Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment Course

The Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment Course is a one-day 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 health care professionals. Participants will gain a general understanding of why obesity is a disease and what treatment options are available.

This course is intended to help clinicians build their foundational knowledge of obesity treatment to determine whether they want to pursue more advanced obesity medicine education. For those who do not want to pursue further education, this course will provide them with the tools to confidently screen for obesity and refer their patients with obesity to a specially trained medical professional.

The Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment Course is worth 6 CME/CE credits and 6 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the ABIM MOC program.


2019 Course Dates and Cities

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February 2 | Portland, OR

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SPEAKERS
Richard Lindquist, MD, FAASP, FOMA

ACCREDITATION
This course is worth up to 6 CME/CE credits and 6 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the ABIM MOC program.

REGISTRATION
Before January 12: $220
After January 12: $249
Clinicians-in-training: $50

VENUE
Embassy Suites Portland Downtown
319 SW Pine Street
Portland, OR 97204

Course: Queen Marie
Exhibit Hall: Queen Marie Pre-function and Mezzanine

Click here to reserve a room at the Embassy Suites Portland Downtown by January 25 to take advantage of the special rate of $159 per night (plus tax). (Rate subject to availability at the hotel.)

February 16 | Dallas, TX

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SPEAKERS
Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FTOS

ACCREDITATION
This course is worth up to 6 CME/CE credits and 6 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the ABIM MOC program.

REGISTRATION
Before January 26: $220
After January 26: $249
Clinicians-in-training: $50

VENUE
Omni Dallas Hotel
555 S. Lamar Street
Dallas, TX 75202

Course: Katy Trail
Exhibit Hall: Greenville Avenue Foyer

Click here to reserve a room at the Omni Dallas Hotel by January 25 to take advantage of the special rate of $179 per night (plus tax). (Rate subject to availability at the hotel.)

March 2 | Chicago, IL

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SPEAKERS
Krishna Doniparthi, MD, FAARM, FOMA

ACCREDITATION
This course is worth up to 6 CME/CE credits and 6 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the ABIM MOC program.

REGISTRATION
Before February 9: $220
After February 9: $249
Clinicians-in-training: $50

VENUE
Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
511 N. Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

Course: Salon ABCD
Exhibit Hall: Salon ABCD Pre-function

Click here to reserve a room at the Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile by February 8 to take advantage of the special rate of $179 per night (plus tax). (Rate subject to availability at the hotel.)

May 4 | Cleveland, OH

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SPEAKERS
William McCarthy, MD, FOMA, and Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA

ACCREDITATION
This course is worth up to 6 CME/CE credits and 6 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the ABIM MOC program.

REGISTRATION
Before April 13: $220
After April 13: $249
Clinicians-in-training: $50

VENUE
Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade
420 Superior Avenue East
Cleveland, OH 44114

Course: Burlington
Exhibit Hall: Meeting Level Foyer

Click here to reserve a room at the Hyatt Regency Cleveland by April 12 to take advantage of the special rate of $155 per night (plus tax). (Rate subject to availability at the hotel.)

October 19 | San Francisco, CA

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SPEAKERS
Lydia Alexander, MD, FOMA, and Inge Ferguson, DO, FACOI, FOMA

ACCREDITATION
This course is worth up to 6 CME/CE credits and 6 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the ABIM MOC program.

REGISTRATION
Before September 28: $220
After September 28: $249
Clinicians-in-training: $50

VENUE
San Francisco Marriott Fisherman’s Wharf
1250 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133

Course: Golden Gate Ballroom
Exhibit Hall: St. Helena

Click here to reserve a room at the San Francisco Marriott Fisherman’s Wharf by September 27 to take advantage of the special rate of $239 per night (plus tax). (Rate subject to availability at the hotel.)


Course Schedule

8:15-8:30 AM | Registration

8:30-9:15 AM | The Chronic Disease of Obesity
Understand obesity as a disease state and its impact on health. Learn about adiposopathy (sick fat) and how it leads to other medical complications. Recognize the most common obesity-related diseases.

9:15-10:00 AM | Assessment and Evaluation
Interact more confidently with patients in regards to their weight and obesity-related conditions. Become comfortable discussing obesity and learn how to perform a basic screening for obesity in a primary care setting.

10:00-10:30 AM | Break

10:30-11:30 AM | Nutrition
Review the various dietary and nutritional plans that are scientifically proven to help with weight loss.

11:30 AM-12:00 PM | Q&A

12:00-12:45 PM | Lunch (Provided)

12:45-1:30 PM | Physical Activity
Understand the benefits of physical activity and the components of an exercise prescription.

1:30-2:15 PM | Behavior
Understand the role of behavior and the impact of environment in obesity treatment. Become familiar with the fundamentals of available tools that promote sustainable behavior modification.

2:15-2:30 PM | Break

2:30-3:45 PM | Medication
Discover how anti-obesity medications fit into a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan. Review the medications that are currently available and their basic mechanisms.

3:45-4:00 PM | Q&A and Conclusion


Accreditation

The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. OMA designates each live Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim 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 6 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.

This Live activity, Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment, has been submitted to the American Academy of Family Physicians. Approval is currently pending.

These live activities are approved for up to 6 AOA CME each under Category 1-A. The Obesity Medicine Association is an approved provider by the American Osteopathic Association for Category 1-A CME.