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The What Every Health Care Professional Needs to Know to Treat Obesity provides an overview of the essential components for the treatment of the disease of obesity regarding nutrition, physical activity, behavior, pharmacotherapy, and assessment and evaluation. The presentations within What Every Health Care Professional Needs to Know to Treat Obesity can be purchased together as a series, or individually by session:

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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 10.0 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:
May 15, 2017
Expiration Date:
March 30, 2018 12:00 AM
Presentation Objectives
  • Understand the treatment of obesity and the genetic, biologic, environmental, social, and behavioral factors that contribute to obesity
  • Interact more confidently with patients in regards to their individual weight and health issues associated with obesity
  • Employ therapeutic interventions including diet, physical activity, behavior change, and pharmacotherapy
  • Understand obesity as a disease state
The Obesity Algorithm
CME/CE Expiration Date: 04/01/2018*
*The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

 

Description:

The Obesity Algorithm underwent major revisions at the beginning of 2015. Dr. Bays will discuss changes to the algorithm and describe its usefulness as a resource for health care providers treating patients affected by obesity.

 


Objectives:

  • Interact more confidently with patients in regards to their individual weight and health issues associated with obesity
  • Effectively design an individualized treatment plan for patients affected by overweight or obesity
  • Apply relevant elements of the Obesity Algorithm when preparing treatment plans for patients
Speaker Information
Harold Bays  [ view bio ]
Assessment and Evaluation (Fall 2016)
CME/CE Expiration Date: 04/01/2018*
*The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

 

Description: Dr. Ferguson discusses how to assemble an obesity-related physical along with selecting appropriate tests including lab, radiology, and other assessments.
 


Objectives:

  • Select appropriate tests: lab, radiology, and other assessments
  • Beware of questionnaire and guideline resources
  • Assemble a complete obesity-related history and physical
  • Pass the Certification Examination of Obesity Medicine Physicians
Speaker Information
U. Inge Ferguson  [ view bio ]
The Edmonton Obesity Staging System: A Practical Tool to Guide Clinical Practice
CME/CE Expiration Date: *04/01/2018
*The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

 

Description: 

This course addresses the components of the Edmonton Obesity Staging System and how to apply it in clinical practice.

 


Objectives:

  • Understand the components of the Edmonton Obesity Staging System
  • Be able to apply the EOSS in clinical practice
  • Compare the EOSS to BMI classification of obesity
Speaker Information
Arya Sharma  [ view bio ]
Epidemiology and Determinants of Obesity (Fall 2016)
CME/CE Expiration Date: 04/01/2018*
*The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

 

Description: Dr. Articolo defines obesity and discusses the genetic, environmental, and cultural factors associated with obesity.
 


Objectives:

  • Define obesity
  • Review the genetic, environmental, and cultural factors of obesity
  • Understand the financial costs of obesity, the pathophysiology of obesity-related disorders, and the psychosocial aspects of obesity
  • Review the incidence and prevalence of obesity
Speaker Information
Amy Arrow Articolo  [ view bio ]
Nutrition: Part 1 (Fall 2016)
CME/CE Expiration Date: 04/01/2018*
*The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

 

Description: Dr. Lazarus discusses macro and micronutrients and their Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) along with meal replacements and low-calorie diets.

 


Objectives:

  • Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) for macro and micronutrients
  • GI sites of nutrient absorption
  • Obesity-related vitamin and mineral metabolism (Ca, PTH, B12, Vit. D)
  • Macronutrient diet composition and effects on body weight and metabolism
Speaker Information
Ethan Lazarus  [ view bio ]
Nutrition: Part 2 (Fall 2016)
CME/CE Expiration Date: 04/01/2018*
*The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

 

Description: Dr. Lazarus discusses macro and micronutrients and their Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) along with meal replacements and low-calorie diets.

 


Objectives:

  • Calorie and micro/macro nutrient
  • Very low-calorie diet
  • Meal replacement
  • Available resources
  • Co-morbid conditions

 

Speaker Information
Ethan Lazarus  [ view bio ]
Processed Food: An Experiment that Failed
CME/CE Expiration Date: 04/01/2018*
*The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.


Description:
Dr. Lustig discusses the history and health impact of processed food in the United States.
 


Objectives:

  • Review the effect the processed food industry has had on food consumption
  • Explore the differences between real and processed foods
  • Describe the effect of processed food consumption on health outcomes, environment, and spending
Speaker Information
Robert Lustig  [ view bio ]
How to Implement Physical Activity in Your Patient's Treatment Plan
CME/CE Expiration Date 04/01/2018*
*The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

 

Description:

Dr. Horn will teach learners the basics of exercise physiology, how much physical activity is enough, and how to motivate your patients to move. She will explain how providing this integral component of long-term weight management through your practice can enhance patient success and contribute to their bottom line (and yours).

 


Objective:

  • Prescribe individually tailored exercise plans and understand the importance of physical activity in the success of long-term weight management
Speaker Information
Deborah Bade Horn  [ view bio ]
Practical Cognitive Behavior Therapy: The How-tos of CBT
CME/CE Expiration Date: 04/01/2018*
*The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation. 


Description:
Dr. Van Dorsten discusses behavioral management and provides tips to help patients being treated for obesity and overweight.

 


Objectives:

  • Identify and discuss the most commonly used behavioral modifications for weight loss
  • Understand the most prevalent reasons that patients with overweight/obesity commonly receive inadequate nutritional/dietary/activity counseling from primary care physicians
  • Assess and address the important cognitive challenges to weight-loss and weight maintenance
Speaker Information
Brent Van Dorsten  [ view bio ]
Motivational Interviewing: The Essentials
CME/CE Expiration Date: 04/01/2018*
*The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation. 

 

Description:

Dr. Lukowski will acquaint learners with basic concepts and methods of motivational interviewing during this live training. She will focus on the fundamental principles and strategies used in motivational interviewing and will provide a supportive environment to practice these skills.

 


Objectives:

  • Understand how to use motivational interviewing and why it is different from a traditional approach
Speaker Information
Amy Lukowski  [ view bio ]
Basics of Pharmacotherapy
CME/CE Expiration Date: 04/01/2018*
*The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

 

Description:

Dr. Bessesen will provide an overview of the available weight-management medications and how to incorporate them into an individualized treatment program for patients affected by obesity.

 


Objectives:

  • Prescribe basic obesity management medication
Speaker Information
Daniel Bessesen  [ view bio ]
Establishing Your Reputation in the Medical Community
CME/CE Credit Expiration Date: 04/01/2018*
*This is the last day to earn credit.

 

Description:
Dr. Lazarus runs a successful obesity medicine practice in Denver, Colorado. During the past 10 years, he has focused his marketing efforts on establishing his clinic within the medical community. This discussion will help you form a plan to build your practice in your medical community.

 


Objective:

  • Enhance your practice's reputation and presence in the medical community
Speaker Information
Ethan Lazarus  [ view bio ]
Addressing Weight Bias in Health Care: How to be a Better Doctor
CME/CE Expiration Date: 04/01/2018*
*The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation. 

 

Description:
Does bias towards patients affected by obesity exist in yourself or your clinic staff? This talk will show how to identify possible bias and provide suggestions for better language to use. This presentation also includes a heartfelt testimony from one of Dr. Kahan's patients.

 


Objectives:

  • Recognize weight bias, stigma, and discrimination in others and in yourself
  • Learn strategies to effectively communicate with patients affected by overweight and obesity
Speaker Information
Scott Kahan  [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Obesity Medicine Association
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 10.00
Participation Credit(s): 10.00
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