the determinants of obesity including lifestyle, behavior, environment, culture, genetics, epigenetics, fetal environment, and obesity secondary to other medical conditions.
  • 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.
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.


Learning 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
Carl Knopke MD, FOMA, FAAFP, Dipl. ABOM  [ 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.


Learning 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.


Learning 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
Thomas W. Clark MD, MS, FACS, FASMBS, Dipl. ABOM  [ 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.


Learning 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
Carl Knopke MD, FOMA, FAAFP  [ 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.


Learning 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
Fatima Cody Stanford  [ view bio ]
Pathophysiology (Part 1)
 

Description:  Dr. Sicat reviews peripheral and CNS hormones along with the functions of different types of body fat and the impact of their distribution.


Learning Objectives:

  • Review the peripheral hormones that assist with weight regulation
  • Discuss the function of orexigens and anorexigens at the CNS level
  • Follow the path of signaling from the hypothalamus, 1st and 2nd order neurons 
  • Understand the complexity of weight control at the CNS level
  • Understand the complexity of weight control at the CNS level
  • Review the CNS hormones that control energy balance 
  • Discuss genetic obesity disorders and their relationship to hormones
  • Discuss the impact of disordered sleep on metabolic parameters 
  • Review the function of different types of body fat and the impact of their distribution
  • Discuss obesity-related co-morbidities 
  • Understand the emerging science on the intestinal microbiome and its effect on weight regulation 
Speaker Information
Jeffrey Sicat  [ view bio ]
Pathophysiology (Part 2)

Description:  Dr. Sicat reviews peripheral and CNS hormones along with the functions of different types of body fat and the impact of their distribution.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the peripheral hormones that assist with weight regulation
  • Discuss the function of orexigens and anorexigens at the CNS level
  • Follow the path of signaling from the hypothalamus, 1st and 2nd order neurons 
  • Understand the complexity of weight control at the CNS level
  • Understand the complexity of weight control at the CNS level
  • Review the CNS hormones that control energy balance 
  • Discuss genetic obesity disorders and their relationship to hormones
  • Discuss the impact of disordered sleep on metabolic parameters 
  • Review the function of different types of body fat and the impact of their distribution
  • Discuss obesity-related co-morbidities 
  • Understand the emerging science on the intestinal microbiome and its effect on weight regulation 
Speaker Information
Jeffrey Sicat MD, FACE, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM
Nutrition
 

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.


Learning 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 ]
Childhood and Adolescent Obesity
 

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.


Learning 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 ]
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.


Learning 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
U. Inge Ferguson  [ view bio ]
Obesity Treatment Strategies
 

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


Learning 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
U. Inge Ferguson  [ 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.


Learning 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
U. Inge Ferguson  [ view bio ]
Set Point Theory

Description: 

The set point theory is a possible explanation for energy homeostasis, metabolic adaptations to weight loss, and why people experience difficulties in maintaining weight loss. Other variations of the set point theory include “settling points”, and “dual intervention”. Each of these theories is based on tight biologic control of weight or energy balance through peripheral and CNS feedback loops. Although unproven, these theories may provide more insight into how the human body regulates weight and energy.

Learning Objectives: ?

  • Understand the concepts of energy homeostasis and metabolic adaptation
  • Understand the primary concepts of “set point”, settling point”, and “dual intervention” theories and the evidence that supports and counters the theories
  • Understand the contributing factors that may influence energy homeostasis, such as genetic, behavioral, environmental, etc
  • Understand how set points, etc can be modified by medical or surgical interventions, and the implications in treating patients with obesity
Speaker Information
Michael Rosenbaum MD
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.


Learning 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.


Learning Objectives:

  • What is the role of BMI in the diagnosis of overweight and obesity?
  • What are the limitations of BMI in diagnosing and treating patients with obesity?
  • Understand that obesity is a disease not necessarily defined by BMI.
Speaker Information
Harold Bays MD, FOMA, FTOS, FACC, FACE, FNLA, Dipl. ABOM
Timothy Garvey MD
Managing Overeating: The Key Intersection between Psychology and Neuroscience

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.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the neurobiological framework of overeating behavior.
  • Learn about the effectiveness of mindfulness-based strategies for intensive behavioral therapy for weight loss.
  • Apply psychological strategies in routine clinical encounters as an adjunct to weight management counseling.
Speaker Information
David Macklin MD, CCFP
Sandy Van MD, CCFP, Dipl. ABOM
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.


Learning 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
The Relationship between Obesity and Sleep

Description: A discussion of the profound impact that obesity has on sleep and that dysfunctional sleep patterns have on obesity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review common sleep-related disorders.
  • Discuss the effect of poor sleep habits on weight management
  • Discuss the impact of obesity on sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnea
Speaker Information
Craig Primack MD, FACP, FAAP, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM
Motivational Interviewing: The Basics

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


Learning 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.


Learning 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 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. 


Learning 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. 


Learning 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: 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. 


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

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the clinical evidence for meal replacements.
  • Understand the myths surrounding meal replacements, and enhance your awareness of their efficacy in the management of weight and chronic disease.
  • Understand the value of meal replacements in multiple weight management contexts: weight loss, weight loss maintenance, treatment of chronic disease, and treatment of weight regain.
Speaker Information
Angela Fitch MD, FACP, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM
What's in the Pipeline for Anti-Obesity Medications

Description: Dr. Bays will familiarize learners about anti-obesity medications currently in mid- to late-stage obesity trials and how they could possibly impact obesity management in patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand anti-obesity agents in development Shared Medical Appointments
  • Understand gastro-intestinal targets of anti-obesity therapies
  • Understand central nervous system targets of anti-obesity therapies
Speaker Information
Harold Bays MD, FOMA, FTOS, FACC, FACE, FNLA, Dipl. ABOM
Customizing Anti-obesity Medication Selection for Patients with Adiposity-Related Diseases

Description: This session reviews customizing anti-obesity medication selection for patients with adiposity-related diseases. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the indications, contraindications, interactions, mechanisms of action, adverse side effects, and precautions for medications that are commonly used in obesity medicine to manage or prevent adiposity-related disease.
  • Be familiar with the effect of these medications on obesity-related diseases.
  • Understand that some medications may also have a positive or negative effect on conditions not related to obesity.
Speaker Information
Louis J. Aronne MD, FACP, Dipl. ABOM
Update on Endoscopic Procedures

Description: Learn about endoscopic and non-endoscopic procedures, with an emphasis on newer procedures and their role in obesity management.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss new and emerging endoscopic bariatric therapies.
  • Discuss the role of endoscopic therapies in a comprehensive obesity management plan.
  • Review risks and outcomes data of endoscopic procedures.
  • Identify who is a candidate for endoscopic bariatric procedures.
Speaker Information
Shelby Sullivan MD
Pharmacotherapy and Post-Surgical Weight Gain

Description: Dr. Stanford provides an understanding of which medications might be utilized in the postoperative setting for inadequate weight loss or weight regain.

Learning Objectives:

  • Be familiar with chronic management of obesity with pharmacotherapy
  • Understand which medications might be utilized in the postoperative setting for inadequate weight loss or weight regain
  • Understand which anti-obesity agents are a useful adjunct to weight loss surgery
Speaker Information
Fatima Cody Stanford MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FTOS
Optimizing Obesity Treatment Using Medication Combinations

Description: Dr. Fitch explains how medications can be used effectively to treat obesity as a disease through case examples.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss obesity treatment in the chronic disease modelaction, adverse side effects, and precautions for medications that are commonly used in obesity medicine to manage or prevent adiposity-related disease
  • Define how medications are used to effectively treat obesity as a disease
  • Case examples of combination therapy for obesity treatment
Speaker Information
Angela Fitch MD, FACP, 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. 


Learning 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
Advanced Billing and Coding in Obesity Medicine

Description: This session will review the evaluation and management (E/M), preventive and behavioral CPT codes eligible in treating the disease of obesity.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Provide an overview of billing for obesity medicine services. 
  • Discuss billing according to evaluation and management terminology. 
  • Review the use of preventative services counseling codes for obesity. 
  • Review the use of Medicare Intensive Behavior Therapy codes for obesity. 
  • Discuss the use of Medicare Chronic Care Management codes. 
  • Introduce the use of remote patient monitoring in the setting of obesity medicine. 
Speaker Information
Jeremy McConnell MD, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM
Bias and ACTION: Overcoming Barriers to Effective Obesity Care

Description: This webinar will review the ACTION study, which examined perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors related to obesity management. The results identified barriers to obesity management and this webinar will teach steps to overcome these barriers, thus improving your patient care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss strategies to recognize and reduce bias when treating those with obesity
  • Apply the findings to personal practice and to assist primary care colleagues in overcoming the barriers to obesity treatment
  • Acknowledge what Healthcare Providers in the ACTION study revealed about their perceptions of obesity
  • Recognize what patients with obesity in the ACTION study revealed about their perceptions of obesity
  • Discuss the health consequences of weight bias in clinical settings
Speaker Information
Sandra Christensen MSN, ARNP, FOMA
Angela Golden DNP FNP-C, FAANP
Additional Resources (NO CME)

This session is an additional resource to prepare for the ABOM Exam. The session included in this section is not valid for CME credit. 

 

Additional Resources (NO CME)

This session is an additional resource to prepare for the ABOM Exam. The session included in this section is not valid for CME credit. 

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